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Title The European Spallation Source Neutrino Super Beam Design Study
  • M. Dracos, E. Bouquerel
    IPHC, Strasbourg Cedex 2, France
  • G. Fanourakis
    Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, Attiki, Greece
  • G. Gokbulut, A. Kayis Topaksu
    Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey
Abstract The discovery of oscillations and the latest progress in neutrino physics will make possible to observe for the first time a possible CP violation at the level of leptons. This will help to understand the disappearance of antimatter in the Universe. The ESSnuSB* project proposes to use the proton linac of the ESS currently under construction to produce a very intense neutrino Super Beam, in parallel with the spallation neutron production. The ESS linac is expected to deliver 5 MW average power, 2 GeV proton beam, with a rate of 14 Hz and pulse duration of 2.86 ms. By doubling the pulse rate, 5 MW power more can be provided for the production of the neutrino beam. In order to shorten the proton pulse duration to few μs requested by the neutrino facility, an accumulation ring is needed, imposing the use and acceleration of H⁻ instead of protons in the linac. The neutrino facility also needs a separate target station with a different design than the one of the neutron facility. On top of the target, a hadron magnetic collecting device is needed in order to focus the emerging hadrons from the target and obtain an intense neutrino beam directed towards the neutrino detector.
Footnotes & References A Very Intense Neutrino Super Beam Experiment for Leptonic CP Violation Discovery based on the European Spallation Source Linac, Nuclear Physics B, Vol 885, Aug 2014, 127-149, arXiv:1309.7022.
Funding This project is supported by the COST Action CA15139 EuroNuNet. It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777419.
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Conference IPAC2019
Series International Particle Accelerator Conference (10th)
Location Melbourne, Australia
Date 19-24 May 2019
Publisher JACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland
Editorial Board Mark Boland (UoM, Saskatoon, SK, Canada); Hitoshi Tanaka (KEK, Tsukuba, Japan); David Button (ANSTO, Kirrawee, NSW, Australia); Rohan Dowd (ANSTO, Kirrawee, NSW, Australia); Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Eugene Tan (ANSTO, Kirrawee, NSW, Australia)
Online ISBN 978-3-95450-208-0
Received 10 May 2019
Accepted 20 May 2019
Issue Date 21 June 2019
DOI doi:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-MOPRB004
Pages 582-585
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