Mauro Mezzetto

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We describe the status of the effort to realize a first neutrino factory and the progress made in understanding the problems associated with the collection and cooling of muons towards that end. We summarize the physics that can be done with neutrino factories as well as with intense cold beams of muons. The physics potential of muon colliders is reviewed,(More)
We describe the status of our effort to realize a first neutrino factory and the progress made in understanding the problems associated with the collection and cooling of muons towards that end. We summarize the physics that can be done with neutrino factories as well as with intense cold beams of muons. The physics potential of muon colliders is reviewed,(More)
We give the present status of the beta-beam study, which aims at producing intense ν e and ν e beams from the decay of relativistic radioactive ions. The emphasis is put on recent technical progress and new ideas. The expected performances in terms of neutrino mixing parameters (θ 13 and CP violating phase δ) using a megaton water Cerenkov detector(More)
The T2K experiment observes indications of ν(μ) → ν(e) appearance in data accumulated with 1.43×10(20) protons on target. Six events pass all selection criteria at the far detector. In a three-flavor neutrino oscillation scenario with |Δm(23)(2)| = 2.4×10(-3)  eV(2), sin(2)2θ(23) = 1 and sin(2)2θ(13) = 0, the expected number of such events is 1.5±0.3(syst).(More)
We consider the physics potential of CERN based neutrino oscillation experiments consisting of a Beta Beam (βB) and a Super Beam (SPL) sending neutrinos to MEM-PHYS, a 440 kt wateř Cerenkov detector at Fréjus, at a distance of 130 km from CERN. The θ 13 discovery reach and the sensitivity to CP violation are investigated, including a detailed discussion of(More)
2 The method developed for the calculation of the flux and composition of the West Area Neutrino Beam used by NOMAD in its search for neutrino oscillations is described. The calculation is based on particle production rates computed using a recent version of FLUKA and modified to take into account the cross sections measured by the SPY and NA20 experiments.(More)
The first stage of a next-generation long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment is proposed to explore the physics beyond the Standard Model. The experiment will use the high intensity proton beam from the JHF 50 GeV proton synchrotron (JHF PS), and Super-Kamiokande as a far detector. The baseline length will be 295 km. The beam power of JHF PS is(More)
A Neutrino Factory based on a muon storage ring is the ultimate tool for studies of neutrino oscillations, including possibly the discovery of leptonic CP violation. It is also the first step towards a µ + µ – collider. Ionization cooling of muons has never been demonstrated in practise but has been shown by end-to-end simulation and design studies to be an(More)
We present the results of a search for ν µ → ν e oscillations in the NOMAD experiment at CERN. The experiment looked for the appearance of ν e in a predominantly ν µ wide-band neutrino beam at the CERN SPS. No evidence for oscillations was found. The 90% confidence limits obtained are ∆m 2 < 0.4 eV 2 for maximal mixing and sin 2 (2θ) < 1.4 × 10 −3 for large(More)
The International Design Study for the Neutrino Factory (the IDS-NF) collaboration has been established by the Neutrino Factory community to deliver a Reference Design Report (RDR) for the facility by 2012/13. This, the first progress report, summarises the status of the study in early 2010. The baseline design for the facility will provide 10 21 muon(More)