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High Energy Phenomenology, Experiment, and Cosmology Seminar Series artwork
November 9, 20204:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CDT)

CEvNS in Future Reactor Neutrino Experiments


Ivan Martinez Soler (Northwestern University and Fermilab)


Doojin Kim

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The recent discovery of coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEvNS) has opened a new venue to study neutrino physics. Although experimentally challenging because the neutrino transfers a small amount of momentum to the nucleus, there are already several experimental proposals to measure such interaction with neutrinos from nuclear reactors. In this talk, we will focus on the physics potential of a Skipper CCD detector deployed 12 meters away from a commercial reactor. To estimate the physics reach of such measurement we will consider two physics scenarios, the measurement of the weak mixing angle, where we will show how under reasonable assumptions nuclear reactors may provide a competitive measurement, and the impact of CEvNS in the determination of non-standard neutrino interactions  -- combined with oscillation data into a global fit. 

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