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Title: DUNE as the Next-Generation Solar Neutrino Experiment

Abstract

We show that the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), with significant but feasible new efforts, has the potential to deliver world-leading results in solar neutrinos. With a $$\mathrm{100 kton - yr}$$ exposure, DUNE could detect ≳$$\mathrm{10^5}$$ signal events above 5 MeV electron energy. Separate precision measurements of neutrino-mixing parameters and the $$\mathrm{^8B}$$ flux could be made using two detection channels ($$ν_e + \mathrm{^{40}Ar}$$ and $$ν_{e,μ,τ} + e^-$$) and the day-night effect (>$$\mathrm{10σ}$$). New particle physics may be revealed through the comparison of solar neutrinos (with matter effects) and reactor neutrinos (without), which is discrepant by ~$$\mathrm{2σ}$$ (and could become $$\mathrm{5.6σ}$$). New astrophysics may be revealed through the most precise measurement of the $$\mathrm{^8B}$$ flux (to 2.5%) and the first detection of the hep flux (to 11%). DUNE is required: No other experiment, even proposed, has been shown capable of fully realizing these discovery opportunities.

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SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
OSTI Identifier:
1566934
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OSTI ID: 1566886
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
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Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters Journal Volume: 123 Journal Issue: 13; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

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Capozzi, Francesco, Li, Shirley Weishi, Zhu, Guanying, and Beacom, John F. DUNE as the Next-Generation Solar Neutrino Experiment. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.131803.
Capozzi, Francesco, Li, Shirley Weishi, Zhu, Guanying, & Beacom, John F. DUNE as the Next-Generation Solar Neutrino Experiment. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.131803.
Capozzi, Francesco, Li, Shirley Weishi, Zhu, Guanying, and Beacom, John F. Fri . "DUNE as the Next-Generation Solar Neutrino Experiment". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.131803.
@article{osti_1566934,
title = {DUNE as the Next-Generation Solar Neutrino Experiment},
author = {Capozzi, Francesco and Li, Shirley Weishi and Zhu, Guanying and Beacom, John F.},
abstractNote = {We show that the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), with significant but feasible new efforts, has the potential to deliver world-leading results in solar neutrinos. With a $\mathrm{100 kton - yr}$ exposure, DUNE could detect ≳$\mathrm{10^5}$ signal events above 5 MeV electron energy. Separate precision measurements of neutrino-mixing parameters and the $\mathrm{^8B}$ flux could be made using two detection channels ($ν_e + \mathrm{^{40}Ar}$ and $ν_{e,μ,τ} + e^-$) and the day-night effect (>$\mathrm{10σ}$). New particle physics may be revealed through the comparison of solar neutrinos (with matter effects) and reactor neutrinos (without), which is discrepant by ~$\mathrm{2σ}$ (and could become $\mathrm{5.6σ}$). New astrophysics may be revealed through the most precise measurement of the $\mathrm{^8B}$ flux (to 2.5%) and the first detection of the hep flux (to 11%). DUNE is required: No other experiment, even proposed, has been shown capable of fully realizing these discovery opportunities.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.131803},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 13,
volume = 123,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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