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Could neutrino anomalies be explained by Pandemonium effect?

  1. Feb 20, 2016 #1

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  3. Feb 20, 2016 #2

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    Do you have a particular reason to expect a relation?
     
  4. Feb 20, 2016 #3

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    Hello

    I think so: the models of nuclear reactors need beta-feeding as input, but there are nuclei which have still not been measured without Pandemonium effect.

    If they are using info affected by Pandemonium effect in order to model the nuclear reactor, the expected energy distribution of beta (and therefore, antineutrino) could be affected too, and the comparison between the expected and measured energy spectrum could be explained by a incomplete (wrong) input data for the model of nuclear reactor.

    I have no access to the original article, so I ask here about it :)

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  5. Feb 20, 2016 #4

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    The pandemonium effect is relevant for the gamma spectra. The beta energies are much easier to measure, and you can get the neutrino energies based on that spectrum.
    Also, the pandemonium effect would go in the wrong direction, suggesting more high-energetic neutrinos.

    Some mismodeling of the neutrino emission spectra can certainly be a reason for the discrepancy. It is not anything peak-like, just the spectrum is a bit different.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2016 #5

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    Hello

    You're right, sorry for (wasting) your time.

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