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Title: The neutrino mass hierarchy measurement with a neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea: A feasibility study

Abstract

With the measurement of a non zero value of the θ{sub 13} neutrino mixing parameter, interest in neutrinos as source of the baryon asymmetry of the universe has increased. Among the measurements of a rich and varied program in near future neutrino physics is the determination of the mass hierarchy. We present the status of a study of the feasibility of using a densely instrumented undersea neutrino detector to determine the mass hierarchy, utilizing the Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein (MSW) effect on atmospheric neutrino oscillations. The detector will use technology developed for KM3NeT. We present the systematic studies of the optimization of a detector in the required 5–10 GeV energy regime. These studies include new tracking and interaction identification algorithms as well as geometrical optimizations of the detector.

Authors:
 [1];
  1. Physics Laboratory, Hellenic Open University (Greece)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22390632
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1630; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: VLVvT 13: 6. International Workshop on Very Large Volumte Neutrino Telescopes, Stockholm (Sweden), 5-7 Aug 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ALGORITHMS; ASYMMETRY; BARYONS; CHERENKOV COUNTERS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; GEV RANGE; MEDITERRANEAN SEA; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; NEUTRINO DETECTION; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; NEUTRINOS; OPTIMIZATION; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; TELESCOPE COUNTERS; UNIVERSE

Citation Formats

Tsirigotis, A. G., and Collaboration: KM3NeT Collaboration. The neutrino mass hierarchy measurement with a neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea: A feasibility study. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4902765.
Tsirigotis, A. G., & Collaboration: KM3NeT Collaboration. The neutrino mass hierarchy measurement with a neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea: A feasibility study. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4902765.
Tsirigotis, A. G., and Collaboration: KM3NeT Collaboration. Tue . "The neutrino mass hierarchy measurement with a neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea: A feasibility study". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4902765.
@article{osti_22390632,
title = {The neutrino mass hierarchy measurement with a neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea: A feasibility study},
author = {Tsirigotis, A. G. and Collaboration: KM3NeT Collaboration},
abstractNote = {With the measurement of a non zero value of the θ{sub 13} neutrino mixing parameter, interest in neutrinos as source of the baryon asymmetry of the universe has increased. Among the measurements of a rich and varied program in near future neutrino physics is the determination of the mass hierarchy. We present the status of a study of the feasibility of using a densely instrumented undersea neutrino detector to determine the mass hierarchy, utilizing the Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein (MSW) effect on atmospheric neutrino oscillations. The detector will use technology developed for KM3NeT. We present the systematic studies of the optimization of a detector in the required 5–10 GeV energy regime. These studies include new tracking and interaction identification algorithms as well as geometrical optimizations of the detector.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4902765},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1630,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 18 00:00:00 EST 2014},
month = {Tue Nov 18 00:00:00 EST 2014}
}