Toroidal magnetized iron neutrino detector for a neutrino factory

Bross, A. et al. (2013) Toroidal magnetized iron neutrino detector for a neutrino factory. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, 16(8), 081002. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.16.081002)

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A neutrino factory has unparalleled physics reach for the discovery and measurement of CP violation in the neutrino sector. A far detector for a neutrino factory must have good charge identification with excellent background rejection and a large mass. An elegant solution is to construct a magnetized iron neutrino detector (MIND) along the lines of MINOS, where iron plates provide a toroidal magnetic field and scintillator planes provide 3D space points. In this paper, the current status of a simulation of a toroidal MIND for a neutrino factory is discussed in light of the recent measurements of large θ13. The response and performance using the 10 GeV neutrino factory configuration are presented. It is shown that this setup has equivalent δCP reach to a MIND with a dipole field and is sensitive to the discovery of CP violation over 85% of the values of δCP.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Laing, Mr Andrew and Bayes, Dr Ryan and Soler, Professor Paul
Authors: Bross, A., Wands, R., Bayes, R., Laing, A., Soler, F. J. P., Cervera Villanueva, A., Ghosh, T., Gómez Cadenas, J. J., Hernández, P., Martín-Albo, J., and Burguet-Castell, J.
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
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams 16(8): 081002
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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