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Phys Rev Lett. 2014 Oct 3;113(14):141802. Epub 2014 Oct 1.

Search for a light sterile neutrino at Daya Bay.

An FP1, Balantekin AB2, Band HR2, Beriguete W3, Bishai M3, Blyth S4, Butorov I5, Cao GF6, Cao J6, Chan YL7, Chang JF6, Chang LC8, Chang Y9, Chasman C3, Chen H6, Chen QY10, Chen SM11, Chen X7, Chen X6, Chen YX12, Chen Y13, Cheng YP6, Cherwinka JJ2, Chu MC7, Cummings JP14, de Arcos J15, Deng ZY6, Ding YY6, Diwan MV3, Draeger E15, Du XF6, Dwyer DA16, Edwards WR16, Ely SR17, Fu JY6, Ge LQ18, Gill R3, Gonchar M5, Gong GH11, Gong H11, Grassi M6, Gu WQ19, Guan MY6, Guo XH20, Hackenburg RW3, Han GH21, Hans S3, He M6, Heeger KM22, Heng YK6, Hinrichs P2, Hor YK23, Hsiung YB4, Hu BZ8, Hu LM3, Hu LJ20, Hu T6, Hu W6, Huang EC17, Huang H24, Huang XT10, Huber P23, Hussain G11, Isvan Z3, Jaffe DE3, Jaffke P23, Jen KL8, Jetter S6, Ji XP25, Ji XL6, Jiang HJ18, Jiao JB10, Johnson RA26, Kang L27, Kettell SH3, Kramer M28, Kwan KK7, Kwok MW7, Kwok T29, Lai WC18, Lau K30, Lebanowski L11, Lee J16, Lei RT27, Leitner R31, Leung A29, Leung JK29, Lewis CA2, Li DJ32, Li F33, Li GS19, Li QJ6, Li WD6, Li XN6, Li XQ25, Li YF6, Li ZB34, Liang H32, Lin CJ16, Lin GL8, Lin PY8, Lin SK30, Lin YC18, Ling JJ35, Link JM23, Littenberg L3, Littlejohn BR26, Liu DW30, Liu H30, Liu JL19, Liu JC6, Liu SS29, Liu YB6, Lu C36, Lu HQ6, Luk KB28, Ma QM6, Ma XY6, Ma XB12, Ma YQ6, McDonald KT36, McFarlane MC2, McKeown RD37, Meng Y23, Mitchell I30, Monari Kebwaro J38, Nakajima Y16, Napolitano J39, Naumov D5, Naumova E5, Nemchenok I5, Ngai HY29, Ning Z6, Ochoa-Ricoux JP40, Olshevski A5, Patton S16, Pec V31, Peng JC17, Piilonen LE23, Pinsky L30, Pun CS29, Qi FZ6, Qi M41, Qian X3, Raper N42, Ren B27, Ren J24, Rosero R3, Roskovec B31, Ruan XC24, Shao BB11, Steiner H28, Sun GX6, Sun JL43, Tam YH7, Tang X6, Themann H3, Tsang KV16, Tsang RH44, Tull CE16, Tung YC4, Viren B3, Vorobel V31, Wang CH9, Wang LS6, Wang LY6, Wang M10, Wang NY20, Wang RG6, Wang W45, Wang WW41, Wang X46, Wang YF6, Wang Z11, Wang Z6, Wang ZM6, Webber DM2, Wei HY11, Wei YD27, Wen LJ6, Whisnant K47, White CG15, Whitehead L30, Wise T2, Wong HL28, Wong SC7, Worcester E3, Wu Q10, Xia DM6, Xia JK6, Xia X10, Xing ZZ6, Xu JY7, Xu JL6, Xu J20, Xu Y25, Xue T11, Yan J38, Yang CC6, Yang L27, Yang MS6, Yang MT10, Ye M6, Yeh M3, Yeh YS8, Young BL47, Yu GY41, Yu JY11, Yu ZY6, Zang SL41, Zeng B18, Zhan L6, Zhang C3, Zhang FH6, Zhang JW6, Zhang QM38, Zhang Q18, Zhang SH6, Zhang YC32, Zhang YM11, Zhang YH6, Zhang YX43, Zhang ZJ27, Zhang ZY6, Zhang ZP32, Zhao J6, Zhao QW6, Zhao Y48, Zhao YB6, Zheng L32, Zhong WL6, Zhou L6, Zhou ZY24, Zhuang HL6, Zou JH6; Daya Bay Collaboration.

Author information

1
Institute of Modern Physics, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai.
2
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
3
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA.
4
Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei.
5
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Moscow Region.
6
Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing.
7
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
8
Institute of Physics, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu.
9
National United University, Miao-Li.
10
Shandong University, Jinan.
11
Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing.
12
North China Electric Power University, Beijing.
13
Shenzhen University, Shenzhen.
14
Siena College, Loudonville, New York, USA.
15
Department of Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
16
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA.
17
Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA.
18
Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu.
19
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai.
20
Beijing Normal University, Beijing.
21
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
22
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA and Department of Physics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
23
Center for Neutrino Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
24
China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing.
25
School of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin.
26
Department of Physics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
27
Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan.
28
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA and Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA.
29
Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.
30
Department of Physics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.
31
Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Prague.
32
University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei.
33
Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing and Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu.
34
Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University, Guangzhou.
35
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA and Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA.
36
Joseph Henry Laboratories, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
37
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA and California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA.
38
Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an.
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Department of Physics, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
40
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA and Instituto de Física, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
41
Nanjing University, Nanjing.
42
Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA.
43
China General Nuclear Power Group, Shenzhen.
44
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA.
45
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA and Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University, Guangzhou.
46
College of Electronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha.
47
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.
48
North China Electric Power University, Beijing and College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

Abstract

A search for light sterile neutrino mixing was performed with the first 217 days of data from the Daya Bay Reactor Antineutrino Experiment. The experiment's unique configuration of multiple baselines from six 2.9 GW(th) nuclear reactors to six antineutrino detectors deployed in two near (effective baselines 512 m and 561 m) and one far (1579 m) underground experimental halls makes it possible to test for oscillations to a fourth (sterile) neutrino in the 10(-3) eV(2)<|Δm(41)(2) |< 0.3 eV(2) range. The relative spectral distortion due to the disappearance of electron antineutrinos was found to be consistent with that of the three-flavor oscillation model. The derived limits on sin(2) 2θ(14) cover the 10(-3) eV(2) ≲ |Δm(41)(2)| ≲ 0.1 eV(2) region, which was largely unexplored.

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