Experiments

annie-logo.pngThe Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment (ANNIE) is an experiment at Fermilab that will measure exclusive cross-sections involving neutrons produced in neutrino interactions from the Booster Neutrino Beam. 

 


 

DUNE logo.pngThe Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is currently under construction with expected start date in about 2024. Located at the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), the main goal is to measure the CP violation in neutrinos. In addition, DUNE is also uniquely sensitive to supernova burst neutrinos.  BACoN and ACED are supporting physics experiments.

 


 

SNO+  is a 1-kton underground experiment operating at SNOLAB SNO+ logo.pngin Canada. It's major goals are to search for neutrinoless double beta decay, measurements of neutrino mixing parameters, supernova burst neutrinos, and a seach for baryon number violation. SNO+ went into operation in 2017.

 




Theia  is planned as the second detector to go into the LBNF. Envisioned as a 50 kiloton
THEIA_logo.jpgscale liquid scintillator detector with very fast optics, the main physics goals will be neutrinoless double beta
decay, CP violation (complimentary to DUNE), solar and supernove burst neutrinos, diffuse supernova neutrinos, and baryon number violation. The ANNIE and WATCHMAN experiments are prototypes  for Theia.

 


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The Bottle of Arcon Counting Neutrons (BACoN) experiment is a neutron scattering measurment perfomed at the UC Davis Crocker Nuclear Laboratory proton cyclotron. This experiment made the first measurement above 14 MeV of the cross-section for 40Ar(n,p)40Cl, a potentially important background for DUNE.

  


The Argon Capture Experiment at DANCE (ACED) is an experiment to make the first precise measurement ACED_logo.jpgof the final state exclusive neutron capture cross section on argon. ACED is a supporting experiment for DUNE

 


 

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 WATCHMAN is a 1-kton scale experiment under construction at the Advanced Intrumentation Testbed at the
Boulby underground laboratory in the U.K. It's main goal is to development technology for nuclear non-proliferation, but it is also an important prototype for Theia.