Reviews of topical problems

Study of neutrino oscillations in long-baseline accelerator experiments

Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, prosp. 60-letiya Oktyabrya 7a, Moscow, 117312, Russian Federation

A review of the title subject is given. The phenomenology of neutrino oscillations in the framework of the so-called neutrino Standard Model (νSM) with three active neutrinos is considered. The recently completed long-baseline accelerator experiment K2K and currently in-progress MINOS and OPERA experiments are described in detail. The oscillation parameters obtained from the global analysis of all oscillation data are given. The short-baseline experiment MiniBooNE and its results on the search for light sterile neutrinos are discussed in detail. Considerable attention is given to searching for $\mathrm \nu_{\mu} \to \mathrm\nu _e$ oscillations and measuring the $\mathrm{\theta} _{13}$ angle in muon neutrino experiments. The concept of the off-axis neutrino beam is reviewed. The T2K experiment, collecting statistics since early 2010, is described for its details and objectives. The NOνA experiment under construction and the next-generation beta beam and neutrino factory experiments are also discussed.

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PACS: 12.60.−i, 14.60.Pq, 25.30.Pt (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0181.201106a.0569
Citation: Kudenko Yu G "Study of neutrino oscillations in long-baseline accelerator experiments" Phys. Usp. 54 549–572 (2011)
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Received: 26th, July 2010, revised: 11th, November 2010, 13th, November 2010

Оригинал: Куденко Ю Г «Исследование нейтринных осцилляций в ускорительных экспериментах с длинной базой» УФН 181 569–594 (2011); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0181.201106a.0569

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