We show that the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), with significant but feasible new efforts, has the potential to deliver world-leading results in solar neutrinos. With a 100 kton-yr exposure, DUNE could detect -105 signal events above 5 MeV electron energy. Separate precision measurements of neutrino-mixing parameters and the B8 flux could be made using two detection channels (νe+Ar40 and νe,μ,τ+e-) and the day-night effect (>10σ). New particle physics may be revealed through the comparison of solar neutrinos (with matter effects) and reactor neutrinos (without), which is discrepant by ∼2σ (and could become 5.6σ). New astrophysics may be revealed through the most precise measurement of the B8 flux (to 2.5%) and the first detection of the hep flux (to 11%). DUNE is required: No other experiment, even proposed, has been shown capable of fully realizing these discovery opportunities.

DUNE as the Next-Generation Solar Neutrino Experiment

Francesco Capozzi;
2019-01-01

Abstract

We show that the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), with significant but feasible new efforts, has the potential to deliver world-leading results in solar neutrinos. With a 100 kton-yr exposure, DUNE could detect -105 signal events above 5 MeV electron energy. Separate precision measurements of neutrino-mixing parameters and the B8 flux could be made using two detection channels (νe+Ar40 and νe,μ,τ+e-) and the day-night effect (>10σ). New particle physics may be revealed through the comparison of solar neutrinos (with matter effects) and reactor neutrinos (without), which is discrepant by ∼2σ (and could become 5.6σ). New astrophysics may be revealed through the most precise measurement of the B8 flux (to 2.5%) and the first detection of the hep flux (to 11%). DUNE is required: No other experiment, even proposed, has been shown capable of fully realizing these discovery opportunities.
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