Beta beams for precision measurement of neutrino oscillation parameters

Abstract : Neutrino oscillations have implications for the Standard Model of particle physics. The CERN Beta Beam has outstanding capabilities to contribute to precision measurements of the parameters governing neutrino oscillations. The FP7 collaboration EUROnu (2008-2012) is a design study that will review three facilities (Super-Beams, Beta Beams and Neutrino Factories) and perform a cost assessment that, coupled with the physics performance, will give means to the European research authorities to make decisions on future European neutrino oscillation facilities. "Beta Beams" produce collimated pure electron (anti)neutrinos by accelerating beta active ions to high energies and having them decay in a storage ring. Using existing machines and infrastructure is an advantage for the cost evaluation; however, this choice is also constraining the Beta Beams. Recent work to make the Beta Beam facility a solid option will be described: production of Beta Beam isotopes, the 60 GHz pulsed ECR source development, integration into the LHC-upgrades, insure the high intensity ion beam stability, and optimizations to get high neutrino fluxes. The costing approach will also be described
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International Particle Accelerator Conference - IPAC'12, May 2012, New Orleans, United States. Joint Accelerator Conferences Website, IPAC2012, pp.3939-3941


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E. Wildner, E. Benedetto, C. Hansen, T. De Melo Mendonca, T. Stora, et al.. Beta beams for precision measurement of neutrino oscillation parameters. International Particle Accelerator Conference - IPAC'12, May 2012, New Orleans, United States. Joint Accelerator Conferences Website, IPAC2012, pp.3939-3941. <in2p3-00719997>

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