Author: Papadimitriou, V.
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MOPEA073 Current Status of the LBNE Neutrino Beam 255
  • C.D. Moore, K.R. Bourkland, C.F. Crowley, P. Hurh, J. Hylen, B.G. Lundberg, A. Marchionni, M.W. McGee, N.V. Mokhov, V. Papadimitriou, R.K. Plunkett, S.D. Reitzner, A.M. Stefanik, G. Velev, K.E. Williams, R.M. Zwaska
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the Fermilab Research Alliance, under contract DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Dept of Energy.
The Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) will utilize a neutrino beamline facility located at Fermilab. The facility is designed to aim a beam of neutrinos toward a detector placed in South Dakota. The neutrinos are produced in a three-step process. First, protons from the Main Injector hit a solid target and produce mesons. Then, the charged mesons are focused by a set of focusing horns into the decay pipe, towards the far detector. Finally, the mesons that enter the decay pipe decay into neutrinos. The parameters of the facility were determined by an amalgam of the physics goals, the Monte Carlo modeling of the facility, and the experience gained by operating the NuMI facility at Fermilab. The initial beam power is expected to be ~700 kW, however some of the parameters were chosen to be able to deal with a beam power of 2.3 MW. The LBNE Neutrino Beam has made significant changes to the initial design through consideration of numerous Value Engineering proposals and the current design is described.