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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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Publication details

All authors or editors: DUNE Collaboration

Journal or series: Instruments

eISSN: 2410-390X

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 29/09/2021

Volume: 5

Issue number: 4

Article number: 31

Publisher: MDPI AG

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments5040031

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

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

Publication is parallel published: https://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.

Keywords: particle physics; neutrinos; neutrino oscillation; research equipment; detectors

Free keywords: neutrino; near detector; neutrino oscillations; Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment; DUNE

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