The possible existence of non-active neutrinos for the ElectroWeak interactions was first proposed in 1967 by B. Pontecorvo who named them "sterile" neutrinos. Recent tensions among world-wide experimental data renewed the possibility of one or more sterile neutrino states. Several "anomalies" emerged in radioactive sources and reactor neutrino experiments, as well as the long-standing LSND and the recent MiniBooNE hints for neutrino and antineutrino oscillations with a δm2 at the eV2 scale, not compatible with the standard 3 × 3 neutrino mixing scenario. While a huge effort is being devoted to establish the standard three-neutrino mixing paradigm no conclusive experiment was carried out to unambiguously settle these anomalies sofar. Very recently an experimental search for sterile neutrinos with a new CERN-SPS neutrino beam using muon spectrometers and large LAr detectors has been proposed. The accurate disentangling of ?μ from ?̄μ will allow to investigate the interplay of the different possible oscillation scenarios, as well as the interplay between disappearance and appearance of different neutrino states and flavors. The proposed experiment will offer remarkable discovery potentials, collecting a very large number of unbiased events both in the neutrino and antineutrino channels, largely adequate to definitely settle the origin of the ? oscillation related anomalies. We will discuss the CERN project focussing on the measure of the Charge Current νμ; mode. © Società Italiana di Fisica.

MARSELLA, G. (2013). Search for sterile neutrinos in the CC verbatim_mark>mathend000# mode at the new CERN-SBLNF. IL NUOVO CIMENTO C, 6, 379-386 [10.1393/ncc/i2014-11656-y].

Search for sterile neutrinos in the CC verbatim_mark>mathend000# mode at the new CERN-SBLNF

MARSELLA, GIOVANNI
2013

Abstract

The possible existence of non-active neutrinos for the ElectroWeak interactions was first proposed in 1967 by B. Pontecorvo who named them "sterile" neutrinos. Recent tensions among world-wide experimental data renewed the possibility of one or more sterile neutrino states. Several "anomalies" emerged in radioactive sources and reactor neutrino experiments, as well as the long-standing LSND and the recent MiniBooNE hints for neutrino and antineutrino oscillations with a δm2 at the eV2 scale, not compatible with the standard 3 × 3 neutrino mixing scenario. While a huge effort is being devoted to establish the standard three-neutrino mixing paradigm no conclusive experiment was carried out to unambiguously settle these anomalies sofar. Very recently an experimental search for sterile neutrinos with a new CERN-SPS neutrino beam using muon spectrometers and large LAr detectors has been proposed. The accurate disentangling of ?μ from ?̄μ will allow to investigate the interplay of the different possible oscillation scenarios, as well as the interplay between disappearance and appearance of different neutrino states and flavors. The proposed experiment will offer remarkable discovery potentials, collecting a very large number of unbiased events both in the neutrino and antineutrino channels, largely adequate to definitely settle the origin of the ? oscillation related anomalies. We will discuss the CERN project focussing on the measure of the Charge Current νμ; mode. © Società Italiana di Fisica.
MARSELLA, G. (2013). Search for sterile neutrinos in the CC verbatim_mark>mathend000# mode at the new CERN-SBLNF. IL NUOVO CIMENTO C, 6, 379-386 [10.1393/ncc/i2014-11656-y].
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