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1 Proposal for RENO-50 Soo-Bong Kim (KNRC, Seoul National University) “International Workshop on RENO-50, June 13-14, 2013”

2 Overview of RENO-50  RENO-50 : An underground detector consisting of 18 kton ultra- low-radioactivity liquid scintillator & 15,000 20” PMTs, at 50 km away from the Hanbit(Yonggwang) nuclear power plant  Goals : - High-precision measurement of  12 and  m Determination of neutrino mass hierarchy - Study neutrinos from reactors, (the Sun), the Earth, Supernova, and any possible stellar objects  Budget : $ 100M for 6 year construction (Civil engineering: $ 15M, Detector: $ 85M)  Schedule : 2013 ~ 2018 : Facility and detector construction 2019 ~ : Operation and experiment

3 Far Detector Near Detector RENO kton LS Detector ~47 km from YG reactors Mt. Guemseong (450 m) ~900 m.w.e. overburden

4 Funding  1 st attempt in 2012 : almost successful but failed  Continuous attempts with organized efforts : - Korea has significantly increased investments into the basic science. - Korea established a new institute of IBS in Complete a conceptual design based on more detailed MC studies and optimized detector design. - Prepare a well-written proposal. - Form international collaboration (LOI)

5 Technical Challenges  Large detector (18 ktons) : D=30m, H=30m  3% energy resolution : - High transparency LS : 15 m → 25 m (purification & better PPO) - Large photocathode coverage : 34% → 67% (15,000 20” PMT) - High QE PMT : 20% → 35% (Hamamatsu 20” HQE PMT) - High light yield LS : ×1.5 (1.5 g/ℓ PPO → 5 g/ℓ PPO) KamLANDRENO-50 LS mass~1 kt18 kt Energy Resolution 6%/  E3%/  E Light yield250 p.e./MeV>1000 p.e./MeV

6 Expected Energy Resolution PMT coverage : 67% (15,000 20” PMTs) + Attenuation length : 25 m + QE : 35%

7 25 m 27 m 25 m 27 m LS (10 kton) ” PMTs (24%) Mineral Oil 32 m Water ” OD PMTs Conceptual Design of RENO m 32 m 30 m 32 m LS (18 kton) ” PMTs (67%) Mineral Oil 37 m Water ” OD PMTs

8 Physics Goals  Precise measurement of  12,  m 2 21 and  m 2 31 (← 5.4%)(← 2.6%)(← 5.2%)  Determination of mass hierarchy (sign of  m 2 31 or  m 2 32 ) - Quite challenging : requires extremely good energy resolution  Neutrino burst from a Supernova in our Galaxy - ~5400 events kpc) - A long-term neutrino telescope  Geo-neutrinos : ~ 900 geo-neutrinos for 5 years - Study the heat generation mechanism inside the Earth

9 Schedule  2013 : Group organization Detector simulation & design Geological survey  2014 ~ 2015 : Civil engineering for tunnel excavation Underground facility ready Structure design PMT evaluation and order, Preparation for electronics, HV, DAQ & software tools, R&D for liquid scintillator and purification  2016 ~ 2018 : Detector construction  2019 ~ : Data taking & analysis

10 Your ideas and participation invited!


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