Physics prospects of the Jinping neutrino experiment
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Physics prospects of the Jinping neutrino experiment

  • Author(s): Beacom, John F
  • Chen, Shaomin
  • Cheng, Jianping
  • Doustimotlagh, Sayed N
  • Gao, Yuanning
  • Gong, Guanghua
  • Gong, Hui
  • Guo, Lei
  • Han, Ran
  • He, Hong-Jian
  • Huang, Xingtao
  • Li, Jianmin
  • Li, Jin
  • Li, Mohan
  • Li, Xueqian
  • Liao, Wei
  • Lin, Guey-Lin
  • Liu, Zuowei
  • McDonough, William
  • Šrámek, Ondřej
  • Tang, Jian
  • Wan, Linyan
  • Wang, Yuanqing
  • Wang, Zhe
  • Wang, Zongyi
  • Wei, Hanyu
  • Xi, Yufei
  • Xu, Ye
  • Xu, Xun-Jie
  • Yang, Zhenwei
  • Yao, Chunfa
  • Yeh, Minfang
  • Yue, Qian
  • Zhang, Liming
  • Zhang, Yang
  • Zhao, Zhihong
  • Zheng, Yangheng
  • Zhou, Xiang
  • Zhu, Xianglei
  • Zuber, Kai
  • et al.

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Jinping Neutrino Experiment (Jinping) is proposed to significantly improve measurements on solar neutrinos and geoneutrinos in China Jinping Laboratory - a lab with a number of unparalleled features, thickest overburden, lowest reactor neutrino background, etc., which identify it as the world-best low-energy neutrino laboratory. The proposed experiment will have target mass of 4 kilotons of liquid scintillator or water-based liquid scintillator, with a fiducial mass of 2 kilotons for neutrino-electron scattering events and 3 kilotons for inverse-beta interaction events. A number of initial sensitivities studies have been carried out, including on the transition phase for the solar neutrinos oscillation from the vacuum to the matter effect, the discovery of solar neutrinos from the carbon-nitrogen-oxygen (CNO) cycle, the resolution of the high and low metallicity hypotheses, and the unambiguous separation on U and Th cascade decays from the dominant crustal anti-electron neutrinos in China.

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