Indication for the disappearance of reactor electron antineutrinos in the Double Chooz experiment

  title={Indication for the disappearance of reactor electron antineutrinos in the Double Chooz experiment},
  author={Y. Abe and Christoph Aberle and Tarek Akiri and Jo{\~a}o C. Anjos and François-Daniel Ardellier and Ademarlaudo F. Barbosa and A. L. Baxter and Marc Bergevin and Adam Bernstein and Thiago J. C. Bezerra and L. Bezrukhov and Edward Blucher and Mathieu Bongrand and N S Bowden and C. Buck and Jerome K. Busenitz and Andr{\'e}s Cabrera and Erica Caden and Leslie Camilleri and R Carr and Marcos Cerrada and P. J. Chang and P. Chimenti and Timothy M. Classen and Antoine Collin and E. Conover and Janet M. Conrad and S. Cormon and J. I. Crespo-Anad'on and Michel Cribier and Keith Crum and A. Cucoanes and Michelangelo D'Agostino and Edward Damon and Jaime Dawson and Steven Dazeley and Mark Dierckxsens and D. Dietrich and Z. Djurcic and Marcos Dracos and Vincent Durand and Y. Efremenko and Muhammad Elnimr and Yoko Endo and A. V. {\'E}tenko and E. Falk and M. Fallot and Maximilien Fechner and F. v. Feilitzsch and John Felde and Susana M. Fernandes and D. Franco and Arthur James Franke and Michael Franke and H. Furuta and R. Goncalves Gama and In{\'e}s Gil-Botella and Lydie Giot and Marianne Goger-Neff and Luis F. G. Gonzalez and Maury Charles Goodman and J. T.M. Goon and Dale L. Greiner and Beno{\^i}t Guillon and N. Haag and Caren Hagner and T. Hara and Francis X Hartmann and Jeff Hartnell and T. Haruna and Julia Haser and A. Hatzikoutelis and Takashi Hayakawa and Michael Hofmann and G. Horton-Smith and Masaki Ishitsuka and Josef Jochum and C'ecile Jollet and C. L. Jones and Florian Kaether and Leonidas Kalousis and Yuri Kamyshkov and Daniel M. Kaplan and Takeo Kawasaki and Gregory Keefer and Ernesto Kemp and Herv{\'e} de Kerret and Yoshiaki Kibe and Tomoyuki Konno and D. Kryn and Masahiro Kuze and Tobias Lachenmaier and C E Lane and Conradin Langbrandtner and Thierry Lasserre and A. Letourneau and D. Lhuillier and H. P. Jr Lima and Manfred Lindner and Y. Liu and J. M. L'opez-Castano and J. M. Losecco and Bayarto Lubsandorzhiev and S. Lucht and D. Mckee and Junpei Maeda and Cara Nichole Maesano and Carlo Mariani and J. Maricic and Julio Rodr{\'i}guez Martino and Takahiko Matsubara and Guillaume Mention and Anselmo Meregaglia and Tanja Mileti{\'c} and Radovan Milincic and A. Milzstajn and Hitoshi Miyata and Dario Motta and Th. A. Mueller and Y. Nagasaka and K. Nakajima and Pau Novella and Michel Obolensky and Lothar Oberauer and Anthony Onillon and Anna Osborn and I. Ostrovskiy and Carmen Palomares and Simon J. M. Peeters and I. Pepe and S. Perasso and P. Perrin and Patrick Pfahler and Amanda Porta and Walter Potzel and R. Queval and Juergen Reichenbacher and Bernd Reinhold and Alberto Remoto and David Reyna and Marc A. Rohling and S. Roth and Howard A. Rubin and Yasunobu Sakamoto and Roberto Santorelli and Fumitaka Sato and Stefan Schonert and Sebastian F. Schoppmann and U. Schwan and Thomas Schwetz and M. H. Shaevitz and Deepak Shrestha and J-L. Sida and V. V. Sinev and Mikhail Skorokhvatov and E. Smith and Joshua Spitz and Achim Stahl and I. Stancu and Matthew Strait and A. Stuken and Fumihiko Suekane and S. V. Sukhotin and Takayuki Sumiyoshi and Y. Sun and Z. Sun and Robert C. Svoboda and H. Tabata and Norio Tamura and Kazuhiro Terao and Alessandra Tonazzo and Matt Toups and H. H. Trinh Thi and Ch. Veyssi{\`e}re and S. R. Wagner and H. Watanabe and Brandon White and Christopher Wiebusch and Lindley Winslow and M. Worcester and Michael Wurm and E. A. Yanovitch and Fr'ed'eric Yermia and Karim Zbiri and Vincenz Zimmer},
  journal={Physical Review Letters},
The Double Chooz Experiment presents an indication of reactor electron antineutrino disappearance consistent with neutrino oscillations. A ratio of 0.944 $\pm$ 0.016 (stat) $\pm$ 0.040 (syst) observed to predicted events was obtained in 101 days of running at the Chooz Nuclear Power Plant in France, with two 4.25 GW$_{th}$ reactors. The results were obtained from a single 10 m$^3$ fiducial volume detector located 1050 m from the two reactor cores. The reactor antineutrino flux prediction used… 

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