The Fermilab Short-Baseline Neutrino Program emerged from a joint proposal by three collaborations to use their detectors to perform sensitive searches for νe appearance and νμ disappearance in the Booster Neutrino Beam. All of the detectors utilize LArTPCs - liquid argon time projection chambers - and each contribute to the development of this technology for the long-baseline DUNE experiment. The joint scientific goals are outlined in the proposal, available on the HEP arxiv. The proposal was submitted to the Fermilab PAC and granted Stage 1 approval in early 2015. The web sites of the three SBN Program collaborations and the SBN Program Office are linked below.
The SBN Program Office provides coordination among all stakeholders - the collaborations and funding institutions - and also provides oversight and integration of joint systems and facilities. The Program Office site holds information and links on program organization, events, and reviews.
The ICARUS T-600 detector, comprised of two 300-ton LAr-TPC modules with photodetectors, will serve as the Short-Baseline Program Far Detector, farthest from the BNB primary target. The T-600 is currently being refurbished at CERN following successful operation at the Gran Sasso laboratory from 2010-2014. The T-600 detector will be moved to Fermilab in 2017.
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