Today I bring you news from the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment, which detects neutrinos emitted by three nuclear power plants on the southern coast of China. The results in this paper are based on the first 621 days of data, through November 2013; more data remain to be analyzed, and we can expect a final result after the experiment ends in 2017.
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) MINOS has made world-leading measurements to study how these neutrinos disappear as they travel between the two detectors. The existence of a sterile neutrino could cause some of these muon neutrinos to disappear at a faster rate than one would expect if sterile neutrinos do not exist. Show More Summary
Scientists on two neutrino experiments—the MINOS experiment at Fermilab and the Daya Bay experiment in China—have presented results that limit the places where sterile neutrinos might be hiding.
The MINOS and Daya Bay experiments weigh in on the search for sterile neutrinos. In the 1990s, the Liquid Scintillator Neutrino Detector (LSND) experiment at Los Alamos National Laboratory saw intriguing hints of an undiscovered type of particle, one that (as of yet) cannot be detected. Show More Summary
Article: Improved search for a light sterile neutrino with the full configuration of the Daya Bay Experiment Authors: Daya Bay Collaboration Reference: arXiv:1607.01174 Today I bring you news from the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment, which detects neutrinos emitted by three nuclear power plants on the southern coast of China. The results in this paper are based […]
Article: Limits on Active to Sterile Neutrino Oscillations from Disappearance Searches in the MINOS, Daya Bay, and Bugey-3 Experiments Authors: Daya Bay and MINOS collaborations Reference: arXiv:1607.01177v4 So far, the hunt for sterile neutrinos has come up empty. Show More Summary
Results could hint at errors, sterile neutrinos, or something even stranger.
Members of the International Daya Bay Collaboration, who track the production and flavor-shifting behavior of electron antineutrinos generated at a nuclear power complex in China, have obtained the most precise measurement of these subatomic particles' energy spectrum ever recorded. Show More Summary
The latest measurements from the Daya Bay neutrino experiment in China don’t align with predictions from nuclear theory. A new result from the Daya Bay experiment has revealed a possible flaw in predictions from nuclear theory. “Nobody expected that from neutrino physics,” says Anna Hayes, a nuclear theorist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Show More Summary
A yacht race from Hong Kong to Daya Bay in the Mainland will take place on 30 October 2015 (Friday). About 60 yachts are expected to participate in the race.
Physicists have announced new findings on the measurements of neutrinos, paving the way forward for further neutrino research, and confirming that the Daya Bay neutrino experiment continues to be one to watch.
Four of the eight neutrino detectors at Daya Bay in China. Nuclear reactors are best-known as power plants, generating electricity. However, they're also important physics laboratories, producing exotic atomic nuclei and particles that are useful in other contexts. One byproduct is antineutrinos: the antimatter version of neutrinos, some of the [...]
The Daya Bay experiment, famous for studying neutrino mixing, is branching into a new area of neutrino physics. The experiment that produced the latest big discovery about ghostly particles called neutrinos is trying its hand at solving...Show More Summary
Science is awesome. And thanks to the internet age, it's easy to be witness to that fact. For example? This beautiful image of the photomultiplier tubes in the Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment detectors, which mesmerized millions when it appeared online this week. Read more...
A new Daya Bay result advances our understanding of neutrinos by precisely measuring their oscillation behavior at different energies. Scientists on an experiment that in 2012 revealed an important aspect of neutrinos announced this week that they had further contributed to our understanding of the puzzling elementary particles.
The international Daya Bay Collaboration has announced new results about the transformations of neutrinos - elusive, ghostlike particles that carry invaluable clues about the makeup of the early universe. The latest findings includeShow More Summary
New results about the oscillation of neutrinos -- elusive, ghostlike particles that carry invaluable clues about the makeup of the early universe -- have been announced by the Daya Bay Collaboration, an international experiment taking place outside of Hong Kong.
Hot on the heels of the Daya Bay experiment's completion of one of the most difficult measurements in neutrino physics, a Korean experiment has produced its own measurement confirming the earlier results.
A little more tab clearance, here, this time a few recent stories dealing with those elusive little buggers, neutrinos. In roughly chronological order: The Daya Bay experiment in China has measured a key parameter for neutrino oscillation...Show More Summary
An international collaboration of physicists working on a neutrino experiment in southern China announced today they have made a difficult measurement scientists have been chasing for more than a decade. The results of the Daya Bay neutrino...Show More Summary