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Title: Matter density profile shape effects at DUNE

Quantum mechanical interactions between neutrinos and matter along the path of propagation, the Wolfenstein matter effect, are of particular importance for the upcoming long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments, specifically the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). Here, we explore specifically what about the matter density profile can be measured by DUNE, considering both the shape and normalization of the profile between the neutrinos' origin and detection. Additionally, we explore the capability of a perturbative method for calculating neutrino oscillation probabilities and whether this method is suitable for DUNE. In conclusion, we also briefly quantitatively explore the ability of DUNE to measure the Earth's matter density, and the impact of performing this measurement on measuring standard neutrino oscillation parameters.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
  2. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-18-019-T; NUHEP-TH-18-02; arXiv:1802.06784
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 1656576
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359; SC0010143
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
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:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1460479
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1437394

Kelly, Kevin J., and Parke, Stephen J.. Matter density profile shape effects at DUNE. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.015025.
Kelly, Kevin J., & Parke, Stephen J.. Matter density profile shape effects at DUNE. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.015025.
Kelly, Kevin J., and Parke, Stephen J.. 2018. "Matter density profile shape effects at DUNE". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.015025.
@article{osti_1460479,
title = {Matter density profile shape effects at DUNE},
author = {Kelly, Kevin J. and Parke, Stephen J.},
abstractNote = {Quantum mechanical interactions between neutrinos and matter along the path of propagation, the Wolfenstein matter effect, are of particular importance for the upcoming long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments, specifically the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). Here, we explore specifically what about the matter density profile can be measured by DUNE, considering both the shape and normalization of the profile between the neutrinos' origin and detection. Additionally, we explore the capability of a perturbative method for calculating neutrino oscillation probabilities and whether this method is suitable for DUNE. In conclusion, we also briefly quantitatively explore the ability of DUNE to measure the Earth's matter density, and the impact of performing this measurement on measuring standard neutrino oscillation parameters.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.98.015025},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 1,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}