Sensitivity of the T2K accelerator-based neutrino experiment with an Extended run to 20×1021 POT

Abe, K. and Andreopoulos, C. and Antonova, M. and Aoki, S. and Ariga, A. and Autiero, D. and Ban, S. and Barbi, M. and Barker, G. J. and Barr, G. and Bartet-Friburg, P. and Batkiewicz, M. and Berardi, V. and Berkman, S. and Bhadra, S. and Bienstock, S. and Blondel, A. and Bolognesi, S. and Bordoni, S. and Brailsford, D. and Bravar, A. and Bronner, C. and Avanzini, M. Buizza and Calland, R. G. and Campbell, T. and Cao, S. and Castillo, R. and Catanesi, M. G. and Cervera, A. and Cherdack, D. and Chikuma, N. and Christodoulou, G. and Coleman, J. and Collazuol, G. and Coplowe, D. and Cremonesi, L. and Dabrowska, A. and Rosa, G. De and Dealtry, T. and Finch, A. J. and Grant, N. and Knox, A. and Kormos, L. L. and Lamont, I. and Lawe, M. and Nowak, J. and O'Keeffe, H. M. and Ratoff, P. N. and Shaw, D. and Southwell, L. (2016) Sensitivity of the T2K accelerator-based neutrino experiment with an Extended run to 20×1021 POT.

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Recent measurements at the T2K experiment indicate that CP violation in neutrino mixing may be observed in the future by long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. We explore the physics program of an extension to the currently approved T2K running of $7.8\times 10^{21}$ protons-on-target to $20\times 10^{21}$ protons-on-target,aiming at initial observation of CP violation with 3$\,\sigma$ or higher significance for the case of maximum CP violation. With accelerator and beam line upgrades, as well as analysis improvements, this program would occur before the next generation of long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments that are expected to start operation in 2026.

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