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Future opportunities for Supernova neutrinos with THEIA

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Dr Daniele Guffanti (JGU Mainz)


In the era of multimessenger astronomy, neutrinos are essential tools for the study of astrophysical sources. Given the variety of signals expected, advanced detection methods are a key element to improve the sensitivity of an experiment.
The THEIA project aims at combining the advantages of Water Cherenkov and Liquid Scintillator detectors, exploiting recent developments in Water-based Liquid Scintillator and photodetection technology. The innovative detector concept can cover a broad physics program spanning from long baseline to solar neutrinos, with a great potential for Supernova neutrinos detection.

The capability to distinguish neutrino interactions on electrons, protons and oxygen will make it possible to separate Inverse Beta Decay, Elastic Scattering, Charged- and Neutral-Current events. At the same time, the co-detection of scintillation and Cherenkov light offers advanced background discrimination and will permit the observation of the Diffuse Supernova Neutrino Background with high statistical significance.


Water-based Liquid Scintillator and fast photosensors can enhance sensitivity to Supernova neutrinos

Experiment/Collaboration THEIA

Primary author

Dr Daniele Guffanti (JGU Mainz)

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