A Proposal for a Three Detector Short-Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Program in the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam



Acciarri, R, Adams, C, An, R, Andreopoulos, C ORCID: 0000-0003-2020-8215, Ankowski, AM, Antonello, M, Asaadi, J, Badgett, W, Bagby, L, Baibussinov, B
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Abstract

A Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) physics program of three LAr-TPC detectors located along the Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB) at Fermilab is presented. This new SBN Program will deliver a rich and compelling physics opportunity, including the ability to resolve a class of experimental anomalies in neutrino physics and to perform the most sensitive search to date for sterile neutrinos at the eV mass-scale through both appearance and disappearance oscillation channels. Using data sets of 6.6e20 protons on target (P.O.T.) in the LAr1-ND and ICARUS T600 detectors plus 13.2e20 P.O.T. in the MicroBooNE detector, we estimate that a search for muon neutrino to electron neutrino appearance can be performed with ~5 sigma sensitivity for the LSND allowed (99% C.L.) parameter region. In this proposal for the SBN Program, we describe the physics analysis, the conceptual design of the LAr1-ND detector, the design and refurbishment of the T600 detector, the necessary infrastructure required to execute the program, and a possible reconfiguration of the BNB target and horn system to improve its performance for oscillation searches.

Item Type: Internet Publication
Additional Information: 209 pages, 129 figures
Uncontrolled Keywords: physics.ins-det, physics.ins-det, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 14:24
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2019 14:27
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URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3004065
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