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Physics with the MEMPHYS detector

Authors
  • M., Marafini
  • J. L., Borne
  • J., Busto
  • J. E., Campagne
  • M., Dracos
  • C., Cavata
  • J., Dolbeau
  • D., Duchesneau
  • J., Dumarchez
  • P., Gorodetzky
  • Stavros Katsanevas
  • A., Longhin
  • M., Mezzetto
  • L., Mosca
  • A., Tonazzo
  • T., Patzak
  • N., Vassilopoulos
  • C., Volpe
  • A., Zghiche
  • M., Zito
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Physica Polonica A
Publisher
"Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences"
Publication Date
2010
Volume
B41
Pages
1733–1733
Source
USPC - SET - SVS
License
Unknown

Abstract

MEMPHYS is a proposed $0.5$ Mton scale water Čerenkov experiment to be performed deep underground. Possible sites are under study in the European FP$7$ design study LAGUNA. It is dedicated to nucleon decay, neutrinos from supernov\ae, solar and atmospheric neutrinos, as well as neutrinos from a future Super-Beam or $\beta$-Beam. Its performance with neutrino beams includes the possibility of measuring the mixing angle $\theta_13$, the CP-violating phase $\delta$ and the mass hierarchy. One R$\&$D item currently being carried out is MEMPHYNO, a small-scale prototype with the main purpose of serving as a test bench for new photodetection and data acquisition solutions, such as grouped readout system. We review here the MEMPHYS physics reach and present the status of the MEMPHYNO prototype.

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