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SOX : Short Distance Neutrino Oscillations with Borexino

Author(s): Bravo-Berguno, D; Agostini, M; Althenmueller, K; Bellini, G; Benziger, J; et al

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Abstract: The Borexino detector has convincingly shown its outstanding performance in the in the sub-MeV regime through its unprecedented accomplishments in the solar and geo-neutrinos detection, which make it the ideal tool to unambiguously test the long-standing issue of the existence of a sterile neutrino, as suggested by several anomalies: the outputs of the LSND and Miniboone experiments, the results of the source calibration of the two Gallium solar nu experiments, and the recently hinted reactor anomaly. The SOX project will exploit two sources, based on chromium and cerium, which deployed under the experiment will emit two intense beams of nu(e) (Cr) and (nu) over bar (e) (Ce). Interacting in the active volume of the liquid scintillator, each beam would create a spatial wave pattern in case of oscillation of the nu(e) (or (nu) over bar (e)) into the sterile state, which would be the smoking gun proving the existence of the new sterile member of the neutrino family. Otherwise, its absence will allow setting very stringent limit on its existence.
Publication Date: Apr-2016
Electronic Publication Date: 31-May-2016
Citation: Bravo-Berguno, D, Agostini, M, Althenmueller, K, Bellini, G, Benziger, J, Berton, N, Bick, D, Bonfini, G, Caccianiga, B, Cadonati, L, Calaprice, F, Caminata, A, Cavalcante, P, Chavarria, A, Chepurnov, A, Cribier, M, D Angelo, D, Davini, S, Derbin, A, di Noto, L, Durero, M, Empl, A, Etenko, A, Farinon, S, Fischer, V, Fomenko, K, Franco, D, Gabriele, F, Gaffiot, J, Galbiati, C, Gazzana, S, Ghiano, C, Giammarchi, M, Goeger-Neff, M, Goretti, A, Grandi, L, Gromov, M, Hagner, C, Houdy, Hungerford, E, Ianni, Aldo, Ianni, Andrea, Jonqueres, N, Kobychev, V, Korablev, D, Korga, G, Kryn, D, Lasserre, T, Laubenstein, M, Lehnert, B, Lewke, T, Link, J, Litvinovich, E, Lombardi, F, Lombardi, P, Ludhova, L, Lukyanchenko, G, Machulin, I, Manecki, S, Maneschg, W, Marcocci, S, Maricic, J, Meindl, Q, Mention, G, Meroni, E, Meyer, M, Miramonti, L, Misiaszek, M, Montuschi, M, Mosteiro, P, Muratova, V, Musenich, R, Oberauer, L, Obolensky, M, Ortica, Otis, K, Pallavicini, M, Papp, L, Perasso, L, Pocar, A, Ranucci, G, Razeto, A, Re, A, Romani, A, Rossi, N, Saldanha, R, Salvo, C, Schoenert, S, Scola, L, Simgen, H, Skorokhvatov, M, Smirnov, O, Sotnikov, A, Sukhotin, S, Suvorov, Y, Tartaglia, R, Testera, G, Veyssiere, C, Vivier, M, Vogelaar, RB, von Feilitzsch, F, Wang, H, Winter, J, Wojcik, M, Wright, A, Wurm, M, Zaimidoroga, O, Zavatarelli, S, Zuber, K, Zuzel, G, Collaboration, SOX. (SOX : Short Distance Neutrino Oscillations with Borexino. NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS PROCEEDINGS, 273 (1760 - 1764. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2015.09.283
DOI: doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2015.09.283
ISSN: 2405-6014
EISSN: 1873-3832
Pages: 1760 - 1764
Type of Material: Conference Article
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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