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Direct measurement of backgrounds using reactor-off data in Double Chooz

Y. Abe , C. Aberle , J. C. dos Anjos , J. C. Barriere , M. Bergevin , A. Bernstein , T. J. C. Bezerra , L. Bezrukhov , E. Blucher , N. S. Bowden , C. Buck , J. Busenitz , A. Cabrera (1, 2) , E. Caden , L. Camilleri , R. Carr , M. Cerrada , P.-J. Chang , P. Chimenti , T. Classen , A. P. Collin , E. Conover , J. M. Conrad , J. I. Crespo-Anadón , K. Crum , A. Cucoanes (3) , M. V. d'Agostino , E. Damon , J.V. Dawson (1, 2) , S. Dazeley , D. Dietrich , Z. Djurcic , M. Dracos (4) , V. Durand (2, 5) , J. Ebert , Y. Efremenko , M. Elnimr , A. Erickson , A. Etenko , Muriel Fallot (3) , M. Fechner , F. von Feilitzsch , J. Felde , S. M. Fernandes , V. Fischer , D. Franco (2) , A. J. Franke , M. Franke , H. Furuta , R. Gama , I. Gil-Botella , Lydie Giot (3) , M. Göger-Neff , L. F. G. Gonzalez , L. Goodenough , M. C. Goodman , J. T. M. Goon , D. Greiner , N. Haag , S. Habib , C. Hagner , T. Hara , F. X. Hartmann , J. Haser , A. Hatzikoutelis , T. Hayakawa , M. Hofmann , G. A. Horton-Smith , A. Hourlier (2) , M. Ishitsuka , J. Jochum , C. Jollet (4) , C. L. Jones , F. Kaether , L. N. Kalousis , Y. Kamyshkov , D. M. Kaplan , T. Kawasaki , G. Keefer , E. Kemp , H. de Kerret (2) , Y. Kibe , T. Konno , D. Kryn (2) , M. Kuze , T. Lachenmaier , C. E. Lane , C. Langbrandtner , T. Lasserre (2, 5) , A. Letourneau (5) , D. Lhuillier (5) , H. P. Lima , M. Lindner , J. M. López-Castaño , J. M. Losecco , B. K. Lubsandorzhiev , S. Lucht , D. Mckee , J. Maeda , C. N. Maesano , C. Mariani , J. Maricic , J. Martin (6) , T. Matsubara , G. Mention (5) , A. Meregaglia (4) , M. Meyer , T. Miletic , R. Milincic , H. Miyata , Th. A. Mueller , Y. Nagasaka , K. Nakajima , P. Novella , M. Obolensky (2) , L. Oberauer , A. Onillon (3) , A. Osborn , I. Ostrovskiy , C. Palomares , I. M. Pepe , S. Perasso , P. Perrin (5) , P. Pfahler , Amanda Porta (3) , W. Potzel , G. Pronost (3) , J. Reichenbacher , B. Reinhold , A. Remoto (2, 3) , M. Röhling , R. Roncin (2) , S. Roth , B. Rybolt , Y. Sakamoto , R. Santorelli , F. Sato , S. Schönert , S. Schoppmann , T. Schwetz , M. H. Shaevitz , S. Shimojima , D. Shrestha , J.-L. Sida (5) , V. Sinev , M. Skorokhvatov , E. Smith , J. Spitz , A. Stahl , I. Stancu , L. F. F. Stokes , M. Strait , A. Stüken , F. Suekane , S. Sukhotin , T. Sumiyoshi , Y. Sun , R. Svoboda , K. Terao , A. Tonazzo (2) , M. Toups , H. H. Trinh Thi , G. Valdiviesso , C. Veyssiere (5) , S. Wagner , H. Watanabe , B. White , C. Wiebusch , L. Winslow , M. Worcester , M. Wurm , Frédéric Yermia (3) , V. Zimmer
Y. Abe
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C. Aberle
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J. C. dos Anjos
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J. C. Barriere
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M. Bergevin
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A. Bernstein
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T. J. C. Bezerra
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L. Bezrukhov
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E. Blucher
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N. S. Bowden
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C. Buck
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J. Busenitz
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A. Cabrera
E. Caden
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L. Camilleri
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R. Carr
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M. Cerrada
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P.-J. Chang
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P. Chimenti
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T. Classen
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A. P. Collin
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E. Conover
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J. M. Conrad
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J. I. Crespo-Anadón
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K. Crum
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M. V. d'Agostino
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E. Damon
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J.V. Dawson
S. Dazeley
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D. Dietrich
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Z. Djurcic
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M. Dracos
J. Ebert
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Y. Efremenko
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M. Elnimr
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A. Erickson
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A. Etenko
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Muriel Fallot
M. Fechner
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F. von Feilitzsch
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J. Felde
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S. M. Fernandes
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V. Fischer
D. Franco
A. J. Franke
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M. Franke
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H. Furuta
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R. Gama
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I. Gil-Botella
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Lydie Giot
M. Göger-Neff
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L. F. G. Gonzalez
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L. Goodenough
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M. C. Goodman
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J. T. M. Goon
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D. Greiner
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N. Haag
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S. Habib
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C. Hagner
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T. Hara
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F. X. Hartmann
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J. Haser
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A. Hatzikoutelis
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T. Hayakawa
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M. Hofmann
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G. A. Horton-Smith
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M. Ishitsuka
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J. Jochum
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C. L. Jones
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F. Kaether
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L. N. Kalousis
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Y. Kamyshkov
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D. M. Kaplan
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T. Kawasaki
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G. Keefer
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E. Kemp
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Y. Kibe
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T. Konno
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M. Kuze
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T. Lachenmaier
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C. E. Lane
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C. Langbrandtner
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H. P. Lima
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M. Lindner
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J. M. López-Castaño
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J. M. Losecco
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B. K. Lubsandorzhiev
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S. Lucht
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D. Mckee
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J. Maeda
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C. N. Maesano
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C. Mariani
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J. Maricic
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T. Matsubara
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M. Meyer
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T. Miletic
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R. Milincic
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H. Miyata
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Th. A. Mueller
Y. Nagasaka
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K. Nakajima
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P. Novella
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L. Oberauer
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A. Osborn
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I. Ostrovskiy
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C. Palomares
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I. M. Pepe
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S. Perasso
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P. Pfahler
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Amanda Porta
W. Potzel
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J. Reichenbacher
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B. Reinhold
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M. Röhling
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S. Roth
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B. Rybolt
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Y. Sakamoto
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R. Santorelli
F. Sato
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S. Schönert
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S. Schoppmann
T. Schwetz
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M. H. Shaevitz
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S. Shimojima
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D. Shrestha
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V. Sinev
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M. Skorokhvatov
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E. Smith
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J. Spitz
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A. Stahl
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I. Stancu
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L. F. F. Stokes
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M. Strait
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A. Stüken
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F. Suekane
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S. Sukhotin
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T. Sumiyoshi
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Y. Sun
R. Svoboda
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K. Terao
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M. Toups
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H. H. Trinh Thi
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G. Valdiviesso
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S. Wagner
H. Watanabe
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B. White
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C. Wiebusch
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L. Winslow
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M. Worcester
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M. Wurm
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Frédéric Yermia
V. Zimmer
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Abstract

Double Chooz is unique among modern reactor-based neutrino experiments studying ν̅ e disappearance in that data can be collected with all reactors off. In this paper, we present data from 7.53 days of reactor-off running. Applying the same selection criteria as used in the Double Chooz reactor-on oscillation analysis, a measured background rate of 1.0±0.4 events/day is obtained. The background model for accidentals, cosmogenic β-n-emitting isotopes, fast neutrons from cosmic muons, and stopped-μ decays used in the oscillation analysis is demonstrated to be correct within the uncertainties. Kinematic distributions of the events, which are dominantly cosmic-ray-produced correlated-background events, are provided. The background rates are scaled to the shielding depths of two other reactor-based oscillation experiments, Daya Bay and RENO.

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in2p3-00771651 , version 1 (09-01-2013)

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Y. Abe, C. Aberle, J. C. dos Anjos, J. C. Barriere, M. Bergevin, et al.. Direct measurement of backgrounds using reactor-off data in Double Chooz. Physical Review D, 2013, 87 (1), pp.011102(R). ⟨10.1103/PhysRevD.87.011102⟩. ⟨in2p3-00771651⟩
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