We investigate which among the reactor antineutrino fluxes from the decays of the fission products of $^{235}\text{U}$, $^{238}\text{U}$, $^{239}\text{Pu}$, and $^{241}\text{Pu}$ may be responsible for the reactor antineutrino anomaly if the anomaly is due to a miscalculation of the antineutrino fluxes. We find that it is very likely that at least the calculation of the $^{235}\text{U}$ flux must be revised. From the fit of the data we obtain the precise determination $\sigma_{f,235} = ( 6.33...

Topics: Nuclear Theory, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Nuclear Experiment, High Energy Physics -...

Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/1608.04096