Publications [#248205] of Kate Scholberg

Papers Published
  1. Anderson, AJ; Conrad, JM; Figueroa-Feliciano, E; Ignarra, C; Karagiorgi, G; Scholberg, K; Shaevitz, MH; Spitz, J, Measuring active-to-sterile neutrino oscillations with neutral current coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering, Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology, vol. 86 no. 1 (2012), pp. 013004 [pdf], [doi] .

    Abstract:
    Light sterile neutrinos have been introduced as an explanation for a number of oscillation signals at Δm2∼1eV2. Neutrino oscillations at relatively short baselines provide a probe of these possible new states. This paper describes an accelerator-based experiment using neutral current coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering to strictly search for active-to-sterile neutrino oscillations. This experiment could, thus, definitively establish the existence of sterile neutrinos and provide constraints on their mixing parameters. A cyclotron-based proton beam can be directed to multiple targets, producing a low-energy pion and muon decay-at-rest neutrino source with variable distance to a single detector. Two types of detectors are considered: a germanium-based detector inspired by the SuperCDMS design and a liquid argon detector inspired by the proposed CLEAR experiment. © 2012 American Physical Society.