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Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics with the JUNO Detector

Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá degli Studi di Milano and I.N.F.N. Sezione di Milano, Via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano, Italy
Universe 2018, 4(11), 126; https://doi.org/10.3390/universe4110126
Received: 12 October 2018 / Revised: 7 November 2018 / Accepted: 13 November 2018 / Published: 16 November 2018
The Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) is a 20 kton liquid scintillator multi-purpose underground detector, under construction near the Chinese city of Jiangmen, with data collection expected to start in 2021. The main goal of the experiment is the neutrino mass hierarchy determination, with more than three sigma significance, and the high-precision neutrino oscillation parameter measurements, detecting electron anti-neutrinos emitted from two nearby (baseline of about 53 km) nuclear power plants. Besides, the unprecedented liquid scintillator-type detector performance in target mass, energy resolution, energy calibration precision, and low-energy threshold features a rich physics program for the detection of low-energy astrophysical neutrinos, such as galactic core-collapse supernova neutrinos, solar neutrinos, and geo-neutrinos. View Full-Text
Keywords: JUNO; liquid scintillator; neutrino mass hierarchy JUNO; liquid scintillator; neutrino mass hierarchy
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Miramonti, L. Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics with the JUNO Detector. Universe 2018, 4, 126.

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