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Item Neutrino Oscillation Parameters After High Statistics KamLAND Results(2008-05-12T11:05:35Z) Bandyopadhyay, Abhijit; Choubey, Sandhya; Goswami, Srubabati; Petcov, Serguey T.; Roy, D.P.; Physics; Elementary Particle TheoryShow more We do a re-analysis to asses the impact of the results of the Borexino experiment and the recent 2.8 KTy KamLAND data on the solar neutrino oscillation parameters. The current Borexino results are found to have no impact on the allowed solar neutrino parameter space. The new KamLAND data causes a significant reduction of the allowed range of $\Delta m^2_{21}$, determining it with an unprecedented precision of 8.3% at 3$\sigma$. The precision of $\Delta m^2_{21}$ is controlled practically by the KamLAND data alone. Inclusion of new KamLAND results also improves the upper bound on $\sin^2\theta_{12}$, but the precision of this parameter continues to be controlled by the solar data. The third mixing angle is constrained to be $\sin^2\theta_{13} < 0.063$ at $3\sigma$ from a combined fit to the solar, KamLAND, atmospheric and CHOOZ results. We also address the issue of how much further reduction of allowed range of $\Delta m^2_{21}$ and $\sin^2\theta_{12}$ is possible with increased statistics from KamLAND. We find that there is a sharp reduction of the $3\sigma$ ``spread'' with enhanced statistics till about 10 KTy after which the spread tends to flatten out reaching to less than 4% with 15 KTy data. For $\sin^2\theta_{12}$ however, the spread is more than 25% even after 20 KTy exposure and assuming $\theta_{12} < \pi/4$, as dictated by the solar data. We show that with a KamLAND like reactor ``SPMIN'' experiment at a distance of $\sim$ 60 km, the spread of $\sin^2\theta_{12}$ could be reduced to about 5% at $3\sigma$ level while $\Delta m_{21}^2$ could be determined to within 4%, with just 3 KTy exposure.Show more Item Prospects of probing $\theta_{13}$ and neutrino mass hierarchy by Supernova Neutrinos in KamLAND(SISSA, 2003) Bandyopadhyay, Abhijit; Choubey, Sandhya; Goswami, Srubabati; Kar, Kamales; Physics; Elementary Particle TheoryShow more In this paper we study the physics potential of the KamLAND detector in probing neutrino oscillation parameters through observation of supernova neutrinos. In particular, we discuss the possibilities of probing the mixing angle $\theta_{13}$ and determining the sign of $\Delta m^2_{32}$ from the total charged current(CC) event rates on the proton and $^{12}{C}$ target, as well as from the CC spectra. We discuss the chances of probing the earth matter effect induced modulations from the observation of CC spectra in the different CC reactions in KamLAND and find the volume required to get a statistically significant signature of the earth matter effect in different energy bins. We also calculate the event rates expected in the neutral current (NC) reactions on Carbon and free proton and investigate if the charged current to neutral current ratios, which are free of the absolute luminosity uncertainty in the supernova neutrino fluxes, can be useful in probing the oscillation parameters.Show more Item Solar Model Parameters and Direct Measurements of Solar Neutrino Fluxes(2006-09-07T10:32:29Z) Bandyopadhyay, Abhijit; Choubey, Sandhya; Goswami, Srubabati; Petcov, Serguey T.; Physics; Elementary Particle TheoryShow more We explore a novel possibility of determining the solar model parameters, which serve as input in the calculations of the solar neutrino fluxes, by exploiting the data from direct measurements of the fluxes. More specifically, we use the rather precise value of the $^8B$ neutrino flux, $\phi_B$ obtained from the global analysis of the solar neutrino and KamLAND data, to derive constraints on each of the solar model parameters on which $\phi_B$ depends. We also use more precise values of $^7Be$ and $pp$ fluxes as can be obtained from future prospective data and discuss whether such measurements can help in reducing the uncertainties of one or more input parameters of the Standard Solar Model.Show more