2-9 July 2014
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

Intense Neutrino Super Beam Experiment for Leptonic CP Violation Discovery based on the European Spallation Source Linac

3 Jul 2014, 17:15
Auditorium 3B ()

Auditorium 3B

Oral presentation Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Dr. Marcos Dracos (IPHC/IN2P3 Strasbourg)


The European Spallation Source (ESS) linac with 5 MW proton power 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 that neutrino Super Beam in conjunction with a megaton Water Cherenkov neutrino detector installed 1000 m down in a mine at a distance of about 500 km from ESS will be described. In particular, the superior potential of such a neutrino experiment placed at the 2nd oscillation maximum to discover the lepton CP violation in order to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in Universe and also the neutrino mass hierarchy will be presented. In addition, the choice of such detector will extent the physics program to proton-decay, atmospheric neutrinos and astrophysics searches. The ESS proton linac, the target station optimization and the physics potential will be described.

Primary author

Dr. Marcos Dracos (IPHC/IN2P3 Strasbourg)


Prof. Tord Ekelof (Uppsala University)

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