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1. chinaXiv:201609.00971 [pdf]

Concept for a Future Super Proton-Proton Collider

Jingyu Tang; J. Scott Berg; Weiping Chai; Fusan Chen; Nian Chen; Weiren Chou; HaiyiDong; Jie Gao; Tao Han; Yongbin Leng; Guangrui Li; Ramesh Gupta; Peng Li; Zhihui Li; Baiqi Liu; Yudong Liu; Xinchou Lou; Qing Luo; Ernie Malamud; Lijun Mao
Subjects: Physics >> Nuclear Physics

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson at LHC, new large colliders are being studied by the international high-energy community to explore Higgs physics in detail and new physics beyond the Standard Model. In China, a two-stage circular collider project CEPC-SPPC is proposed, with the first stage CEPC (Circular Electron Positron Collier, a so-called Higgs factory) focused on Higgs physics, and the second stage SPPC (Super Proton-Proton Collider) focused on new physics beyond the Standard Model. This paper discusses this second stage.

submitted time 2016-09-14 Hits959Downloads568 Comment 0

2. chinaXiv:201609.00917 [pdf]

Neutrino Masses and Flavor Oscillations

Yifang Wang; Zhi-zhong Xing
Subjects: Physics >> Nuclear Physics

This essay is intended to provide a brief description of the peculiar properties of neutrinos within and beyond the standard theory of weak interactions. The focus is on the flavor oscillations of massive neutrinos, from which one has achieved some striking knowledge about their mass spectrum and flavor mixing pattern. The experimental prospects towards probing the absolute neutrino mass scale, possible Majorana nature and CP-violating effects will also be addressed.

submitted time 2016-09-13 Hits939Downloads559 Comment 0

3. chinaXiv:201609.00903 [pdf]

Rayleigh scattering of linear alkylbenzene in large liquid scintillator detectors

Xiang Zhou; Qian Liu; Michael Wurm; Qingmin Zhang; Yayun Ding; Zhenyu Zhang; Yangheng Zheng; Li Zhou; Jun Cao; Yifang Wang
Subjects: Physics >> Nuclear Physics

Rayleigh scattering poses an intrinsic limit for the transparency of organic liquid scintillators. This work focuses on the Rayleigh scattering length of linear alkylbenzene (LAB), which will be used as the solvent of the liquid scintillator in the central detector of the Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory. We investigate the anisotropy of the Rayleigh scattering in LAB, showing that the resulting Rayleigh scattering length will be significantly shorter than reported before. Given the same overall light attenuation, this will result in a more efficient transmission of photons through the scintillator, increasing the amount of light collected by the photosensors and thereby the energy resolution of the detector.

submitted time 2016-09-13 Hits1356Downloads744 Comment 0

4. chinaXiv:201609.00902 [pdf]

Spectroscopic study of light scattering in linear alkylbenzene for liquid scintillator neutrino detectors

Xiang Zhou; Qian Liu; Junbo Han; Zhenyu Zhang; Xuan Zhang; Yayun Ding; Yangheng Zheng; Li Zhou; Jun Cao; Yifang Wang
Subjects: Physics >> Nuclear Physics

We has set up a light scattering spectrometer to study the depolarization of light scattering in linear alkylbenzene. From the scattering spectra it can be unambiguously shown that the depolarized part of light scattering belongs to Rayleigh scattering. The additional depolarized Rayleigh scattering can make the effective transparency of linear alkylbenzene much better than it was expected. Therefore sufficient scintillation photons can transmit through the large liquid scintillator detector of JUNO. Our study is crucial to achieving the unprecedented energy resolution 3\%/E(MeV)???????√?for JUNO experiment to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy. The spectroscopic method can also be used to judge the attribution of the depolarization of other organic solvents used in neutrino experiments.

submitted time 2016-09-13 Hits970Downloads576 Comment 0

5. chinaXiv:201609.00030 [pdf]

Terrestrial matter effects on reactor antineutrino oscillations at JUNO or RENO-50: how small is small?

Yu-Feng Li; Yifang Wang; Zhi-zhong Xing
Subjects: Physics >> Nuclear Physics

We have carefully examined, in both analytical and numerical ways, how small the terrestrial matter effects can be in a given medium-baseline reactor antineutrino oscillation experiment like JUNO or RENO-50. Taking the ongoing JUNO experiment for example, we show that the inclusion of terrestrial matter effects may reduce the sensitivity of the neutrino mass ordering measurement by \Delta \chi^2_{\rm MO} \simeq 0.6, and a neglect of such effects may shift the best-fit values of the flavor mixing angle \theta_{12} and the neutrino mass-squared difference \Delta_{21} by about 1\sigma to 2\sigma in the future data analysis. In addition, a preliminary estimate indicates that a 2\sigma sensitivity of establishing the terrestrial matter effects can be achieved for about 10 years of data taking at JUNO with the help of a proper near detector implementation.

submitted time 2016-09-02 Hits1122Downloads605 Comment 0

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