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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2013, Article ID 453816, 34 pages
Review Article

Reactor Neutrinos

1KNRC, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Republic of Korea
2CEA, Irfu, SPP, Centre de Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France and Astroparticule et Cosmologie APC, 10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France
3Institute of High Energy Physics, Yu-Quan road 19B, Beijing 100049, China

Received 18 August 2012; Accepted 20 December 2012

Academic Editor: Koichiro Nishikawa

Copyright © 2013 Soo-Bong Kim 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.


We review the status and the results of reactor neutrino experiments. Short-baseline experiments have provided the measurement of the reactor neutrino spectrum, and their interest has been recently revived by the discovery of the reactor antineutrino anomaly, a discrepancy between the reactor neutrino flux state of the art prediction and the measurements at baselines shorter than one kilometer. Middle and long-baseline oscillation experiments at Daya Bay, Double Chooz, and RENO provided very recently the most precise determination of the neutrino mixing angle . This paper provides an overview of the upcoming experiments and of the projects under development, including the determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy and the possible use of neutrinos for society, for nonproliferation of nuclear materials, and geophysics.