Robert McKeown, Caltech
Studying Neutrinos with Nuclear Reactors: KamLAND and Beyond
Argonne Physics Division Seminar - 11 Apr 2005

In the last decade we have seen remarkable progress in the evolution of reactor antineutrino research. Following on earlier searches for oscillations with baselines of less than 100m, the CHOOZ and Palo Verde experiments pioneered an impressive extension of the method to 1km in the 1990's. And so the stage was set for the KamLAND reactor antineutrino experiment: increasing the effective baseline to almost 200km and the detector size to 1kton. The results from KamLAND provide significant evidence for neutrino oscillations and definitive support for the large mixing angle solution to the solar neutrino anomaly. CHOOZ, Palo Verde, and KamLAND now provide a firm foundation for planning future reactor neutrino studies. The case for a program focused on determination of theta13 is particularly compelling, and it appears that other important physics goals can also be addressed by such a program.

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