High intensity neutrino oscillation facilities in Europe

Edgecock, T. et al. (2013) High intensity neutrino oscillation facilities in Europe. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, 16(2), 021002. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.16.021002)

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Abstract

The EUROnu project has studied three possible options for future, high intensity neutrino oscillation facilities in Europe. The first is a Super Beam, in which the neutrinos come from the decay of pions created by bombarding targets with a 4 MW proton beam from the CERN High Power Superconducting Proton Linac. The far detector for this facility is the 500 kt MEMPHYS water Cherenkov, located in the Fréjus tunnel. The second facility is the Neutrino Factory, in which the neutrinos come from the decay of μ+ and μ− beams in a storage ring. The far detector in this case is a 100 kt magnetized iron neutrino detector at a baseline of 2000 km. The third option is a Beta Beam, in which the neutrinos come from the decay of beta emitting isotopes, in particular He6 and Ne18, also stored in a ring. The far detector is also the MEMPHYS detector in the Fréjus tunnel. EUROnu has undertaken conceptual designs of these facilities and studied the performance of the detectors. Based on this, it has determined the physics reach of each facility, in particular for the measurement of CP violation in the lepton sector, and estimated the cost of construction. These have demonstrated that the best facility to build is the Neutrino Factory. However, if a powerful proton driver is constructed for another purpose or if the MEMPHYS detector is built for astroparticle physics, the Super Beam also becomes very attractive.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Soler, Professor Paul and Laing, Mr Andrew and Bayes, Dr Ryan
Authors: Edgecock, T., Caretta, O., Davenne, T., Densam, C., Fitton, M., Kelliher, D., Loveridge, P., Machida, S., Prior, C., Rogers, C., Rooney, M., Thomason, J., Wilcox, D., Wildner, E., Efthymiopoulos, I., Garoby, R., Gilardoni, S., Hansen, C., Benedetto, E., Jensen, E., Kosmicki, A., Martini, M., Osborne, J., Prior, G., Stora, T., Melo Mendonca, T., Vlachoudis, V., Waaijer, C., Cupial, P., Chancé, A., Longhin, A., Payet, J., Zito, M., Baussan, E., Bobeth, C., Bouquerel, E., Dracos, M., Gaudiot, G., Lepers, B., Osswald, F., Poussot, P., Vassilopoulos, N., Wurtz, J., Zeter, V., Bielski, J., Kozien, M., Lacny, L., Skoczen, B., Szybinski, B., Ustrycka, A., Wroblewski, A., Marie-Jeanne, M., Balint, P., Fourel, C., Giraud, J., Jacob, J., Lamy, T., Latrasse, L., Sortais, P., Thuillier, T., Mitrofanov, S., Loiselet, M., Keutgen, T., Delbar, T., Debray, F., Trophine, C., Veys, S., Daversin, C., Zorin, V., Izotov, I., Skalyga, V., Burt, G., Dexter, A., Kravchuk, V., Marchi, T., Cinausero, M., Gramegna, F., De Angelis, G., Prete, G., Collazuol, G., Laveder, M., Mazzocco, M., Mezzetto, M., Signorini, C., Vardaci, E., Di Nitto, A., Brondi, A., La Rana, G., Migliozzi, P., Moro, R., Palladino, V., Gelli, N., Berkovits, D., Hass, M., Hirsh, T., Schaumann, M., Stahl, A., Wehner, J., Bross, A., Kopp, J., Neuffer, D., Wands, R., Bayes, R., Laing, A., Soler, P., Agarwalla, S., Cervera Villanueva, A., Donini, A., Ghosh, T., Gómez Cadenas, J., Hernández, P., Martín-Albo, J., Mena, O., Burguet-Castell, J., Agostino, L., Buizza-Avanzini, M., Marafini, M., Patzak, T., Tonazzo, A., Duchesneau, D., Mosca, L., Bogomilov, M., Karadzhov, Y., Matev, R., Tsenov, R., Akhmedov, E., Blennow, M., Lindner, M., Schwetz, T., Fernández Martinez, E., Maltoni, M., Menéndez, J., Giunti, C., González García, M., Salvado, J., Coloma, P., Huber, P., Li, T., López Pavón, J., Orme, C., Pascoli, S., Meloni, D., Tang, J., Winter, W., Ohlsson, T., Zhang, H., Scotto-Lavina, L., Terranova, F., Bonesini, M., Tortora, L., Alekou, A., Aslaninejad, M., Bontoiu, C., Kurup, A., Jenner, L., Long, K., Pasternak, J., Pozimski, J., Back, J., Harrison, P., Beard, K., Bogacz, A., Berg, J., Stratakis, D., Witte, H., Snopok, P., Bliss, N., Cordwell, M., Moss, A., Pattalwar, S., and Apollonio, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1098-4402
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams 16(2): 021002
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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