Sensitivity to Non-Standard Interactions (NSI) with KM3NeT-ORCA
July 22, 2019
ORCA (Oscillations Research with Cosmics in the Abyss) is the low-energy detector of KM3NeT, the next generation underwater Cherenkov neutrino detector in the Mediterranean Sea. Although its primary goal is to determine the Neutrino Mass Ordering (NMO) with atmospheric neutrinos, its access to a wide range of energies and baselines makes it optimal to discover exotic physics beyond the Standard Model (SM) such as Non-Standard Interactions (NSI).
Non-Standard Interactions with neutrinos will introduce modifications in the SM potential, which will alter the event spectra at the ORCA detector. Using these NSI induced distortions in
the flavour content over three flavour standard oscillations, it is possible to constrain NSI model
parameters. This report outlines the sensitivity that ORCA can achieve in putting
upper bounds on some of these non-standard neutrino interaction parameters.
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