Weighing 760 tonnes, ICARUS T600 is the world’s largest liquid argon neutrino detector. It was operated by an international collaboration in the Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy from 2009 to 2012.
ICARUS detector’s time projection chambers (TPC) will now be overhauled at CERN in preparation for possible new uses in future experiments.
A Multi-detector program will address the unexplained anomalies which together could be hinting at new physics (steriles?) .
- Most common interpretation is as evidence for high mass-squared neutrino oscillations and the existence of one or more additional, mostly “sterile” neutrino states with masses at or below a few eV.
- While each of these measurements taken separately lack the significance to claim a discovery, together these signals could be hinting at important new physics that requires further exploration
Experimental anomalies ranging in significance (2.8–3.8σ) have been reported from a variety of experiments studying neutrinos over baselines less than 1 km. Current anomalies from: accelerator beams radioactive sources reactor neutrinos