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Contribution Poster coherent scattering

Poster (participating in poster prize competition)

Prospects for Exploring New Physics in Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering Experiments

Speakers

  • Mr. Joseph JOHNSTON

Primary authors

  • Dr. Julien BILLARD (Univ Lyon, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS/IN2P3, Institut de Physique nucleaire de Lyon, 4 rue Enrico Fermi, F-69622 France)
  • Mr. Joseph JOHNSTON (Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA)
  • Dr. Bradley J. KAVANAGH (GRAPPA, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Hautes Energies, CNRS, UMR 7589, 4 Place Jussieu, F-75252, Paris, France)

Session and Location

Wednesday Session, Poster Wall #23 (Robert-Schumann-Room)

Abstract content

Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering (CENNS) is a Standard Model process that, although predicted for decades, has only been detected recently. Now that CENNS has been discovered, it provides a new probe for physics beyond the Standard Model. We study the potential to probe new physics with CENNS through the use of low temperature bolometers at a reactor source. We consider contributions to CENNS due to a neutrino magnetic moment, Non-Standard Interactions that may or may not change flavor, and simplified models containing a massive scalar or vector mediator. Targets consisting of Ge, Zn, Si, CaWO$_4$, and Al$_2$O$_3$ are examined. We present results demonstrating that proposed experiments using bolometers with a reactor source are well positioned to place leading bounds on NSI, and we show the improved bounds that can be placed with various combinations of target materials.

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