24 research outputs found

    Shedding light on LMA-Dark solar neutrino solution by medium baseline reactor experiments: JUNO and RENO-50

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    In the presence of Non-Standard neutral current Interactions (NSI) a new solution to solar neutrino anomaly with cos2θ12<0\cos 2\theta_{12}<0 appears. We investigate how this solution can be tested by upcoming intermediate baseline reactor experiments, JUNO and RENO-50. We point out a degeneracy between the two solutions when both hierarchy and the θ12\theta_{12} octant are flipped. We then comment on how this degeneracy can be partially lifted by long baseline experiments sensitive to matter effects such as the NOvA experiment.Comment: 9 pages, 2 figure

    Measuring Dirac CP-violating phase with intermediate energy beta beam facility

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    Taking the established nonzero value of θ13\theta_{13}, we study the possibility of extracting the Dirac CP-violating phase by a beta beam facility with a boost factor 100<γ<450100<\gamma<450. We compare the performance of different setups with different baselines, boost factors and detector technologies. We find that an antineutrino beam from 6^6He decay with a baseline of L=1300L=1300 km has a very promising CP discovery potential using a 500 kton Water Cherenkov (WC) detector. Fortunately this baseline corresponds to the distance between FermiLAB to Sanford underground research facility in South Dakota.Comment: 14 pages, 7 figure

    Revisiting the quantum decoherence scenario as an explanation for the LSND anomaly

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    We propose an explanation for the LSND anomaly based on quantum decoherence, postulating an exponential behavior for the decoherence parameters as a function of the neutrino energy. Within this ansatz decoherence effects are suppressed for neutrino energies above 200 MeV as well as around and below few MeV, restricting deviations from standard three-flavour oscillations only to the LSND energy range of 20--50 MeV. The scenario is consistent with the global data on neutrino oscillations, alleviates the tension between LSND and KARMEN, and predicts a null-result for MiniBooNE. No sterile neutrinos are introduced, conflict with cosmology is avoided, and no tension between short-baseline appearance and disappearance data arises. The proposal can be tested at planned reactor experiments with baselines of around 50 km, such as JUNO or RENO-50.Comment: 14 pages, 6 figures; version appeared in JHE