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Proposal for an Electron Antineutrino Disappearance Search Using High-Rate 8Li Production and Decay

Bungau, Adriana, Adelmann, A., Alonso, J.R., Barletta, W., Barlow, Roger, Bartoszek, L., Calabretta, L., Calanna, A., Campo, D., Conrad, J.M., Djurcic, Z., Kamyshkov, Y., Shaevitz, M.H., Shimizu, I., Smidt, T., Spitz, J., Wascko, M., Winslow, L.A. and Yang, J.J. (2012) Proposal for an Electron Antineutrino Disappearance Search Using High-Rate 8Li Production and Decay. Physical Review Letters, 109 (14). p. 141802. ISSN 0031-9007

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces a novel, high-intensity source of electron antineutrinos from the production and subsequent decay of 8Li. When paired with an existing ~1 kton scintillator-based detector, this <E_\nu>=6.4 MeV source opens a wide range of possible searches for beyond standard model physics via studies of the inverse beta decay interaction. In particular, the experimental design described here has unprecedented sensitivity to electron antineutrino disappearance at $\Delta m^2\sim$ 1 eV$^2$ and features the ability to distinguish between the existence of zero, one, and two sterile neutrinos.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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    Depositing User: Graham Stone
    Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 16:02
    Last Modified: 12 Oct 2012 12:54
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/15099

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