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Title: The neutrino mass hierarchy measurement with a neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea: A feasibility study

With the measurement of a non zero value of the θ{sub 13} neutrino mixing parameter, interest in neutrinos as source of the baryon asymmetry of the universe has increased. Among the measurements of a rich and varied program in near future neutrino physics is the determination of the mass hierarchy. We present the status of a study of the feasibility of using a densely instrumented undersea neutrino detector to determine the mass hierarchy, utilizing the Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein (MSW) effect on atmospheric neutrino oscillations. The detector will use technology developed for KM3NeT. We present the systematic studies of the optimization of a detector in the required 5–10 GeV energy regime. These studies include new tracking and interaction identification algorithms as well as geometrical optimizations of the detector.
Authors:
 [1] ;
  1. Physics Laboratory, Hellenic Open University (Greece)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22390632
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1630; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: VLVvT 13: 6. International Workshop on Very Large Volumte Neutrino Telescopes, Stockholm (Sweden), 5-7 Aug 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ALGORITHMS; ASYMMETRY; BARYONS; CHERENKOV COUNTERS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; GEV RANGE; MEDITERRANEAN SEA; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; NEUTRINO DETECTION; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; NEUTRINOS; OPTIMIZATION; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; TELESCOPE COUNTERS; UNIVERSE