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Title: Baseline Optimization for the Measurement of CP Violation, Mass Hierarchy, and $$\theta_{23}$$ Octant in a Long-Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiment

Abstract

Next-generation long-baseline electron neutrino appearance experiments will seek to discover C P violation, determine the mass hierarchy and resolve the θ 23 octant. In light of the recent precision measurements of θ 13 , we consider the sensitivity of these measurements in a study to determine the optimal baseline, including practical considerations regarding beam and detector performance. We conclude that a detector at a baseline of at least 1000 km in a wide-band muon neutrino beam is the optimal configuration.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [2];  [5];  [4];  [1];  [2];  [5]
  1. Colorado State U.
  2. Brookhaven
  3. Argonne
  4. Houston U.
  5. Fermilab
  6. Pittsburgh U.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1331809
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-13-506-E; FERMILAB-PUB-14-379-PPD; arXiv:1311.0212
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; 1263061
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review D; Journal Volume: D91; Journal Issue: 5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Bass, M., Bishai, M., Cherdack, D., Diwan, M., Djurcic, Z., Hernandez, J., Lundberg, B., Paolone, V., Qian, X., Rameika, R., Whitehead, L., Wilson, R. J., Worcester, E., and Zeller, G. Baseline Optimization for the Measurement of CP Violation, Mass Hierarchy, and $\theta_{23}$ Octant in a Long-Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiment. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.91.052015.
Bass, M., Bishai, M., Cherdack, D., Diwan, M., Djurcic, Z., Hernandez, J., Lundberg, B., Paolone, V., Qian, X., Rameika, R., Whitehead, L., Wilson, R. J., Worcester, E., & Zeller, G. Baseline Optimization for the Measurement of CP Violation, Mass Hierarchy, and $\theta_{23}$ Octant in a Long-Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiment. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.91.052015.
Bass, M., Bishai, M., Cherdack, D., Diwan, M., Djurcic, Z., Hernandez, J., Lundberg, B., Paolone, V., Qian, X., Rameika, R., Whitehead, L., Wilson, R. J., Worcester, E., and Zeller, G. Thu . "Baseline Optimization for the Measurement of CP Violation, Mass Hierarchy, and $\theta_{23}$ Octant in a Long-Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiment". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.91.052015. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1331809.
@article{osti_1331809,
title = {Baseline Optimization for the Measurement of CP Violation, Mass Hierarchy, and $\theta_{23}$ Octant in a Long-Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiment},
author = {Bass, M. and Bishai, M. and Cherdack, D. and Diwan, M. and Djurcic, Z. and Hernandez, J. and Lundberg, B. and Paolone, V. and Qian, X. and Rameika, R. and Whitehead, L. and Wilson, R. J. and Worcester, E. and Zeller, G.},
abstractNote = {Next-generation long-baseline electron neutrino appearance experiments will seek to discover CP violation, determine the mass hierarchy and resolve the θ23 octant. In light of the recent precision measurements of θ13, we consider the sensitivity of these measurements in a study to determine the optimal baseline, including practical considerations regarding beam and detector performance. We conclude that a detector at a baseline of at least 1000 km in a wide-band muon neutrino beam is the optimal configuration.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.91.052015},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 5,
volume = D91,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 19 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Thu Mar 19 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}