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Title: nuSTORM: Neutrinos from STORed Muons

Abstract

The results of LSND and MiniBooNE, along with the recent papers on a possible reactor neutrino flux anomaly, give tantalizing hints of new physics. Models beyond the νSM have been developed to explain these results and involve one or more additional neutrinos that are non-interacting or “sterile.” Neutrino beams produced from the decay of muons in a racetrack-like decay ring provide a powerful way to study this potential new physics. In this paper, I will describe the facility, nuSTORM, and an appropriate far detector for neutrino oscillation searches at short baseline. I will present sensitivity plots that indicated that this experimental approach can provide well over 5 σ confirmation or rejection of the LSND/MinBooNE results.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391823
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1663; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: NuINT12: 8. International Workshop on Neutrino-Nucleus Internactions in the Few-GeV Region, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 22-27 Oct 2012; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; MUONS; NEUTRINO BEAMS; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; NEUTRINO REACTIONS; NEUTRINOS; PARTICLE DECAY; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; SENSITIVITY

Citation Formats

Bross, Alan. nuSTORM: Neutrinos from STORed Muons. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4919501.
Bross, Alan. nuSTORM: Neutrinos from STORed Muons. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4919501.
Bross, Alan. Fri . "nuSTORM: Neutrinos from STORed Muons". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4919501.
@article{osti_22391823,
title = {nuSTORM: Neutrinos from STORed Muons},
author = {Bross, Alan},
abstractNote = {The results of LSND and MiniBooNE, along with the recent papers on a possible reactor neutrino flux anomaly, give tantalizing hints of new physics. Models beyond the νSM have been developed to explain these results and involve one or more additional neutrinos that are non-interacting or “sterile.” Neutrino beams produced from the decay of muons in a racetrack-like decay ring provide a powerful way to study this potential new physics. In this paper, I will describe the facility, nuSTORM, and an appropriate far detector for neutrino oscillation searches at short baseline. I will present sensitivity plots that indicated that this experimental approach can provide well over 5 σ confirmation or rejection of the LSND/MinBooNE results.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4919501},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1663,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}