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Title: Physics with beam tau-neutrino appearance at DUNE

Abstract

We discover the capabilities of the upcoming Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) to measure ντ charged-current interactions and the associated oscillation probability P(ν μ→ν τ) at its far detector, concentrating on how such results can be used to probe neutrino properties and interactions. DUNE has the potential to identify significantly more ν τ events than all existing experiments and can use this data sample to nontrivially test the three-massive-neutrinos paradigm by providing complementary measurements to those from the ν e-appearance and ν μ-disappearance channels. We also discuss the sensitivity of the ν τ-appearance channel to several hypotheses for the physics that may lurk beyond the three-massive-neutrinos paradigm: a nonunitary lepton mixing matrix, the 3+1 light neutrinos hypothesis, and the existence of nonstandard neutral-current neutrino interactions. Throughout, we also consider the relative benefits of the proposed high-energy tune of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) beam line.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
  2. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  3. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States); Univ. of Campinas (UNICAMP), Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  4. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Univ. of Campinas (UNICAMP), Sao Paulo (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)
OSTI Identifier:
1532795
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1545101
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1904.07265; FERMILAB-PUB-19-146-T; NUHEP-TH/-19-04
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 1730024
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; SC0010143; 2016/00272-9; 2017/12904-2; 2014/05133-1, 2014/19164-6; 2015/16809-9
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 100; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

de Gouvêa, André, Kelly, Kevin J., Stenico, G. V., and Pasquini, Pedro. Physics with beam tau-neutrino appearance at DUNE. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.016004.
de Gouvêa, André, Kelly, Kevin J., Stenico, G. V., & Pasquini, Pedro. Physics with beam tau-neutrino appearance at DUNE. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.016004.
de Gouvêa, André, Kelly, Kevin J., Stenico, G. V., and Pasquini, Pedro. Wed . "Physics with beam tau-neutrino appearance at DUNE". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.016004.
@article{osti_1532795,
title = {Physics with beam tau-neutrino appearance at DUNE},
author = {de Gouvêa, André and Kelly, Kevin J. and Stenico, G. V. and Pasquini, Pedro},
abstractNote = {We discover the capabilities of the upcoming Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) to measure ντ charged-current interactions and the associated oscillation probability P(νμ→ντ) at its far detector, concentrating on how such results can be used to probe neutrino properties and interactions. DUNE has the potential to identify significantly more ντ events than all existing experiments and can use this data sample to nontrivially test the three-massive-neutrinos paradigm by providing complementary measurements to those from the νe-appearance and νμ-disappearance channels. We also discuss the sensitivity of the ντ-appearance channel to several hypotheses for the physics that may lurk beyond the three-massive-neutrinos paradigm: a nonunitary lepton mixing matrix, the 3+1 light neutrinos hypothesis, and the existence of nonstandard neutral-current neutrino interactions. Throughout, we also consider the relative benefits of the proposed high-energy tune of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) beam line.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.100.016004},
journal = {Physical Review D},
issn = {2470-0010},
number = 1,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Migration matrix for hadronically decaying τ leptons produced via ντ charged-current interactions. The assumed bias is 45% and the resolution is 25%, see text for details. No migration exists below E$^{true}_{ν}$ ≈ 3.4 GeV, below which the scattering process is kinematically forbidden.

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