THEIA is a proposed large-scale neutrino experiment based on advanced liquid scintillator and readout by high-quantum efficiency and fast photosensors. In order to combine the advantages of water Cherenkov detectors (i.e. large mass, direction reconstruction and low cost) with the ones of liquid scintillator (high light yield, low threshold) THEIA will deploy a Water-based Liquid Scintillator, which is currently at the center of an active R&D program. This detector concept has the potential to pursue a broad physics program that is summarized in this contribution. As a long baseline experiment installed at Homestake, THEIA will be complementary to the forthcoming DUNE experiment for the determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy and of the CP phase. At the same time, the low energy threshold and efficient neutron tagging makes THEIA an excellent detector for solar and supernova neutrinos measurements as well as for the search of neutrinoless ββ-decay and of other rare phenomena.

Guffanti, D. (2020). Prospects for THEIA: An advanced liquid scintillator neutrino experiment. In 16th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP 2019) 9-13 September 2019, Toyama, Japan. Bristol : Institute of Physics Publishing [10.1088/1742-6596/1468/1/012124].

Prospects for THEIA: An advanced liquid scintillator neutrino experiment

Guffanti, D
2020

Abstract

THEIA is a proposed large-scale neutrino experiment based on advanced liquid scintillator and readout by high-quantum efficiency and fast photosensors. In order to combine the advantages of water Cherenkov detectors (i.e. large mass, direction reconstruction and low cost) with the ones of liquid scintillator (high light yield, low threshold) THEIA will deploy a Water-based Liquid Scintillator, which is currently at the center of an active R&D program. This detector concept has the potential to pursue a broad physics program that is summarized in this contribution. As a long baseline experiment installed at Homestake, THEIA will be complementary to the forthcoming DUNE experiment for the determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy and of the CP phase. At the same time, the low energy threshold and efficient neutron tagging makes THEIA an excellent detector for solar and supernova neutrinos measurements as well as for the search of neutrinoless ββ-decay and of other rare phenomena.
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16th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2019 - 9 September 2019 through 13 September 2019
Guffanti, D. (2020). Prospects for THEIA: An advanced liquid scintillator neutrino experiment. In 16th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP 2019) 9-13 September 2019, Toyama, Japan. Bristol : Institute of Physics Publishing [10.1088/1742-6596/1468/1/012124].
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