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Assembly and installation of the Daya Bay antineutrino detectors

  • Author(s): Band, HR
  • Brown, RL
  • Carr, R
  • Chen, XC
  • Chen, XH
  • Cherwinka, JJ
  • Chu, MC
  • Draeger, E
  • Dwyer, DA
  • Edwards, WR
  • Gill, R
  • Goett, J
  • Greenler, LS
  • Gu, WQ
  • He, WS
  • Heeger, KM
  • Heng, YK
  • Hinrichs, P
  • Ho, TH
  • Hoff, M
  • Hsiung, YB
  • Jin, Y
  • Kang, L
  • Kettell, SH
  • Kramer, M
  • Kwan, KK
  • Kwok, MW
  • Lewis, CA
  • Li, GS
  • Li, N
  • Li, SF
  • Li, XN
  • Lin, CJ
  • Littlejohn, BR
  • Liu, JL
  • Luk, KB
  • Luo, XL
  • Ma, XY
  • McFarlane, MC
  • McKeown, RD
  • Nakajima, Y
  • Ochoa-Ricoux, JP
  • Pagac, A
  • Qian, X
  • Seilhan, B
  • Shih, K
  • Steiner, H
  • Tang, X
  • Themann, H
  • Tsang, KV
  • Tsang, RHM
  • Virostek, S
  • Wang, L
  • Wang, W
  • Wang, ZM
  • Webber, DM
  • Wei, YD
  • Wen, LJ
  • Wenman, DL
  • Wilhelmi, J
  • Wingert, M
  • Wise, T
  • Wong, HLH
  • Wu, FF
  • Xiao, Q
  • Yang, L
  • Zhang, ZJ
  • Zhong, WL
  • Zhuang, HL
  • et al.

The Daya Bay reactor antineutrino experiment is designed to make a precision measurement of the neutrino mixing angle θ13, and recently made the definitive discovery of its non-zero value. It utilizes a set of eight, functionally identical antineutrino detectors to measure the reactor flux and spectrum at baselines of ∼ 300-2000 m from the Daya Bay and Ling Ao Nuclear Power Plants. The Daya Bay antineutrino detectors were built in an above-ground facility and deployed side-by-side at three underground experimental sites near and far from the nuclear reactors. This configuration allows the experiment to make a precision measurement of reactor antineutrino disappearance over km-long baselines and reduces relative systematic uncertainties between detectors and nuclear reactors. This paper describes the assembly and installation of the Daya Bay antineutrino detectors. © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd and Sissa Medialab srl.

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