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Reactor neutrinos in a gadolinium-loaded Super-Kamiokande

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In July of 2020, Super-Kamiokande (SK), a 50 kt water Cherenkov detector, entered its new phase: SK-Gd [1]. In this phase, the detector’s once-ultrapure water was doped with 0.02% gadolinium sulphate octahydrate by mass, increased to 0.06% in July 2022. This provides far greater sensitivity to neutron captures, thereby increasing the detection efficiency of electron antineutrinos interacting via inverse beta decay. One such source of these neutrinos is the numerous fission products in nuclear...

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MPLS
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Physics
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Particle Physics
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DPhil
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2023-02-08

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