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 oscillations and measuring the 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.