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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2012, Article ID 350150, 12 pages
Research Article

The Results of Search for the Neutrino Magnetic Moment in GEMMA Experiment

1State Science Center, Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), 117218 Moscow, Russia
2Laboratory of Nuclear Problems (LNP), Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), 141980 Dubna, Russia
3Alikhanyan National Laboratory (ANL), Yerevan Physics Institute (YerPhI), 375036 Yerevan, Armenia

Received 27 December 2011; Revised 16 March 2012; Accepted 2 April 2012

Academic Editor: Arthur B. McDonald

Copyright © 2012 A. G. Beda et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The result of the neutrino magnetic moment measurement at the Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) with GEMMA spectrometer is presented. The antineutrino-electron scattering is investigated. A high-purity germanium detector with a mass of 1.5 kg placed at a distance of 13.9 m from the 3  reactor core is exposed to the antineutrino flux of 1/cm2/s. The recoil electron spectra taken in 18134 and 4487 hours for the reactor ON and OFF periods are compared. The upper limit for the neutrino magnetic moment at 90% C.L. is derived from the data processing.