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Title: Robust measurement of supernova ν e spectra with future neutrino detectors

Measuring precise all-flavor neutrino information from a supernova is crucial for understanding the core-collapse process as well as neutrino properties. We apply a chi-squared analysis for different detector setups to explore determination of ν e spectral parameters. Using a long-term two-dimensional core-collapse simulation with three time-varying spectral parameters, we generate mock data to examine the capabilities of the current Super-Kamiokande detector and compare the relative improvements that gadolinium, Hyper-Kamiokande, and DUNE would have. We show that in a realistic three spectral parameter framework, the addition of gadolinium to Super-Kamiokande allows for a qualitative improvement in νe determination. Efficient neutron tagging will allow Hyper-Kamiokande to constrain spectral information more strongly in both the accretion and cooling phases. Overall, significant improvements will be made by Hyper-Kamiokande and DUNE, allowing for much more precise determination of ν e spectral parameters.
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  1. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States). Dept. of Physics
  2. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Dept. of Physics
  3. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States). Center for Neutrino Physics, Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515; EXC-1098; KO 4820/1-1; FOR 2239; 637506; SC0018327
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; German Research Foundation (DFG); European Union (EU)
Country of Publication:
United States
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