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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2015, Article ID 109738, 9 pages
Research Article

Antineutrino Flux from the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant

Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510 México, DF, Mexico

Received 29 August 2015; Revised 4 November 2015; Accepted 16 November 2015

Academic Editor: Luis A. Anchordoqui

Copyright © 2015 Marisol Chavez-Estrada and Alexis A. Aguilar-Arevalo. 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 publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.


We present a calculation of the antineutrino flux produced by the reactors at the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power Plant in México, based on the antineutrino spectra produced in the decay chains of the fission fragments of the main isotopes in the reactor core, and their fission rates, which have been calculated using the DRAGON simulation code. We also present an estimate of the number of expected events in a detector made of plastic scintillator with a mass of 1 ton, at 100 m from the reactor cores.