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Reactor Neutrinos

Abstract : We review the status and the results of reactor neutrino experiments, that toe the cutting edge of neutrino research. Short baseline experiments have provided the measurement of the reactor neutrino spectrum, and are still searching for important phenomena such as the neutrino magnetic moment. They could open the door to the measurement of coherent neutrino scattering in a near future. Middle and long baseline oscillation experiments at Chooz and KamLAND have played a relevant role in neutrino oscillation physics in the last years. It is now widely accepted that a new middle baseline disappearance reactor neutrino experiment with multiple detectors could provide a clean measurement of the last undetermined neutrino mixing angle theta13. We conclude by opening on possible use of neutrinos for Society: NonProliferation of Nuclear materials and Geophysics.
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T. Lasserre, H. W. Sobel. Reactor Neutrinos. Comptes Rendus Physique, Centre Mersenne, 2005, 6, pp.749-757. ⟨10.1016/j.crhy.2005.08.002⟩. ⟨hal-00016511⟩



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