Neutrino Factories

Soler, F.J.P. (2015) Neutrino Factories. XXVI International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, Boston, MA, USA, 2-7 Jun 2014. p. 130002. ISBN 9780735413139 (doi: 10.1063/1.4915580)

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The Neutrino Factory is a facility that produces neutrino beams with a well-defined flavour content and energy spectrum from the decay of intense, high-energy, stored muon beams to establish CP violation in the neutrino sector. The International Design Study for the Neutrino Factory (the IDS-NF) is providing a Reference Design Report (RDR) for the facility. The present design is optimised for the recent measurements of θ 13. The accelerator facility will deliver 1021 muon decays per year from 10 GeV stored muon beams. The straight sections of the storage ring point to a 100 kton Magnetised Iron Neutrino Detector (MIND) at a distance of 2000-2500 km from the source. The accuracy in the value of δ CP that a Neutrino Factory can achieve and the δ CP coverage is unrivalled by other future facilities. Staging scenarios for the Neutrino Factory deliver facilities that can carry out physics at each stage. In the context of Fermilab, such a scenario would imply in the first stage the construction of a small storage ring, nuSTORM, to carry out neutrino cross-section and sterile neutrino measurements and to perform a programme of 6D muon cooling R&D. The second stage is the construction of a 5 GeV Neutrino Factory (nuMAX) pointing to the Sanford Underground Research Facility at Homestake and the final stage would use many of the components of this facility to construct a Muon Collider, initially as a 126 GeV CM Higgs Factory, which may be upgraded to a multi-TeV Muon Collider if required.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Soler, Professor Paul
Authors: Soler, F.J.P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
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