LBNO-DEMO: Large-scale neutrino detector demonstrators for phased performance assessment in view of a long-baseline oscillation experiment

L. Agostino 1 B. Andrieu 2 R. Asfandiyarov D. Autiero 3 O. Bésida 4 F. Bay R. Bayes A. M. Blebea-Apostu A. Blondel 3 M. Bogomilov S. Bolognesi 4 S. Bordoni A. Bravar M. Buizza-Avanzini 1 F. Cadoux D. Caiulo 3 M. Calin M. Campanelli C. Cantini L. Chaussard 3 D. Chesneanu N. Colino P. Crivelli I. De Bonis 5 Y. Déclais 3 J. Dawson 1 C. De La Taille P. del Amo Sanchez 5 A. Delbart S. Di Luise D. Duchesneau 5 F. Dulucq J. Dumarchez 2 I. Efthymiopoulos S. Emery 4 T. Enqvist L. Epprecht T. Esanu D. Franco 1, 3 M. Friend V. Galymov 3 A. Gendotti C. Giganti 2 I. Gil-Botella M. C Gomoiu P. Gorodetzky 1 A. Haesler T. Hasegawa S. Horikawa M. Ieva A. Jipa Y. Karadzhov I. Karpikov A. Khotjantsev A. Korzenev D. Kryn 1 Y. Kudenko P. Kuusiniemi I. Lazanu J. -M. Levy 2 K. Loo T. Lux J. Maalampi R. M. Margineanu J. Marteau 3 C. Martin G. Martin-Chassard E. Mazzucato 4 A. Mefodiev O. Mineev B. Mitrica S. Murphy T. Nakadaira M. Nessi K. Nikolics L. Nita E. Noah P. Novella 1 G. A. Nuijten T. Ovsiannikova C. Palomares T. Patzak 1 E. Pennacchio 3 L. Periale H. Pessard 5 B. Popov 2 M. Ravonel M. Rayner C. Regenfus C. Ristea O. Ristea A. Robert 2 A. Rubbia K. Sakashita F. Sanchez R. Santorelli E. Scantamburlo F. Sergiampietri D. Sgalaberna M. Slupecki F. J. P. Soler D. L. Stanca A. Tonazzo 1 W. H. Trzaska R. Tsenov G. Vankova-Kirilova F. Vannucci 1 G. Vasseur A. Verdugo T. Viant S. Wu N. Yershov L. Zambelli M. Zito
Abstract : In June 2012, an Expression of Interest for a long-baseline experiment (LBNO) has been submitted to the CERN SPSC. LBNO considers three types of neutrino detector technologies: a double-phase liquid argon (LAr) TPC and a magnetised iron detector as far detectors. For the near detector, a high-pressure gas TPC embedded in a calorimeter and a magnet is the baseline design. A mandatory milestone is a concrete prototyping effort towards the envisioned large-scale detectors, and an accompanying campaign of measurements aimed at assessing the detector associated systematic errors. The proposed $6\times 6\times 6$m$^3$ DLAr is an industrial prototype of the design discussed in the EoI and scalable to 20 kton or 50~kton. It is to be constructed and operated in a controlled laboratory and surface environment with test beam access, such as the CERN North Area (NA). Its successful operation and full characterisation will be a fundamental milestone, likely opening the path to an underground deployment of larger detectors. The response of the DLAr demonstrator will be measured and understood with an unprecedented precision in a charged particle test beam (0.5-20 GeV/c). The exposure will certify the assumptions and calibrate the response of the detector, and allow to develop and to benchmark sophisticated reconstruction algorithms, such as those of 3-dimensional tracking, particle ID and energy flow in liquid argon. All these steps are fundamental for validating the correctness of the physics performance described in the LBNO EoI.
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217 pages, 164 figures, LBNO-DEMO (CERN WA105) Collaboration. 2015
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L. Agostino, B. Andrieu, R. Asfandiyarov, D. Autiero, O. Bésida, et al.. LBNO-DEMO: Large-scale neutrino detector demonstrators for phased performance assessment in view of a long-baseline oscillation experiment. 217 pages, 164 figures, LBNO-DEMO (CERN WA105) Collaboration. 2015. 〈in2p3-01229977〉

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