Reactor Neutrino Oscillations: KamLAND and KASKA

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Nuclear reactors generate a huge number of low energy over(ν, -)e 's. The reactor neutrinos have been used to study properties of neutrinos since its discovery a half century ago. Recently, KamLAND group finally discovered reactor neutrino oscillation with average baseline 180 km. According to the 3 flavor scheme of standard theory and measured oscillation parameters so far, the reactor neutrino is expected to perform another type of small oscillation at a baseline 1.8 km. KASKA experiment is a project to detect this small oscillation and to measure the last neutrino mixing angle θ13 by using the world most powerful reactor complex, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station. In this proceedings, phenomena of neutrino oscillation and the two reactor oscillation experiments, KamLAND and KASKA, are introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul


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