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Title: VERY LONG BASELINE NEUTRINO OSCILLATION EXPERIMENTS FOR PRECISE MEASURMENTS OF OSCILLATION PARAMETERS AND SEARCH FOR N MU YIELDS N EPSILON.

Abstract

Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators started a neutrino working group to identify new opportunities in the field of neutrino oscillations and explore how our laboratory facilities can be used to explore this field of research. The memo to the working group and the charge are included in Appendix I. This report is the result of the deliberations of the working group. Previously, we wrote a letter of intent to build a new high intensity neutrino beam at BNL. A new intense proton beam will be used to produce a conventional horn focused neutrino beam directed at a detector located in either the Homestake mine in Lead, South Dakota at 2540 km or the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, NM at 2880 km. As a continuation of the study that produced the letter of intent, this report examines several items in more detail. We mainly concentrate on the use of water Cherenltov detectors because of their size, resolution, and background rejection capability, and cost. We examine the prospects of building such a detector in the Homestake mine. The accelerator upgrade will be carried out in phases. We expect the first phase to yield a 0.4 MW proton beam andmore » the second phase to result in a 1.0 MW beam. The details of this upgrade will be reported in a companion report. In this report we assume accelerator intensity of 1 MW for calculating event rates and spectra. We also assume a total experimental duration of 5 years with running time of 10{sup 7} seconds per year. We examine the target station and the horn produced neutrino beam with focus on two topics: target and horn design for a 1 MW beam and the broad band spectrum of neutrinos from a 28 GeV proton beam.« less

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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
805485
Report Number(s):
BNL-69395
R&D Project: PO22; KA0401; TRN: US0300921
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 18 Oct 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; DESIGN; NEUTRINO BEAMS; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; NEUTRINOS; OSCILLATIONS; PROTON BEAMS; RESOLUTION; SPECTRA; TARGETS; WATER; WIPP

Citation Formats

DIWAN, M, MARCIANO, W, WENG, W, BEAVIS, D, BRENNAN, M, CHEN, M C, FERNOW, R, and ET AL. VERY LONG BASELINE NEUTRINO OSCILLATION EXPERIMENTS FOR PRECISE MEASURMENTS OF OSCILLATION PARAMETERS AND SEARCH FOR N MU YIELDS N EPSILON.. United States: N. p., 2002. Web. doi:10.2172/805485.
DIWAN, M, MARCIANO, W, WENG, W, BEAVIS, D, BRENNAN, M, CHEN, M C, FERNOW, R, & ET AL. VERY LONG BASELINE NEUTRINO OSCILLATION EXPERIMENTS FOR PRECISE MEASURMENTS OF OSCILLATION PARAMETERS AND SEARCH FOR N MU YIELDS N EPSILON.. United States. doi:10.2172/805485.
DIWAN, M, MARCIANO, W, WENG, W, BEAVIS, D, BRENNAN, M, CHEN, M C, FERNOW, R, and ET AL. Fri . "VERY LONG BASELINE NEUTRINO OSCILLATION EXPERIMENTS FOR PRECISE MEASURMENTS OF OSCILLATION PARAMETERS AND SEARCH FOR N MU YIELDS N EPSILON.". United States. doi:10.2172/805485. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/805485.
@article{osti_805485,
title = {VERY LONG BASELINE NEUTRINO OSCILLATION EXPERIMENTS FOR PRECISE MEASURMENTS OF OSCILLATION PARAMETERS AND SEARCH FOR N MU YIELDS N EPSILON.},
author = {DIWAN, M and MARCIANO, W and WENG, W and BEAVIS, D and BRENNAN, M and CHEN, M C and FERNOW, R and ET AL},
abstractNote = {Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators started a neutrino working group to identify new opportunities in the field of neutrino oscillations and explore how our laboratory facilities can be used to explore this field of research. The memo to the working group and the charge are included in Appendix I. This report is the result of the deliberations of the working group. Previously, we wrote a letter of intent to build a new high intensity neutrino beam at BNL. A new intense proton beam will be used to produce a conventional horn focused neutrino beam directed at a detector located in either the Homestake mine in Lead, South Dakota at 2540 km or the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, NM at 2880 km. As a continuation of the study that produced the letter of intent, this report examines several items in more detail. We mainly concentrate on the use of water Cherenltov detectors because of their size, resolution, and background rejection capability, and cost. We examine the prospects of building such a detector in the Homestake mine. The accelerator upgrade will be carried out in phases. We expect the first phase to yield a 0.4 MW proton beam and the second phase to result in a 1.0 MW beam. The details of this upgrade will be reported in a companion report. In this report we assume accelerator intensity of 1 MW for calculating event rates and spectra. We also assume a total experimental duration of 5 years with running time of 10{sup 7} seconds per year. We examine the target station and the horn produced neutrino beam with focus on two topics: target and horn design for a 1 MW beam and the broad band spectrum of neutrinos from a 28 GeV proton beam.},
doi = {10.2172/805485},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {10}
}

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