Terascale physics opportunities at a high statistics, high energy neutrino scattering experiment: NuSOnG

T. Adams*, P. Batra, L. Bugel, L. Camilleri, J. M. Conrad, A. De GouvÊa, P. H. Fisher, J. A. Formaggio, J. Jenkins, G. Karagiorgi, T. R. Kobilarcik, S. Kopp, G. Kyle, W. A. Loinaz, D. A. Mason, R. Milner, R. Moore, J. G. MorfÍn, M. Nakamura, D. NaplesP. Nienaber, F. I. Olness, J. F. Owens, S. F. Pate, A. Pronin, W. G. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, H. Schellman, I. Schienbein, M. J. Syphers, T. M.P. Tait, T. Takeuchi, C. Y. Tan, R. G. Van De Water, R. K. Yamamoto, J. Y. Yu

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Abstract

This paper presents the physics case for a new high-energy, ultra-high statistics neutrino scattering experiment, NuSOnG (Neutrino Scattering on Glass). This experiment uses a Tevatron-based neutrino beam to obtain over an order of magnitude higher statistics than presently available for the purely weak processes νμ + e- → νμ + e- and νμ + e- → νe + μ-. A sample of Deep Inelastic Scattering events which is over two orders of magnitude larger than past samples will also be obtained. As a result, NuSOnG will be unique among present and planned experiments for its ability to probe neutrino couplings to Beyond the Standard Model physics. Many Beyond Standard Model theories physics predict a rich hierarchy of TeV-scale new states that can correct neutrino cross-sections, through modifications of Zνν couplings, tree-level exchanges of new particles such as Z′'s, or through loop-level oblique corrections to gauge boson propagators. These corrections are generic in theories of extra dimensions, extended gauge symmetries, supersymmetry, and more. The sensitivity of NuSOnG to this new physics extends beyond 5 TeV mass scales. This paper reviews these physics opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-717
Number of pages47
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 10 2009

Keywords

  • Electroweak radiative corrections
  • Neutral currents
  • Nonstandard-model neutrinos
  • Processes in other lepton lepton interactions
  • Right-handed neutrinos
  • Z bosons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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