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A Proposal for a Detector 2 km Away From the T2K Neutrino Source
E. Kearns, M. Litos, J. Raaf, J. Stone, L.R. Sulak, J. Bouchez, C. Cavata, M. Fechner, L. Mosca, F. Pierre, M. Zito, I. Gil-Botella, P. Ladron de Guevara, L. Romero, E. Aprile, K. Giboni, K. Ni, M. Yamashita, K. Scholberg, N. Tanimoto, C.W. Walter, W. Bachmann, A. Badertscher, M. Baer, Y. Ge, M. Laranchi, A. Meregaglia1, M. Messina, G. Natterer, A. Rubbia, I. Higuchi, Y. Itow, T. Kajita, K. Kaneyuki, Y. Koshi, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, N. Nakahata, S. Nakayama, T. Namba, K. Okumura, Y. Obayashi, C. Saji, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, Y. Takeuchi, A. Ereditato, D. Kie Lczewska, A. Szelc, A. Zalewska, A. Butkevich, S.P. Mikheyev, P. Przewlocki, E. Rondio, J. Holeczek, J. Kisiel, G. Mannocchi2, O. Palamara, S. Dazeley, S. Hatakeyama, R. Mcneil, W. Metcalf, R. Svoboda, F. Cavanna, G. Piano Mortari, D. Casper, J. Dunmore, S. Mine, H.W. Sobel, W.R. Kropp, M.B. Smy, M.R. Vagins, D. Cline, M. Felcini, B. Lisowski, C. Matthey, S. Otwinowski, D. Autiero2, Y. Declais2, J. Marteau2, A. Bueno, S. Navas-Concha, P.K. Lightfoot, N. Spooner, P. Picchi, J.J. Cadenas, H. Berns, R. Gran, J. Wilkes, J. Sobczyk, A. Curioni, B.T. Fleming
OPERA Collaboration(s)

We propose building a detector site 2km from the neutrino production point of the the T2K experiment. At this distance, almost the same neutrino flux is measured as that seen at Super-K 295 km away. We propose to measure this flux with both a 1 kton water Cherenkov detector which has been optimized to match Super-K resolution, and a 100 ton fiducial volume liquid argon time projection chamber which will provide fine grain imaging and low particle detection thresholds for a precise study of neutrino interactions at the relevant energies. High energy muons which exit the water Cherenkov detector will be measured by an iron muon ranger. In this document, we show that combination of a detector made with the same target as Super-K, with almost the same detector response, and an extremely fine-grained tracking chamber sited in the off-axis beam, will allow us to predict the events seen at Super-K with very little correction other than that of geometric acceptance.
1 :  DRS-IPHC - Département Recherches Subatomiques
2 :  IPNL - Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon
Physique/Physique/Instrumentations et Détecteurs
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