Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Double Chooz experiment

Jul 17, 2009, 10:15 AM
Middle Lecture Hall B (Kraków, Poland)

Middle Lecture Hall B

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Neutrino Physics I. Neutrino Physics


Dr Carmen Palomares (CIEMAT)


Double Chooz will use two identical detectors at different distances from the Chooz nuclear power station to search for a non-vanishing value of $\theta_{13}$, and, hopefully, to open the way to experiments aspiring to discover CP violation in the leptonic sector. The far detector is expected to be operative by the end of 2009. Installation of the near detector will occur in 2010. Double Chooz has the capacity to exclude $sin^2(2\theta_{13})<0.03$ at 90% C.L. for $\Delta m_{31}^2 = 2.5 \times 10^{-3} eV^2$ with three years of data running both near and far detectors.

Primary author

Dr Carmen Palomares (CIEMAT)

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