Minutes of August 26 Meeting
Status of the Detector R&D document:
The purpose of this detector r&d document seems to be changing
as we receive more and more entries. Mostly it will serve as a
repository of information concerning studies that have already
been done to measure the performance of different detectors.
For the most promising detector technologies, this document may
also outline what the biggest outstanding questions are for that
You can find the current version at this link:
Detector R&D Document
Alan Bross gave a quick summary of the scintillator r&d program,
basically it sounds like given the r&d program that is already in
place, they could bring a fine-grained version of minos down by
a factor of 2 from what you would guess if you just made 4 times the mass
of minos, and 4 times the segmentation. This is really a lower bound,
though, it's an agressive program, and the scintillator costs ($5/kg)
are not likely to change.
Interesting paper addressing how well we know delta m_23^2.
by Fogli, Lisi, Marrone, Montanino, and Palazzo. This paper discusses,
among other things, the constraints on delta m^2_23 which come from
considering both k2k and superk together.
Last modified: Wed Aug 28 12:07:56 CDT 2002