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Physics potential of the CERN-MEMPHYS neutrino oscillation project

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dc.contributor.author Campagne, Jean-Eric en_US
dc.contributor.author Maltoni, Michele en_US
dc.contributor.author Mezzetto, Mauro en_US
dc.contributor.author Schwetz, Thomas en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-04-19T10:33:48Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-07T20:27:38Z
dc.date.available 2006-04-19T10:33:48Z en_US
dc.date.available 2011-09-07T20:27:38Z
dc.date.issued 2006-04-19T10:33:48Z en_US
dc.identifier.citation JHEP 04 (2007) 003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://preprints.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/1823 en_US
dc.description.abstract We consider the physics potential of CERN based neutrino oscillation experiments consisting of a Beta Beam (BB) and a Super Beam (SPL) sending neutrinos to MEMPHYS, a 440 kt water Cerenkov detector at Frejus, at a distance of 130 km from CERN. The $\theta_{13}$ discovery reach and the sensitivity to CP violation are investigated, including a detailed discussion of parameter degeneracies and systematical errors. For BB and SPL sensitivities similar to the ones of the phase II of the T2K experiment (T2HK) are obtained, where the results for the CERN-MEMPHYS experiments are less affected by systematical uncertainties. We point out that by a combination of data from BB and SPL a measurement with antineutrinos is not necessary and hence the same physics results can be obtained within about half of the measurement time compared to one single experiment. Furthermore, it is shown how including data from atmospheric neutrinos in the MEMPHYS detector allows to resolve parameter degeneracies and, in particular, provides sensitivity to the neutrino mass hierarchy and the octant of $\theta_{23}$. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SISSA;16/2006/EP en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries arXiv.org;hep-ph/0603172 en_US
dc.relation.uri 10.1088/1126-6708/2007/04/003 en_US
dc.title Physics potential of the CERN-MEMPHYS neutrino oscillation project en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.contributor.department Elementary Particle Theory en_US
dc.contributor.area Physics en_US


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