PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 283 - Neutrino Oscillation Workshop (NOW2016) - Session II: Oscillation parameters: Future
Optimizing the $\theta_{23}$ octant search in LBL experiments
C.R. Das, J. Maalampi, J. Pulido, S. Vihonen*
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: March 22, 2017
Published on: June 20, 2017
Abstract
We investigate the potential of future long baseline neutrino experiments at the task of resolving the $\theta_{23}$ octancy, that is, whether the atmospheric mixing angle lies in the high octant, where $\theta_{23} > 45^\circ$, or the low octant, where $\theta_{23} < 45^\circ$. We demonstrate the importance of the matter effects in the determination of the $\theta_{23}$ octant, and show with the GLoBES software how operating in neutrino and antineutrino modes contribute to the octant determination.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.283.0030
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