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Title: Overview of the Neutrinos from Stored Muons Facility - nuSTORM

Neutrino beams produced from the decay of muons in a racetrack-like decay ring (the so called Neutrino Factory) provide a powerful way to study neutrino oscillation physics and, in addition, provide unique beams for neutrino interaction studies. The Neutrinos from STORed Muons (nuSTORM) facility uses a neutrino factory-like design. Due to the particular nature of nuSTORM, it can also provide an intense, very pure, muon neutrino beam from pion decay. This so-called 'Neo-conventional' muon-neutrino beam from nuSTORM makes nuSTORM a hybrid neutrino factory. Here in this paper we describe the facility and give a detailed description of the neutrino beams that are available and the precision to which they can be characterized. We then show its potential for a neutrino interaction physics program and present sensitivity plots that indicate how well the facility can perform for short-baseline oscillation searches. Lastly, we comment on the performance potential of a 'Neo-conventional' muon neutrino beam optimized for long-baseline neutrino-oscillation physics.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [1] ;  [5] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [6] ;  [2]
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States). Accelerator Physics Center
  2. Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom). Cockcroft Inst.
  3. Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland (United Kingdom). School of Physics and Astronomy
  4. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
  5. Imperial College, London (United Kingdom). Dept. of Physics
  6. Imperial College, London (United Kingdom). Dept. of Physics; Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Oxford (United Kingdom). Rutherford Appleton Lab., ISIS Neutron Source
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-17-336-APC
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221; 1611230
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 07; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Accelerator Applications; Neutrino detectors
OSTI Identifier:
1390196