25-31 August 2019
The Grand Hotel Daegu
Asia/Seoul timezone

Neutral Current events and new physics at nuSTORM

27 Aug 2019, 17:15
25m
Plaza Hall (5F) (The Grand Hotel Daegu)

Plaza Hall (5F)

The Grand Hotel Daegu

Oral Presentation Working Group 5

Speaker

Alan Bross (Fermilab)

Description

The nuSTORM facility will provide \nu_e and \nu_\mu beams from the
decay of low energy muons confined within a storage ring. The
instrumentation of the ring, combined with the excellent knowledge of
muon decay, will make it possible to determine the neutrino flux at
the %-level or better. The neutrino and anti-neutrino event rates are
such that the nuSTORM facility serving a suite of near detectors will
be able to measure \nu_eN and \nu_\muN cross sections with the %-level
precision required to allow the next generation of long-baseline
neutrino-oscillation experiments to fulfil their potential.
The physics potential of nuSTORM also includes exquistely sensitive
searches for light sterile neutrinos such as those that have been
postulated to explain the LSND or MiniBOONE results. The study
conducted for delineating the sterile neutrino sensitvity reach of
nuSTORM used charged current muon and antimuon events. However, there
will also be a large number of neutral current events, which may
contribute to enhance the sensitvity of nuSTORM. In this work we
investigate the usefulness of neutral current events to probe sterile
neutrinos and other new physics at nuSTORM.

Working Group WG1 : Neutrino Oscillation Physics

Primary author

Kenneth Richard Long (Imperial College (GB))

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