The SOX experiment hunts the sterile neutrino

Lea Di Noto, M. Agostini, K. Altenmüller, S. Appel, V. Atroshchenko, Z. Bagdasarian, D. Basilico, G. Bellini, Jay Burton Benziger, D. Bick, G. Bonfini, D. Bravo, B. Caccianiga, F. Calaprice, A. Caminata, S. Caprioli, M. Carlini, P. Cavalcante, A. Chepurnov, K. ChoiO. Cloué, L. Collica, M. Cribier, D. D’Angelo, S. Davini, A. Derbin, X. F. Ding, A. Di Ludovico, I. Drachnev, M. Durero, S. Farinon, V. Fischer, K. Fomenko, A. Formozov, D. Franco, F. Gabriele, J. Gaffiot, Cristiano Galbiati, M. Gschwender, C. Ghiano, M. Giammarchi, A. Goretti, M. Gromov, D. Guffanti, C. Hagner, Th Houdy, E. Hungerford, Aldo Ianni, Andrea Ianni, A. Jany, D. Jeschke, N. Jonquères, V. Kobychev, D. Korablev, G. Korga, V. Kornoukhov, D. Kryn, T. Lachenmaier, T. Lasserre, M. Laubenstein, E. Litvinovich, F. Lombardi, P. Lombardi, L. Ludhova, G. Lukyanchenko, L. Lukyanchenko, I. Machulin, G. Manuzio, S. Marcocci, J. Maricic, G. Mention, J. Martyn, E. Meroni, M. Meyer, L. Miramonti, M. Misiaszek, V. Muratova, R. Musenich, B. Neumair, L. Oberauer, B. Opitz, V. Orekhov, F. Ortica, M. Pallavicini, L. Papp, Penek, N. Pilipenko, A. Pocar, A. Porcelli, G. Ranucci, A. Razeto, A. Re, M. Redchuk, A. Romani, R. Roncin, N. Rossi, S. Rottenanger, S. Schönert, L. Scola, D. Semenov, M. Skorokhvatov, O. Smirnov, A. Sotnikov, L. F.F. Stokes, Y. Suvorov, R. Tartaglia, G. Testera, J. Thurn, M. Toropova, E. Unzhakov, C. Veyssiere, A. Vishneva, M. Vivier, R. B. Vogelaar, F. von Feilitzsch, H. Wang, S. Weinz, M. Wojcik, M. Wurm, Z. Yokley, O. Zaimidoroga, S. Zavatarelli, K. Zuber, G. Zuzel

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Abstract

The SOX (Short distance neutrino Oscillations with BoreXino) experiment aims to perform a resolutive measurement for testing the longstanding hypotesis of a sterile neutrino in the eV2 mass scale. A very intense and well calibrated 144Ce−144 Pr antineutrino source will be placed under the large size and very low background Borexino detector at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy. Borexino demonstrated a such energy and position resolution that the disappearance experiment can be performed and the short distance oscillations might be directly observed. In this paper an overview of the key elements of the experiment is given and the expected sensitivity to determine the sterile neutrino mass is shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event17th International Workshop on Neutrino Telescopes, NEUTEL 2017 - Venezia, Italy
Duration: Mar 13 2017Mar 17 2017

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    Di Noto, L., Agostini, M., Altenmüller, K., Appel, S., Atroshchenko, V., Bagdasarian, Z., Basilico, D., Bellini, G., Benziger, J. B., Bick, D., Bonfini, G., Bravo, D., Caccianiga, B., Calaprice, F., Caminata, A., Caprioli, S., Carlini, M., Cavalcante, P., Chepurnov, A., ... Zuzel, G. (2017). The SOX experiment hunts the sterile neutrino. Proceedings of Science.