Event Title

Predictions for the DUNE Detector in relation with Proton Decay

Session Number

Project ID: PHYS 15 (con’t.)

Advisor(s)

Dr. Maury Goodman; Argonne National Laboratories

Discipline

Physical Science

Start Date

22-4-2020 9:45 AM

End Date

22-4-2020 10:00 AM

Abstract

DUNE is expected to complete in 2032 as per the latest DUNE meeting, and with it, it’s proton decay research would commence in full. As for preparation for the DUNE project, new limits and extrapolation need to be calculated in order to properly process the data for proton decay. With this paper, new limits, extrapolations for DUNE and Super-K will be calculated for this upcoming project, as well as updated information of the calculation of each detector’s efficiency as an extrapolation. Having these values allows for easier access to a decision on the process of priority on proton decay using the detector, as well as reference for finding each proton decay mode’s information. This reference sheet contains decay modes retrieved from various papers stated by the Super Kamiokande detector, the IMB detector, and many other sources and papers retrieved from Review of Particle Physics. Also included are decay modes without preexisting limits, as well as extrapolations for both SKAM (Super KamioKande) and DUNE. If there is a limit stated by IMB, however, not Super KamioKande, then the limit from IMB is given. In this paper also includes the consideration of efficiencies, noting the total, reconstructed, and nuclear efficiencies, as well as rough estimates for pion, eta, and omega mesons.

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Predictions for the DUNE Detector in relation with Proton Decay

DUNE is expected to complete in 2032 as per the latest DUNE meeting, and with it, it’s proton decay research would commence in full. As for preparation for the DUNE project, new limits and extrapolation need to be calculated in order to properly process the data for proton decay. With this paper, new limits, extrapolations for DUNE and Super-K will be calculated for this upcoming project, as well as updated information of the calculation of each detector’s efficiency as an extrapolation. Having these values allows for easier access to a decision on the process of priority on proton decay using the detector, as well as reference for finding each proton decay mode’s information. This reference sheet contains decay modes retrieved from various papers stated by the Super Kamiokande detector, the IMB detector, and many other sources and papers retrieved from Review of Particle Physics. Also included are decay modes without preexisting limits, as well as extrapolations for both SKAM (Super KamioKande) and DUNE. If there is a limit stated by IMB, however, not Super KamioKande, then the limit from IMB is given. In this paper also includes the consideration of efficiencies, noting the total, reconstructed, and nuclear efficiencies, as well as rough estimates for pion, eta, and omega mesons.