Weighing the Neutrino
We investigate the potential of short-baseline experiments in order to measure the dispersion relation of the (muon) neutrino, with a prospect of eventually measuring the neutrino mass. As a byproduct, the experiment would help to constrain parameters of Lorentz-violating effects in the neutrino sector. The potential of a high-flux laser-accelerated proton beam (e.g., at the upcoming ELI facility), incident on a thick target composed of a light element to produce pions, with a subsequent decay to muons and muon-neutrinos, is discussed. We find a possibility for a muon neutrino mass measurement of unprecedented accuracy.
U. D. Jentschura et al., "Weighing the Neutrino," International Journal of Modern Physics E, vol. 23, no. 1, World Scientific Publishing Co., Jan 2014.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218301314500049
Keywords and Phrases
Detectors; Experiments; Mass Measurement; Neutrinos; Short Baseline
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