# Neutrino 2014

1-7 June 2014
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Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 5
Liquid scintillator (LSc) detectors continue to play an important role in neutrino physics as demonstrated by KamLAND, Borexino, Double Chooz, Daya Bay, and Reno experiments. Advancements in electronics and signal processing have recently added flavor sensitivity and tracking for high energy neutrinos to the long list of advantages of this robust, cost effective, and well-proven technology. In par ... More
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 3
Double phase liquid argon time projection chambers are an exciting new technology for neutrino detectors. This technology is known to provide excellent tracking and calorimetry performance that can outperform other techniques. In this context GLACIER is a proposed giant double phase liquid argon underground neutrino observa- tory scalable to masses of 100 kton. As proposed by the future European L ... More
Presented by Dr. Sebastien MURPHY
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 17
We present a model independent analysis to analyze data obtained from generic counting experiments. The method is based on Bayesian inference and tailored for sources emitting at a steady rate. As an example we apply this model to the search for cosmic neutrinos emitted from Active Galactic Nuclei using the public IceCube-40 data set. A test-statistic based on Bayesian evidence is used and the sig ... More
Presented by Krijn D DE VRIES
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 126
The physics community possesses a wealth of knowledge on the radiopurity of materials, which has been acquired laboriously during the design and construction of generations of ultra-low background experiments. To the extent that this information has been shared, it has been done so through databases of limited scope or availability, through publications and through informal exchanges. The aim of t ... More
Presented by Dr. James LOACH
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 122
A major goal of the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment is the precise measurement of the neutrino oscillation via the disappearance of the reactor electron antineutrinos. This technique provides the most precise determination of the neutrino mixing angle theta_{13} and the larger mass-squared difference Delta m^2_{ee} (~Delta m^2_{31}). The experiment consists of eight identical detectors placed ... More
Presented by Mr. Hin Lok Henoch WONG
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Other / Global Projects Board #: 157
It is important to study possible baryon number violating processes from a variety of contexts. In this poster I will discuss processes that violate baryon number by two units, starting with two bound nucleons and ending with multiple pions. These will be discussed in the context of the Super-Kamiokande water Cherenkov detector, which has typically focused on single-nucleon decays. Searches for th ... More
Presented by Mr. Jeffrey GUSTAFSON
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 127
TeO2 crystals are currently used as bolometers in the search for neutrinoless double beta decay: CUORE, an array of 988 TeO2 bolometers, is about to be one of the most sensitive experiments searching for this process. The sensitivity of this experiment could be further improved by removing the background from alpha particles generated by natural radioactivity of the copper structure holding the cr ... More
Presented by Mr. Nicola CASALI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrino Beam Flux Board #: 73
The European Spallation Source (ESS) linac with 5 MW proton power has the potential to become the proton driver of - in addition to the world’s most intense pulsed spallation neutron source - the world’s most intense neutrino beam. The physics performance of that neutrino Super Beam in conjunction with a megaton Water Cherenkov neutrino detector installed 1000 m down in a mine at a distance of ... More
Presented by Dr. Marcos DRACOS, Prof. Tord EKELOF
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 37
At the baseline of LBNE, 1300 km, the neutrino energies in the first oscillation maximum range from 1.5 GeV to 5 GeV. Neutrino cross sections are poorly understood on any nuclear target in this energy regime. A detailed study of neutrino interactions in this energy regime is crucial to LBNE physics. The experiment simply will not work without it. Running the CAPTAIN liquid argon detector at Fermil ... More
Presented by Dr. Christopher MAUGER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 155
The proposed Decay-At-rest Experiment for δ_CP violation At the Laboratory for Underground Science (DAEδALUS) and the Isotope Decay-At-Rest experiment (IsoDAR) search for CP violation in the neutrino sector and sterile (non-interacting) neutrinos. Both are short baseline experiments that use proton driver beams. In the IsoDAR case, a 60 MeV proton beam will impinge on a high purity lithium/beryl ... More
Presented by Dr. Daniel WINKLEHNER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 159
In the next decade, a number of experiments will attempt to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy. I will show that a second detector can significantly improve the precision of the hierarchy determination in reactor neutrino experiments at intermediate baselines, breaking the degeneracy with a shift of \Delta M_23 and reducing the impact of the non-linear response. Moreover, with the addiction of ... More
Presented by Dr. Emilio CIUFFOLI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 110
SuperNEMO is a 0𝑣𝛽𝛽 experiment designed to reach a half-life sensitivity of 10^26 years corresponding to an effective Majorana neutrino mass of 〈m_ββ 〉 < 50 – 100 meV. To ensure radiopurity of the detector, dedicated facilities have been established for screening and selection of construction materials. Gamma ray spectroscopy using high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors offers ... More
Presented by Mr. Xin Ran LIU
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Theory / Phenomenology Board #: 100
We investigate precisely what can be extracted from the current appearance and disappearance oscillation data in regards the 3x3 PMNS matrix, without explicitly assuming unitarity. Our cannonical model of this unitarity violation is an added sterile neutrino, whose mass and mixing are not fully resolvable in current generation experiments, or does not take part in oscillations. Further constrai ... More
Presented by Mr. Mark ROSS-LONERGAN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 90
It is expected that currently on-going experiments (and more planned in near future) will reveal various aspects of neutrino mass: Precision cosmology in the post WMAP era places a strong constraint on gravitational property of neutrino. Neutrinoless double beta decay experiments aim at identifying its basic nature (Dirac or Majorana). With long baseline oscillation experiments, we have a chance t ... More
Presented by Dr. Toshihiko OTA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 117
The Daya Bay Experiment can make an independent measurement of reactor antineutrino disappearance using interactions identified by neutron capture on Hydrogen (n-H). Six 20-ton Gd-loaded and six 22-ton undoped scintillating targets provide nearly the same statistical precision using n-H interactions as the existing Gadolinium neutron capture result from Daya Bay. Several new techniques were develo ... More
Presented by Ms. Bei-Zhen HU
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 24
The neutrino-nucleus cross-section will be measured using Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) in MicroBooNE and long baseline neutrino experiment (LBNE) at Fermi Lab. This poster will discuss the nuclear model implementation based on the realistic Argon spectral function (SF) in the GENIE neutrino event generator. The SF can better describe the lepton-nucleus interaction and thus yields ... More
Presented by Dr. Chun-Min JEN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 4
Most models predict neutrinos to be produced in astrophysical sources such as Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB). Because of the very long baselines from these sources to the Earth a 1:1:1 (electron neutrino:muon neutrino:tau neutrino) flavor ratio is expected at the Earth. The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is a cubic kilometer Cherenkov detector, located deep within the Antarc ... More
Presented by Mr. Matthias VRAEGHE
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Atmospheric Neutrinos Board #: 50
Sterile right-handed neutrinos may exist and take part in neutrino mixing, producing various observable effects depending on the mass-scale. A MeV-scale heavy mass state containing even a small flavoured component would have decay channels that result in observable decay products. Due to copious neutrino production in the atmosphere and its long running period, the Super-Kamiokande water Cherenkov ... More
Presented by Mr. Euan RICHARD
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 28
This poster presents an analysis of the atmospheric neutrino sample collected with the MINOS Far Detector. Data from the first 8 months of MINOS+ is added to the full data set collected with MINOS, adding a factor of 30% to the 2011 analysis. The analysis uses a three flavor framework, with a four layer model for the Earth’s matter density. Matter effects for atmospheric neutrinos traversing the ... More
Presented by Mr. Andrew PERCH
Presented by Juan Pablo YANEZ GARZA on 3 Jun 2014 at 4:20 PM
Presented by Roger WENDELL on 3 Jun 2014 at 3:55 PM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Atmospheric Neutrinos Board #: 51
Directional-integated fluxes of atmospheric electron and muon neutrinos are measured in the energy range from sub-GeV to seveal TeV using Super-Kamiokande detector. Super-Kamiokande is the largest detector in the world which has sensitivity in this energy range, and excellent capabilities to distinguish nu_mu and nu_e by particle identification of out-going leptons. The energy spectrum is ... More
Presented by Dr. Kimihiro OKUMURA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 144
PROSPECT is a U.S.-based, multi-phase, 2-detector reactor antineutrino experiment whose primary goals are to probe short-baseline oscillations and perform a precise measurement of the reactor antineutrino spectrum. Potential detector deployment locations 4-20m from compact research reactor cores have been identified at three U.S. research reactor facilities. While these facilities have many attrac ... More
Presented by Nathaniel BOWDEN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 117
CANDLES is a neutrino less double beta decay (0νββ) experiment using 48Ca in CaF2 crystals. A distinctive characteristic of 48Ca is the highest Q value (4.3 MeV) among isotope candidates for 0νββ. In principle, it enables us to measure signals in small background contribution. The background candidates in interested energy region are β/γ rays from 208Tl (Q = 5.0 MeV), and 212Bi-212Po coinc ... More
Presented by Dr. Kyohei NAKAJIMA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 118
The NEXT experiment will search for the neutrinoless double beta decay (bb0nu) of Xe-136 using an electroluminescent high-pressure xenon gas time projection chamber. Such a detector boasts two important technological advantages for bb0nu searches: excellent energy resolution (better than 1% FWHM at the Q value of Xe-136) and event topology reconstruction to identify signal and background. The expe ... More
Presented by Justo MARTÍN-ALBO
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 153
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 performa ... More
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrino Beam Flux Board #: 74
MINOS+ is a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment that utilizes the Fermilab NuMI (Neutrinos at the Main Injector) neutrino beam. Historically, MINOS operated in the lowest available beam energy configuration; however, in the new MINOS+ era, a medium energy neutrino beam spectrum is being produced. An understanding of the beam flux and systematic uncertainties is essential to the MINOS+ os ... More
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrino Beam Flux Board #: 77
The design of accelerator-based neutrino experiments relies heavily on neutrino beam simulations. The Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) uses a GEANT4-based simulation of the LBNE beamline. We present the current status of this simulation as well as efforts to characterize the LBNE beam. In particular, we discuss a recent study aimed at understanding the size and impact of flux uncertainties ... More
Presented by Amit BASHYAL
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 103
The Majorana collaboration is currently constructing the Demonstrator, which will search for neutrinoless double beta decay 0nu2beta) in germanium-76. The experiment will consist of 40 kg of germanium, 30 kg of which will be 87% enriched in 76Ge. The material will be divided into individual p-type point contact (PPC) detectors, each around 1 kg. The detectors are to be deployed as 'strings' of ... More
Presented by Benjamin SHANKS
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 124
The achievement of zero background has become crucial for bolometric experiments searching for neutrino-less double beta decay (0nDBD) and Dark Matter interactions. The CUORE experiment, that will study the 130Te 0nDBD, could take advantage from the measurement of the tiny Cherenkov light emitted by electrons to reject alpha interactions, that are the dominant background source for 0nDBD. The L ... More
Presented by Dr. Laura CARDANI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 2
The CHerenkov detectors In mine PitS (CHIPS) Project seeks to substantially lower the cost per kiloton of neutrino detectors by instrumenting existing deep bodies of water located in long baseline neutrino beams. The initial location for CHIPS is the Wentworth Mine Pit 2W located near Hoyt Lakes MN, 7 mr off-axis in the NuMI Beam, ~710 km from Fermilab. The pit is ~1250 m by ~750 m by ~60 m deep. ... More
Presented by Prof. Marvin MARSHAK
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 12
The Precision IceCube Next Generation Upgrade (PINGU) is planned as an infill to the IceCube array at the geographic South Pole. Every year, PINGU will record several ten thousands of atmospheric neutrinos with energies above 3 GeV. With these unprecendented statistics, PINGU will have sensitivity to the neutrino mass hierarchy (NMH). To calculate the physics potential of PINGU, we have set ... More
Presented by Mr. Lukas SCHULTE, Dr. Sebastian BÖSER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 30
The MINOS+ experiment utilizes the existing MINOS detectors, which are exposed to the higher energy, higher intensity upgraded NuMI muon neutrino beam. With this setup, MINOS+ hopes to conduct both precision measurements of neutrino oscillation, as well as searches for new physics. To carry out these studies, it is necessary to understand the energy scales of the detectors as precisely as possib ... More
Presented by Dr. Ruth TONER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Solar Neutrinos Board #: 76
SNO+ is a scintillator experiment at SNOLAB searching for neutrino-less double-beta decay in Tellurium-130, as well as detecting low energy solar neutrinos, and reactor- and geo-antineutrinos. Detailed understanding of our energy response is crucial, especially for the double beta decay measurement. SNO+ will deploy radioactive calibration sources to study the detector’s response to different pa ... More
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 124
The Daya Bay experiment aims to provide the most precise measurement of the mixing angle theta13 and the mass-squared difference dm^2_ee. The experiment consists of eight functionally identical antineutrino detectors deployed in three experimental halls at different baselines from three groups of nuclear reactors. The calibration of the various aspects of the detector response is an essential ingr ... More
Presented by Dr. Ka Vang TSANG
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Dark Matter And Neutrinos Board #: 80
The DEAP-3600 experiment is located at SNOLAB, 2 km underground in Sudbury, Ontario. It is a single-phase detector, which will search for dark matter particle interactions with 1 tonne fiducial mass of liquid argon target. Construction of the detector is nearly complete, and calibration commissioning of the detector is beginning. The projected sensitivity to spin-independent scattering of Weakly ... More
Presented by Dr. Simon PEETERS
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 69
The Electron Capture 163Ho experiment (ECHo) will investigate the electron neutrino mass in the sub-eV range by the kinematical analysis of the calorimetrically measured 163Ho spectrum. Low temperature metallic magnetic micro-calorimeters with 163Ho embedded in the absorber will be used for this experiment. We have performed a series of preliminary tests with two magnetic micro-calorimeters hav ... More
Presented by Mr. Philipp Chung-On RANITZSCH, Dr. Loredana GASTALDO
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 123
The Daya Bay reactor antineutrino experiment has provided the most precise measurement of the neutrino oscillation amplitude sin^2 2θ_13 = 0.090 +0.008 −0.009 as well as the first direct measurement of the mass-squared difference |∆m^2_{ee}| = (2.59 +0.19 −0.20) × 10^{-3} eV^2 by measuring relative differences in antineutrino interaction rates and spectral shapes between near and far detec ... More
Presented by Dr. Soeren JETTER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 22
The charged pion production by neutrinos interacting on heavy nuclei is of great interest to high energy and nuclear physics and increasingly important for neutrino oscillation experiments. MINERvA is a few GeV neutrino-nucleus scattering experiment that employs a fine grained detector running in the NuMi neutrino beam at Fermilab. We present a measurement of the differential cross-sections for mu ... More
Presented by Mr. Laza RAKOTONDRAVOHITRA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 26
MINERvA is a neutrino scattering experiment in the 1-10 GeV range using the NuMI neutrino beam at Fermilab. MINERvA will constrain neutrino-nucleus interaction cross sections which are a significant source of uncertainty in neutrino oscillation measurements. This poster presents the analysis of neutrino and antineutrino Charged Current Coherent Pion Production in MINERvA including the methods us ... More
Presented by Mr. Aaron MISLIVEC
Presented by Ed KEARNS on 7 Jun 2014 at 1:00 PM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Supernova Neutrinos Board #: 98
99% of the energy emitted by core collapse supernovae is in the form of neutrinos. Highly non-linear effects, due to neutrino self-interactions, that are present only in the dense environments such as a supernova core offers an unique opportunity to study neutrino properties. We demonstrate a new technique for calculating probability of collective neutrino oscillations.
Presented by Dr. Shashank SHALGAR
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 9
NOvA, the NuMI O ft-axis Electron Neutrino Appearance experiment will study nu_u->nu_e oscillations, characterized by the mixing angle theta_13. A complementary pair of detectors are being constructed 14 mrad off beam axis to optimize the energy profi le of the neutrinos. The far detector is a surface based 14 kTon liquid scintillator tracking volume located 810 km from the main injector so ... More
Presented by Dr. Mathew MUETHER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 61
Neutrino properties and especially the determination of the neutrino mass play an important role at the intersections of cosmology, particle physics and astroparticle physics. The KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino experiment (KATRIN) investigates single beta decay electrons close to their kinematic endpoint in order to determine the neutrino mass by a model-independent method. Applying an ultra-luminou ... More
Presented by Mr. Marcel KRAUS, Dr. Thomas THUEMMLER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 147
The Angra Neutrino Project aims to measure neutrinos from the Angra Power Plant/Rio de Janeiro for safeguard purposes. The detector is under deployment at Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF) to be soon installed in Angra. After the project overview we present its complete simulation, including the effects of electronic noise. Expected neutrino detection efficiencies, backgrounds and sig ... More
Presented by Prof. Pietro CHIMENTI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 58
We present the sensitivity of MINOS/MINOS+ to large extra dimensions using muon neutrino disappearance in the NuMI beam. Employing a model in which sterile neutrinos can propagate in a large compactified extra dimension while standard model left-handed neutrinos are confined to a 4-dimensional brane (e.g., Machado et al., Phys.Rev.D84:013003, 2011), we constrain the size of large extra dimensions ... More
Presented by Junting HUANG
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 41
Neutrino-induced pion production is a major background in neutrino oscillation experiments, both in the appearance and disappearance channels, and so must be reliably modeled. We have updated the pion production model used in the NEUT generator based on available neutrino-nucleon data along with more recent measurements of pion production in scattering of neutrinos from medium-A nuclei, ... More
Presented by Dr. Philip RODRIGUES
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Theory / Phenomenology Board #: 104
The presence of a charged Higgs in the two Higgs doublet model in presence of magnetic field induces aditional corrections to the neutrino form factors. We calculate and analyze such contributions in the parameter space of the two Higgs doublet model type I and type II. The characterization of the neutrino form factors could discriminate between Majorana and Dirac neutrinos.
Presented by Prof. Carlos GOMEZ TARAZONA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 13
Quite recently the IceCube Collaboration has reported clear evidence for neutrinos of cosmic origin. Here we ask whether the proposed first generation of space-based cosmic ray detectors will be sensitive to the cosmic neutrino flux. We consider proposed scenarios for ultra-high energy cosmic ray detectors to be deployed aboard the International Space Station and estimate the expected rates for co ... More
Presented by Prof. Luis ANCHORDOQUI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 16
NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment in Fermilab’s NuMI beam. The experiment consists of two functionally identical detectors, a Near Detector (ND) at Fermilab and a Far Detector (FD) at Ash River in Northern Minnesota. Both detectors are almost fully constructed and are being commissioned. The FD is located on the surface under 14 radiation lengths of barite and concrete ov ... More
Presented by Dr. Gavin DAVIES
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 53
The MicroBooNE neutrino detector is currently being installed in the Liquid Argon Test Facility at Fermi National Accelerator Lab. The liquid-argon, time-projection chamber has an event-readout time of about 5 milliseconds, during which many cosmic-ray muons will cross the large active volume. We present an estimate for this rate, based on a combination of measurements made in the experimental hal ... More
Presented by Vassili PAPAVASSILIOU
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 96
The Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) is an experimental program searching for neutrino-less double beta decay in xenon-136. The current experiment, EXO-200, has achieved excellent sensitivity by minimizing radioactive backgrounds in a cleanroom environment, and by building the detector with carefully selected materials. However, backgrounds induced by neutrons produced by cosmic ray muons are no ... More
Presented by Dr. Joshua ALBERT
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 131
The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is a ton-scale cryogenic experiment designed to search for neutrinoless double beta decay (0νββ) of 130Te. The experiment consists of 988 ultracold TeO2 bolometers, which act as both the source and detector of this decay. Energy calibration of the detector is crucial for the detection of 0νββ, which is expected to appear as a mono ... More
Presented by Jeremy S. CUSHMAN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 92
A convincing detection claim of neutrinoless double beta decay 0nuDBD demands for detectors with excellent energy resolution and zero background in the energy region of interest. For this purpose, the LUCIFER project is developing a detector that combines the calorimetric signal and the scintillation light produced by ZnSe scintillating bolometers. The identification and rejection of the alpha ... More
Presented by Dr. Karoline SCHAEFFNER
Presented by Phillip BARBEAU on 6 Jun 2014 at 11:55 AM
Presented by Petr VOGEL on 6 Jun 2014 at 9:45 AM
Presented by Kate SCHOLBERG on 3 Jun 2014 at 9:30 AM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 44
For a precise study of neutrino oscillation, a good understanding of neutrino interactions on nucleus is indispensable. In order to reduce the uncertainty in the neutrino interaction, we propose a new experiment at the J-PARC neutrino beamline to measure the ratio of charged current neutrino cross sections between water and plastic (CH) with an accuracy of a few percent. The energy of the neutrino ... More
Presented by Taichiro KOGA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 133
The Double Chooz experiment aims for a precision measurement of the neutrino mixing angle $\theta_{13}$ at the Chooz nuclear power plant in France. The reactor antineutrino flux is detected via inverse beta decay reaction in a gadolinium-loaded liquid scintillator. In the near future two identical detectors located at different distances from the reactor cores will search for an oscillation patter ... More
Presented by Julia HASER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Atmospheric Neutrinos Board #: 55
We explore possibility to determine the leptonic CP phase using large atmospheric neutrino detectors. We show that sensitivity to the CP phase improves substantially with decrease of energy threshold below 1 - 2 GeV, and there is no significant averaging out of the CP effect due to poor angular reconstruction. The sensitivity of the proposed PINGU detector to CP phases is marginal but future upg ... More
Presented by Prof. Soebur RAZZAQUE
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 114
The AMoRE (Advanced Mo-based Rare process Experiment) project is an international experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of 100Mo. High energy resolution and efficient particle-type discrimination are essential to improve the experimental sensitivity in neutrinoless double beta decay search experiments. Here we report performances of cryogenic detectors with CaMoO4 crystals and me ... More
Presented by Mr. Geon-Bo KIM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 128
At present, some of the most sensitive dark matter and neutrino-less double beta decay search experiments use liquid xenon as the detection medium. However, at the expense of larger volumes and bulkier containment vessels, operation in the gas phase at room temperature and high pressure offers multiple important advantages and new opportunities. Molecules that enhance the performance (such as in-g ... More
Presented by Mr. Azriel GOLDSCHMIDT
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 120
The NEXT ββ0ν experiment will use a high-pressure gas electroluminescent TPC to search for the decay of Xe-136. The development, construction and installation of NEXT-WHITE (NEW), the first radio-pure version of NEXT, will take place this year at Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc. NEW will run initially using 10 kg of natural xenon during which time NEXT technology will be validated and the ... More
Presented by Dr. Andrew LAING, Justo MARTÍN-ALBO
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 21
The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) will be a premier facility for exploring long-standing questions about the boundaries of the standard model. Acting in concert with the liquid argon time projection chambers underpinning the far detector design, the LBNE photon detection system will capture ultraviolet scintillation light in order to provide valuable timing information for event reconst ... More
Presented by Dr. Denver WHITTINGTON
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Other / Global Projects Board #: 142
Radon is one of the major background sources in low energy neutrinoexperiments. Accordingly it is essential to suppress radon events in future large-scale　xenon detectors aiming for neutrino-less double beta decay and pp solar neutrino measurements. Although the removal of radon from air using adsorption on activated　charcoal is well established, because its chemical properties are similar to ... More
Presented by Dr. Hiroyuki SEKIYA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Other / Global Projects Board #: 139
Radon is one of major background sources in the underground neutrino experiments. Our group has been working to develop a high sensitive radon detector, especially for Super-Kamiokande and XMASS experiments in Kamioka. Recently, we are trying to make a new vacuum-tight electrostatic-collection radon detector with 80 litter volume. In this poster, we will report the basic performances of the ... More
Presented by Dr. Yasuo TAKEUCHI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 87
An organic liquid scintillator containing zirconium complex was studied for neutrinosless double beta decay experiment. A $^{96}$Zr nuclei has a large Q-value (3.35MeV), and no experiment is planned to use as a target. In order to realize ton scale target isotope with good energy resolution (4\%@2.5MeV), we have used zirconium beta-diketon complex which has huge solubility (over 10w.t.\%) to the ... More
Presented by Prof. Yoshiyuki FUKUDA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 8
Hyper-Kamiokande is a proposed future neutrino experiment with physics goals such as the discovery of leptonic CP violation, nucleon decay, supernova neutrino, and so on, using a 1 Mton water Cherenkov detector. Considering the cost fraction of photodetectors in Hyper-Kamiokande detector, more cost-effective and higher performance large-area (50-cm diameter in the current plan) photodetectors tha ... More
Presented by Mr. Yuji OKAJIMA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 145
Segmented antineutrino detectors placed near a compact research reactor provide an excellent opportunity to probe short-baseline neutrino oscillations and precisely measure the reactor antineutrino spectrum. Close proximity to a reactor combined with minimal overburden yield a high background environment that must be managed through shielding and detector technology. This poster will focus on th ... More
Presented by Dr. Thomas LANGFORD
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 88
We developed photon and phonon sensors based on metallic magnetic calorimeters to be applied in scintillator-based experiments searching for neutrinoless double beta decay (AMoRE with CaMoO4, and LUMINEU with ZnMoO4 crystal scintillators) and in experiments searching for dark matter such as weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). This research is motivated by the need to reduce the backgroun ... More
Presented by Dr. Gastaldo LOREDANA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Other / Global Projects Board #: 154
Liquid scintillator (LS), which is a mixture of a base solvent plus a scintillating solute, has been used to detect neutrinos coming from atmospheric, solar, accelerator beam and reactor experiments. Then metals such as Cd, Gd, Li, B, Yb, Tn, etc, are loaded into LS. In all neutrino experiments, researchers have tried to develop their LS and metal-loaded LS to achieve a long attenuation length, h ... More
Presented by Mr. Seungchan KIM, Ms. Sookhyung SONG
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Dark Matter And Neutrinos Board #: 43
In this poster a sensitivity study of detecting sterile keV neutrinos in tritium beta decay will be presented. Relic sterile neutrinos in the keV range are classical candidates for the so-called Warm Dark Matter. They can explain mass distributions in the sub-galactic scale and thereby resolve the tensions in purely Cold Dark Matter scenarios, while being consistent with observations of the large ... More
Presented by Dr. thierry LASSERRE, Dr. Susanne MERTENS
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 25
An accurate neutrino flux prediction is important for neutrino oscillation experiments as well as a normalization for absolute cross-section measurements in MINERvA. A measurement of neutrino-electron scattering provides a constraint on the overall flux normalization and it compliments a flux prediction using external hadron production data. Identification of neutrino-electron scattering relies on ... More
Presented by Mr. Jaewon PARK
Presented by Dieter HAIDT on 2 Jun 2014 at 9:30 AM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 136
The GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA, is located in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy and investigates double beta decays of 76Ge. GERDA finished its first phase of data taking last year and obtained an improved half-life limit for neutrinoless double beta decay with an unprecedented low background environment. Apart from decays into the ground state of 76Se, also double beta tra ... More
Presented by Mr. Bjoern LEHNERT
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 129
The CUORE (Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events) experiment will search for neutrinoless double beta decay of Te-130. CUORE large-mass bolometer array will consist of 988 tellurium oxide bolometer modules and a total of 206 kg of Te-130 in one single cryostat at 10 mK. With the relatively low bandwidth of the bolometer signals, we sample at 125 to 1000 S/s. In addition to the tri ... More
Presented by Dr. Ke HAN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 98
The EXO-200 detector, a 175 kg single phase liquid xenon time projection chamber, is the most sensitive experiment in the Xe-136 neutrino-less double beta decay search. Its success bodes well for the future multi-ton scale next phase, nEXO. The abilities to achieve energy resolution of σ/E = 1.53% at the Q-value of 2458 keV and reduce α and γ-ray backgrounds make it feasible to improve sensitiv ... More
Presented by Dr. Yung-Ruey Yen YEN, Prof. Michelle DOLINSKI, Ms. Erica SMITH, Ms. Yi-Hsuan LIN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 100
EXO-200 utilizes dual liquid xenon time projection chambers (TPCs) to observe the double beta (bb) decay of Xe-136. Each TPC yields 37 scintillation channel waveforms and 38 each of ionization and charge induction channel waveforms; all of which are are 2 ms in length and sampled at 1 MHz. In order to observe bb decay and suppress residual radio active backgrounds from otherwise radio quiet detect ... More
Presented by Dr. Ryan MACLELLAN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 38
Spectral functions that are used in modeling of quasi elastic scattering in neutrino event generators such as GENIE, NEUT, NUANCE and NUWRO, and GiBUU include Fermi gas, local Fermi gas, Bodek-Ritche Fermi gas with high momentum tail, and the Benhar Fantoni two dimensional spectral function. We find that the $\frac{d\sigma}{d\nu}$ predictions for these models are in disagreement with the p ... More
Presented by Prof. Arie BODEK
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 66
The aim of the KATRIN experiment is to determine the neutrino mass by the model independent kinematic investigation of the tritium-beta-decay with a sensitivity of 200meV/c^2 (90% C.L.). The experiment consists of a windowless gaseous tritium source, multiple-stage pumping sections, a system of two electrostatic spectrometers and a multi-pixel semiconductor detector. At the upstream end the setup ... More
Presented by Mr. Florian HEIZMANN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 54
The MicroBooNE experiment at Fermilab - to begin taking data this year - will be the largest Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) yet constructed in the US. With its full 3 year data set of Booster Neutrino Beam events, MicroBooNE will address its goal of confirming and investigating the Low Energy Neutrino Excess observed by MiniBooNE. At the same time, the LAr1-ND collaboration plans t ... More
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 29
Current and future long-baseline oscillation experiments have the potential to determine how much the lepton sector violates CP symmetry by studying nu_e appearance in a nu_\mu beam. Intrinsic nu_e from the beam are the largest background for these measurements, and nu_e from oscillations are the signal. Differences between the nu_e and nu_\mu cross-sections are theoretically predicted, but ... More
Presented by Mr. Benjamin SMITH
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Theory / Phenomenology Board #: 109
There exists a seeming high-energy cutoff of neutrino events in IceCube data. In particular, IceCube does not observe the Standard Model Glashow-resonance events expected at 6.3 PeV. There are also no higher-energy neutrino signatures in the ANITA and Auger experiments. This absence of high-energy neutrino events motivates models having a fundamental restriction on neutrino energies above a few P ... More
Presented by Luis ANCHORDOQUI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 93
The first stage of the Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO), EXO-200, consists of an extremely low background time projection chamber containing ~150 kg of enriched liquid Xe-136 (LXe). The EXO-200 currently holds the most sensitive search for neutrinoless double beta decay in LXe. This search strongly relies on features presented in the energy spectrum of the measured events. The stringent requiremen ... More
Presented by Dr. Caio LICCIARDI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 135
The RENO(Reactor Experiment for Neutrino Oscillation) is an experiment to measure the smallest neutrino mixing angle theta_13 using anti-neutrinos emitted from the Hanbit nuclear power plant in Korea. A slow control and monitoring system has been installed for PMT high voltage suppliers, water level of a veto detector component, temperatures, moisture in air, etc. We will present the performance ... More
Presented by Dr. JUNE HO CHOI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 15
The NOvA experiment is a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment based out of Fermilab that uses the newly upgraded NuMI beam line and two functionally identical detectors to measure the neutrino rates at a near location, and 810 km away at a far location. The detector at the far location has a target mass of 14 kton and is composed of 344,064 cells filled with liquid scintillator each of w ... More
Presented by Mr. Michael BAIRD
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 11
We report on the algorithm and expected performance of an event reconstruction tailored for lower-energy neutrino events detected by IceCube/DeepCore and PINGU. The new reconstruction enables a precision measurement of nu_mu disappearance and nu_tau appearance using DeepCore data, and a measurement of the neutrino mass hierarchy by PINGU (see talk by D. Grant, et al. and posters by L. Schulte, et ... More
Presented by Dr. Timothy ARLEN, Dr. João Pedro ATHAYDE MARCONDES DE ANDRÉ
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 32
Plans to utilize large Liquid Scintillator (LSc) detectors for the determination of mass hierarchy with beams like CN2PY proposed by LAGUNA-LBNO require rudimentary flavor sensitivity and basic track reconstruction especially in the 1-10 GeV range. At these energies neutrino induced events cannot be considered as point-like and the reconstruction of event topology gains importance in flavor discri ... More
Presented by Mr. Kai LOO
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 137
The RENO experiment has measured the smallest neutrino mixing angle theta_13 by detecting reactor anti-neutrino via inverse beta decay reaction (IBD). We have accumulated ~800 days of data through December, 2013, with two identical near and far RENO detectors at Hanbit nuclear power plant, since August, 2011. The coincidence of a prompt positron signal and a delayed signal from neutron capture by ... More
Presented by Mr. Wonqook CHOI
Presented by David WARK on 7 Jun 2014 at 11:45 AM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 127
The Double Chooz Time Projection Chamber (DCTPC) is a directional fast neutron detector that measures background neutron production at the Double Chooz reactor-based neutrino oscillation experiment's near (120 mwe) and far (300 mwe) halls. DCTPC will provide data at modest depths, tying near-surface measurements to those from deep underground laboratories. DCTPC will be used to search for a correl ... More
Presented by Marjon MOULAI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Atmospheric Neutrinos Board #: 53
Following the measurement of the θ13 mixing parameter, the determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy (normal: m1 < m2 < m3 or inverted: m3 < m1 < m2) has become a central goal in upcoming and next-generation neutrino physics experiments. Atmospheric neutrino experiments have emerged as a promising pathway to this measurement, through the exploitation of Earth-induced matter effects in the GeV ... More
Presented by Dr. Antoine KOUCHNER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 26
The reference design of the near detector for the LBNE experiment is a Fine-Grained Tracker (FGT) capable of precisely measuring all four species of neutrinos: nu_mu, nu_e, anti-nu_mu and anti-nu_e. The FGT is composed of a Straw-Tube Tracker (STT) with transition-radation capability surrounded by a high resolution electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) and embedded in a dipole magnet. Muon-ID detect ... More
Presented by Dr. Xinchun TIAN
Presented by Gary HILL on 2 Jun 2014 at 10:00 AM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 62
The KATRIN experiment is designed to probe the absolute neutrino mass scale from the kinematics of tritium β-decay. Therefore it will analyze the shape of the tritium β-spectrum in a narrow region close to the tritium endpoint. To reach the design sensitivity of 200 meV, a high energy resolution, high signal count rates and especially an ultra-low background rate of 0.01 cps are required. In mi ... More
Presented by Mr. Stefan GROH, Dr. Nancy WANDKOWSKY
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 148
The SoLid collaboration aim to probe the reactor neutrino anomaly by searching for anti-neutrino oscillations between 5-10 m from the core of the BR2 reactor at SCK-CEN. The SoLid experiment is using a new detector concept based on segmented plastic scintillator with layers containing a mixture of lithium-6 and Zinc Sulphide scintillator. The detector uses the two different scintillators to detect ... More
Presented by Dr. Nicholas RYDER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrino Beam Flux Board #: 72
The neutrinos from stored muons (nuSTORM) facility aims to provide a beam of electron and muon neutrinos with precisely known flavour content and with a flux precision of less than 1% per 50MeV energy bin. This s achieved by utilising both the 5 GeV/c pion beam that is injected into the decay ring and the stored muon beam at 3.8GeV/c. These beams can service both short- and long-baseline oscillati ... More
Presented by Darren GRANT on 3 Jun 2014 at 5:05 PM
Presented by Yoshinari HAYATO on 4 Jun 2014 at 3:50 PM
Presented by Thomas PATZAK on 4 Jun 2014 at 4:40 PM
Presented by Robert WILSON on 4 Jun 2014 at 4:15 PM
Presented by Lindley WINSLOW on 6 Jun 2014 at 4:00 PM
Presented by Liangjian WEN on 3 Jun 2014 at 12:10 PM
Presented by Joshua SPITZ on 7 Jun 2014 at 10:35 AM
Presented by Barbara CACCIANIGA on 7 Jun 2014 at 9:55 AM
Presented by David LHUILLIER on 7 Jun 2014 at 10:15 AM
Presented by Gabriel OREBI GANN on 3 Jun 2014 at 3:00 PM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Geo-neutrinos Board #: 60
The Kamioka Liquid-Scintillator Antineutrino Detector (KamLAND) is marked by the ability to detect anti-neutrino signals at 1,000 ton of ultra pure liquid scintillator. We reported the results of the first study of electron antineutrinos produced within the Earth in 2005. The recent long-term shutdown of Japanese nuclear reactors has resulted in a significantly reduced reactor antineutrino flux ... More
Presented by Dr. Hiroko WATANABE
Presented by Stefan SCHÖNERT on 6 Jun 2014 at 2:30 PM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Supernova Neutrinos Board #: 95
Detecting supernova nu_e is essential for testing supernova and neutrino physics, but the yields are small and the backgrounds from other channels large, e.g., ~10^2 and ~10^4 events, respectively, in Super-Kamiokande. We develop a new way to isolate supernova nu_e, using gadolinium-loaded water Cherenkov detectors. The forward-peaked nature of nu_e + e- -> nu_e + e- allows an angular cut that con ... More
Presented by Mr. Ranjan LAHA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Geo-neutrinos Board #: 59
Geoneutrinos , i.e. neutrinos produced by beta decays occurring in natural 238U and 232Th decay chains, are a unique direct probe of our planet's interior. They instantaneously bring to the Earth's surface information on the total amount and distribution of U and Th in the crust and in the mantle, which are thought to be the main reservoirs of these elements. Geoneutrinos are presently de ... More
Presented by barbara RICCI
Presented by Alexander KORZENEV on 6 Jun 2014 at 11:05 AM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrino Beam Flux Board #: 68
We present latest results of the measurements of hadron production with the T2K replica target in the NA61/SHINE experiment at CERN SPS. They aim to further improve the precision on the T2K neutrino flux prediction. The current method applied in the T2K experiment to reduce uncertainties on the flux predictions is based on re-weighting of hadron cross sections in the interaction vertices. As an ... More
Presented by Mr. Alexis HAESLER
Presented by Atsuko ICHIKAWA on 4 Jun 2014 at 2:30 PM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 15
The first evidence of an astrophysical high-energy neutrino signal as recently reported by the IceCube experiment now starts to open a new window towards astronomy with elementary particles. The detected excess in the diffuse neutrino flux leaves the concrete sources unknown at this point, but provides the opportunity to start constraining possible emission scenarios. In this paper, we investigat ... More
Presented by Dr. Björn EICHMANN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 107
The SuperNEMO double beta decay project is a modular tracker-calorimeter based experiment that will reach about 10^26 years for neutrinoless double beta decay corresponding to 50-100meV in terms of Majorana neutrino mass. It will scrutinize a hundred of kilograms of 82Se double beta decay isotope. The first module is under construction and will be installed early 2015 in the LSM (Laboratoire Sou ... More
Presented by Dr. Cedric CERNA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 7
Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K) is a next generation underground water Cherenkov detector. It will serve as a far detector of a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment envisioned for the upgraded J-PARC, and as a detector capable of observing -- far beyond the sensitivity of the Super-Kamiokande detector -- proton decays, atmospheric neutrinos, solar neutrinos, supernova neutrinos, and dark matte ... More
Presented by Dr. Hide-Kazu TANAKA
Presented by Ken LONG on 4 Jun 2014 at 5:05 PM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Supernova Neutrinos Board #: 88
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory was designed to detect neutrinos at energies greater than 100 GeV. Due to subfreezing temperatures, the photomultipliers' dark noise rates are particularly low. This enables IceCube to search for neutrinos from galactic supernovae by measuring an increase in the overall hit number (scalers) in the detector coming from the Cerenkov light of interactions of MeV ... More
Presented by Mr. David HEEREMAN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 115
The Daya Bay experiment has made the most precise measurement of neutrino mixing angle theta13 and the first direct measurement of the nu_e_bar mass-squared difference dm^2_ee through the relative measurements between near and far detectors. In addition, efforts are made toward the absolute reactor flux and spectra measurement, which require a precise understanding of the absolute detection effici ... More
Presented by Dr. Guofu CAO
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 40
Neutrino oscillation studies in accelerator experiments rely on reconstruction of neutrino energy in charged-current (CC) quasielastic (QE) scattering, typically performed from the measured kinematics of the charged lepton only. The correct interpretation of their outcome requires an accurate estimate of neutrino cross sections for the nuclear targets of interest. We develop an approach base ... More
Presented by Dr. Artur ANKOWSKI
Presented by Jacob SCHNEPS, Stephen PARKE on 7 Jun 2014 at 12:45 PM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 51
In this poster we report the investigation of various methods to control transient high voltages that may occur in Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers (LArTPC's). Recent studies of the electrical properties of a LArTPC's suggest that over-voltages may occur during a spark discharge and damage sensitive components of the detector. Tests of surge protection devices were performed to determine the ... More
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 135
The SNO+ experiment aims to explore several topics in neutrino physics, including neutrinoless double beta decay and low energy solar neutrinos. This will use the existing Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) detector, replacing the heavy water with liquid scintillator. Upgrades have been made to the electronics to deal with the lower thresholds and higher data rates expected and a hold-down rope ne ... More
Presented by Dr. Ian COULTER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 35
The Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) experiment is an accelerator-based long baseline neutrino experiment with sensitivity to both muon neutrino disappearance and muon neutrino to electron neutrino appearance oscillation modes. While the two modes are primarily sensitive to different oscillation parameters, correlations between the parameters can have significant effects in the analysis. Analyzing the two m ... More
Presented by Dr. Asher KABOTH
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 19
T2K oscillation physics results using an analysis which for the first time simultaneously fits the T2K dataset of νμ → νe appearance and νμ → νμ disappearance are shown. The precise T2K constraints on the four relevant oscillation parameters (sin^22θ_13, δ_CP , sin^2θ_23, and ∆m^2_32) are all correctly accounted for in this fit. In this analysis, the systematic errors are implement ... More
Presented by Dr. Megan FRIEND
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 67
The Kassiopeia particle tracking framework is an object-oriented software package utilizing modern C++ techniques, originally written to meet the needs of the KATRIN neutrino mass experiment. Kassiopeia features a new algorithmic paradigm for particle tracking simulations which targets experiments containing complex geometries and electromagnetic fields, with high priority put on calculation effic ... More
Presented by Mr. Daniel FURSE
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 49
Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers offer very good 3D and calorimetric resolution and allow relatively easy construction of large mass detectors, making them a prime candidate for future precision neutrino measurements. Surprisingly, there has been relatively little effort in calibrating the response of these detectors. The LArIAT (Liquid Argon In A Testbeam) experiment aims to fill that gap. R ... More
Presented by Dr. Jason ST. JOHN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 122
The “Luminescent Underground Molybdenum Investigation for NEUtrino mass and nature” (LUMINEU) aims at setting the bases for a next-generation neutrinoless double beta decay experiment capable to explore deeply the inverted hierarchy region of the neutrino mass pattern by means of a large array of scintillating bolometers based on ZnMoO4 crystals containing the favorable isotope 100Mo. These hy ... More
Presented by Dr. Andrea GIULIANI, Mr. Michele MANCUSO
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Theory / Phenomenology Board #: 143
Anomalies in the results from short baseline neutrino experiments suggests that there may be one or more additional mass splittings. This can be interpreted as the addition of one or more non-interacting (sterile) neutrinos to the current model. I will present the latest results from an analysis that fits models of one, two and three sterile neutrinos in the ~1eV^2 range to global data sets of sho ... More
Presented by Mr. Gabriel COLLIN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Dark Matter And Neutrinos Board #: 82
It is known that the standard model has serious problems from experimental and observational standpoints: neutrino mass, existence of dark matter and baryon asymmetry of the universe. The radiative neutrino mass model is known as a candidate which could explain tiny neutrino masses and existence of dark matter simultaneously. In addition, in this model, the sufficient baryon number asymmetry cou ... More
Presented by Mr. Shoichi KASHIWASE
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 50
With the ongoing construction, commissioning and proposals of new detectors as well as R&D efforts, it is evident, that liquid argon Time Projection Chambers (TPCs) are starting to become a crucial technology in the US neutrino program. Their scope of use in the near and more distant future covers such urgent problems in weak interaction physics as the search for sterile neutrinos, the neutrino ma ... More
Presented by Pawel KRYCZYNSKI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Solar Neutrinos Board #: 75
The SNO+ experiment is the follow-up to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). The heavy water that was in SNO will be replaced with a liquid scintillator of linear alkylbenzene. SNO+ will have a broad physics program which will include solar neutrinos, detecting geo-neutrinos, studying reactor neutrino oscillations, serving as a supernova neutrino detector, and carrying out a search for neutrino ... More
Presented by Sean GRULLON
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 71
Massive neutrinos leave peculiar imprints in the different cosmological data sets allowing cosmology to test their absolute mass scale. The cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropies has always been considered a powerful probe in this sense and the recent full sky measurement from the Planck satellite provide a unique tool. Planck has a wide frequency coverage designed to provid ... More
Presented by Ms. Marta SPINELLI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 52
The Bo test stand at Fermilab is a high purity liquid argon R&D detector, used to study argon scintillation physics and light collection technologies. This poster will review several measurements made in the Bo test stand which are of importance to future large scale liquid argon detectors. These include a measurement of the absorption caused by nitrogen contamination in argon, a study of the eff ... More
Presented by Mr. Benjamin JONES
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 44
MicroBooNE—the latest in a series of Booster Beam experiments located at Fermilab—is a Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) that will investigate the low energy neutrino excess seen by its predecessor, MiniBooNE. Cherenkov detectors, such as MiniBooNE, are limited by their inability to distinguish between single electrons and photons, a task LArTPCs are well suited for. With the high ... More
Presented by Ariana HACKENBURG
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Solar Neutrinos Board #: 77
The SNO+ detector is a renewal of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO)heavy water Cherenkov detector in which the heavy water in the detector core is replaced by an organic liquid scintillator (linear alkyl benzene or LAB) for the study of neutrinoless double beta decay, low energy solar neutrinos, geo-neutrinos and other topics. The science program requires extremely low levels of high-energy ... More
Presented by Dr. Doug HALLMAN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 36
The BNL Neutrino and Nuclear Chemistry group is well-known for its world-leading expertise in metal-doped and water-based liquid scintillator (a novel development that has been initiated since 2009) and has the state-of-art scintillator development facility that is capable of formulating various scintillator detectors for different nuclear and particle physics experiments. Different chemical elem ... More
Presented by Dr. Sunej HANS, Mr. Richard ROSERO, Liangming HU
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Solar Neutrinos Board #: 78
LOREX, the acronym for LORandite EXperiment, attempts the determination of the solar neutrino flux by measuring the 205Pb content in the thallium-bearing mineral lorandite, TlAsS2, from the mine of Allchar, FYR Macedonia. 205Pb is formed there via the neutrino-capture reaction 205Tl + νe → 205Pb + e-. This geochemical detector offers the lowest threshold among all the detectors of only 52 keV f ... More
Presented by Prof. Georg AMTHAUER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 6
Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K) is a next generation underground water Cherenkov detector. The baseline design is based on Super-Kamiokande (Super-K) detector and contains enlarged fiducial volume of 0.56 Mt, which is 25 times of Super-K. Hyper-K will play a considerable role in the next neutrino physics frontier. Here, the physics potential of Hyper-K in the neutrino astrophysics is studied. Th ... More
Presented by Dr. Takatomi YANO
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 24
The MINERνA measures neutrino and antineutrino interaction cross sections on carbon and nuclear targets which are of interest to ongoing and future accelerator oscillation experiments. Cross section measurements require accurate knowledge of incident neutrino flux. The low-ν flux technique uses a standard-candle cross section for events with low energy transfer to the hadronic system to determi ... More
Presented by Ms. Lu REN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 31
MINOS was among the first long baseline experiments to measure nu_mu -> nu_e appearance by using a 5.4 kiloton steel-scintillator tracking calorimeter located in the Soudan Mine in Northern Minnesota. With the shift to a higher energy beam configuration in the MINOS+ era, there is a renewed effort to explore the possibilities of an electron neutrino appearance search. The multivariate selection te ... More
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Beam Flux Board #: 67
The magnetic horn, invented by Simon van der Meer over 50 years ago, has been used in essentially every neutrino beam line since its invention. Analytical calculation and some simulation work has been applied to horn design over the years. In this paper we show how, for the first time, computer-automated horn design optimization can be studied for implementation in a pion beam line like that in nu ... More
Presented by Prof. Alan BROSS
Presented by Jonathan ENGEL on 6 Jun 2014 at 4:40 PM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Supernova Neutrinos Board #: 97
We present a novel type of neutrino flavor tranformation behavior in the context of accretion disks above compact object mergers. These neutrino environments differ from supernovas, the sun and the early universe and are thus home to neutrino flavor transitions unseen elsewhere. We compute neutrino oscillation including self-interaction effects for merger disks with realistic energy and flux hiera ... More
Presented by Annelise MALKUS
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 120
The Daya Bay reactor νe experiment has provided the most sensitive measurement of the neutrino mixing parameter θ13, sin22θ13 = 0.089±0.09, by measuring relative differences in neutrino interaction rates between near and far detectors. In addition, the Daya Bay experiment can make a high-statistics measurement of the absolute reactor νe flux and spectrum with its near site detectors. Daya Bay ... More
Presented by Mr. Bryce LITTLEJOHN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 32
We present a measurement of the neutral current single pi0 production (NC1pi0) cross section using Runs 1-4 of T2K data corresponding to 3.74 x 10^{20} protons on target. Selection criteria are applied to reconstructed events to enhance the signal pi0 invariant mass distribution, which is fitted using an extended likelihood method to extract the number of signal events. These are used to obtain t ... More
Presented by Karin GILJE
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Geo-neutrinos Board #: 58
This work presents a measurement of geo-neutrinos detected in the Borexino experiment at the Laboratory Nazionali del Gran Sasso in central Italy. Geo-neutrinos are electron anti-neutrinos produced in our planet by beta decays of naturally occurring radioactive isotopes; they provide a new tool to directly probe the interior of the Earth. The present measurement, obtained from 1353 days of data, ... More
Presented by Dr. Lino MIRAMONTI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 134
RENO has been taking data since August, 2011 and successfully measured the smallest neutrino mixing angle, theta_13. This measurement was based on reactor neutrino events with neutron captures on gadolinium and thus quite low backgrounds. RENO can also measure the theta_13 in the reactor neutrino sample with neutron captures on hydrogen, due to manageable accidental-background. This is possible be ... More
Presented by Dr. Jungsic PARK
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Cosmology And Neutrinos Board #: 85
Gadolinium (Gd) has the largest thermal neutron capture cross section among all stable nuclei. Gd has been used in liquid- scintillator neutrino detectors for neutron tagging. In this application, anti-electron neutrinos interacting on protons are identified by requiring both the prompt positron signal and the delayed gamma-ray signal from Gd neutron capture. Recently, a 200-ton Cherenkov detector ... More
Presented by Mr. Iwa OU
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrino Beam Flux Board #: 69
The main irreducible background in the T2K electron-neutrino appearance analysis is the nu_e contamination in the nu_{mu} beam. In order to quantify this background, a selection of nu_e charged-current (CC) interactions in the near detector (ND280) Tracker region was developed by combining the particle identification abilities of the time projection chambers and electromagnetic calori ... More
Presented by Mr. Luke SOUTHWELL
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 36
CAPTAIN (Cryogenic Apparatus for Precision tests of Argon Interactions with Neutrinos) is a five tons liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber currently being built at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The detector is designed to make measurements of scientific importance to long-baseline neutrino physics and physics topics that will be explored by large underground detectors. The first stage of the p ... More
Presented by Dr. Christopher MAUGER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 48
Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers (LArTPCs) are a novel detector concept, well-suited for neutrino physics experiments. MicroBooNE will be the largest LArTPC ever to be built in the United States. The main motivation for designing and constructing MicroBooNE is the investigation of the low-energy excess observed by MiniBooNE and further advancement of the LArTPC technology. Additionally, Mic ... More
Presented by Dr. Leonidas KALOUSIS
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Supernova Neutrinos Board #: 96
Next generation neutrino experiments, such as the Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE), will build liquid Argon time projection chambers (LAr TPCs) deep underground in order to enhance the feasibility of detecting neutrinos coming from a supernova burst within our galaxy. A supernova burst (SNB) at 10 kpc from Earth would produce roughly 1000 neutrino interactions inside a 10 kton LAr TPC. M ... More
Presented by Dr. Christopher MAUGER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Solar Neutrinos Board #: 80
In order to detect solar neutrinos from the pp-chain (with the maximum neutrino energy of approximately 400 keV) requires that the intrinsic 14C content in a liquid scintillator is at extremely low level. In the Borexino detector, a 300-ton liquid scintillation detector at Gran Sasso, Italy, the ratio of 14C to 12C of approximately 2 x 10^{-18} has been achieved. It is the lowest value ever m ... More
Presented by Dr. Timo ENQVIST
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 63
The KATRIN experiment will measure the mass of the electron-antineutrino with a sensitivity of 200 meV/c^2 (90% C.L.) by determining the electron energy spectrum of the Tritium beta-decay in the end-point region. To reach this sensitivity, an ultra-low background level of < 0.01 counts per second is mandatory. The energy analysis of the decay electrons is achieved by an electrostatic spectrometer ... More
Presented by Mr. Jan David BEHRENS, Mr. Daniel HILK
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 48
The OPERA experiment has recorded physics data for five years, from 2008 to 2012. The main goal of OPERA is to search for the appearance of tau neutrinos in the CNGS, a quasi pure muon neutrino beam from CERN to the Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy. The tau neutrino CC interactions are identified through the detection of tau lepton decays in the so-called Emulsion Cloud Chambers (ECC), made of passi ... More
Presented by Dr. Ali Murat GULER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 139
At RENO, we have been taking data since August 2011 and monitoring the performance of RENO detectors using several radioactive sources which are deployed periodically into the detectors. For more than 800 days of data, we have found the decreasing quantum efficiency (QE) of photomultiplier tubes (PMT) due to light–flashing PMTs. In this talk, we present an observation of the PMT QE decrease in c ... More
Presented by Mr. DongHa , for the RENO collaboration LEE
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 64
The KArlsruhe TRItium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment aims to achieve a sensitivity on the effective electron antineutrino mass of 200 meV/c2 (90% C.L.). The experimental spectroscopy technique, based on a MAC-E filter (magnetic adiabatic collimation with electrostatic filter), relies on stability of the spectrometer retarding high voltage. Precise monitoring of the stability in the region of about - ... More
Presented by Mr. Martin SLEZAK, Mr. Moritz ERHARD
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 140
Reactor experiment for neutrino oscillation (RENO) began data-taking from August 2011. It successfully observed reactor anti-neutrino disappearance in April 2012 to measure the smallest mixing angle of theta13. Two identical detectors, one at near location and the other at far location, are constructed at the Yonggwang nuclear power plant in South Korea, to compare the observed reactor neutrino fl ... More
Presented by Ms. Sunheang SO
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Other / Global Projects Board #: 144
The goal of the MuSun experiment is to measure the rate of muon capture on the deuteron with a precision of 1.5%. This rate will be used to fix the low-energy constant that describes the two-nucleon weak axial current in Chiral perturbation theory. It will therefore calibrate evaluations of solar proton-proton fusion and neutrino-deuteron scattering (SNO experiment). MuSun is the part of the sy ... More
Presented by Ms. Xiao LUO
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 25
The proposed Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) will use a new neutrino beamline at Fermilab to send an intense beam composed primarily of muon neutrinos (antineutrinos),while focusing positive (negative) mesons into the decay region, to a massive detector in South Dakota. A suite of muon detectors is being proposed to characterize the flux of muons that exit the decay tunnel. These measur ... More
Presented by Dr. Alysia MARINO
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 18
In this poster, we present the T2K numu-disappearance analysis using the Run1-4 T2K data (6.57e20 protons on target). T2K is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment, where a beam of mostly muon neutrinos travels 295 km west from the J-PARC facility to Super-Kamiokande, a water Cherenkov detector with 22.5 ktonnes fiducial mass. One of the experiment's aims is to measure the amount of numu ... More
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 14
The NOvA long-baseline neutrino experiment is uniquely positioned to measure a multitude of important neutrino parameters in both the appearance and disappearance channels, including constraints on or even determination of the mass hierarchy. With its 810 km baseline and 14 kton liquid scintillator far detector, study of muon neutrino disappearance will give NOvA competitive sensitivity to $\thet ... More Presented by Mr. Kirk BAYS Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 47 LAr1-ND (the Liquid Argon Near Detector) is a proposed near detector for the short-baseline neutrino oscillation program on the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam. Located 100m from the target, LAr1-ND will run concurrent with the MicroBooNE detector and will provide a detailed characterization of the intrinsic beam content, allowing for a near-to-far extrapolation between the two detectors and preci ... More Presented by Dr. Joseph ZENNAMO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Solar Neutrinos Board #: 79 When muons travel through matter, their energy losses lead to nuclear breakup (spallation'') processes. The subsequent decays of unstable daughter nuclei produced by cosmic-ray muons are important backgrounds for low-energy astrophysical neutrino experiments. Even though Super-Kamiokande has strong cuts to reduce these spallation-induced backgrounds, the remaining rate is much larger than the si ... More Presented by Weishi LI Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 152 NOvA is a long baseline neutrino experiment with a 300-ton near detector on the Fermilab site and a 14,000-ton far detector in northern Minnesota. The NOvA experiment will study neutrino and antineutrino oscillations in both disappearance and appearance channels to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy, to constrain the CP phase, and more. The near detector plays a critical role in understanding ... More Presented by Dr. Xuebing BU Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 56 With the increasing precision of neutrino oscillation measurements, Non Standard Interactions (NSI) have received growing interest and attention in the community as an additional alternative explanation of neutrino/antineutrino disappearance. The parameters governing non-standard interactions have been thus far difficult to measure in neutrino oscillation experiments due to short baselines limiti ... More Presented by Dr. Joseph M. KIVENI, Dr. Adam SCHRECKENBERGER Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 116 In low background neutrino experiments, natural radioactivity makes the largest contribution to single event rate, and the related 13C(α,n)16O background can mimic anti-neutrino signal if the detector is liquid scintillator or Gd-doped liquid scintillator based. In the poster, we first discuss the natural radioactivity event rate in the Gd-LS based Daya Bay anti-neutrino detector, which is stud ... More Presented by Dr. Zeyuan YU Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 13 The NOvA long-baseline neutrino experiment is currently under construction and consists of two highly active, finely segmented, liquid scintillator detectors located 14 mrad off Fermilab's NuMI beam axis, with a Near Detector located at Fermilab, and a Far Detector located 810 km at Ash River, MI. This poster will present the methods developed to predict the Far Detector spectra as extrapolated ... More Presented by Dr. Louise SUTER Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Supernova Neutrinos Board #: 92 The next galactic core-collapse supernova will provide an unparalleled number of neutrino observations here on Earth. The flavor content of this signal is expected to be very different from the one emitted by the proto-neutron-star, due to the explosion dynamics as well as the properties of the neutrino. The plethora of complex information carried by these little messengers, thus, need to be caref ... More Presented by Dr. Tina LUND Presented by Paul SOLER on 4 Jun 2014 at 2:55 PM Presented by K. S. BABU on 2 Jun 2014 at 3:00 PM Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Theory / Phenomenology Board #: 102 A scenario will be presented in which a hidden sector is coupled to the Standard Model fields via neutrino mixing. Phenomenological implications of, and constraints on, this framework will be discussed. Collider experiments, rare meson decays, and recent CMB measurements from Planck will be analyzed. The recent Icecube data will be shown to give the best bounds. Presented by Alexander FRIEDLAND Presented by Daniel EISENSTEIN on 6 Jun 2014 at 9:20 AM Presented by Marta SPINELLI on 6 Jun 2014 at 9:00 AM Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 29 MINOS+, a continuation of the MINOS experiment using a higher energy and more intense neutrino beam provided by the upgraded NuMI facility at Fermilab, started taking data in the fall of 2013. This poster presents the first results on oscillations from MINOS+. We report a measurement of neutrino and antineutrino oscillation parameters using the complete, nine year, data set taken by MINOS and the ... More Presented by Ms. Michelle MESQUITA DE MEDEIROS, Joseph O'CONNOR Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Cosmology And Neutrinos Board #: 86 Neutrino astronomy is currently presenting us a fascinating new addition to multi-messenger astrophysics and allows for ever better constraints on astrophysical source models such as those for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). The non-detection of neutrinos from GRBs so far is challenging the concept of GRBs as sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECR). We therefore reconsider the particle emission ... More Presented by Philipp BAERWALD Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 130 Double Chooz is a reactor neutrino oscillation experiment which studies anti-nu_e emitted from the two nuclear reactors of the Chooz power plant, in the French Ardennes. Its main purpose is to measure the neutrino mixing angle theta_{13} by observing the anti-nu_e disappearance. Double Chooz has the ability to test the feasibility of neutrino directionality measurement by liquid scintillator de ... More Presented by Romain RONCIN Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Theory / Phenomenology Board #: 105 Neutrino oscillation experiments showed that neutrinos have tiny but non-zero masses. The seesaw mechanism is the most fruitful explanation of the light neutrino masses and mixings, which connects the tiny neutrino masses with heavy right-handed neutrino masses. After spontaneous symmetry breaking of the Standard Model gauge group one obtains a (n_L+n_R) x (n_L+n_R) Majorana mass matrix M_nu for ... More Presented by Dr. Darius JURCIUKONIS Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 125 We discuss a novel effect in neutrinoless double beta decay related with the fact that its underlying mechanisms take place in the nuclear matter environment. We study the neutrino exchange mechanism and demonstrate the possible impact of nuclear medium via Lepton Number Violating (LNV) 4-fermion scalar-type interactions of neutrino with the quarks from decaying nucleus. The net effect of these in ... More Presented by Prof. Fedor SIMKOVIC Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 133 The SNO+ detector is a multi-purpose neutrino experiment in the final phase of construction. It is situated at SNOLAB and succeeding to the SNO experiment by replacing heavy water with liquid scintillator. Its main scientific goal is to search for neutrinoless double beta decay. SNO+ will use Te-loaded organic liquid scintillator to search for this process. The advantage of SNO+ is the possibi ... More Presented by Dr. Nasim FATEMIGHOMI Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Theory / Phenomenology Board #: 111 We present the intimate connection between neutrinos and abelian gauge symmetries U(1)', starting from the observation that the full global symmetry group of the Standard Model G = U(1)_{B-L} x U(1)_{L_e - L_mu} x U(1)_{L_mu - L_tau} can be promoted to a local symmetry group by introducing three right-handed neutrinos---automatically making neutrinos massive and thereby alleviating one of the majo ... More Presented by Mr. Julian HEECK Presented by Alejandro IBARRA on 6 Jun 2014 at 10:05 AM Presented by Morimitsu TANIMOTO on 4 Jun 2014 at 2:00 PM Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 20 Gamma-ray bursts (GRB) were proposed as a leading candidate for the high energy cosmic ray source and therefore, neutrinos. However, the null result from the recent search with GRBs by IceCube had challenged this scenario. Here we revisit both the conventional fireball shock model and new GRB models, such as a dissipative photospheric model, baryonic or magnetic models, with a more refined ca ... More Presented by Mr. Shan GAO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Solar Neutrinos Board #: 84 As a concept of a next generation large liquid scintillator detector LENA (Low Energy Neutrino Astronomy) has been proposed with a mass of 50 kt. The low energy threshold and large target mass of such a detector allow for a high statistic measurement of low energy neutrinos from astrophysical and terrestrial sources. An update on the analyses is presented showing among others the potential of dete ... More Presented by Dr. Daniel BICK Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 7 To achieve precision measurements with the current IceCube/DeepCore setup and future extensions, systematic uncertainties would need to be reduced. The current primary systematic uncertainties arise from the ice properties and the optical acceptance of the digital optical modules. Improved calibration is not only mandatory for the planned low energy extension, called PINGU, but the current detecto ... More Presented by Dr. Martin JURKOVIC Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 136 We present a new measurement of the neutrino oscillation parameter sin^2 2theta_{13} derived from two years of data taken with the Double Chooz far detector. This result, drawn from twice the data used in our previous gadolinium-based analysis, is the most precise Double Chooz measurement to date. Along with increased statistics, the analysis features an improved energy scale, reduced backgrounds, ... More Presented by Rachel CARR, Dr. Pau NOVELLA, Dr. Sebastian LUCHT Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 28 The NOvA experiment will illuminate aspects of neutrino oscillation parameters which are currently unknown, including the octant of$\theta_{23}$, the Dirac CP phase, and the neutrino mass hierarchy. However NOvA also has capabilities for clarifying other properties and scattering phenomena involving neutrinos. This Poster will describe two such measurements to be carried out using the NOvA Near D ... More Presented by Dr. Nathan MAYER Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 3 This research focuses on Non-Standard Interactions (NSI) and their effects on neutrino oscillations. In particular, we focus on the effects of the parameter εμτ on muon neutrino survival probability and the number of muons measured in IceCube's DeepCore (ICDC) detector. Furthermore, the effects are found to be sign asymmetric and an analytic model is presented that predicts points of maximum si ... More Presented by Mr. Warren WRIGHT Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrino Beam Flux Board #: 76 NuMI-X is a consortium comprising Fermilab neutrino experiments collaborating on the modeling of NuMI beam. Its goal is to develop and maintain the best knowledge about NuMI neutrino fluxes relevant to all NuMI experiments. In this poster, we describe the upgraded NuMI facility. The full NuMI beam modelling chain using Monte Carlo generators is outlined. Finally, we discuss the general plans to co ... More Presented by Raphael SCHROETER Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 138 Nutrinoless double-beta decay, if observed, would signal physics beyond the Standard Model that could be discovered at energies significantly lower than those at which the relevant degrees of freedom could be excited. Therefore, it might be difficult to further use the neutrinoless double-beta decay observations to distinguish between many beyond Standard Model competing mechanisms to this process ... More Presented by Prof. Mihai HOROI Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 128 The Double Chooz experiment measures the neutrino mixing angle θ13 by detecting the reactor electron anti-ν via inverse beta decay. The positron-neutron delayed coincidence yields a sizable background suppression; a further contribution might come from the development of techniques for an efficient identification of positrons. Pulse shape discrimination, a well-established technique for backgrou ... More Presented by Dr. Stefano PERASSO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrino Beam Flux Board #: 66 The calculation of the cosmic ray spectrum of a certain source is very difficult as direct observation is not possible in most cases. A common technique uses synchrotron radiation produced in leptonic processes: From the synchrotron measurement, the electron spectrum can be derived, which in astrophysical sources is expected to have a similar spectral behavior to the proton spectrum. Thus, if the ... More Presented by Mr. Lukas MERTEN Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 134 This poster describes the status of the optical calibration programme for SNO+, which has as its main goal the search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 130Te. This isotope is mixed into the 780-tonne liquid scintillator target. As the radio-purity requirements for SNO+ are much more stringent than for SNO, several new optical calibration systems have been developed in order to provide a detail ... More Presented by Dr. Simon PEETERS Presented by Kohta MURASE on 2 Jun 2014 at 12:15 PM Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 2 It is believed that choked gamma-ray bursts (CGRBs) are the potential candidates for the production of high energy neutrinos in GeV-TeV energy range. These CGRBs out number the successful GRBs by many orders. So it is important to observe neutrinos from these cosmological objects with the presently operating neutrino telescope IceCube. We study the three flavor neutrino oscillation of these high ... More Presented by Dr. Sarira SAHU Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 45 This poster presents the proposed PMT readout and triggering system that will be used in the MicroBooNE LArTPC experiment. The triggering scheme has been designed to study beam neutrino events as well as fully characterize cosmic rays. In addition, exploration of important physics applications including the use of "late" scintillation light in argon for particle identification and Michel electrons ... More Presented by Mr. David KALEKO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 19 We describe a potential confluence between EeV neutrino detection and planetary science: a concept for an instrument to measure the thickness of the ice shell on a planetary body, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus, by making use of the Askaryan Effect RF signal from EHE neutrinos observed from an orbiting spacecraft. Unlike a large high powered active device, i.e., an i ... More Presented by Dr. Timothy MILLER Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 146 Experiments near reactors provide an excellent opportunity to study neutrino oscillations and measure the flux and spectrum of antineutrinos from fission products in the reactor core. PROSPECT is a precision reactor neutrino experiment at short baselines of ~5-20m near a US research reactor. The goal of the experiment is to search for short-baseline oscillation, probe the reactor anomaly, and make ... More Presented by Prof. Karsten HEEGER Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 14 Since the discovery of Cosmic Microwave Background(CMB), measurements on CMB have shaped our modern understanding of the Universe. CMB dates back to the surface of last scattering approximately 300,000 years after matter-radiation equality in the Universe according to Big Band cosmology. However, the time-scale of the decoupling for neutrinos is predicted to predate the onset of nucleosynthesis. L ... More Presented by Junast SUERFU Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 109 Following the unique strategy pionereed by NEMO-3, the SuperNEMO experiment can identify the neutrinoless double beta ($\beta\beta$) decay of enriched isotopes by combining the measurement of the energy of each emitted electron in the calorimeter and the characteristic topology detected for their trajectories in the magnetized wire chamber: two tracks of negative charge ejected at the same tim ... More Presented by Mr. Federico NOVA Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Solar Neutrinos Board #: 82 The Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) is designed as a 20 kt liquid scintillator detector with unprecedented energy resolution (3%/sqrt{E}) and sited in an underground lab with 700 meters rock overburden. Primary goals are to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy and measure three oscillation parameters (theta_{12}, Delta m^2_{21}, Delta m^2_{31}) to better than 1%. We review th ... More Presented by Dr. Yu-Feng LI Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 4 The LAGUNA/LBNO collaboration proposes a next generation neutrino experiment to address fundamental questions in particle and astroparticle physics. The experiment consists of a far detector, LAr double phase TPC, the fiducial mass of the detector is set to 20 kt in its first stage. The detector will be situated at 2300 km from CERN: this long baseline provides a unique opportunity to study the ... More Presented by Mr. LUCA AGOSTINO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 138 The RENO experiment has been taking data since Aug. 2011 to measure the smallest neutrino mixing angle theta_13 at Hanbit nuclear power plant. It is essential to compare the observed and expected fluxes of reactor anti-neutrinos for determining their disappearance. The reactor neutrino flux is calculated from the reactor thermal power and the fission rate of individual fuel isotope. Based on the p ... More Presented by Dr. Byounghoon LEE Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Theory / Phenomenology Board #: 112 We propose a possibility to predict the (Dirac-type) CP phase in terms of two or three neutrino mixing angles in case that the neutrinos are Majorana particles. This can be achieved by the relations, expressed in terms of neutrino mixing angles and the CP phase in the standard parametrization. And the expressions are derived from the equivalence between the standard parametrization of the ne ... More Presented by Prof. Sin Kyu KANG Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 121 Prediction of the Reactor Antineutrino Flux and Spectrum for the Daya Bay experiment Xubo Ma North China Electric Power University, China On behalf of the Daya Bay Collaboration In this poster, we present the calculations of the predicted antineutrino flux and spectrum as well as their uncertainties in the Daya Bay Experiment. The isotope models of Huber [1], Mueller [2], ILL [3] and Voge ... More Presented by Dr. Ma XUBO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Theory / Phenomenology Board #: 113 Starting with 'High Scale Mixing Unification' hypothesis, we investigate the renormalization group evolution of mixing parameters and masses for both Dirac and Majorana type neutrinos. Following this hypothesis, the PMNS mixing parameters are taken to be identical to the CKM ones at a unifying high scale. Then, they are evolved to a low scale using MSSM renormalization-group equations. For both ty ... More Presented by Dr. Rahul SRIVASTAVA Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 105 The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR is a neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment utilizing 76Ge as both source and detector in the form of high-purity germanium crystals. The enriched germanium crystal production, delivery, acceptance and characterization programs have been organized to minimize exposure to cosmic muons to lower the impact of induced backgrounds. This is required by the strict experimen ... More Presented by Dr. Brandon WHITE Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 123 Radiopure zinc molybdate (ZnMoO4) crystals operated underground as cryogenic scintillating bolometers are promising devices for highly sensitive double-beta-decay searches, as the one under development in the LUMINEU program. Growth of high-quality radiopure crystals is a complex task, since there are no commercially available molybdenum compounds with the required levels of purity and radioactive ... More Presented by Dr. Andrea GIULIANI, Mr. Michele MANCUSO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 119 Cosmic-ray muon-induced radioactive isotopes are common backgrounds to various rare-event experiments, such as neutrino oscillation experiments, double beta-decay experiments and dark matter searches. Understanding the properties of such isotopes is particularly important for future experiments with higher sensitivities than the current generation. We study the relative production rate of the cosm ... More Presented by Ms. Sishuo LIU Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 95 The “ideal” next generation neutrinoless double beta decay experiment would have large fiducial mass, on the tonne scale, and a method of perfectly discriminating against all background events. 136Xe is a unique isotope for double beta decay because it can be operated conveniently as the detector medium in a liquid or gas TPC. As a transparent non-solid medium, it could be breached by lasers ... More Presented by Prof. William FAIRBANK Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 57 The MINOS+ experiment operates the MINOS detector in the recently upgraded NuMI muon neutrino beam. The increased beam intensity and energy will enable the MINOS+ experiment to collect high statistics in the 4–10GeV energy range, which is particularly useful for new physics searches. We present the prospects for a search for sterile neutrinos with mass splittings in the range from ~10-2eV^2 t ... More Presented by Dr. Adam AURISANO, Mr. Navaneeth Poonthottathil POONTHOTTATHIL Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 102 The Majorana Collaboration is constructing the Majorana Demonstrator, an ultra-low background, 40-kg modular HPGe detector array to search for neutrinoless double beta decay in ⁷⁶Ge. In view of the next generation of tonne-scale Ge-based 0νββ decay searches that will probe the neutrino mass scale in the inverted-hierarchy region, a major goal of the Majorana Demonstrator is to demonstrate a ... More Presented by Dr. Clara CUESTA Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 89 Poster presented on behalf of the Borexino Collaboration. The discovery of neutrino oscillations have proved that the three Standard Model neutrinos are mixed and not massless. Being the only neutral fermions of the theory, their mass term is not uniquely defined. The only known and practical way to investigate the mass term, and therefore distinguish between Dirac and Majorana neutrinos, is t ... More Presented by Dr. Alessio CAMINATA, Mr. Simone MARCOCCI Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 141 RENO-50 is an underground reactor neutrino detector about 50 km away from the Hanbit reactor array (16.8 GWth) in Younggwang, Korea. The default detector would consist of 18 kton ultra-low radioactivity liquid scintillator in a cylindrical vessel (Diameter: 30m, Height: 30 m) surrounded by mineral oil buffer where 15,000 PMTs (20 inch) are attached to collect photons coming out as a result of the ... More Presented by Seon-Hee SEO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 99 The next Enriched Xenon Observatory (nEXO) is building on the knowledge gained from the EXO-200 experiment. In the February 2014 paper with 99.8 kg*yr of Xe-136 exposure a background rate of (1.7±0.2)10^{-3} keV/kg/yr in the ±2 sigma region of interest around the Q-value of the Xe-136 decay. To achieve this low rate a radio assay of material was carried out (Nucl.Instrum.Meth, A591, pg 490-509), ... More Presented by Dr. David AUTY Presented by Abby VIEREGG on 2 Jun 2014 at 11:55 AM Presented by Gerald GARVEY on 3 Jun 2014 at 10:00 AM Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 131 The Double-Chooz reactor neutrino experiment aims for a precision measurement of the mixing angle$\theta_{13}$. A cornerstone of this analysis is the thorough investigation of the various backgrounds assailing this measurement: neutrino-like coincidence signals are imitated by accidental coincidences of single events as well as correlated events induced by cosmic muons, including stopped muons, f ... More Presented by Ms. Rachel CARR, Mr. Guillaume PRONOST, Mr. Romain RONCIN, Mr. Lee STOCKES Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 150 We have developed a small antineutrino detector, PANDA (Plastic Anti-Neutrino Detector Array), for the purpose of IAEA's safeguard against proliferation of nuclear weapons. PANDA has a segmented structure made of plastic scintillators, and three prototypes of PANDA were developed until now. The second prototype PANDA36 measured the difference in the reactor antineutrino flux between reactor ON and ... More Presented by Mr. Yo KATO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 46 MicroBooNE is a Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) neutrino detector which will be located in the Booster Neutrino Beamline at Fermilab. MicroBooNE aims to explore the low-energy excess in the nu_e spectrum recorded in MiniBooNE and serves as an R&D experiment for future LArTPC detectors. This poster presents an overview of the readout for the MicroBooNE TPC. Signals read out from th ... More Presented by David CARATELLI Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Supernova Neutrinos Board #: 90 Evaluating Gadolinium's Action on Detector Systems (EGADS) is a facility to test the feasibility of anti-electron neutrino detection by a gadolinium (Gd)-doped water Cherenkov detector. It is located in the Kamioka mine near Super-Kamiokande (SK). The addition of Gd allows a large background reduction, taking a coincidence of positron and gamma cascade of 8.0 MeV total energy from a captured neutr ... More Presented by Atsuko KIBAYASHI Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 119 NEXT is a high-pressure gas xenon TPC which has been designed to measure the ββ0ν mode of Xe-136. The detector will use the electroluminescence of the gas to amplify the signal from deposited charge using a region of increased electric field in the last 0.5 cm before the anode. The light produced will be detected in a fine grained tracking plane made up of silicon photomultipliers and positione ... More Presented by Dr. Andrew LAING Presented by Juan José HERNÁNDEZ REY on 2 Jun 2014 at 10:25 AM Presented by Gioacchino RANUCCI on 3 Jun 2014 at 2:35 PM Presented by Oliviero CREMONESI on 6 Jun 2014 at 1:50 PM Presented by Chao ZHANG on 3 Jun 2014 at 11:45 AM Presented by Hervé DE KERRET on 3 Jun 2014 at 10:55 AM Presented by Michael MARINO on 6 Jun 2014 at 3:10 PM Presented by Christian FARNESE on 4 Jun 2014 at 9:20 AM Presented by Itaru SHIMIZU on 6 Jun 2014 at 2:50 PM Presented by Phillip RODRIGUES on 2 Jun 2014 at 4:30 PM Presented by Alex SOUSA on 4 Jun 2014 at 10:00 AM Presented by Mathieu BONGRAND on 6 Jun 2014 at 2:10 PM Presented by Stefano DUSINI on 4 Jun 2014 at 9:40 AM Presented by Jaime ALVAREZ-MUÑIZ on 2 Jun 2014 at 11:15 AM Presented by Seon-Hee SEO on 3 Jun 2014 at 11:20 AM Presented by Chris WALTER on 4 Jun 2014 at 11:00 AM Presented by Andrzej SZELC on 7 Jun 2014 at 9:00 AM Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 18 In March 2013, the Nemo Phase-2 tower has been successfully installed at 100 km off-shore Capo Passero (Italy) and 3500 m depth, as part of the program for the construction of a cubic kilometer scale Cherenkov Neutrino detector in the Mediterranean Sea. This 8-floor Tower hosts 32 10-inch PMT’s and is a prototype of the Towers that will be installed as part of the KM3NeT detector in Italy. Res ... More Presented by Prof. Antonio CAPONE Presented by Federico SANCHEZ on 2 Jun 2014 at 5:00 PM Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Other / Global Projects Board #: 141 The Sieroszowice Underground Laboratory in Poland, SUNLAB, had been discussed in a framework of the FP7 design study LAGUNA as an option for the realization of a next-generation large-volume neutrino observatory in Europe. The SUNLAB location is not under consideration in the LAGUNA-LBNO project, the follower of LAGUNA. However, the capability studies of the SUNLAB laboratory have been per ... More Presented by Malgorzata HARANCZYK Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 23 Supersymmetric Grand Unified Theories predict proton decay with p -> K+ anti-nu as the dominant channel. Searches in water Cherenkov detectors like Super-Kamiokande are complicated by the fact that the K+ is below threshold. Since only the K+ decay products are observed, backgrounds arise from K+ production by atmospheric neutrinos where all primary final state particles are below threshold. MINER ... More Presented by Chris MARSHALL Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 10 Physics theories beyond the Standard Model like Supersymmetry and models with extra dimensions often invoke Z_2 symmetries in order to avoid new couplings that lead to unobserved new physics, like unnaturally fast proton decay. This gives rise to the possibility of heavy, new particles being produced in pairs with the lightest of them being (meta-)stable. Recently IceCube observed high energ ... More Presented by Dr. Stephanie HICKFORD Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 112 We report the results of a search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay (0 nu beta beta) of 100Mo, using the NEMO-3 detector to reconstruct the full topology of the final state events. With an exposure of 34.7 kg.y, no evidence for the 0 nu beta beta signal has been found, yielding a limit for the light Majorana neutrino mass mechanism of T{1/2} 0 nu beta beta >1.1 x 10^24 years (90% C.L. ... More Presented by Dr. Fabrice PIQUEMAL Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 9 This poster presents the results of a search for neutrinos of all flavors associated with gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. Charged-current interactions of electron and tau neutrinos along with neutral current interactions of all neutrino flavors result in a spherical hit pattern of Cherenkov light called a "cascade." The search looks for cascade events time-correla ... More Presented by Mr. Robert HELLAUER Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Atmospheric Neutrinos Board #: 57 It is known that neutral current Non-Standard Interactions (NSI) in propagation cause additional matter effect for neutrinos and that large NSI, which is comparable in strength to those in the Standard Model, can be consistent with the existing data. We investigate the effects of NSI in propagation to atmospheric neutrino experiments such as Super-Kamiokande and Hyper-Kamiokande. With the a ... More Presented by Mr. Shinya FUKASAWA Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Supernova Neutrinos Board #: 91 We report the results of a search for neutrino bursts from supernova explosions with the Large Volume Detector (LVD) at the INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory. LVD is sensitive to core-collapse supernova explosions via neutrino outburst detection with 100% efficiency over our own entire Galaxy. No evidence of supernova explosion is found over 7335 live days spanning from June 1992 to Decem ... More Presented by Dr. Carlo VIGORITO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 42 The reactor neutrino and gallium anomalies can be tested with a 5 PBq (100 kCi scale) 144Ce-144Pr antineutrino beta-source deployed at the center or next to a large low-background liquid scintillator detector. The antineutrino generator will be produced by the Russian reprocessing plant PA Mayak in 2014, transported to the detector site, and deployed as early as 2015. We will describe the challeng ... More Presented by Dr. thierry LASSERRE Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 60 The NOvA far detector, due to its surface proximity, large size, good timing resolution, and large energy dynamic range, is sensitive to the detection of magnetic monopoles over a large range of velocities and masses. Two different algorithms have been developed to trigger the candidate monopole events: one targeting on relativistic and highly ionizing monopoles, the other on non-relativistic mono ... More Presented by Mr. Zukai WANG Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 59 The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment is designed to measure the neutrino mixing angle$\theta_{13}$with unprecedented precision. The experiment detects antineutrinos from the Daya Bay reactor complex with eight functionally identical Antineutrino Detectors, which are distributed among three experimental halls. Since December 2011, we have recorded more than one million reactor antineutrino in ... More Presented by Dr. Yasuhiro NAKAJIMA Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 62 In the last decades, several anomalies in different neutrino experiments have been observed that could be explained assuming the existence of sterile neutrinos. Sterile neutrinos are right handed particles %, with a mass at the eV scale that do not interact via the electroweak force but can mix with the Standard Model active neutrinos. A first search for sterile neutrino oscillations at the T ... More Presented by Mr. Davide SGALABERNA Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Atmospheric Neutrinos Board #: 56 We use 4,438 live-days of atmospheric data from the Super-Kamiokande experiment to search for modifications of standard three-flavor neutrino oscillations due to sterile neutrino mixing and Lorentz violation. For the sterile neutrino analysis, we search for fast oscillations driven by an eV^2-scale mass splitting and oscillations into sterile neutrinos instead of tau neutrinos at the atmospheric m ... More Presented by Dr. Alexander HIMMEL Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Other / Global Projects Board #: 158 A unique test of GUT scale physics unreachable by accelerators, nucleon decay is a vital component of BSM searches. Given exclusion of the minimal SU(5) unification by current proton lifetime limits, it is of high significance to test other unification scenarios. Results from first 3 body decay search at SuperK of p -> enunu and p -> mununu will be presented. Such tri-lepton modes could arise from ... More Presented by Volodymyr TAKHISTOV Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 55 MINOS is a two-detector on-axis experiment based at Fermilab. The NuMI neutrino beam encounters the MINOS Near Detector 1 km downstream before travelling 734 km through the Earth's crust, to reach the Far Detector located at the Soudan Underground Laboratory in Northern Minnesota. By searching for oscillations driven by a large mass splitting, MINOS is sensitive to the existence of sterile neutrin ... More Presented by Mr. Ashley TIMMONS Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 130 CUORE-0 is a cryogenic detector that uses an array of tellurium dioxide bolometers to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 130Te. CUORE-0 is located at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy and has been taking data since March 2013. I will present the sensitivity of CUORE-0 based on the measured background rate and energy resolution in the region of interest. The CUORE-0 half-li ... More Presented by Ms. Kyungeun LIM Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 49 We present sensitivity studies of the$\nu_\mu$-induced Charged-Current Quasi-Elastic (CCQE) interactions in the Fine-Grained Tracker (FGT) which is the LBNE Near Detector. Efficiency and purity of QE selection is presented in energy bins spanning 0.5 to 25 GeV. Constraints on nuclear effects such as initial state pair wise correlations and final state interactions that can be obtained from the ... More Presented by Dr. Xinchun TIAN Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 8 Neutrino oscillations, and in particular the nu_mu disappearance, have been verified several times over and with increasing precision. However to paint a complete picture of neutrino oscillations it is essential to also measure the nu_tau appearance at a very significant level to evaluate the unitarity of the mixing matrix. The current DeepCore detector, part of the IceCube Neutrino Observator ... More Presented by Dr. João Pedro ATHAYDE MARCONDES DE ANDRÉ Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 143 WATCHMAN (WATer CHerenkov Monitoring of AntiNeutrinos) is a new US based experiment that will exploit the low energy antineutrino signal from reactors, supernova and decay-at-rest antineutrino beams to pursue a broad physics program. WATCHMAN aims to be the first detector in the world to detect low energy antineutrinos in water, by adding a gadolinium dopant that increases the efficiency for the f ... More Presented by Dr. Marc BERGEVIN Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 43 Sterile neutrinos have been considered as a possible explanation for the recent reactor and Gallium anomalies arising from reanalysis of reactor flux and calibration data of previous neutrino experiments. A way to test this hypothesis is to look for distortions of the anti-neutrino energy caused by oscillation from active to sterile neutrino at close stand-off (~ 6-8m) of a compact reactor core. D ... More Presented by Dr. Antonin VACHERET Presented by Yusuke KOSHIO on 3 Jun 2014 at 2:10 PM Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Solar Neutrinos Board #: 81 We perform a quantitative analysis of the solar composition problem by using a statistical approach that allows us to combine the information provided by helioseimic and solar neutrino data in an effective way. We include in our analysis the measurments of 7Be and 8B neutrino fluxes; the helioseismic determinations of the surface helium abundance and of the depth of the convective envelope; the so ... More Presented by Dr. Francesco VILLANTE Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Solar Neutrinos Board #: 83 Super-Kamiokande (SK), a 50 kton water Cherenkov detector in Japan, observes$^{8}$B solar neutrinos with neutrino-electron elastic scattering. The main motivation of solar neutrino measurements with SK is to observe the MSW effect through a solar neutrino energy spectrum distortion induced by the matter in the Sun, and through a day/night solar neutrino flux asymmetry induced by the matter in th ... More Presented by Yuuki NAKANO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Solar Neutrinos Board #: 86 Considering only the coherence scattering of neutrinos(antineutrinos)on stiff crystals, an experiment with a torsion balance is proposed. The balance is coupled to an optical autocollimator which measures small rotation angles of about 0.1arcsec. The period of the torsion balance is about 1140s. A diurnal effect is expected for solar neutrinos, due to the rotation of the Earth around its own axis. ... More Presented by Dr. Madalina CRUCERU Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 137 Cryogenic liquid xenon detectors have become a popular technology in the search for rare events, such as neutrinoless double beta decay and dark matter interactions. The power of the liquid xenon detector technology is in the combination of the ionization and scintillation signals, resulting in particle discrimination and improved energy resolution over the ionization-only signal. In comparison ma ... More Presented by Prof. Michelle DOLINSKI Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 118 The ‘reactor antineutrino anomaly’ was raised when the measured fluxes of short baseline reactor antineutrino experiments were normalized to the Mueller et al. prediction, which used revised reactor isotope models. Not only the fluxes, but also the spectrum shapes of different predictions were not identical. To replace these models for prediction of the flux and energy spectrum, a model-indepe ... More Presented by Mr. Qingwang ZHAO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 132 CUORE-0 is the most sensitive experiment currently searching for the 0nu2beta decay of 130Te. The CUORE-0 setup consists in an array of 52 tellurium dioxide crystals, operated as bolometers at a temperature of ~10mK, with a total mass of about 39 kg of TeO_2. It has been built to test and demonstrate the performance of the upcoming CUORE experiment. CUORE-0 is running in the Gran Sasso National L ... More Presented by Dr. Lucia CANONICA Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 91 COBRA is a neutrinoless double-beta-decay experiment using an array of Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride semiconductor detectors, the isotop of interest being 116-Cd with a Q-value of 2814 keV. To investigate the experimental challenges of operating CdZnTe detectors in low background mode and to identify potential background components, a demonstrator setup is operated at the Gran Sasso underground laborator ... More Presented by Dr. Bjoern WONSAK Presented by Loredana GASTALDO on 2 Jun 2014 at 2:35 PM Presented by D. INDUMATHI on 3 Jun 2014 at 4:40 PM Presented by Maarten DE JONG on 2 Jun 2014 at 11:35 AM Presented by Andrew NORMAN on 4 Jun 2014 at 9:00 AM Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 39 The RED-100 (Russian Emission Detector) is being constructed for the experiment on detection of neutrino elastic coherent scattering off atomic nuclei. The detector details and the current status are given. The RED-100 is an emission two-phase xenon detector containing 200 kg of the liquid Xe (~ 100 kg in a fiducial volume). One of the possible sites of the experiment is SNS, Oak Ridge National L ... More Presented by Dr. Dmitri AKIMOV Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 61 SBL is a Short-BaseLine reactor neutrino experiment for searching sterile neutrinos, which will be performed using research reactor HANARO in Daejeon, Korea. HANARO has 30MW thermal power and detector will be placed at the distance of about 6m away from reactor. Currently prototype detector which has 50L of Gd-loaded LS as target is constructed and tested in several places with different overburde ... More Presented by Mr. Jinyu KIM Presented by Christian WEINHEIMER on 2 Jun 2014 at 2:10 PM Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 41 The very short-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment BEST is currently under construction at the Baksan Neutrino Observatory of the Institute for Nuclear Research RAS. The experiment will use an upgraded Gallium-Germanium Neutrino Telescope (GGNT) and an artificial 51Cr neutrino source with activity ~ 3 MCi to search for transitions of active neutrinos to sterile states with Δm2 ~ 1 eV2. The ... More Presented by Dr. Tatiana IBRAGIMOVA Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 116 Neutrino less double beta decay is the only practical way to prove the Majorana nature of the neutrino. CANDLES is a 48Ca double beta decay experiment with CaF2 scintillator. The CANDLES III (U.G.) detector is currently running with 300kg CaF2 crystals in the Kamioka underground observatory, Japan. New light collection system was installed in 2012, and accordingly photo-coverage has been enlarged ... More Presented by Dr. Takashi IIDA Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 129 The Double Chooz experiment is aimed to measure the value of the neutrino oscillation parameter θ_13, taking advantage of anti-neutrinos generated by a nuclear power plant in Chooz, France. The experiment relies on neutrino flux measurement by identical detectors at two different locations: one far away from the reactors (1.05 km) to observe the neutrino disappearance, and one closer (400 m) to e ... More Presented by Dr. Emmanuel CHAUVEAU, Mr. Guillaume PRONOST, Mr. Ben RYBOLT Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 27 A sample of 1,400,000 charged-current interactions on iron has been extracted from exposures of the MINOS Near Detector to the NuMI low energy$\nu_{\mu}$beam. A sample of 220,000 events enriched in quasielastics is isolated using simple selections. Backgrounds are evaluated using other, independently selected reference samples. We use a conventional Fermi gas model treatment of the nuclear me ... More Presented by Dr. Nicholas GRAF Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 149 The miniTimeCube (mTC) is the world's smallest neutrino detector. The two liter plastic scintillator target is viewed by 24 Photonis 64 anode PMTs (1536 pixels in total), has a single pulse resolution of <100ps with waveform recording up to 12 microseconds. Analysis of data from the UH manufactured PMT mounted digitization electronics will provide critical event discrimination. Tests at NIST, G ... More Presented by Prof. John Gregory LEARNED Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Supernova Neutrinos Board #: 87 Supernova Early Warning in the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment Hanyu Wei, Tsinghua University, China On behalf of the Daya Bay Collaboration Providing an early warning of a galactic supernova using neutrino signals is of importance in studying both supernova dynamics and neutrino physics. The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, with the unique feature of multiple liquid scintillator d ... More Presented by Mr. Hanyu WEI Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Supernova Neutrinos Board #: 93 SNO+ is a neutrinoless double beta decay experiment which reuses the SNO detector by filling it with tellurium-loaded liquid scintillator. It is also sensitive to galactic core-collapse supernovae and will participate in the Supernova Early Warning System (SNEWS). For a supernova at 10kpc, SNO+ will observe around 700 events. It can measure both the total flux of all neutrino species, through prot ... More Presented by Matthew STRAIT, Kevin LABE Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Supernova Neutrinos Board #: 94 Core-collapse supernova is one of the most energetic phenomenon in the universe and when it happens in our galaxy, various detectors would detect gravitational waves (GWs) and neutrinos. Current numerical simulations of supernova explosion are succeeded to introduce multi-dimensional effects, SASI and asymmetric convection. But the explosion mechanism is not understood well. One of the mai ... More Presented by Dr. Takaaki YOKOZAWA Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 22 Excellent control of systematic uncertainty will be critical to LBNE's success in the study of long-baseline neutrino oscillation. Discovery level sensitivity to CP violation across a significant fraction of the allowed parameter space requires thousands of fully reconstructed and well characterized events, low background, and exposures of hundreds of kt-MW-years. Systematic uncertainties are requ ... More Presented by Elizabeth WORCESTER Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 20 The Tokai Intermediate Tank for Unoscillated Spectrum (TITUS) detector is a proposed near detector for the Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K) experiment, located approximately 2 km from the J-PARC neutrino beam. The design consists of a 2 kton Gd-doped water Cherenkov tank, surrounded by a muon range detector on the sides and downstream. The downstream part could potentially be magnetized, resulting in a ... More Presented by Dr. Matthew MALEK Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 39 After successful 20 year long program to set an upper limit for the electron antineutrino mass the Troitsk experiment gets a new breath. Tritium beta-decay allows to search for a new physics - a possible contribution of sterile neutrinos to the electron spectrum. Sterile neutrino in keV mass range is a good candidate for the Warm Dark Matter. Our new goal is to measure beta-spectrum in the wide en ... More Presented by Dr. Vladislav PANTUEV Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 156 Reactor neutrino experiments have successfully measured the last unknown mixing angle with very good precision. In this work we investigate the sensitivity of current reactor data to the presence of new physics in the neutrino sector. Presented by Mr. David VANEGAS FORERO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 27 The Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment will employ a multi-kTon Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) as its far detector located at the Homestake mine in South Dakota. This will require a volume scale-up of roughly a factor of 50 compared to the Icarus T600, which is the largest LArTPC built to date. To achieve this scale-up, a number of novel design elements will need to be employed. Rath ... More Presented by Dr. Zelimir DJURCIC Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 113 The AMoRE (Advanced Mo based Rare process Experiment) project is an international experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of 100Mo using cryogenic scintillating crystals. The detector is composed of 40Ca100MoO4 crystals (depleted in 48Ca and enriched in 100Mo) and metallic magnetic calorimeters as the target and sensor materials in the concept of source-equals-detector. It is sched ... More Presented by Dr. Yong-Hamb KIM Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 114 The Daya Bay experiment has made the most precise measurement of the neutrino mixing angle theta13 and the first independent measurement of the effective mass splitting in the electron anti-neutrino disappearance channel utilizing measured reactor anti-neutrino rate and spectral shape. A thorough understanding of backgrounds is crucial for the measurement. Among all the backgrounds at Daya Bay, on ... More Presented by Gaosong LI Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 47 Neutron tagging in Gadolinium-doped water may play a significant role in reducing backgrounds from atmospheric neutrinos in next generation proton-decay searches using megaton-scale Water Cherenkov detectors. Similar techniques might also be useful in the detection of supernova neutrinos. Accurate determination of neutron tagging efficiencies will require a detailed understanding of the number of ... More Presented by Prof. Mayly SANCHEZ Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 35 With the increased interest in liquid argon time projection chambers (LAr TPC), the CAPTAIN project was conceived as a study of the technological and systematic uncertainties associated with liquid argon detectors in event reconstruction. The Cryogenic Apparatus for Precision Tests of Argon Interactions with Neutrino (CAPTAIN) program consists of three-staged detectors- a primary 5-ton LArTPC, a p ... More Presented by Dr. Christopher MAUGER Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 34 CAPTAIN (Cryogenic Apparatus for Precision tests of Argon Interactions with Neutrinos) is a five tons liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber experiment with N institutions being lead by Los Alamos National Laboratory. CAPTAIN was initiated as part of LANL Laboratory Directed Research and Development project. It is deployed in a portable cryostat and is designed to make measurements of scientific ... More Presented by Dr. Christopher MAUGER Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 111 SuperNEMO is a next generation tracking-calorimeter style detector and successor to NEMO-3 which will continue to search for neutrinoless double beta decay. To exploit the full power of the detector and its technique, the SuperNEMO calorimeter, consisting of photomultiplier tubes coupled to scintillator blocks for a total of 712 optical modules, needs to be continuously monitored and calibrate ... More Presented by Mr. John CESAR Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Dark Matter And Neutrinos Board #: 79 The DEAP-3600 experiment is located at SNOLAB, 2 km underground in Sudbury, Ontario. It is a single-phase detector, which will search for dark matter particle interactions with 1 tonne fiducial mass of liquid argon target. Construction of the detector is nearly complete, and commissioning of the detector will start in mid-2014. The projected sensitivity to spin-independent scattering of Weakly I ... More Presented by Prof. Mark BOULAY Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 68 The Electron-Capture-163Ho experiment, ECHo, aims to investigate the electron neutrino mass in the sub-eV range by means of the analysis of the calorimetrically measured electron capture spectrum of 163Ho. Arrays of low temperature metallic magnetic calorimeters having the 163Ho source embedded in the absorber will be used. A precise description of the expected spectrum will be achieved by theoret ... More Presented by Dr. Loredana GASTALDO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 73 The European Research Council has recently funded HOLMES, a new experiment to directly measure the neutrino mass. HOLMES will perform a calorimetric measurement of the energy released in the decay of 163Ho. The calorimetric measurement eliminates systematic uncertainties arising from the use of external beta sources, as in experiments with beta spectrometers. This measurement was proposed in ... More Presented by Dr. Angelo NUCCIOTTI Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 23 The LBNE Fast MC offers a simulation of accelerator-neutrino interactions using the official LBNE flux predictions, the GENIE neutrino event generator, and a parameterized detector response and reconstruction. Analysis samples used to estimate measurements of$\nu_{\mu}$-disappearance and$\nu_{e}$-appearance are identified, and used to predict the sensitivity of LBNE to the neutrino oscillation p ... More Presented by Elizabeth WORCESTER, Dr. Xinchun TIAN Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Solar Neutrinos Board #: 85 The Low-Energy Neutrino Spectrometer (LENS) experiment will perform a precision measurement of the solar neutrino spectrum above 115 keV. This will allow for a precision determination of the solar luminosity via neutrinos rather than photons, probe the transition region between vacuum and matter dominated neutrino oscillations, help resolve the solar metalicity problem, and provide tests for physi ... More Presented by Mr. Zachary YOKLEY Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 101 The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR will perform a search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in 76Ge. The experiment is currently under construction at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, USA. It will use an array of 40kg of germanium detectors, 30kg of which will be enriched. The sensitivity of a neutrinoless double-beta decay search increases with the exposure of the experiment, b ... More Presented by Dr. Susanne MERTENS Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 104 Neutrinoless double-beta decay searches play a major role in determining the nature of neutrinos, the existence of a lepton violating process, and the effective Majorana neutrino mass. The Majorana Collaboration is assembling an array of HPGe detectors to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in Ge-76. The Majorana Demonstrator is currently being constructed at the Sanford Underground Research ... More Presented by Vincente GUISEPPE Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 74 The Majorana neutrino mass matrix combines information from the neutrino masses and the leptonic mixing in the flavor basis. Its invariance under some transformation matrices indicates the existence of certain residual symmetry. We offer an intuitive display of the structure of the Majorana neutrino mass matrix, using the whole set of the oscillation data. The structure is revealed in dependence o ... More Presented by Ms. Xinyi ZHANG Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 121 NEXT-100 is a double beta decay neutrino-less (2β0ν) experiment that uses a time projection chamber with 100kg of high-pressure xenon gas (15 bar) enriched in the 136Xe isotope to 90%. It is currently under construction. It will be running in the Canfranc Underground Laboratory (LSC) under the Pyrenees in Spain. NEXT-100 has to operate with extremely low levels of background from radioactivi ... More Presented by Mr. Javier PEREZ PEREZ Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 11 The NOνA experiment is a second generation long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment situated in the Fermilab NuMI beam line. The NOνA experiment consists of a 300-ton near detector and a 14-kiloton far detector separated by a 810 km baseline. The experiment is designed to measure the nu_e and nu_mu content of the NuMI beam before and after oscillation with the aim of making high precisio ... More Presented by Dr. Matthew TAMSETT Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 10 The NOvA experiment will observe the oscillation of muon neutrinos into electron neutrinos between the Near Detector at Fermilab and the Far Detector at Ash River, Minnesota. With the ability to run neutrino and antineutrino beam, and with the the longest baseline of any accelerator neutrino experiment, NOvA aims to measure the ordering of the neutrino mass states and probe CP violation in the lep ... More Presented by Dr. Christopher BACKHOUSE Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 33 The Target Tracker detector (TT) of the OPERA experiment was successfully used for the on-line neutrino events registration and the location of the neutrino events in the target bricks. The TT is built of 496 modules combined in 62 walls of 6.7 x 6.7 m2 which provide X-Y coordinates for particles registered in the detector. Each module is made of 64 plastic scintillator strips. Scintillator ... More Presented by Dr. Yury GORNUSHKIN Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 5 Recent detection of high-energy neutrinos (approximately 30 TeV - 1PeV range), most likely from astrophysical sources, by IceCube neutrino observatory ushers the era of Neutrino Astronomy. Poor angular resolutions of the dominantly cascade-type events prohibit identification of the sources, however. A cluster of 5 cascade events near the Galactic Center, although statistically not significant w ... More Presented by Prof. Soebur RAZZAQUE Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Dark Matter And Neutrinos Board #: 81 Recently a new collaboration formed by merging the PICASSO and COUPP efforts to use superheated liquids for dark matter searches. The collaboration is currently operating two bubble chambers at SNOLAB and is planning to design and build a new, large 250 l detector in the coming years. The status of the current runs and the reach of the new detector will be reported. Presented by Mr. Carsten KRAUSS Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Theory / Phenomenology Board #: 101 The so called 3-3-1 models, with gauge symmetry SU(3)c X SU(3)L X U(1)x, are interesting extensions of the standard model (SM). The main feature of these models is that, by choosing appropriately the representation content, the triangle anomalies cancel out and the number of families has to be a multiple of three, moreover because of the asymptotic freedom this number is just three. In particu ... More Presented by Dr. Ana Carolina BRUNO MACHADO Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Other / Global Projects Board #: 140 The former Homestake gold mine in Lead, South Dakota has been transformed into a dedicated laboratory to pursue underground research in rare-process physics, as well as offering research opportunities in other disciplines such as biology, geology and engineering. A key component of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) is the Davis Campus, which is in operation at the 4850-foot level (4 ... More Presented by Dr. Jaret HEISE Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Short Baseline Oscillations / Sterile Neutrinos / Non-standard Oscillations Board #: 63 Recent work on the reactor neutrino flux prediction, and the re-analysis of former short baseline experiments that followed, revealed the so called reactor anti-neutrino anomaly. The observed deficit of detected rates could be interpreted as an oscillation toward a new neutrino state, triggering thus a new interest for the search of light sterile neutrinos. The Stereo project aims to evidence—or ... More Presented by Dr. Antoine COLLIN Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 108 The SuperNEMO detector, which builds on the highly successful NEMO project, will search for neutrinoless double beta decay at the Modane Underground Laboratory on the French-Italian border. If observed, neutrinoless double beta decay would show that the neutrino is its own antiparticle, would be the first evidence for total lepton number violation, and would allow a measurement of the absolut ... More Presented by Dr. Justin EVANS Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 132 Double Chooz (DC) is a neutrino experiment aiming to measure$\theta_{13}$with high precision using both the deficit and the spectral distortion expected from the manifestation of neutrino oscillations. The cosmogenic backgrounds are expected to have the largest impact on the sensitivity of$\theta_{13}\$ shape information in the final phase of the experiment, after multi-detector systematic cance ... More
Presented by Mr. Guillaume PRONOST
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 21
KM3NeT is large scale deep-sea neutrino telescope to be deployed and operated in the Mediterranean Sea. Neutrino induced muons are detected by measuring their Cherenkov light in sea-water using photomultiplier-tubes inside transparent and pressure resistant housings. KM3NeT aims at instrumenting a large volume of several cubic-km with tens of thousands of optical sensors, each one interconnected ... More
Presented by Dr. Anastasios BELIAS
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 106
SuperNEMO exploits the tracking-calorimetry technique pioneered by NEMO3. The key feature of SuperNEMO is its unique capability to fully reconstruct the kinematic of the event. This allows to reduce the backgrounds and to discriminate among different mechanisms behind the possible double beta decays. SuperNEMO will be able to measure different isotopes at the same time. 48Ca, 82Se and 150Nd are cu ... More
Presented by Dr. Alberto REMOTO
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrino Beam Flux Board #: 78
The frequency with which a neutrino oscillates is dictated by its energy. Therefore, in order to determine neutrino oscillation parameters, experiments must accurately measure the energy of each neutrino. Unfortunately, the neutrino energy is not directly observable, and, instead, experiments can only measure the outgoing charged lepton from a charged current neutrino interaction, and perhaps some ... More
Presented by Prof. Mark HARTZ
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 33
We report the first measurement of the neutral current quasi-elastic (NCQE) cross section on oxygen by observing nuclear de-excitation gamma rays with the T2K neutrino beam. These interactions from atmospheric neutrinos are one of the main backgrounds in supernova relic neutrino searches. These gamma rays are observed in the Super-Kamiokande (SuperK) water Cherenkov detector. We select candidate e ... More
Presented by Mr. Huang Kunxian for T2K collaboration HUANG
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrino Beam Flux Board #: 64
The International Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment is progressing towards full demonstration of the feasibility of this cooling technology decisive for neutrino physics and muon colliders. Its next step IV should provide the first precise measurements of emittances and first evidence of cooling. Spectrometer solenoids, muon trackers and absober-FC (focus coil) modules are being assembled to make ... More
Presented by Durga RAJARAM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrino Beam Flux Board #: 65
The International Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment, decisive for the performance of a Neutrino Factory, in its next step IV will provide the first precise measurements of emittances and first evidence of cooling in 2015. The pair of MICE "emittometers" must be in place for this, upstream and downstream of the ionization cooling module. Each required the construction of a tracker (sci-fibers) m ... More
Presented by Maria LEONOVA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 65
The KATRIN experiment is currently being assembled at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to measure the absolute value of the electron antineutrino mass with a sensitivity of 200 meV/c2 (90% C.L.). The energy of electrons from the tritium beta-decay is measured close to the endpoint of the spectrum with an integrating electrostatic spectrometer (MAC-E-filter). The neutrino mass is extracted by ... More
Presented by Mrs. Laura KUCKERT
Presented by Martin HIRSCH on 6 Jun 2014 at 5:05 PM
Presented by Joseph LYKKEN on 7 Jun 2014 at 12:15 PM
Presented by Gail MCLAUGHLIN on 6 Jun 2014 at 11:30 AM
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Presented by Jan SOBCZYK on 2 Jun 2014 at 4:00 PM
Presented by Joachim KOPP on 7 Jun 2014 at 9:25 AM
Presented by Cecilia LUNARDINI on 3 Jun 2014 at 9:00 AM
Presented by Walter WINTER on 4 Jun 2014 at 11:30 AM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 12
The NuMI Off-Axis nu_e Appearance (NOvA) experiment has been commissioning and operating its Far Detector in Ash River, MN for over a year. Upon completion this summer, the 14 kT detector will consist of more than 340,000 4x6 cm^2 x 15 m cells of extruded PVC plastic filled with liquid scintillator and read out through avalanche photo-diodes (APDs). NOvA's neutrino oscillation analyses requir ... More
Presented by Mr. Evan NINER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 30
A measurement of the numu charged current quasielastic cross section on water would provide additional constraints for T2K’s oscillation analysis and serve to guide future neutrino-­nuclear interaction models. We present a selection of numu charged current events using the Pi‐Zero Detector (P0D) and the Tracker of T2K's near detector. An analysis that includes Data/MC comparisons and severa ... More
Presented by Mr. Tianlu YUAN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 72
The Project 8 experiment aims to measure the neutrino mass using tritium beta decays. Beta-decay electron energies will be measured using the beta-decay electrons' cyclotron radiation: as the electrons travel in a uniform magnetic field, the frequency of the cyclotron radiation is inversely proportional to their total relativistic energies. By observing the cyclotron radiation we can make a prec ... More
Presented by Dr. Noah OBLATH, Mr. Benjamin LAROQUE, Dr. Brent VANDEVENDER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Long Baseline Oscillations Board #: 1
CHerenkov detectors In mine PitS (CHIPS) is an R&D project aiming to develop large cost-effective neutrino detectors for future studies. We propose to deploy a water Cherenkov detector with total fiducial mass of 100 kton in the NuMI beam, submerged in a flooded mine pit in Northern Minnesota, at 7 mrad off-axis. Built in stages starting with a 10 kton module, it will deliver physics results to he ... More
Presented by Mr. Maciej PFUTZNER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 125
Muon induced background is one of the main backgrounds of the Daya Bay experiment and is also critical for JUNO background estimation, sensitivity studies and detector design. This background can be estimated by the muon flux at each experimental site, which is estimated by simulation with MUSIC, the Daya Bay mountain profile and a modified Gaisser formula at sea level. The underground muon fluxes ... More
Presented by Dr. Jilei XU
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Cosmic Neutrinos Board #: 6
We present preliminary results on the energy unfolding of muon neutrinos with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in its 79-string configuration. For the unfolding we derived a sample of high-quality muon neutrinos with a purity of above 99.2% using a random forest. Within the software TRUEE the unfolding was performed with a Tikhonov regularization and it covers an energy range of more than 4 decade ... More
Presented by Mr. Martin SCHMITZ
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Theory / Phenomenology Board #: 107
Constraints from unitarity perturbativity are studied in the Yukawa sector of a SU (2)L × U (1)Y × U (1)B−L model. In this scenario, besides three right handed neutrinos which are included to cancel chiral anomalies, it is also postulated a complex scalar singlet for the spontaneous symmetry breaking of the extended gauge sector U (1)B−L and to give mass to the associated Z ′ boson. Fro ... More
Presented by Prof. Andrés Fernando CASTILLO RAMIREZ
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Theory / Phenomenology Board #: 103
In this work we present an updated global fit to neutrino oscillation data within the three-flavour framework. The most recent data from solar and atmospheric neutrino experiments are included in our analysis together with the latest results from the long-baseline accelerator experiments T2K and MINOS and the recent measurements of reactor neutrino disappearance reported by Double Chooz, Daya Ba ... More
Presented by Dr. Mariam TORTOLA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Mass Board #: 70
The Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) long-baseline neutrino experiment has conclusively demonstrated the appearance of electron neutrinos in a nearly pure beam of muon neutrinos. The T2K experiment also performed precise measurements of neutrino oscillation parameters in the muon neutrino dis-appearance channel and cross-section measurements with the near detector. The present work utilizes the T2K event ... More
Presented by Thomas KUTTER
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Neutrino Interactions Board #: 45
Future experiments rely on the precision measurements of rare events with low cross section, such as neutrino interactions and proton decay. Using very large detectors and new advances in photosensor technology are both important towards the achievement of high sensitivity to these measurements. New photodetectors based on micro-channel plates are being developed by the Large-Area Picosecond Photo ... More
Presented by Dr. Ioana ANGHEL
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Atmospheric Neutrinos Board #: 52
New photodetectors utilizing semiconductor electronics or improved detection efficiency are expected to increase physics sensitivity in future neutrino experiments. In order to assess the usability of the new photodetectors in a water Cherenkov detector, we started a viability test with a hybrid photodetector (HPD). The HPD has a 20-cm diameter, and is equipped with an avalanche diode. In additio ... More
Presented by Dr. Yasuhiro NISHIMURA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session I
Track: Reactor Neutrino Oscillations Board #: 142
WATCHMAN (WATer CHerenkov Monitoring of AntiNeutrinos) is a new US based experiment that will exploit the low energy antineutrino signal from reactors, supernova and decay-at-rest antineutrino beams to pursue a broad physics program. WATCHMAN aims to be the first detector in the world to detect low energy antineutrinos in water, by adding a gadolinium dopant that increases the efficiency for ... More
Presented by Dr. Steven DAZELEY
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 97
Neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments search for a rare mono-energetic decay process. Their sensitivity is determined in part by their energy resolution. The EXO-200 experiment searches for neutrinoless double-beta decay of xenon-136 and has a resolution which is limited by noise in the scintillation channel. Here we present a new technique for denoising the scintillation waveforms in offl ... More
Presented by Clayton G. DAVIS
Presented by Gary FELDMAN on 2 Jun 2014 at 9:15 AM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Board #: 94
The Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) is an experimental program searching for neutrino-less double beta decay using 136Xe. The current stage of the experiment, EXO-200, consists of an ultra-low background TPC filled with ~175kg of xenon enriched to ~80% in the isotope 136Xe. EXO-200 has been taking data since May 2011, and producing some of the most competitive results in the field. The collaborat ... More
Presented by Liangjian WEN
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session II
Track: Neutrino Beam Flux Board #: 71
The neutrinos from stored muons (nuSTORM) facility aims to use a muon storage ring fed by the Fermilab main injector and a new target station to yield a neutrino beam from muon decay. This flavor-pure beam with a flux certainty of less than 1% / 50MeV provides unprecedented precision for neutrino interaction physics and sterile neutrino searches. In addition, the neutrino beam produced from the ... More