Department №40

Study of neutrino oscillations with the detectors located at nuclear power plants

Our group participates in the Double Chooz experiment, carried out in the Chooz nuclear power plant in France and aimed to study the reactor antineutrinos. Major task of the experiment is the neutrino oscillations research, particularly the precision measurement of the θ13 mixing angle of the neutrino mixing matrix by means of two identical scintillator detectors, located at different distances from the reactor core.


  1. Double Chooz Collaboration, First measurements of theta-13 from delayed neutron capture on hydrogen in the Double Chooz experiment, Phys. Lett. B 723 Issues 1-3, pp.66-70 (2013).
  2. Double Chooz Collaboration, Direct measurements of backgrounds using reactor-off data in Double Chooz, Phys. Rev. D 87, 011102(R) (2013).

Contact Person:

Skorohvatov Mikhail