Measurement of Individual Antineutrino Spectra from $\mathbf{^{235}U}$ and $\mathbf{^{239}Pu}$ at Daya Bay
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Measurement of Individual Antineutrino Spectra from $\mathbf{^{235}U}$ and $\mathbf{^{239}Pu}$ at Daya Bay

  • Author(s): collaboration, Daya Bay
  • Adey, D
  • An, FP
  • Balantekin, AB
  • Band, HR
  • Bishai, M
  • Blyth, S
  • Cao, D
  • Cao, GF
  • Cao, J
  • Chang, JF
  • Chang, Y
  • Chen, HS
  • Chen, SM
  • Chen, Y
  • Chen, YX
  • Cheng, J
  • Cheng, ZK
  • Cherwinka, JJ
  • Chu, MC
  • Chukanov, A
  • Cummings, JP
  • Dash, N
  • Deng, FS
  • Ding, YY
  • Diwan, MV
  • Dohnal, T
  • Dove, J
  • Dvorak, M
  • Dwyer, DA
  • Gonchar, M
  • Gong, GH
  • Gong, H
  • Gu, WQ
  • Guo, JY
  • Guo, L
  • Guo, XH
  • Guo, YH
  • Guo, Z
  • Hackenburg, RW
  • Hans, S
  • He, M
  • Heeger, KM
  • Heng, YK
  • Higuera, A
  • Hor, YK
  • Hsiung, YB
  • Hu, BZ
  • Hu, JR
  • Hu, T
  • Hu, ZJ
  • Huang, HX
  • Huang, XT
  • Huang, YB
  • Huber, P
  • Jaffe, DE
  • Jen, KL
  • Ji, XL
  • Ji, XP
  • Johnson, RA
  • Jones, D
  • Kang, L
  • Kettell, SH
  • Koerner, LW
  • Kohn, S
  • Kramer, M
  • Langford, TJ
  • Lee, J
  • Lee, JHC
  • Lei, RT
  • Leitner, R
  • Leung, JKC
  • Li, C
  • Li, F
  • Li, HL
  • Li, QJ
  • Li, S
  • Li, SC
  • Li, SJ
  • Li, WD
  • Li, XN
  • Li, XQ
  • Li, YF
  • Li, ZB
  • Liang, H
  • Lin, CJ
  • Lin, GL
  • Lin, S
  • Lin, SK
  • Ling, JJ
  • Link, JM
  • Littenberg, L
  • Littlejohn, BR
  • Liu, JC
  • Liu, JL
  • Liu, Y
  • Liu, YH
  • Lu, C
  • Lu, HQ
  • Lu, JS
  • Luk, KB
  • Ma, XB
  • Ma, XY
  • Ma, YQ
  • Marshall, C
  • Caicedo, DA Martinez
  • McDonald, KT
  • McKeown, RD
  • Mitchell, I
  • Lepin, L Mora
  • Napolitano, J
  • Naumov, D
  • Naumova, E
  • Ochoa-Ricoux, JP
  • Olshevskiy, A
  • Pan, H-R
  • Park, J
  • Patton, S
  • Pec, V
  • Peng, JC
  • Pinsky, L
  • Pun, CSJ
  • Qi, FZ
  • Qi, M
  • Qian, X
  • Raper, N
  • Ren, J
  • Rosero, R
  • Roskovec, B
  • Ruan, XC
  • Steiner, H
  • Sun, JL
  • Treskov, K
  • Tse, W-H
  • Tull, CE
  • Viren, B
  • Vorobel, V
  • Wang, CH
  • Wang, J
  • Wang, M
  • Wang, NY
  • Wang, RG
  • Wang, W
  • Wang, W
  • Wang, X
  • Wang, Y
  • Wang, YF
  • Wang, Z
  • Wang, Z
  • Wang, ZM
  • Wei, HY
  • Wei, LH
  • Wen, LJ
  • Whisnant, K
  • White, CG
  • Wong, HLH
  • Wong, SCF
  • Worcester, E
  • Wu, Q
  • Wu, WJ
  • Xia, DM
  • Xing, ZZ
  • Xu, JL
  • Xue, T
  • Yang, CG
  • Yang, L
  • Yang, MS
  • Yang, YZ
  • Ye, M
  • Yeh, M
  • Young, BL
  • Yu, HZ
  • Yu, ZY
  • Yue, BB
  • Zeng, S
  • Zhan, L
  • Zhang, C
  • Zhang, CC
  • Zhang, FY
  • Zhang, HH
  • Zhang, JW
  • Zhang, QM
  • Zhang, R
  • Zhang, XF
  • Zhang, XT
  • Zhang, YM
  • Zhang, YM
  • Zhang, YX
  • Zhang, YY
  • Zhang, ZJ
  • Zhang, ZP
  • Zhang, ZY
  • Zhao, J
  • Zhou, L
  • Zhuang, HL
  • Zou, JH
  • et al.
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Abstract

This letter reports a new measurement of the prompt energy spectrum of reactor antineutrinos and the first measurement of individual spectra from $^{235}$U and $^{239}$Pu at Daya Bay. The analysis uses 3.5 million inverse beta decay (IBD) candidates in four near antineutrino detectors in 1958 days. The shape of the measured IBD prompt energy spectrum disagrees with the prediction of the Huber-Mueller model at $5.3\sigma$. In the energy range of 4--6~MeV, a maximal local discrepancy of $6.3\sigma$ is observed. The individual spectra of the two dominant isotopes, $^{235}$U and $^{239}$Pu, are extracted using the evolution of the prompt spectrum as a function of the isotope fission fractions. In the energy window of 4--6~MeV, a 7\% (9\%) excess of events is observed for the $^{235}$U ($^{239}$Pu) spectrum compared with the normalized Huber-Mueller model prediction.

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