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Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Conceptual Design Report Volume 2: The Physics Program for DUNE at LBNF

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DUNE Collaboration, R Acciarri, MA Acero, M Adamowski, C Adams, P Adamson, S Adhikari, Z Ahmad, CH Albright, T Alion, E Amador, J Anderson, K Anderson, C Andreopoulos, M Andrews, R Andrews, I Anghel, JD Anjos, A Ankowski, M Antonello, A ArandaFernandez, A Ariga, T Ariga, D Aristizabal, E Arrieta-Diaz, K Aryal, J Asaadi, D Asner, MS Athar, M Auger, A Aurisano, V Aushev, D Autiero, M Avila, JJ Back, X Bai, B Baibussinov, M Baird, AB Balantekin, B Baller, P Ballett, B Bambah, M Bansal, S Bansal, GJ Barker, WA Barletta, G Barr, N Barros, L Bartoszek, A Bashyal, M Bass, F Bay, J Beacom, BR Behera, G Bellettini, V Bellini, O Beltramello, PA Benetti, A Bercellie, M Bergevin, E Berman, H Berns, R Bernstein, S Bertolucci, B Bhandari, V Bhatnagar, B Bhuyan, J Bian, K Biery, M Bishai, T Blackburn, A Blake, FDM Blaszczyk, E Blaufuss, B Bleakley, E Blucher, V Bocean, F Boffelli, J Boissevain, S Bolognesi, T Bolton, M Bonesini, T Boone, C Booth, S Bordoni, M Borysova, B Bourguille, SB Boyd, D Brailsford, A Brandt, J Bremer, S Brice, C Bromberg, G Brooijmans, G Brown, R Brown, G Brunetti, X Bu, N Buchanan, H Budd, B Bugg, P Calafiura, E Calligarich, E Calvo, L Camilleri, M Campanelli, C Cantini, B Carls, R Carr, M Cascella, C Castromonte, E CatanoMur, F Cavanna, S Centro, A CerveraVillanueva, VB Chandratre, A Chatterjee, S Chattopadhyay, S Chattopadhyay, L Chaussard, S Chembra, H Chen, K Chen, M Chen, D Cherdack, C Chi, S Childress, S Choubey, BC Choudhary, G Christodoulou, C Christofferson, E Church, D Cianci, D Cline, T Coan, A Cocco, J Coelho, P Cole, G Collin, JM Conrad, M Convery, R Corey, L Corwin, J Cranshaw, P Crivelli, D Cronin-Hennessy, A Curioni, J Cushing, DL Adams, D Dale, SR Das, T Davenne, GS Davies, J Davies, J Dawson, K De, A deGouvea, JK deJong, P deJong, P DeLurgio, M Decowski, A Delbart, C Densham, R Dharmapalan, N Dhingra, S DiLuise, M Diamantopoulou, JS Diaz, G DiazBautista, M Diwan, Z Djurcic, J Dolph, G Drake, D Duchesneau, M Duvernois, H Duyang, DA Dwyer, S Dye, S Dytman, B Eberly, R Edgecock, D Edmunds, S Elliott, M Elnimr, S Emery, E Endress, S Eno, A Ereditato, CO Escobar, J Evans, A Falcone, L Falk, A Farbin, C Farnese, Y Farzan, A Fava, L Favilli, J Felde, J Felix, S Fernandes, L Fields, A Finch, M Fitton, B Fleming, T Forest, J Fowler, W Fox, J Fried, A Friedland, S Fuess, B Fujikawa, A Gago, H Gallagher, S Galymov, T Gamble, R Gandhi, D Garcia-Gamez, S Gardiner, G Garvey, VM Gehman, A Gendotti, GD Geronimo, C Ghag, P Ghoshal, D Gibin, I Gil-Botella, R Gill, D Girardelli, A Giri, S Glavin, D Goeldi, S Golapinni, M Gold, RA Gomes, JJ GomezCadenas, MC Goodman, D Gorbunov, S Goswami, N Graf, N Graf, M Graham, E Gramelini, R Gran, C Grant, N Grant, V Greco, H Greenlee, L Greenler, C Greenley, M Groh, S Grullon, T Grundy, K Grzelak, E Guardincerri, V Guarino, E Guarnaccia, GP Guedes, R Guenette, A Guglielmi, AT Habig, RW Hackenburg, A Hackenburg, H Hadavand, R Haenni, A Hahn, MD Haigh, T Haines, T Hamernik, T Handler, S Hans, D Harris, J Hartnell, T Hasegawa, R Hatcher, A Hatzikoutelis, S Hays, E Hazen, M Headley, A Heavey, K Heeger, J Heise, K Hennessy, J Hewes, A Higuera, T Hill, A Himmel, M Hogan, P Holanda, A Holin, W Honey, S Horikawa, G Horton-Smith, B Howard, J Howell, P Hurh, J Huston, J Hylen, R Imlay, J Insler, G Introzzi, D Ioanisyan, A Ioannisian, K Iwamoto, A Izmaylov, C Jackson, DE Jaffe, C James, E James, F Jediny, C Jen, A Jhingan, S Jiménez, JH Jo, M Johnson, R Johnson, J Johnstone, BJ Jones, J Joshi, H Jostlein, CK Jung, T Junk, A Kaboth, R Kadel, T Kafka, L Kalousis, Y Kamyshkov, G Karagiorgi, D Karasavvas, Y Karyotakis, A Kaur, P Kaur, B Kayser, N Kazaryan, E Kearns, P Keener, S Kemboi, E Kemp, SH Kettell, M Khabibullin, M Khandaker, A Khotjantsev, B Kirby, M Kirby, J Klein, T Kobilarcik, S Kohn, G Koizumi, A Kopylov, M Kordosky, L Kormos, U Kose, VA Kostelecky, M Kramer, I Kreslo, R Kriske, W Kropp, Y Kudenko, VA Kudryavtsev, S Kulagin, A Kumar, G Kumar, J Kumar, L Kumar, T Kutter, A Laminack, K Lande, C Lane, K Lang, F Lanni, J Learned, P Lebrun, D Lee, H Lee, K Lee, WM Lee, MA LeiguideOliveira, Q Li, S Li, S Li, X Li, Y Li, Z Li, J Libo, CS Lin, S Lin, J Ling, J Link, Z Liptak, D Lissauer, L Littenberg, B Littlejohn, Q Liu, T Liu, S Lockwitz, N Lockyer, T Loew, M Lokajicek, K Long, MDL Lopes, JP Lopez, J Losecco, W Louis, J Lowery, M Luethi, K Luk, B Lundberg, T Lundin, X Luo, T Lux, J Lykken, AA Machado, JR Macier, S Magill, G Mahler, K Mahn, M Malek, S Malhotra, D Malon, F Mammoliti, S Mancina, SK Mandal, S Mandodi, SL Manly, A Mann, A Marchionni, W Marciano, C Mariani, J Maricic, A Marino, M Marshak, C Marshall, J Marshall, J Marteau, J Martin-Albo, D Martinez, S Matsuno, J Matthews, C Mauger, K Mavrokoridis, D Mayilyan, E Mazzucato, N McCauley, E McCluskey, N McConkey, K McDonald, KS McFarland, AM McGowan, C McGrew, R McKeown, D McNulty, R McTaggart, A Mefodiev, M Mehrian, P Mehta, D Mei, O Mena, S Menary, H Mendez, A Menegolli, G Meng, Y Meng, H Merritt, D Mertins, M Messier, W Metcalf, M Mewes, H Meyer, T Miao, R Milincic, W Miller, G Mills, O Mineev, O Miranda, CS Mishra, SR Mishra, B Mitrica, D Mladenov, I Mocioiu, R Mohanta, N Mokhov, C Montanari, D Montanari, J Moon, M Mooney, C Moore, J Morfin, B Morgan, C Morris, W Morse, Z Moss, C Mossey, CA Moura, J Mousseau, L Mualem, M Muether, S Mufson, S Murphy, J Musser, R Musser, Y Nakajima, D Naples, J Navarro, D Navas, J Nelson, M Nessi, M Newcomer, Y Ng, R Nichol, TC Nicholls, K Nikolics, E Niner, B Norris, F Noto, P Novakova, P Novella, J Nowak, MS Nunes, H O'Keeffe, R Oldeman, R Oliveira, T Olson, Y Onishchuk, J Osta, T Ovsjannikova, B Page, S Pakvasa, S Pal, O Palamara, A Palazzo, J Paley, C Palomares, E Pantic, V Paolone, V Papadimitriou, J Park, S Parke, Z Parsa, S Pascoli, R Patterson, S Patton, T Patzak, B Paulos, L Paulucci, Z Pavlovic, G Pawloski, S Peeters, E Pennacchio, A Perch, GN Perdue, L Periale, JD Perkin, H Pessard, G Petrillo, R Petti, A Petukhov, F Pietropaolo, R Plunkett, S Pordes, M Potekhin, R Potenza, B Potukuchi, N Poudyal, O Prokofiev, N Pruthi, P Przewlocki, D Pushka, X Qian, JL Raaf, R Raboanary, V Radeka, A Radovic, G Raffelt, I Rakhno, HT Rakotondramanana, L Rakotondravohitra, YA Ramachers, R Rameika, J Ramsey, A Rappoldi, G Raselli, P Ratoff, B Rebel, C Regenfus, J Reichenbacher, D Reitzner, A Remoto, A Renshaw, S Rescia, M Richardson, K Rielage, K Riesselmann, M Robinson, L Rochester, OB Rodrigues, P Rodrigues, B Roe, M Rosen, RM Roser, M Ross-Lonergan, M Rossella, A Rubbia, C Rubbia, R Rucinski, C RudolphvonRohr, B Russell, D Ruterbories, R Saakyan, N Sahu, P Sala, N Samios, F Sanchez, M Sanchez, B Sands, S Santana, R Santorelli, G Santucci, N Saoulidou, A Scaramelli, H Schellman, P Schlabach, R Schmitt, D Schmitz, J Schneps, K Scholberg, A Schukraft, J Schwehr, E Segreto, S Seibert, JA Sepulveda-Quiroz, F Sergiampietri, L Sexton-Kennedy, D Sgalaberna, M Shaevitz, J Shahi, S Shahsavarani, P Shanahan, SU Shankar, R Sharma, RK Sharma, T Shaw, R Shrock, I Shyrma, N Simos, G Sinev, I Singh, J Singh, J Singh, V Singh, G Sinnis, W Sippach, D Smargianaki, M Smy, E Snider, P Snopok, J Sobczyk, H Sobel, M Soderberg, N Solomey, W Sondheim, M Sorel, A Sousa, K Soustruznik, J Spitz, J Spitz, NJ Spooner, M Stancari, I Stancu, D Stefan, HM Steiner, J Stewart, J Stock, S Stoica, J Stone, J Strait, M Strait, T Strauss, S Striganov, R Sulej, G Sullivan, Y Sun, L Suter, CM Sutera, R Svoboda, B Szczerbinska, A Szelc, S Söldner-Rembold, R Talaga, M Tamsett, S Tariq, E Tatar, R Tayloe, C Taylor, D Taylor, K Terao, M Thiesse, J Thomas, LF Thompson, M Thomson, C Thorn, M Thorpe, X Tian, D Tiedt, SC Timm, A Tonazzo, T Tope, A Topkar, FR Torres, M Torti, M Tortola, F Tortorici, M Toups, C Touramanis, M Tripathi, I Tropin, Y Tsai, KV Tsang, R Tsenov, S Tufanli, C Tull, J Turner, M Tzanov, E Tziaferi, Y Uchida, J Urheim, T Usher, M Vagins, P Vahle, GA Valdiviesso, L Valerio, Z Vallari, J Valle, R VanBerg, R VandeWater, P VanGemmeren, F Varanini, G Varner, G Vasseur, K Vaziri, G Velev, S Ventura, A Verdugo, T Viant, TV Vieira, C Vignoli, C Vilela, B Viren, T Vrba, T Wachala, D Wahl, M Wallbank, N Walsh, B Wang, H Wang, L Wang, T Wang, TK Warburton, D Warner, M Wascko, D Waters, TB Watson, A Weber, M Weber, W Wei, A Weinstein, D Wells, D Wenman, M Wetstein, A White, L Whitehead, D Whittington, M Wilking, J Willhite, P Wilson, RJ Wilson, L Winslow, P Wittich, S Wojcicki, HH Wong, K Wood, E Worcester, M Worcester, S Wu, T Xin, C Yanagisawa, S Yang, T Yang, K Yarritu, J Ye, M Yeh, N Yershov, K Yonehara, B Yu, J Yu, J Zalesak, A Zalewska, B Zamorano, L Zang, A Zani, G Zavala, G Zeller, C Zhang, C Zhang, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, R Zwaska

The Physics Program for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) at the Fermilab Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) is described.


A Proposal for a Three Detector Short-Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Program in the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam

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R Acciarri, C Adams, R An, C Andreopoulos, AM Ankowski, M Antonello, J Asaadi, W Badgett, L Bagby, B Baibussinov, B Baller, G Barr, N Barros, M Bass, V Bellini, P Benetti, S Bertolucci, K Biery, H Bilokon, M Bishai, A Bitadze, A Blake, F Boffelli, T Bolton, M Bonesini, J Bremer, SJ Brice, C Bromberg, L Bugel, E Calligarich, L Camilleri, D Caratelli, B Carls, F Cavanna, S Centro, H Chen, C Chi, E Church, D Cianci, AG Cocco, GH Collin, JM Conrad, M Convery, GD Geronimo, A Dermenev, R Dharmapalan, S Dixon, Z Djurcic, S Dytmam, B Eberly, A Ereditato, J Esquivel, J Evans, A Falcone, C Farnese, A Fava, A Ferrari, BT Fleming, WM Foreman, J Freestone, T Gamble, G Garvey, V Genty, M Geynisman, D Gibin, S Gninenko, D Göldi, S Gollapinni, N Golubev, M Graham, E Gramellini, H Greenlee, R Grosso, R Guenette, A Guglielmi, A Hackenburg, R Hänni, O Hen, J Hewes, J Ho, G Horton-Smith, J Howell, A Ivashkin, C James, CM Jen, RA Johnson, BJP Jones, J Joshi, H Jostlein, D Kaleko, LN Kalousis, G Karagiorgi, W Ketchum, B Kirby, M Kirby, M Kirsanov, J Kisiel, J Klein, J Klinger, T Kobilarcik, U Kose, I Kreslo, VA Kudryavtsev, Y Li, B Littlejohn, D Lissauer, P Livesly, S Lockwitz, WC Louis, M Lüthi, B Lundberg, F Mammoliti, G Mannocchi, A Marchionni, C Mariani, J Marshall, K Mavrokoridis, N McCauley, N McConkey, K McDonald, V Meddage, A Menegolli, G Meng, I Mercer, T Miao, T Miceli, GB Mills, D Mladenov, C Montanari, D Montanari, J Moon, M Mooney, C Moore, Z Moss, MH Moulai, S Mufson, R Murrells, D Naples, M Nessi, M Nicoletto, P Nienaber, B Norris, F Noto, J Nowak, S Pal, O Palamara, V Paolone, V Papavassiliou, S Pate, J Pater, Z Pavlovic, J Perkin, P Picchi, F Pietropaolo, P Płoński, S Pordes, R Potenza, G Pulliam, X Qian, L Qiuguang, JL Raaf, V Radeka, R Rameika, A Rappoldi, GL Raselli, PN Ratoff, B Rebel, M Richardson, L Rochester, M Rossella, C Rubbia, CRV Rohr, B Russell, P Sala, A Scaramelli, DW Schmitz, A Schukraft, W Seligman, MH Shaevitz, B Sippach, E Snider, J Sobczyk, M Soderberg, S Söldner-Rembold, M Spanu, J Spitz, N Spooner, D Stefan, JS John, T Strauss, R Sulej, CM Sutera, AM Szelc, N Tagg, CE Taylor, K Terao, M Thiesse, L Thompson, M Thomson, C Thorn, M Torti, F Tortorici, M Toups, C Touramanis, Y Tsai, T Usher, RVD Water, F Varanini, S Ventura, C Vignoli, T Wachala, M Weber, D Whittington, P Wilson, S Wolbers, T Wongjirad, K Woodruff, M Xu, T Yang, B Yu, A Zani, GP Zeller, J Zennamo, C Zhang

A Short-Baseline Neutrino (SBN) physics program of three LAr-TPC detectors located along the Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB) at Fermilab is presented. This new SBN Program will deliver a rich and compelling physics opportunity, including the ability to resolve a class of experimental anomalies in neutrino physics and to perform the most sensitive search to date for sterile neutrinos at the eV mass-scale through both appearance and disappearance oscillation channels. Using data sets of 6.6e20 protons on target (P.O.T.) in the LAr1-ND and ICARUS T600 detectors plus 13.2e20 P.O.T. in the MicroBooNE detector, we estimate that a search for muon neutrino to electron neutrino appearance can be performed with ~5 sigma sensitivity for the LSND allowed (99% C.L.) parameter region. In this proposal for the SBN Program, we describe the physics analysis, the conceptual design of the LAr1-ND detector, the design and refurbishment of the T600 detector, the necessary infrastructure required to execute the program, and a possible reconfiguration of the BNB target and horn system to improve its performance for oscillation searches.


LAr1-ND: Testing Neutrino Anomalies with Multiple LArTPC Detectors at Fermilab

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C Adams, C Andreopoulos, J Asaadi, B Baller, M Bishai, L Camilleri, F Cavanna, H Chen, E Church, D Cianci, G Collin, J Conrad, A Ereditato, B Fleming, WM Foreman, G Garvey, R Guenette, C Ignarra, B Jones, G Karagiorgi, W Ketchum, I Kreslo, D Lissauer, WC Louis, K Mavrokoridis, N McCauley, GB Mills, O Palamara, Z Pavlovic, X Qian, L Qiuguang, R Rameika, DW Schmitz, M Shaevitz, M Soderberg, J Spitz, AM Szelc, CE Taylor, K Terao, M Thomson, C Thorn, M Toups, C Touramanis, T Strauss, RGVD Water, CRV Rohr, M Weber, B Yu, G Zeller, J Zennamo

This white paper describes LAr1-ND and the compelling physics it brings first in Phase 1 and next towards the full LAr1 program. In addition, LAr1-ND serves as a key step in the development toward large-scale LArTPC detectors. Its development goals will encompass testing existing and possibly innovative designs for LBNE while at the same time providing a training ground for teams working towards LBNE combining timely neutrino physics with experience in detector development.


Search for new phenomena in final states with large jet multiplicities and missing transverse momentum using sqrt s = 7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

The Journal of High Energy Physics 2011 (0)

AJ Barr, more than 10, The ATLAS Collaboration


The T2K Experiment

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T Collaboration, K Abe, N Abgrall, H Aihara, Y Ajima, JB Albert, D Allan, P-A Amaudruz, C Andreopoulos, B Andrieu, MD Anerella, C Angelsen, S Aoki, O Araoka, J Argyriades, A Ariga, T Ariga, S Assylbekov, JPAMD André, D Autiero, A Badertscher, O Ballester, M Barbi, GJ Barker, P Baron, G Barr, L Bartoszek, M Batkiewicz, F Bay, S Bentham, V Berardi, BE Berger, H Berns, I Bertram, M Besnier, J Beucher, D Beznosko, S Bhadra, P Birney, D Bishop, E Blackmore, FDM Blaszczyk, J Blocki, A Blondel, A Bodek, C Bojechko, J Bouchez, T Boussuge, SB Boyd, M Boyer, N Braam, R Bradford, A Bravar, K Briggs, JD Brinson, C Bronner, DG Brook-Roberge, M Bryant, N Buchanan, H Budd, M Cadabeschi, RG Calland, D Calvet, JC Rodríguez, J Carroll, SL Cartwright, A Carver, R Castillo, MG Catanesi, C Cavata, A Cazes, A Cervera, JP Charrier, C Chavez, S Choi, S Chollet, G Christodoulou, P Colas, J Coleman, W Coleman, G Collazuol, K Connolly, P Cooke, A Curioni, A Dabrowska, I Danko, R Das, GS Davies, S Davis, M Day, XDL Broise, PD Perio, GD Rosa, T Dealtry, A Debraine, E Delagnes, A Delbart, C Densham, FD Lodovico, SD Luise, PD Tran, J Dobson, J Doornbos, U Dore, O Drapier, F Druillole, F Dufour, J Dumarchez, T Durkin, S Dytman, M Dziewiecki, M Dziomba, B Ellison, S Emery, A Ereditato, JE Escallier, L Escudero, LS Esposito, W Faszer, M Fechner, A Ferrero, A Finch, C Fisher, M Fitton, R Flight, D Forbush, E Frank, K Fransham, Y Fujii, Y Fukuda, M Gallop, V Galymov, GL Ganetis, FC Gannaway, A Gaudin, J Gaweda, A Gendotti, M George, S Giffin, C Giganti, K Gilje, I Giomataris, J Giraud, AK Ghosh, T Golan, M Goldhaber, JJ Gomez-Cadenas, S Gomi, M Gonin, M Goyette, A Grant, N Grant, F Grañena, S Greenwood, P Gumplinger, P Guzowski, MD Haigh, K Hamano, C Hansen, T Hara, PF Harrison, B Hartfiel, M Hartz, T Haruyama, R Hasanen, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, S Hastings, A Hatzikoutelis, K Hayashi, Y Hayato, TDJ Haycock, C Hearty, RL Helmer, R Henderson, S Herlant, N Higashi, J Hignight, K Hiraide, E Hirose, J Holeczek, N Honkanen, S Horikawa, A Hyndman, AK Ichikawa, K Ieki, M Ieva, M Iida, M Ikeda, J Ilic, J Imber, T Ishida, C Ishihara, T Ishii, SJ Ives, M Iwasaki, K Iyogi, A Izmaylov, B Jamieson, RA Johnson, KK Joo, G Jover-Manas, CK Jung, H Kaji, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, K Kaneyuki, D Karlen, K Kasami, V Kasey, I Kato, H Kawamuko, E Kearns, L Kellet, M Khabibullin, M Khaleeq, N Khan, A Khotjantsev, D Kielczewska, T Kikawa, JY Kim, S-B Kim, N Kimura, B Kirby, J Kisiel, P Kitching, T Kobayashi, G Kogan, S Koike, T Komorowski, A Konaka, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, K Koseki, Y Koshio, Y Kouzuma, K Kowalik, V Kravtsov, I Kreslo, W Kropp, H Kubo, J Kubota, Y Kudenko, N Kulkarni, L Kurchaninov, Y Kurimoto, R Kurjata, Y Kurosawa, T Kutter, J Lagoda, K Laihem, R Langstaff, M Laveder, TB Lawson, PT Le, AL Coguie, ML Ross, KP Lee, M Lenckowski, C Licciardi, IT Lim, T Lindner, RP Litchfield, A Longhin, GD Lopez, P Lu, L Ludovici, T Lux, M Macaire, L Magaletti, K Mahn, Y Makida, CJ Malafis, M Malek, S Manly, A Marchionni, C Mark, AD Marino, AJ Marone, J Marteau, JF Martin, T Maruyama, T Maryon, J Marzec, P Masliah, EL Mathie, C Matsumura, K Matsuoka, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, T McLachlan, I Mercer, M Messina, W Metcalf, C Metelko, M Mezzetto, P Mijakowski, CA Miller, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, RE Minvielle, G Mituka, M Miura, K Mizouchi, J-P Mols, L Monfregola, E Monmarthe, F Moreau, B Morgan, S Moriyama, D Morris, A Muir, A Murakami, JF Muratore, M Murdoch, S Murphy, J Myslik, G Nagashima, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, T Nakamoto, K Nakamura, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, D Naples, B Nelson, TC Nicholls, K Nishikawa, H Nishino, K Nitta, F Nizery, JA Nowak, M Noy, Y Obayashi, T Ogitsu, H Ohhata, T Okamura, K Okumura, T Okusawa, C Ohlmann, K Olchanski, R Openshaw, SM Oser, M Otani, RA Owen, Y Oyama, T Ozaki, MY Pac, V Palladino, V Paolone, P Paul, D Payne, GF Pearce, C Pearson, JD Perkin, M Pfleger, F Pierre, D Pierrepont, P Plonski, P Poffenberger, E Poplawska, B Popov, M Posiadala, J-M Poutissou, R Poutissou, R Preece, P Przewlocki, W Qian, JL Raaf, E Radicioni, K Ramos, P Ratoff, TM Raufer, M Ravonel, M Raymond, F Retiere, D Richards, J-L Ritou, A Robert, PA Rodrigues, E Rondio, M Roney, M Rooney, D Ross, B Rossi, S Roth, A Rubbia, D Ruterbories, R Sacco, S Sadler, K Sakashita, F Sanchez, A Sarrat, K Sasaki, P Schaack, J Schmidt, K Scholberg, J Schwehr, M Scott, DI Scully, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, G Sheffer, M Shibata, Y Shimizu, M Shiozawa, S Short, M Siyad, D Smith, RJ Smith, M Smy, J Sobczyk, H Sobel, S Sooriyakumaran, M Sorel, J Spitz, A Stahl, P Stamoulis, O Star, J Statter, L Stawnyczy, J Steinmann, J Steffens, B Still, M Stodulski, J Stone, C Strabel, T Strauss, R Sulej, P Sutcliffe, A Suzuki, K Suzuki, S Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, Y Suzuki, J Swierblewski, T Szeglowski, M Szeptycka, R Tacik, M Tada, AS Tadepalli, M Taguchi, S Takahashi, A Takeda, Y Takenaga, Y Takeuchi, HA Tanaka, K Tanaka, M Tanaka, MM Tanaka, N Tanimoto, K Tashiro, IJ Taylor, A Terashima, D Terhorst, R Terri, LF Thompson, A Thorley, M Thorpe, W Toki, T Tomaru, Y Totsuka, C Touramanis, T Tsukamoto, V Tvaskis, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, K Ueno, M Usseglio, A Vacheret, M Vagins, JFV Schalkwyk, J-C Vanel, G Vasseur, O Veledar, P Vincent, T Wachala, AV Waldron, CW Walter, PJ Wanderer, MA Ward, GP Ward, D Wark, D Warner, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, J Wendland, N West, LH Whitehead, G Wikström, RJ Wilkes, MJ Wilking, Z Williamson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, K Wong, T Wongjirad, S Yamada, Y Yamada, A Yamamoto, K Yamamoto, Y Yamanoi, H Yamaoka, C Yanagisawa, T Yano, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, A Zalewska, J Zalipska, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, J Zmuda

The T2K experiment is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. Its main goal is to measure the last unknown lepton sector mixing angle {\theta}_{13} by observing {\nu}_e appearance in a {\nu}_{\mu} beam. It also aims to make a precision measurement of the known oscillation parameters, {\Delta}m^{2}_{23} and sin^{2} 2{\theta}_{23}, via {\nu}_{\mu} disappearance studies. Other goals of the experiment include various neutrino cross section measurements and sterile neutrino searches. The experiment uses an intense proton beam generated by the J-PARC accelerator in Tokai, Japan, and is composed of a neutrino beamline, a near detector complex (ND280), and a far detector (Super-Kamiokande) located 295 km away from J-PARC. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the instrumentation aspect of the T2K experiment and a summary of the vital information for each subsystem.


BlackMax: A black-hole event generator with rotation, recoil, split branes and brane tension

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D-C Dai, G Starkman, D Stojkovic, C Issever, E Rizvi, J Tseng

We present a comprehensive black-hole event generator, BlackMax, which simulates the experimental signatures of microscopic and Planckian black-hole production and evolution at the LHC in the context of brane world models with low-scale quantum gravity. The generator is based on phenomenologically realistic models free of serious problems that plague low-scale gravity, thus offering more realistic predictions for hadron-hadron colliders. The generator includes all of the black-hole graybody factors known to date and incorporates the effects of black-hole rotation, splitting between the fermions, non-zero brane tension and black-hole recoil due to Hawking radiation (although not all simultaneously). The generator can be interfaced with Herwig and Pythia.


Measurement of the $ν_μ$ charged-current cross sections on water, hydrocarbon, iron, and their ratios with the T2K on-axis detectors

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K Abe, R Akutsu, A Ali, C Andreopoulos, L Anthony, M Antonova, S Aoki, A Ariga, Y Ashida, Y Awataguchi, Y Azuma, S Ban, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, C Barry, M Batkiewicz-Kwasniak, F Bench, V Berardi, S Berkman, RM Berner, L Berns, S Bhadra, S Bienstock, A Blondely, S Bolognesi, B Bourguille, SB Boyd, D Brailsford, A Bravar, C Bronner, MB Avanzini, J Calcutt, T Campbell, S Cao, SL Cartwright, MG Catanesi, A Cervera, A Chappell, C Checchia, D Cherdack, N Chikuma, G Christodoulouy, J Coleman, G Collazuol, D Coplowe, A Cudd, A Dabrowska, GD Rosa, T Dealtry, PF Denner, SR Dennis, C Densham, FD Lodovico, N Dokania, S Dolan, O Drapier, KE Duffy, J Dumarchez, P Dunne, S Emery-Schrenk, A Ereditato, P Fernandez, T Feusels, AJ Finch, GA Fiorentini, G Fiorillo, C Francois, M Friend, Y Fujii, R Fujita, D Fukuda, Y Fukuda, K Gameil, C Giganti, F Gizzarelli, T Golan, M Gonin, DR Hadley, JT Haigh, P Hamacher-Baumann, M Hartz, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, T Hayashino, Y Hayato, A Hiramoto, M Hogan, J Holeczek, NTH Van, F Hosomi, AK Ichikawa, M Ikeda, T Inoue, RA Intonti, T Ishida, T Ishii, M Ishitsuka, K Iwamoto, A Izmaylov, B Jamieson, C Jesus, M Jiang, S Johnson, P Jonsson, CK Jung, M Kabirnezhad, AC Kaboth, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, D Karlen, T Katori, Y Kato, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, A Khotjantsev, H Kim, J Kim, S King, J Kisiel, A Knight, A Knox, T Kobayashi, L Koch, T Koga, A Konaka, LL Kormos, Y Koshio, K Kowalik, H Kubo, Y Kudenko, R Kurjata, T Kutter, M Kuze, L Labarga, J Lagoda, M Lamoureux, P Lasorak, M Laveder, M Lawe, M Licciardi, T Lindner, RP Litchfield, X Li, A Longhin, JP Lopez, T Lou, L Ludovici, X Lu, T Lux, L Magaletti, K Mahn, M Malek, S Manly, L Maret, AD Marino, JF Martin, P Martins, T Maruyama, T Matsubara, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, WY Ma, E Mazzucato, M McCarthy, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, A Mefodiev, C Metelko, M Mezzetto, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, M Miura, S Moriyama, J Morrison, TA Mueller, S Murphy, Y Nagai, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, Y Nakajima, A Nakamura, KG Nakamura, K Nakamura, KD Nakamura, Y Nakanishi, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, K Nakayoshi, C Nantais, K Niewczas, K Nishikawa, Y Nishimura, TS Nonnenmacher, P Novella, J Nowak, HM O'Keeffe, L O'Sullivan, K Okumura, T Okusawa, SM Oser, RA Owen, Y Oyama, V Palladino, JL Palomino, V Paolone, WC Parker, P Paudyal, M Pavin, D Payne, L Pickering, C Pidcott, ESP Guerra, C Pistillo, B Popov, K Porwit, M Posiadala-Zezula, A Pritchard, B Quilain, T Radermacher, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, E Reinherz-Aronis, C Riccio, E Rondio, B Rossi, S Roth, A Rubbia, AC Ruggeri, A Rychter, K Sakashita, F Sanchez, S Sasaki, K Scholberg, J Schwehr, M Scott, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, D Sgalaberna, R Shah, A Shaikhiev, F Shaker, D Shaw, A Shaykina, M Shiozawa, A Smirnov, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, Y Sonoda, J Steinmann, T Stewart, P Stowell, S Suvorov, A Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, AA Sztuc, R Tacik, M Tada, A Takeda, Y Takeuchi, R Tamura, HK Tanaka, HA Tanaka, LF Thompson, W Toki, C Touramanis, KM Tsui, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, W Uno, M Vagins, Z Vallari, D Vargas, G Vasseur, C Vilela, T Vladisavljevic, VV Volkov, T Wachala, J Walker, Y Wang, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, MJ Wilking, C Wilkinson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, C Wret, Y Yamada, K Yamamoto, S Yamasu, C Yanagisawa, G Yang, T Yano, K Yasutome, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yoshida, M Yu, A Zalewska, J Zalipska, K Zaremba, G Zarnecki, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, S Zsoldos, A Zykova

We report a measurement of the flux-integrated $\nu_{\mu}$ charged-current cross sections on water, hydrocarbon, and iron in the T2K on-axis neutrino beam with a mean neutrino energy of 1.5 GeV. The measured cross sections on water, hydrocarbon, and iron are $\sigma^{\rm{H_{2}O}}_{\rm{CC}}$ = (0.840$\pm 0.010$(stat.)$^{+0.10}_{-0.08}$(syst.))$\times$10$^{-38}$cm$^2$/nucleon, $\sigma^{\rm{CH}}_{\rm{CC}}$ = (0.817$\pm 0.007$(stat.)$^{+0.11}_{-0.08}$(syst.))$\times$10$^{-38}$cm$^2$/nucleon, and $\sigma^{\rm{Fe}}_{\rm{CC}}$ = (0.859$\pm 0.003$(stat.) $^{+0.12}_{-0.10}$(syst.))$\times$10$^{-38}$cm$^2$/nucleon respectively, for a restricted phase space of induced muons: $\theta_{\mu}<45^{\circ}$ and $p_{\mu}>$0.4 GeV/$c$ in the laboratory frame. The measured cross section ratios are ${\sigma^{\rm{H_{2}O}}_{\rm{CC}}}/{\sigma^{\rm{CH}}_{\rm{CC}}}$ = 1.028$\pm 0.016$(stat.)$\pm 0.053$(syst.), ${\sigma^{\rm{Fe}}_{\rm{CC}}}/{\sigma^{\rm{H_{2}O}}_{\rm{CC}}}$ = 1.023$\pm 0.012$(stat.)$\pm 0.058$(syst.), and ${\sigma^{\rm{Fe}}_{\rm{CC}}}/{\sigma^{\rm{CH}}_{\rm{CC}}}$ = 1.049$\pm 0.010$(stat.)$\pm 0.043$(syst.). These results, with an unprecedented precision for the measurements of neutrino cross sections on water in the studied energy region, show good agreement with the current neutrino interaction models used in the T2K oscillation analyses.


Comparison of νμ-Ar multiplicity distributions observed by MicroBooNE to GENIE model predictions

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C Adams, R An, J Anthony, J Asaadi, M Auger, S Balasubramanian, B Baller, C Barnes, G Barr, M Bass, F Bay, A Bhat, K Bhattacharya, M Bishai, A Blake, T Bolton, L Camilleri, D Caratelli, RC Fernandez, F Cavanna, G Cerati, H Chen, Y Chen, E Church, D Cianci, E Cohen, GH Collin, JM Conrad, M Convery, L Cooper-Troendle, JI Crespo-Anadon, MD Tutto, D Devitt, A Diaz, S Dytman, B Eberly, A Ereditato, LE Sanchez, J Esquivel, JJ Evans, AA Fadeeva, BT Fleming, W Foreman, AP Furmanski, D Garcia-Gamez, GT Garvey, V Genty, D Goeldi, S Gollapinni, E Gramellini, H Greenlee, R Grosso, R Guenette, P Guzowski, A Hackenburg, P Hamilton, O Hen, J Hewes, C Hill, J Ho, GA Horton-Smith, A Hourlier, E-C Huang, C James, JJD Vries, L Jiang, RA Johnson, J Joshi, H Jostlein, Y-J Jwa, D Kaleko, G Karagiorgi, W Ketchum, B Kirby, M Kirby, T Kobilarcik, I Kreslo, Y Li, A Lister, BR Littlejohn, S Lockwitz, D Lorca, WC Louis, M Luethi, B Lundberg, X Luo, A Marchionni, S Marcocci, C Mariani, J Marshall, DAM Caicedo, A Mastbaum, V Meddage, T Mettler, T Miceli, GB Mills, A Mogan, J Moon, M Mooney, CD Moore, J Mousseau, M Murphy, R Murrells, D Naples, P Nienaber, J Nowak, O Palamara, V Pandey, V Paolone, A Papadopoulou, V Papavassiliou, SF Pate, Z Pavlovic, E Piasetzky, D Porzio, G Pulliam, X Qian, JL Raaf, A Rafique, L Rochester, M Ross-Lonergan, CRV Rohr, B Russell, DW Schmitz, A Schukraft, W Seligman, MH Shaevitz, J Sinclair, A Smith, EL Snider, M Soderberg, S Soldner-Rembold, SR Soleti, P Spentzouris, J Spitz, JS John, T Strauss, K Sutton, S Sword-Fehlberg, AM Szelc, N Tagg, W Tang, K Terao, M Thomson, M Toups, Y-T Tsai, S Tufanli, T Usher, WVD Pontseele, RGVD Water, B Viren, M Weber, H Wei, DA Wickremasinghe, K Wierman, Z Williams, S Wolbers, T Wongjirad, K Woodruff, T Yang, G Yarbrough, LE Yates, GP Zeller, J Zennamo, C Zhang

We measure a large set of observables in inclusive charged current muon neutrino scattering on argon with the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber operating at Fermilab. We evaluate three neutrino interaction models based on the widely used GENIE event generator using these observables. The measurement uses a data set consisting of neutrino interactions with a final state muon candidate fully contained within the MicroBooNE detector. These data were collected in 2016 with the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam, which has an average neutrino energy of 800 MeV, using an exposure corresponding to 5E19 protons-on-target. The analysis employs fully automatic event selection and charged particle track reconstruction and uses a data-driven technique to separate neutrino interactions from cosmic ray background events. We find that GENIE models consistently describe the shapes of a large number of kinematic distributions for fixed observed multiplicity.


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The LBNO long-baseline oscillation sensitivities with two conventional neutrino beams at different baselines

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LAGUNA-LBNO Collaboration, SK Agarwalla, L Agostino, M Aittola, A Alekou, B Andrieu, F Antoniou, R Asfandiyarov, D Autiero, O Bésida, A Balik, P Ballett, I Bandac, D Banerjee, W Bartmann, F Bay, B Biskup, AM Blebea-Apostu, A Blondel, M Bogomilov, S Bolognesi, E Borriello, I Brancus, A Bravar, M Buizza-Avanzini, D Caiulo, M Calin, M Calviani, M Campanelli, C Cantini, G Cata-Danil, S Chakraborty, N Charitonidis, L Chaussard, D Chesneanu, F Chipesiu, P Crivelli, J Dawson, ID Bonis, Y Declais, PDA Sanchez, A Delbart, SD Luise, D Duchesneau, J Dumarchez, I Efthymiopoulos, A Eliseev, S Emery, T Enqvist, K Enqvist, L Epprecht, AN Erykalov, T Esanu, D Franco, M Friend, V Galymov, G Gavrilov, A Gendotti, C Giganti, S Gilardoni, B Goddard, CM Gomoiu, YA Gornushkin, P Gorodetzky, A Haesler, T Hasegawa, S Horikawa, K Huitu, A Izmaylov, A Jipa, K Kainulainen, Y Karadzhov, M Khabibullin, A Khotjantsev, AN Kopylov, A Korzenev, S Kosyanenko, D Kryn, Y Kudenko, P Kuusiniemi, I Lazanu, C Lazaridis, J-M Levy, K Loo, J Maalampi, RM Margineanu, J Marteau, C Martin-Mari, V Matveev, E Mazzucato, A Mefodiev, O Mineev, A Mirizzi, B Mitrica, S Murphy, T Nakadaira, S Narita, DA Nesterenko, K Nguyen, K Nikolics, E Noah, Y Novikov, A Oprima, J Osborne, T Ovsyannikova, Y Papaphilippou, S Pascoli, T Patzak, M Pectu, E Pennacchio, L Periale, H Pessard, B Popov, M Ravonel, M Rayner, F Resnati, O Ristea, A Robert, A Rubbia, K Rummukainen, A Saftoiu, K Sakashita, F Sanchez-Galan, J Sarkamo, N Saviano, E Scantamburlo, F Sergiampietri, D Sgalaberna, E Shaposhnikova, M Slupecki, D Smargianaki, D Stanca, R Steerenberg, AR Sterian, P Sterian, S Stoica, C Strabel, J Suhonen, V Suvorov, G Toma, A Tonazzo, WH Trzaska, R Tsenov, K Tuominen, M Valram, G Vankova-Kirilova, F Vannucci, G Vasseur, F Velotti, P Velten, V Venturi, T Viant, S Vihonen, H Vincke, A Vorobyev, A Weber, S Wu, N Yershov, L Zambelli, M Zito

The proposed Long Baseline Neutrino Observatory (LBNO) initially consists of $\sim 20$ kton liquid double phase TPC complemented by a magnetised iron calorimeter, to be installed at the Pyh\"asalmi mine, at a distance of 2300 km from CERN. The conventional neutrino beam is produced by 400 GeV protons accelerated at the SPS accelerator delivering 700 kW of power. The long baseline provides a unique opportunity to study neutrino flavour oscillations over their 1st and 2nd oscillation maxima exploring the $L/E$ behaviour, and distinguishing effects arising from $\delta_{CP}$ and matter. In this paper we show how this comprehensive physics case can be further enhanced and complemented if a neutrino beam produced at the Protvino IHEP accelerator complex, at a distance of 1160 km, and with modest power of 450 kW is aimed towards the same far detectors. We show that the coupling of two independent sub-MW conventional neutrino and antineutrino beams at different baselines from CERN and Protvino will allow to measure CP violation in the leptonic sector at a confidence level of at least $3\sigma$ for 50\% of the true values of $\delta_{CP}$ with a 20 kton detector. With a far detector of 70 kton, the combination allows a $3\sigma$ sensitivity for 75\% of the true values of $\delta_{CP}$ after 10 years of running. Running two independent neutrino beams, each at a power below 1 MW, is more within today's state of the art than the long-term operation of a new single high-energy multi-MW facility, which has several technical challenges and will likely require a learning curve.


Neutrino Interactions in MicroBooNE

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MicroBooNE is a liquid-argon-based neutrino experiment, which began collecting data in Fermilab's Booster neutrino beam in October 2015. Physics goals of the experiment include probing the source of the anomalous excess of electron-like events in MiniBooNE. In addition to this, MicroBooNE is carrying out an extensive cross section physics program that will help to probe current theories on neutrino-nucleon interactions and nuclear effects. These proceedings summarise the status of MicroBooNE's neutrino cross section analyses.


Search for heavy neutrinos with the T2K near detector ND280

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K Abe, R Akutsu, A Ali, C Andreopoulos, L Anthony, M Antonova, S Aoki, A Ariga, Y Ashida, Y Awataguchi, Y Azuma, S Ban, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, C Barry, M Batkiewicz-Kwasniak, F Bench, V Berardi, S Berkman, RM Berner, L Berns, S Bhadra, S Bienstock, A Blondel, S Bolognesi, B Bourguille, SB Boyd, D Brailsford, A Bravar, C Bronner, MB Avanzini, J Calcutt, T Campbell, S Cao, SL Cartwright, MG Catanesi, A Cervera, A Chappell, C Checchia, D Cherdack, N Chikuma, G Christodoulou, J Coleman, G Collazuol, D Coplowe, A Cudd, A Dabrowska, GD Rosa, T Dealtry, PF Denner, SR Dennis, C Densham, FD Lodovico, N Dokania, S Dolan, O Drapier, KE Duffy, J Dumarchez, P Dunne, S Emery-Schrenk, A Ereditato, P Fernandez, T Feusels, AJ Finch, GA Fiorentini, G Fiorillo, C Francois, M Friend, Y Fujii, R Fujita, D Fukuda, Y Fukuda, K Gameil, C Giganti, F Gizzarelli, T Golan, M Gonin, DR Hadley, L Haegel, JT Haigh, P Hamacher-Baumann, M Hartz, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, T Hayashino, Y Hayato, A Hiramoto, M Hogan, J Holeczek, NTH Van, F Hosomi, F Iacob, AK Ichikawa, M Ikeda, T Inoue, RA Intonti, T Ishida, T Ishii, M Ishitsuka, K Iwamoto, A Izmaylov, B Jamieson, C Jesus, M Jiang, S Johnson, P Jonsson, CK Jung, M Kabirnezhad, AC Kaboth, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, D Karlen, T Katori, Y Kato, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, A Khotjantsev, H Kim, J Kim, S King, J Kisiel, A Knight, A Knox, T Kobayashi, L Koch, T Koga, PP Koller, A Konaka, LL Kormos, Y Koshio, K Kowalik, H Kubo, Y Kudenko, R Kurjata, T Kutter, M Kuze, L Labarga, J Lagoda, M Lamoureux, P Lasorak, M Laveder, M Lawe, M Licciardi, T Lindner, ZJ Liptak, RP Litchfield, X Li, A Longhin, JP Lopez, T Lou, L Ludovici, X Lu, T Lux, L Magaletti, K Mahn, M Malek, S Manly, L Maret, AD Marino, JF Martin, P Martins, T Maruyama, T Matsubara, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, WY Ma, E Mazzucato, M McCarthy, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, A Mefodiev, C Metelko, M Mezzetto, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, M Miura, LM Bueno, S Moriyama, J Morrison, TA Mueller, S Murphy, Y Nagai, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, Y Nakajima, A Nakamura, KG Nakamura, K Nakamura, KD Nakamura, Y Nakanishi, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, K Nakayoshi, C Nantais, K Niewczas, K Nishikawa, Y Nishimura, TS Nonnenmacher, P Novella, J Nowak, HM O'Keeffe, L O'Sullivan, K Okumura, T Okusawa, W Oryszczak, SM Oser, RA Owen, Y Oyama, V Palladino, JL Palomino, V Paolone, WC Parker, P Paudyal, M Pavin, D Payne, L Pickering, C Pidcott, ESP Guerra, C Pistillo, B Popov, K Porwit, M Posiadala-Zezula, A Pritchard, B Quilain, T Radermacher, E Radicioni, B Radics, PN Ratoff, E Reinherz-Aronis, C Riccio, E Rondio, B Rossi, S Roth, A Rubbia, AC Ruggeri, A Rychter, K Sakashita, F Sánchez, S Sasaki, E Scantamburlo, CM Schloesser, K Scholberg, J Schwehr, M Scott, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, D Sgalaberna, R Shah, A Shaikhiev, F Shaker, D Shaw, A Shaykina, M Shiozawa, A Smirnov, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, Y Sonoda, J Steinmann, T Stewart, P Stowell, Y Suda, S Suvorov, A Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, AA Sztuc, R Tacik, M Tada, A Takeda, Y Takeuchi, R Tamura, HK Tanaka, HA Tanaka, T Thakore, LF Thompson, W Toki, C Touramanis, KM Tsui, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, W Uno, M Vagins, Z Vallari, D Vargas, G Vasseur, C Vilela, T Vladisavljevic, VV Volkov, T Wachala, J Walker, Y Wang, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, MJ Wilking, C Wilkinson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, C Wret, Y Yamada, K Yamamoto, S Yamasu, C Yanagisawa, G Yang, T Yano, K Yasutome, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yoshida, M Yu, A Zalewska, J Zalipska, K Zaremba, G Zarnecki, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, S Zsoldos, A Zykova

This paper reports on the search for heavy neutrinos with masses in the range $140 < M_N < 493$ MeV/c$^2$ using the off-axis near detector ND280 of the T2K experiment. These particles can be produced from kaon decays in the standard neutrino beam and then subsequently decay in ND280. The decay modes under consideration are $N \to \ell^{\pm}_{\alpha} \pi^{\mp}$ and $N \to \ell^+_{\alpha} \ell^-_{\beta} \nu (\bar\nu)$ ($\alpha,\beta=e,\mu$). A search for such events has been made using the Time Projection Chambers of ND280, where the background has been reduced to less than two events in the current dataset in all channels. No excess has been observed in the signal region. A combined Bayesian statistical approach has been applied to extract upper limits on the mixing elements of heavy neutrinos to electron-, muon- and tau- flavoured currents ($U_e^2$, $U_{\mu}^2$, $U_{\tau}^2$) as a function of the heavy neutrino mass, e.g. $U_e^2 < 10^{-9}$ at $90\%$ C.L. for a mass of $390$ MeV/c$^2$. These constraints are competitive with previous experiments.


Search for dark matter with a 231-day exposure of liquid argon using DEAP-3600 at SNOLAB

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R Ajaj, P-A Amaudruz, GR Araujo, M Baldwin, M Batygov, B Beltran, CE Bina, J Bonatt, MG Boulay, B Broerman, JF Bueno, PM Burghardt, A Butcher, B Cai, S Cavuoti, M Chen, Y Chen, BT Cleveland, D Cranshaw, K Dering, J DiGioseffo, L Doria, FA Duncan, M Dunford, A Erlandson, N Fatemighomi, G Fiorillo, S Florian, A Flower, RJ Ford, R Gagnon, D Gallacher, EA Garcés, S Garg, P Giampa, D Goeldi, VV Golovko, P Gorel, K Graham, DR Grant, AL Hallin, M Hamstra, PJ Harvey, C Hearns, A Joy, CJ Jillings, O Kamaev, G Kaur, A Kemp, I Kochanek, M Kuźniak, S Langrock, FL Zia, B Lehnert, X Li, J Lidgard, T Lindner, O Litvinov, J Lock, G Longo, P Majewski, AB McDonald, T McElroy, T McGinn, JB McLaughlin, R Mehdiyev, C Mielnichuk, J Monroe, P Nadeau, C Nantais, C Ng, AJ Noble, E O'Dwyer, C Ouellet, P Pasuthip, SJM Peeters, M-C Piro, TR Pollmann, ET Rand, C Rethmeier, F Retière, N Seeburn, K Singhrao, P Skensved, B Smith, NJT Smith, T Sonley, J Soukup, R Stainforth, C Stone, V Strickland, B Sur, J Tang, E Vázquez-Jáuregui, L Veloce, S Viel, J Walding, M Waqar, M Ward, S Westerdale, J Willis, A Zuñiga-Reyes

DEAP-3600 is a single-phase liquid argon (LAr) direct-detection dark matter experiment, operating 2 km underground at SNOLAB (Sudbury, Canada). The detector consists of 3279 kg of LAr contained in a spherical acrylic vessel. This paper reports on the analysis of a 758 tonne\cdot day exposure taken over a period of 231 live-days during the first year of operation. No candidate signal events are observed in the WIMP-search region of interest, which results in the leading limit on the WIMP-nucleon spin-independent cross section on a LAr target of $3.9\times10^{-45}$ cm$^{2}$ ($1.5\times10^{-44}$ cm$^{2}$) for a 100 GeV/c$^{2}$ (1 TeV/c$^{2}$) WIMP mass at 90\% C. L. In addition to a detailed background model, this analysis demonstrates the best pulse-shape discrimination in LAr at threshold, employs a Bayesian photoelectron-counting technique to improve the energy resolution and discrimination efficiency, and utilizes two position reconstruction algorithms based on PMT charge and photon arrival times.


Measurement of the $\nu_e$ and Total $^{8}$B Solar Neutrino Fluxes with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Phase-III Data Set

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J-PARC Neutrino Beamline Upgrade Technical Design Report

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K Abe, H Aihara, A Ajmi, C Alt, C Andreopoulos, M Antonova, S Aoki, Y Asada, Y Ashida, A Atherton, E Atkin, S Ban, FCT Barbato, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, M Batkiewicz, A Beloshapkin, V Berardi, L Berns, S Bhadra, J Bian, S Bienstock, A Blondel, S Bolognesi, J Borg, B Bourguille, SB Boyd, D Brailsford, A Bravar, S Bron, C Bronner, MB Avanzini, NF Calabria, J Calcutt, RG Calland, D Calvet, T Campbell, S Cao, SL Cartwright, MG Catanesi, A Cervera, A Chappell, D Cherdack, N Chikuma, G Christodoulou, M Cicerchia, A Clifton, G Cogo, J Coleman, G Collazuol, D Coplowe, A Cudd, A Dabrowska, A Delbart, AD Roeck, GD Rosa, T Dealtry, A Dell'acqua, PF Denner, SR Dennis, C Densham, D Dewhurst, FD Lodovico, S Dolan, N Dokania, D Doqua, O Drapier, KE Duffy, J Dumarchez, PJ Dunne, M Dziewiecki, L Eklund, S Emery-Schrenk, S Fedotov, P Fernandez, T Feusels, AJ Finch, GA Fiorentini, G Fiorillo, M Fitton, M Friend, Y Fujii, R Fujita, D Fukuda, R Fukuda, Y Fukuda, K Fusshoeller, A Gendotti, C Giganti, F Gizzarelli, M Gonin, A Gorin, F Gramegna, M Guigue, DR Hadley, JT Haigh, S-P Hallsjö, P Hamacher-Baumann, D Hansen, J Harada, M Hartz, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, Y Hayato, A Hiramoto, M Hogan, J Holeczek, F Iacob, AK Ichikawa, M Ikeda, J Imber, T Ishida, T Ishii, T Ishii, M Ishitsuka, E Iwai, K Iwamoto, A Izmaylov, B Jamieson, M Jiang, S Johnson, P Jonsson, CK Jung, M Kabirnezhad, AC Kaboth, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, S Kasetti, Y Kataoka, T Katori, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, A Khotjantsev, T Kikawa, H Kim, S King, J Kisiel, A Knight, A Knox, T Kobayashi, L Koch, A Konaka, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, Y Koshio, K Kowalik, W Kropp, Y Kudenko, S Kuribayashi, R Kurjata, T Kutter, M Kuze, L Labarga, J Lagoda, I Lamont, M Lamoureux, D Last, M Laveder, M Lawe, T Lindner, ZJ Liptak, RP Litchfield, S Liu, KR Long, A Longhin, JP Lopez, L Ludovici, X Lu, T Lux, L Magaletti, L Magro, K Mahn, M Malek, S Manly, T Marchi, L Maret, AD Marino, JF Martin, S Martynenko, T Maruyama, T Matsubara, K Matsushita, V Matveev, C Mauger, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, M McCarthy, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, A Mefodiev, C Metelko, M Mezzetto, P Mijakowski, J Mijakowski, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, A Missert, M Miura, LM Bueno, S Moriyama, J Morrison, TA Mueller, S Murphy, Y Nagai, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, Y Nakajima, A Nakamura, KG Nakamura, K Nakamura, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, K Nakayoshi, C Nantais, TV Ngoc, K Nishikawa, Y Nishimura, T Nonnenmacher, F Nova, P Novella, J Nowak, JC Nugent, HM O'Keeffe, T Odagawa, R Ohta, K Okamoto, K Okumura, T Okusawa, T Ovsyannikova, RA Owen, Y Oyama, V Palladino, V Paolone, M Pari, W Parker, S Parsa, J Pasternak, C Pastore, M Pavin, D Payne, JD Perkin, L Pickard, L Pickering, ESP Guerra, B Popov, M Posiadala-Zezula, J-M Poutissou, R Poutissou, J Pozimski, P Przewlocki, H Przybilsk, B Quilain, T Radermacher, E Radicioni, B Radics, PN Ratoff, E Reinherz-Aronis, C Riccio, P Rojas, E Rondio, B Rossi, S Roth, A Rubbia, AC Ruggeri, CA Ruggles, A Rychter, K Sakashita, F Sánchez, CM Schloesser, K Scholberg, J Schwehr, M Scott, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, D Sgalaberna, A Shaikina, R Shah, A Shaikhiev, F Shaker, D Shaw, M Shiozawa, T Shirahige, W Shorrock, A Smirnov, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, FJP Soler, L Southwell, R Spina, J Steinmann, T Stewart, P Stowell, S Suvorov, A Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, J Swierblewski, M Szeptycka, S Szoldos, A Sztuc, R Tacik, M Tada, M Tajima, A Takeda, Y Takeuchi, HK Tanaka, HA Tanaka, LF Thompson, W Toki, T Tomura, C Touramanis, K Tsui, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, MA Uchida, Y Uchida, M Vagins, NH Van, G Vasseur, T Viant, C Vilela, T Wachala, CW Walter, Y Wang, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, RJ Wilkes, MJ Wilking, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, K Wood, C Wret, Y Yamada, K Yamamoto, C Yanagisawa, G Yang, T Yano, K Yasutome, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yoshida, T Yuan, M Yu, A Zalewska, J Zalipska, L Zambelli, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, E Hamada, N Higashi, E Hirose, Y Igarashi, M Iida, M Iio, M Ikeno, N Kimura, N Kurosawa, Y Makida, T Nakamoto, T Ogitsu, H Ohhata, R Okada, T Okamura, M Onaka, K Sasaki, S Shimazaki, M Shoji, M Sugano, K Tanaka, M Tanaka, A Terashima, T Tomaru, T Uchida, M Yoshida

In this document, technical details of the upgrade plan of the J-PARC neutrino beamline for the extension of the T2K experiment are described. T2K has proposed to accumulate data corresponding to $2\times{}10^{22}$ protons-on-target in the next decade, aiming at an initial observation of CP violation with $3\sigma$ or higher significance in the case of maximal CP violation. Methods to increase the neutrino beam intensity, which are necessary to achieve the proposed data increase, are described.


Heavy Quarkonium Physics

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N Brambilla, M Krämer, R Mussa, A Vairo, G Bali, GT Bodwin, E Braaten, E Eichten, S Eidelman, S Godfrey, A Hoang, M Jamin, D Kharzeev, MP Lombardo, C Lourenco, AB Meyer, V Papadimitriou, C Patrignani, M Rosati, MA Sanchis-Lozano, H Satz, J Soto, DZ Besson, D Bettoni, A Böhrer, S Boogert, C-H Chang, P Cooper, P Crochet, S Datta, C Davies, A Deandrea, R Faustov, T Ferguson, R Galik, FA Harris, O Iouchtchenko, O Kaczmarek, F Karsch, M Kienzle, VV Kiselev, SR Klein, P Kroll, A Kronfeld, Y-P Kuang, V Laporta, J Lee, A Leibovich, JP Ma, P Mackenzie, L Maiani, ML Mangano, A Meyer, XH Mo, C Morningstar, A Nairz, J Napolitano, S Olsen, A Penin, P Petreczky, F Piccinini, A Pineda, AD Polosa, L Ramello, R Rapp, J-M Richard, V Riquer, S Ricciardi, E Robutti, O Schneider, E Scomparin, J Simone, T Skwarnicki, G Stancari, IW Stewart, Y Sumino, T Teubner, J Tseng, R Vogt, P Wang, B Yabsley, CZ Yuan, F Zantow, ZG Zhao, A Zieminski

This report is the result of the collaboration and research effort of the Quarkonium Working Group over the last three years. It provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in heavy-quarkonium theory and experiment, covering quarkonium spectroscopy, decay, and production, the determination of QCD parameters from quarkonium observables, quarkonia in media, and the effects on quarkonia of physics beyond the Standard Model. An introduction to common theoretical and experimental tools is included. Future opportunities for research in quarkonium physics are also discussed.


Multi-W Events at LHC from a Warped Extra Dimension with Custodial Symmetry

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C Dennis, MK Unel, G Servant, J Tseng

Randall-Sundrum models based on SU(2)_L * SU(2)_R with custodial symmetry are compelling frameworks for building alternative models of electroweak symmetry breaking. A particular feature of these models is the likely presence of light Kaluza-Klein fermions related to the right-handed top quark. These can be as light as a few hundred GeV and still compatible with EW precision constraints. In this article, we study the detectability of four-W final states at the LHC, which arise from the pair-production and tW decay of light Kaluza-Klein bottom quarks as well as light Kaluza-Klein quarks carrying electric charge 5/3.

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