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Sensitivity of the T2K accelerator-based neutrino experiment with an Extended run to 20×1021 POT

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>27/07/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>arxiv.org
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Recent measurements at the T2K experiment indicate that CP violation in neutrino mixing may be observed in the future by long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. We explore the physics program of an extension to the currently approved T2K running of $7.8\times 10^{21}$ protons-on-target to $20\times 10^{21}$ protons-on-target,aiming at initial observation of CP violation with 3$\,\sigma$ or higher significance for the case of maximum CP violation. With accelerator and beam line upgrades, as well as analysis improvements, this program would occur before the next generation of long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments that are expected to start operation in 2026.

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18 pages, 4 figures