PROSPECT Experiment Now Taking Data

The PROSPECT antineutrino experiment has just started taking data at Oakridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Under the leadership of Bryce Littlejohn, assistant professor of physics at Illinois Tech, IIT’s neutrino physics research group designed and built a unique target segmentation system for the detector, which consists of an elongated honeycomb of highly-reflective mirrors.

“This sub-assembly will allow us to pinpoint where each neutrino has interacted inside PROSPECT, which is vital to achieving PROSPECT’s physics goals,” said Littlejohn. Other members of the PROSPECT team include Christopher White, vice provost for academic affairs and research and professor of physics; postdoctoral researcher David Martinez; and graduate students Pranava Surukuchi and Xianyi Zhang. For more information, click here.