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Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Near Detector Conceptual Design Report (2021)

DUNE Collaboration. (2021). Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) Near Detector Conceptual Design Report. Instruments, 5(4), Article 31. https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments5040031

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All authors or editorsDUNE Collaboration

Journal or seriesInstruments


Publication year2021

Publication date29/09/2021


Issue number4

Article number31

PublisherMDPI AG

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79431

Publication is parallel publishedhttps://arxiv.org/abs/2103.13910


The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is an international, world-class experiment aimed at exploring fundamental questions about the universe that are at the forefront of astrophysics and particle physics research. DUNE will study questions pertaining to the preponderance of matter over antimatter in the early universe, the dynamics of supernovae, the subtleties of neutrino interaction physics, and a number of beyond the Standard Model topics accessible in a powerful neutrino beam. A critical component of the DUNE physics program involves the study of changes in a powerful beam of neutrinos, i.e., neutrino oscillations, as the neutrinos propagate a long distance. The experiment consists of a near detector, sited close to the source of the beam, and a far detector, sited along the beam at a large distance. This document, the DUNE Near Detector Conceptual Design Report (CDR), describes the design of the DUNE near detector and the science program that drives the design and technology choices. The goals and requirements underlying the design, along with projected performance are given. It serves as a starting point for a more detailed design that will be described in future documents.

Keywordsparticle physicsneutrinosneutrino oscillationresearch equipmentdetectors

Free keywordsneutrino; near detector; neutrino oscillations; Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment; DUNE

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Reporting Year2021

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