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Towards reactor neutrino applied physics

Muriel Fallot 1 S. Cormon 1 M. Cribier 2 Lydie Giot 1 B. Guillon 1 T. Lasserre 2 A. Letourneau D. Lhuillier J. Martino 1
2 APC - Neutrinos
LPNHE - Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Énergies, APC (UMR_7164) - AstroParticule et Cosmologie
Abstract : Nuclear power plants are intense sources of antineutrinos. Their energy spectrum and emitted flux depend on the composition of the nuclear fuel and on the thermal power of the reactor. These properties led to potential applications of neutrino physics: they could be used to non intrusively monitor a nuclear reactor. To this purpose, a better knowledge of the antineutrino energy spectra arising from uranium and plutonium isotope fission is necessary. In these proceedings we relate about on-going simulation efforts aiming at reducing the errors associated to these spectra. The generic tools under development and presented below will allow to perform scenario studies on the feasibility of using antineutrinos to measure thermal power and to test to which precision the fuel composition can be deduced using these particles.
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Muriel Fallot, S. Cormon, M. Cribier, Lydie Giot, B. Guillon, et al.. Towards reactor neutrino applied physics. International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology - ND 2007, Apr 2007, Nice, France. ⟨10.1051/ndata:07758⟩. ⟨in2p3-00292066⟩



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