Adelmann, A., Alonso, J.R., Barletta, W., Barlow, Roger, Bartoszek, L., Bungau, Adriana, Calabretta, L., Calanna, A., Campo, D., Conrad, J.M., Djurcic, Z., Kamyshkov, Y., Owen, H., Shaevitz, M.H., Shimizu, I., Smidt, T., Spitz, J., Toups, M., Wascko, M., Winslow, L.A. and Yang, J.J. (2012) Cost-effective Design Options for IsoDAR. Other. arXiv, New York, USA.

This whitepaper reviews design options for the IsoDAR electron antineutrino source. IsoDAR is designed to produce $2.6 \times 10^{22}$ electron antineutrinos per year with an average energy of 6.4 MeV, using isotope decay-at-rest. Aspects which must be balanced for cost-effectiveness include: overall cost; rate and energy distribution of the electron antineutrino flux and backgrounds; low technical risk; compactness; simplicity of underground construction and operation; reliability; value to future neutrino physics programs; and value to industry. We show that the baseline design outlined here is the most cost effective

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