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Hadrons and Nuclei
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Eur. Phys. J. A 24, s2.183-s2.186 (2005)
DOI: 10.1140/epjad/s2005-04-046-6

Precision physics at a neutrino factory

A. Blondel

Département de Physique Nucléaire et corpusculaire, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Genève, Quai Ansermet 24, Genève 4, CH1211, Switzerland


(Received 01 November 2004 / Published online 08 February 2005)

Abstract

Neutrino beams of unprecedented flux could be produced in a Neutrino Factory from muon decays. In the vicinity of the storage ring, short baseline experiments would perform a new class of precise tests of the theory and original deep-inelastic-scattering (DIS) studies. Thanks to the availability of high energy νe  and $\bar{\nu}_{e}\,$ , the long baseline experiments will be capable of very precise measurements of neutrino oscillations, including ability to solve parameter ambiguities and study of leptonic CP violation, for any value of the mixing angle θ13 above a fraction of a degree. Finally, the Neutrino Factory is the first step towards muon colliders.

PACS: 13.88.+e Polarization in interactions and scattering - 12.15.Ff Quark and lepton masses and mixing - 14.60.Pq Neutrino mass and mixing - 29.25.-t Particle sources and targets - 29.27.-a Beams in particle accelerators - 29.20.-c Cyclic accelerators and storage rings



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