The LAGUNA project - Towards the giant liquid based detectors for proton decay searches and for low energy neutrino astrophysics

Jan Kisiel, D. Angus, A. Ariga, D. Autiero, A. Apostu, A. Badertscher, T. Bennet, G. Bertola, P. F. Bertola, O. Besida, A. Bettini, C. Booth, J. L. Borne, I. Brancus, W. Bujakowski, J. E. Campagne, G. Cata-Danil, F. Chipesiu, M. Chorowski, J. CrippsA. Curioni, S. Davidson, Y. R.A. Declais, U. Drost, O. Duliu, J. Dumarchez, T. Enqvist, A. Ereditato, F. V. Feilitzsch, H. Fynbo, T. Gamble, G. Galvanin, A. Gendotti, W. Gizicki, M. Goger-Neff, U. Grasslin, D. Gurney, M. Hakala, S. Hannestad, M. Haworth, A. Jipa, F. Juget, T. Kalliokoski, S. Katsanevas, M. Keen, I. Kreslo, V. Kudryastev, P. Kuusiniemi, L. Labarga, T. Lachenmaier, J. C. Lanfranchi, I. Lazanu, T. Lewke, K. Loo, P. Lightfoot, M. Lindner, P. Lombardi, A. Longhin, J. Maalampi, M. Marafini, A. Marchionni, R. M. Margineanu, A. Markiewicz, T. Marrodan-Undagoita, J. E. Marteau, R. Matikainen, Q. Meindl, M. Messina, J. W. Mietelski, B. Mitrica, A. Mordasini, L. Mosca, U. Moser, G. Nuijten, L. Oberauer, A. Oprina, S. Paling, S. Pascoli, T. Patzak, M. Pectu, Z. Pilecki, F. Piquemal, W. Potzel, W. Pytel, M. Raczynski, G. Raffelt, G. Ranucci, G. Ristaino, M. Robinson, R. Rogers, J. Roinisto, M. Romana, E. Rondio, B. Rossi, A. Rubbia, Z. Sadecki, C. Saenz, A. Saftoiu, J. Salmelainen, O. Sima, J. Slizowski, K. Slizowski, J. Sobczyk, N. Spooner, S. Stoica, J. Suhonen, R. Sulej, M. Szarska, T. Szeglowski, M. Temussi, J. Thompson, L. Thompson, W. H. Trzaska, M. Tippmann, A. Tonazzo, K. Urbanczyk, G. Vasseur, A. Williams, J. Winter, K. Wojtuszewska, M. Wurm, A. Zalewska, M. Zampaolo, M. Zito

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Abstract

A next generation European deep underground neutrino observatory is considered within the LAGUNA design study. Three detector options are presently considered: GLACIER liquid argon Time Projection Chamber; LENA liquid scintillator and MEMPHYS water Cherenkov. It will provide both: the high statistics measurement of neutrinos from variety of sources, and high sensitivity searches for matter instability. To accommodate such giant detectors a new underground laboratory is required. The LAGUNA design study considers the following seven candidate sites in Europe: Boulby (UK), Canfranc (Spain), Fréjus (France/Italy), Pyhäsalmi (Finland), Polkowice-Sieroszowice (Poland), Slanic (Romania) and Umbria (Italy). The three detection techniques and summary of the physics potential of proposed detectors are discussed in this short paper.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2009
EventEuropean Physical Society Europhysics Conference on High Energy Physics, EPS-HEP 2009 - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 16 Jul 200922 Jul 2009

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