A1 Journal article (refereed)
Prospects for beyond the Standard Model physics searches at the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (2021)

DUNE Collaboration. (2021). Prospects for beyond the Standard Model physics searches at the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. European Physical Journal C, 81(4), Article 322. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-021-09007-w

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Publication details

All authors or editors: DUNE Collaboration

Journal or series: European Physical Journal C

ISSN: 1434-6044

eISSN: 1434-6052

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 81

Issue number: 4

Article number: 322

Publisher: Springer

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-021-09007-w

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/75844

Publication is parallel published: https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.12769


The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) will be a powerful tool for a variety of physics topics. The high-intensity proton beams provide a large neutrino flux, sampled by a near detector system consisting of a combination of capable precision detectors, and by the massive far detector system located deep underground. This configuration sets up DUNE as a machine for discovery, as it enables opportunities not only to perform precision neutrino measurements that may uncover deviations from the present three-flavor mixing paradigm, but also to discover new particles and unveil new interactions and symmetries beyond those predicted in the Standard Model (SM). Of the many potential beyond the Standard Model (BSM) topics DUNE will probe, this paper presents a selection of studies quantifying DUNE’s sensitivities to sterile neutrino mixing, heavy neutral leptons, non-standard interactions, CPT symmetry violation, Lorentz invariance violation, neutrino trident production, dark matter from both beam induced and cosmogenic sources, baryon number violation, and other new physics topics that complement those at high-energy colliders and significantly extend the present reach.

Keywords: particle physics; standard model of particle physics; neutrinos; dark matter; research equipment; detectors

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2

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