PS09 Neutrino Properties and Oscillations
The NuMI off-axis long baseline experiment
CCLRC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory; Chilton, Didcot, OXON; OX11 0QX, United Kingdom
Accepted: 12 December 2003
Published online: 18 December 2003
Several different experiments have now established that neutrinos do oscillate or may have presented experimental evidence that can be explained by neutrino oscillations [1,2,3,4,5]. The purpose of future experiments is now to measure with high precision the parameters of the neutrino mixing or so-called MNS matrix. One of those experiments is planned at the powerful NuMI neutrino beam line. The experiment is especially designed to obtain a high sensitivity for electron neutrino appearance in a muon neutrino beam. This measurement is related to the mixing angle Θ 13, which is so far undetermined from previous measurements. This article will report on possible technology choices and the physics reach of the experiment.
© Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2004