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Status of the SOLID Experiment

Abstract : The aim of the SoLid experiment is to provide the precise measurement of the anti-neutrino energy spectrum from a highly enriched uranium reactor, and then, perform sensitive search for short baseline neutrino oscillation. The objectives are to resolve the reactor neutrino anomaly and to test in fine the light sterile neutrino hypothesis. For this purpose, the SoLid collaboration are using a novel, highly segmented, composite scintillator detector design to measure the anti-neutrino energy spectrum between 5 and 10 m from a compact reactor core. This project is driven by an international collaboration gathering 11 institutes and about 55 physicists. These measurements will be performed over the next five years at the BR2 reactor at SCK-CEN in Mol, Belgium. The collaboration already built and deployed a small 288 kg module of the detector at the BR2 reactor. Its purpose was to demonstrate the effectiveness of using the detector's novel design in selecting the inverse beta decay events from the high rate of backgrounds events. The detector module was operational during the February 2015 BR2 reactor cycle. After a short review of the detector design, this talk will present the preliminary results of this successful data taking. It will ended with the presentation of the SoLid Phase I scheduled to begin at the end of this year.
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B. Guillon. Status of the SOLID Experiment. XII Rencontres du Vietnam, Sensitivity Experiments Beyond the Standard Model - HISEBSM 2016, Jul 2016, Quy Nhon, Vietnam. ⟨in2p3-01348876⟩



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