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Diagram of PROSPECT neutron detector

Cutaway diagram of the PROSPECT neutron detector.

The PROSPECT detector will consist of an 11 x 14 array of long skinny cells filled with liquid scintillator, which is designed to sense antineutrinos emanating from the reactor core. If a sterile neutrino flavor exists, then PROSPECT will see waves of antineutrinos that appear and disappear with a period determined by their energy. Composition not drawn to scale.

December 2016 • NIST • https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2016/12/search-sterile-neutrinos • Tagged: Illustration, Diagrams