A BabyPRISM Preamble The nu PRISM concept allows

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A Baby-PRISM? Preamble: The nu. PRISM concept allows to create a ‘monochromatic’ beam by

A Baby-PRISM? Preamble: The nu. PRISM concept allows to create a ‘monochromatic’ beam by linear combination of a variety of off-angle neutrino beams. This allows a clear determination of the ‘energy response function’ between the true neutrino energy and the reconstructed energy. This is unique and cannot easily be done in a wide-band beam. I would like to share with you what is at this point a mere idea for a ‘Baby-PRISM that could fit in ND 280 and could end up forming a valuable back-up solution -- if needed -- and if we can convince ourselves it can be done 02. 11. 2020 Alain Blondel Neutrino Experiments 1

The INGRID cross- spans from -1. 4 to + 1. 4 degrees in both

The INGRID cross- spans from -1. 4 to + 1. 4 degrees in both directions. ? It cannot be expanded side-ways but it is possible to expand it upwards, by at least another 2. 8 degrees, i. e. up to 4. 2 degrees. è We can think of a baby-PRISM that would extend from around 1. 4 degrees up to 4. 2 degrees. Excuse the prespective! à No precise location has been discussed at this point à What is the range of angles that is really needed? à What is the effect of the slightly fuzzier chromaticity of a PRISM that is closer to the target? 02. 11. 2020 Alain Blondel Neutrino Experiments

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The size is approx. 3 x 3 x 12 m ? 02. 11. 2020

The size is approx. 3 x 3 x 12 m ? 02. 11. 2020 What can we do? Not water Cherenkov. A wagasci-like detector, higher? Alain Blondel Neutrino Experiments 4

Baby-M IND + more >2 ton target Magnetized MRD (Baby-MIND)

Baby-M IND + more >2 ton target Magnetized MRD (Baby-MIND)

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Imagine something like this: (not to scale) Hxdxw 10 x 2 x 0. 5

Imagine something like this: (not to scale) Hxdxw 10 x 2 x 0. 5 H dep wid vol m SMRD 10 2 0. 5 10 80 DMRD 10 1 3 30 240 Wmod 10 1 1 10 10 Smod 10 0. 5 1 5 5 total 400 +15 Muon detector is making all the mass! 02. 11. 2020 Alain Blondel Neutrino Experiments 7

Event estimates: At 2. 5 degrees, with 1 ton (fiducial) in each of FGD

Event estimates: At 2. 5 degrees, with 1 ton (fiducial) in each of FGD 1 (Cn. Hn) and FGD 2 (~40% H 2 O) we have now about 15 k events in each for an exposure of 7. 1020 p. o. t. (10% of nominal, 5% of T 2 K-II, a few % of Hyper. K) è We are talking about 300 k events in the 2. 5 degrees module probably <10 6 total è Or about 104 electron-neutrinos for the measurement of e/mu cross-sections. -- with careful construction of the FGDs the error on the H 2 O/Cn. Hn is 2. 3% (stat) +1. 5%(syst) (Enrico Scantamburlo, TN in preparation + Ph. D thesis) -- Wagasci is 79% H 2 O, the errors should decrease accordingly by factor ~1. 5 -1. 8 Q 1: Do we need water targets or is pure scintillator OK? (can be made potentially more sensitive to vertex activity, easier to gadolinate, etc…) Or do we keep a combination as in present WAGASCI? Q 2: do we want to magnetize the iron (cheaper than iron itself!) for antineutrino run. 02. 11. 2020 Alain Blondel Neutrino Experiments 8

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Conclusions 1. This is all very new (~1 week). We may end up laughing.

Conclusions 1. This is all very new (~1 week). We may end up laughing. 2. I propose to investigate the possibility of a baby-PRISM that could be located in ND 280 as a back-up solution to an intermediate detector location. 3. It looks as if there should be space. 4. as for the TITUS study, the iron being outside and denser, it will generate most of the weigth -- and a lot of cost. However it is not very expensive to magnetize and allows muon measurement and charge separation. 02. 11. 2020 Alain Blondel Neutrino Experiments 10