Neutrino Physics Group

Research Projects

Double Chooz Neutrino Experiment (Double Chooz)

dc The Double Chooz reactor neutrino experiment is an international collaboration of physics from several countries around the globe: France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Great Britain, Japan, Brasil and USA. The experiment will search for the last non-measured neutrino mixing angle Theta 13. The experiment is located in France, just a few kilometers from French-Belgium border. It is under construction and the first data taking is expected in 2009.

Kamioka Liquid Scintillator Antineutrino Detector (KamLAND)

dc The Kamioka Liquid Scntillator Antineutrino Detector (KamLAND) is an ongoing reactor neutrino experiment in Japan. KamLAND made the first observation of reactor antineutrino disappearance in 2003 and has made the most precise measurement of Delta m2 12 (one of the neutrino mixing parameters) to date. In 2005, KamLAND made the first ever measurement of antineutrinos of geological origin confirming the validity of the existing Earth composition model. KamLAND is currently transitioning to the new phase where lower energy threshold will make it sensitive to 7Be neutrinos and thermal profile of supernovae.

The Hawaiian Anti-neutrino Observatory Project (Hanohano)

dc The Hawaiian Anti-neutrino Observatory Hanohano will be a deep-ocean large 10 kton scintillator detector set to study geoneutrinos coming from the Earth's mantle off-shore Big Island, Hawaii. Hanohano is designed as a mobile detector and at chosen locations near California and Taiwan will improve current measurements of neutrino mixing angles Theta 12 and Theta 13. Hanohano may even provide answer to the neutrino mass hierarchy question if the angle Theta 13 turn out to be sufficiently large.

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