Baseline optimization for the measurement of CP violation, mass hierarchy, and $\theta_{23}$ octant in a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment

25 Feb 2015  ·  Bass M., Bishai M., Cherdack D., Diwan M., Djurcic Z., Hernandez J., Lundberg B., Paolone V., Qian X., Rameika R., Whitehead L., Wilson R. J., Worcester E., Zeller G. ·

Next-generation long-baseline electron neutrino appearance experiments will seek to discover CP violation, determine the mass hierarchy and resolve the $\theta_{23}$ octant. In light of the recent precision measurements of $\theta_{13}$, we consider the sensitivity of these measurements in a study to determine the optimal baseline, including practical considerations regarding beam and detector performance... We conclude that a detector at a baseline of at least 1000 km in a wide-band muon neutrino beam is the optimal configuration. read more

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