Searching for sterile neutrinos at the ESSνSB
2014 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1029-8479, E-ISSN 1126-6708, Vol. 2014, no 12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The ESSνSB project is a proposed neutrino oscillation experiment based on the European Spallation Source with the search for leptonic CP violation as its main aim. In this letter we show that a near detector at around 1 km distance from the beamline is not only very desirable for keeping the systematic errors affecting the CP search under control, but would also provide a significant sensitivity probe for sterile neutrino oscillations in the region of the parameter space favored by the long-standing LSND anomaly. We find that the effective mixing angle θμe can be probed down to sin2(2θμe) ≃ 2(8) · 10−3 at 5σ assuming 15% bin-to-bin (un)correlated systematics.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 2014, no 12
Beyond Standard Model, Neutrino Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-161520DOI: 10.1007/JHEP12(2014)120ISI: 000346591100002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84919723831OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-161520DiVA: diva2:794686
QC 201503122015-03-122015-03-122015-03-23Bibliographically approved