Resolving the eightfold neutrino parameter degeneracy by two identical detectors with different baselines

Department of Physics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Edo, Tōkyō, Japan
Physical review D: Particles and fields (Impact Factor: 4.86). 01/2007; 75(1). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.013006
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT We have shown in a previous paper that two identical detectors with each fiducial mass of 0.27 megaton water, one in Kamioka and the other in Korea, which receive the (anti-) muon neutrino beam of 4 MW power from J-PARC facility have potential of determining the neutrino mass hierarchy and discovering CP violation by resolving the degeneracies associated with them. In this paper, we point out that the same setting has capability of resolving the θ23 octant degeneracy in region where sin⁡22θ23≲0.97 at 2 standard deviation confidence level even for very small values of θ13. Altogether, it is demonstrated that one can solve all the eightfold neutrino parameter degeneracies in situ by using the Tokai-to-Kamioka-Korea setting if θ13 is within reach by the next generation superbeam experiments. We also prove the property called “decoupling between the degeneracies”, which is valid to first-order in perturbation theory of the earth matter effect, that guarantees approximate independence between analyses to solve any one of the three different type of degeneracies.

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