PROSPECT is a segmented lithium-doped liquid scintillator detector designed to carry out very short baseline measurements of the antineutrino flux and energy spectrum from the HFIR reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. By doing so, it has the potential to observe sterile neutrinos and potentially discover beyond Standard Model physics, along with improving our understanding of the reactor environment and the nuclear processes taking place within.

The PROSPECT group at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa is headed by Associate Professor Jelena Maricic and includes postdoc John Koblanski and graduate student Andy Meyer.  Our work focuses on detector performance and includes modeling detector efficiency and designing calibration sources.