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Title: Neutrino Physics at Drexel

Abstract

Our primary goal is to improve the understanding of the properties and interactions of neutrinos. We are pursuing this by means of the DUNE long-baseline and PROSPECT short-baseline neutrino experiments. For DUNE, a neutrino beam from Fermilab will be detected at the SURF facility in South Dakota, with the aim of determining the neutrino mass hierarchy (the mass ordering of neutrino flavors), and a measurement or limit on CP-violation via neutrinos. Our near-term experimental goal is to improve the characterization of the neutrino beam by measurements of muons produced as a byproduct of neutrino beam generation, to quantify the beam composition and flux. The short-range neutrino program has the aim of using the HFIR reactor at Oak Ridge as a neutrino source, with a detector placed nearby to find if there are short-distance oscillations to sterile neutrino flavors, and to resolve the 'reactor neutrino spectral anomaly' which has shown up as an unexplained 'bump' in the neutrino energy spectrum in recent experiments.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1]
  1. Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
Fermi National Laboratory; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; NIST
OSTI Identifier:
1369022
Report Number(s):
DOE-DU-0011803
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0011803
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; neutrino oscillation anomaly

Citation Formats

Lane, Charles, Dolinski, Michelle, and Neilson, Russell. Neutrino Physics at Drexel. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1369022.
Lane, Charles, Dolinski, Michelle, & Neilson, Russell. Neutrino Physics at Drexel. United States. doi:10.2172/1369022.
Lane, Charles, Dolinski, Michelle, and Neilson, Russell. Tue . "Neutrino Physics at Drexel". United States. doi:10.2172/1369022. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1369022.
@article{osti_1369022,
title = {Neutrino Physics at Drexel},
author = {Lane, Charles and Dolinski, Michelle and Neilson, Russell},
abstractNote = {Our primary goal is to improve the understanding of the properties and interactions of neutrinos. We are pursuing this by means of the DUNE long-baseline and PROSPECT short-baseline neutrino experiments. For DUNE, a neutrino beam from Fermilab will be detected at the SURF facility in South Dakota, with the aim of determining the neutrino mass hierarchy (the mass ordering of neutrino flavors), and a measurement or limit on CP-violation via neutrinos. Our near-term experimental goal is to improve the characterization of the neutrino beam by measurements of muons produced as a byproduct of neutrino beam generation, to quantify the beam composition and flux. The short-range neutrino program has the aim of using the HFIR reactor at Oak Ridge as a neutrino source, with a detector placed nearby to find if there are short-distance oscillations to sterile neutrino flavors, and to resolve the 'reactor neutrino spectral anomaly' which has shown up as an unexplained 'bump' in the neutrino energy spectrum in recent experiments.},
doi = {10.2172/1369022},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 11 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Jul 11 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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