17-24 July 2013
KTH and Stockholm University Campus
Europe/Stockholm timezone

A lepton CP violation discovery experiment using a unique neutrino Super Beam

19 Jul 2013, 17:40
D3 (KTH Campus)


KTH Campus

Talk presentation Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Tord Johan Carl Ekelof (Uppsala University (SE))


The European Spallation Source linac has the potential to become the proton driver of - in addition to the world’s most intense pulsed spallation neutron source - the world’s most intense neutrino beam. The physics performance of this neutrino beam in conjunction with a megaton water Cherenkov neutrino detector installed ca 1000 m down in a mine at a distance of ca 500 km from ESS will be described. The superior potential of such a neutrino experiment for lepton CP violation discovery, with the potential to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in Universe, is discussed as well as the sensitivity to the neutrino mass hierarchy. In addition, the megaton neutrino detector will enable very high sensitivity proton-decay and astrophysics searches. The equipment required to operate the ESS linac for neutrino beam production in parallel with neutron production, like increased radio-frequency power sources, a pulse compressor accumulator ring and a neutrino target,will also be discussed.

Primary author

Tord Johan Carl Ekelof (Uppsala University (SE))


Dr Elena Wildner (CERN) Dr Enrique Martinez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Mr Henrik Öhman (Uppsala University) Dr Maros Dracos (CRNS/IN2P3 Strasbourg) Dr Mats Lindroos (ESS) Dr Nikolaos Vassilopoulos (CNRS/IN2P3 Strasbourg)

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