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Title: The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment: The precision era of neutrino physics

Abstract

The last decade was remarkable for neutrino physics. In particular, the phenomenon of neutrino flavor oscillations has been firmly established by a series of independent measurements. All parameters of the neutrino mixing are now known, and we have the elements to plan a judicious exploration of new scenarios that are opened by these recent advances. With precise measurements, we can test the three-neutrino paradigm, neutrino mass hierarchy, and charge conjugation parity (CP) asymmetry in the lepton sector. The future long-baseline experiments are considered to be a fundamental tool to deepen our knowledge of electroweak interactions. The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) will detect a broadband neutrino beam from Fermilab in an underground massive liquid argon time-projection chamber at an L/E of about 103 km GeV-1 to reach good sensitivity for CP-phase measurements and the determination of the mass hierarchy. The dimensions and the depth of the far detector also create an excellent opportunity to look for rare signals like proton decay to study violation of the baryonic number, as well as supernova neutrino bursts, broadening the scope of the experiment to astrophysics and associated impacts in cosmology. In this paper, we discuss the physics motivations and the main experimental featuresmore » of the DUNE project required to reach its scientific goals.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Gleb Wataghin Institute of Physics, Universidade de Campinas - UNICAMP, Campinas Brazil
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
for the DUNE Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1423254
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-17-450-E; arXiv:1709.09385
Journal ID: ISSN 0004-6337; 1626104
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Astronomische Nachrichten
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 338; Journal Issue: 9-10; Conference: 4th Caribbean Symposium on Cosmology, Gravitation, Nuclear and Astroparticle Physics, Havana, Cuba, 05/07-05/13/2017; Journal ID: ISSN 0004-6337
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Kemp, E. The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment: The precision era of neutrino physics. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/asna.201713417.
Kemp, E. The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment: The precision era of neutrino physics. United States. doi:10.1002/asna.201713417.
Kemp, E. Fri . "The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment: The precision era of neutrino physics". United States. doi:10.1002/asna.201713417. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1423254.
@article{osti_1423254,
title = {The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment: The precision era of neutrino physics},
author = {Kemp, E.},
abstractNote = {The last decade was remarkable for neutrino physics. In particular, the phenomenon of neutrino flavor oscillations has been firmly established by a series of independent measurements. All parameters of the neutrino mixing are now known, and we have the elements to plan a judicious exploration of new scenarios that are opened by these recent advances. With precise measurements, we can test the three-neutrino paradigm, neutrino mass hierarchy, and charge conjugation parity (CP) asymmetry in the lepton sector. The future long-baseline experiments are considered to be a fundamental tool to deepen our knowledge of electroweak interactions. The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) will detect a broadband neutrino beam from Fermilab in an underground massive liquid argon time-projection chamber at an L/E of about 103 km GeV-1 to reach good sensitivity for CP-phase measurements and the determination of the mass hierarchy. The dimensions and the depth of the far detector also create an excellent opportunity to look for rare signals like proton decay to study violation of the baryonic number, as well as supernova neutrino bursts, broadening the scope of the experiment to astrophysics and associated impacts in cosmology. In this paper, we discuss the physics motivations and the main experimental features of the DUNE project required to reach its scientific goals.},
doi = {10.1002/asna.201713417},
journal = {Astronomische Nachrichten},
issn = {0004-6337},
number = 9-10,
volume = 338,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}

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