Prediction of the reactor antineutrino flux for the Double Chooz experiment
Author(s)Jones, Christopher LaDon
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.
Janet M. Conrad.
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This thesis benchmarks the deterministic lattice code, DRAGON, against data, and then applies this code to make a prediction for the antineutrino flux from the Chooz BI and B2 reactors. Data from the destructive assay of rods from the Takahama-3 reactor and from the SONGS antineutrino detector are used for comparisons. The resulting prediction from the tuned DRAGON code is then compared to the first antineutrino event spectra from Double Chooz. Use of this simulation in nuclear nonproliferation studies is discussed.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2012.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-191).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology