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Exploring coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering of reactor neutrinos with the NUCLEUS experiment

by C. Goupy, G. Angloher, A. Bento, L. Canonica, F. Cappella, L. Cardani, N. Casali, R. Cerulli, I. Colantoni, A. Cruciani, G. del Castello, A. Erhart, M. Friendl, A. Garai, V.M. Ghete, V. Guidi, D. Hauff, F. Jeanneau, M. Kaznacheeva, A. Kinast, L. Klinkenberg, H. Kluck, A. Langenkämper, T. Lasserre, D. Lhuillier, M. Mancuso, B. Mauri, A. Mazzolari, E. Mazzucato, H. Neyrial, C. Nones, L. Oberauer, A. Onillon, T. Ortmann, L. Pattavina, F. Petricca, W. Potzel, F. Pröbst, F. Pucci, F. Riendl, R. Rogly, J. Rothe, V. Savu, N. Schermer, J. Schieck, S. Schönert, C. Schwertner, L. Scola, L. Stodolsky, R. Strauss, C. Tomei, K. v. Mirbach, M. Vignati, M. Vivier, V. Wagner, A. Wex

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Chloé Goupy
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Preprint Link: scipost_202209_00049v1  (pdf)
Date submitted: 2022-09-23 10:50
Submitted by: Goupy, Chloé
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Proceedings issue: 14th International Conference on Identification of Dark Matter (IDM2022)
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Academic field: Physics
  • Gravitation, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Approach: Experimental


The NUCLEUS experiment aims to perform a high-precision measurement of Coherent Elastic Neutrino–Nucleus Scattering (CEvNS) at the EdF Chooz B nuclear power plant in France. CEvNS is a unique process to study neutrino properties and to search for physics beyond the Standard Model. The study of CEvNS is also important for light Dark-Matter searches. It could be a possible irreducible background for high-sensitivity Dark-Matter experiments. NUCLEUS is based on ultra-low threshold (∼20 eVnr) cryogenic calorimeters, operated at tens-of-mK temperatures. At present, the experiment is under construction at the Technical University Munich, and will be followed by a commissioning phase before being relocated to the reactor site.

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Resubmission 2211.04189v2 on 14 November 2022
Resubmission 2211.04189v1 on 9 November 2022

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Anonymous Report 1 on 2022-9-27 (Invited Report)


exceeds allowed length


In this proceeding authors present update on the status of NUCLEUS experiment which aims to observe CEvNS from reactor neutrinos with a 20eVnr threshold.
The manuscript is clearly written and well organised. The authors maybe consider to change on p.3 “CaO4” -> “CaWO4”. The length of publication exceeds allowed limit. I recommend to shorten the manuscript.

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