SoLid: a short baseline reactor neutrino experiment

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


  • Yamiel Abreu
  • Yasmine Amhis
  • Lukas Arnold
  • G. Barber
  • Wim Beaumont
  • S. Binet
  • I. Bolognino
  • Mathieu Bongrand
  • J. Borg
  • Delphine Boursette
  • V. Buridon
  • B.C. Castle
  • H. Chanal
  • Bernard Coupé
  • P. Crochet
  • David Cussans
  • Albert De Roeck
  • Dominique Durand
  • T. Durkin
  • M. Fallot
  • Lars Ghys
  • Lydie Giot
  • Kyle Graves
  • Benoit Guillon
  • David Henaff
  • Behzad Hosseini
  • S. Jenzer
  • Celine Moortgat

Institutes & Expert groups

  • Imperial College London
  • Université Clermont Auvergne - Polytech Clermont-Ferrand
  • SUBATECH - Co-operated by École des mines de Nantes/Université de Nantes
  • Université Paris-Saclay
  • INSA Rouen - Normandie Université
  • STFC - Science and Technology Facilities Council
  • UGent - Universiteit Gent
  • UA - Universiteit Antwerpen
  • University Paris-Sud
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Oxford
  • CERN - Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire
  • LPC - Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire de Caen

Documents & links


he SoLid experiment, short for Search for Oscillations with a Lithium-6 detector, is a new generation neutrino experiment which tries to address the key challenges for high precision reactor neutrino measurements at very short distances from a reactor core and with little or no overburden. The primary goal of the SoLid experiment is to perform a precise measurement of the electron antineutrino energy spectrum and flux and to search for very short distance neutrino oscillations as a probe of eV-scale sterile neutrinos. This paper describes the SoLid detection principle, the mechanical design and the construction of the detector. It then reports on the installation and commissioning on site near the BR2 reactor, Belgium, and finally highlights its performance in terms of detector response and calibration.


Original languageEnglish
Article numberP02025
Pages (from-to)1-39
Number of pages40
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2021


  • SoLid, Neutron detectors (cold, thermal, fast neutrons), Measurement, BR2, Neutrino detectors, Particle identification methods

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