The angra project: monitoring nuclear reactors with antineutrino detectors

Anjos, J C, Barbosa, A F, Bezerra, T J C, Chimenti, P, Gonzalez, L F G, Kemp, E, Leigui De Oliveira, M A, Lima, H P, Lima, R M and Nunokawa, H (2010) The angra project: monitoring nuclear reactors with antineutrino detectors. NEUTRINO FACTORIES, SUPERBEAMS, AND BETA BEAMS: 11th International Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Superbeams and Beta Beams—NuFact09, Chicago, Illinois, 20–25 July 2009. Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings. 1222 (1) 427-430. AIP ISSN 0094-243X ISBN 9780735407633

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We present the status of the Angra Neutrino project, describing the development of an antineutrino detector aimed at monitoring nuclear reactor activity. The experiment will take place at the Brazilian nuclear power plant located in Angra dos Reis. The Angra II reactor, with 4 GW of thermal power, will be used as a source of antineutrinos. A water Cherenkov detector will be placed above ground in a commercial container outside the reactor containment, about 30 m from the reactor core. With a detector of one ton scale a few thousand antineutrino interactions per day are expected. We intend, in a first step, to use the measured neutrino event rate to monitor the on-off status and the thermal power delivered by the reactor. In addition to the safeguards issues the project will provide an alternative tool to have an independent measurement of the reactor power.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: reactor antineutrinos, safeguards
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
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Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2021 11:21
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