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Front. Phys. | doi: 10.3389/fphy.2019.00191

Recent probes of standard and non-standard neutrino physics with nuclei

  • 1Institute of Corpuscular Physics, University of Valencia, Spain
  • 2University of Ioannina, Greece
  • 3Osaka University, Japan

We review current standard and non-standard neutrino physics probes that are based on nuclear
measurements. We pay special attention on the discussion of prospects to extract new physics at
prominent rare event measurements looking for neutrino-nucleus scattering, as the
coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering that may involve lepton flavour violation (LFV)
in neutral currents (NC). For the latter processes several
appreciably sensitive experiments, like the COHERENT, MINER, CONUS, TEXONO, RED100 and others,
using promising target nuclei are in operation or have been planed to operate in the near
future. We also discuss comprehensively phenomenological and theoretical studies, in particular
those referred to the nuclear physics aspects and provide useful predictions for the relevant
experiments. Furthermore, motivated by the recent discovery of CE$\nu$NS at the COHERENT experiment,
we summarize the impact of non-standard interactions and novel vector $Z^\prime$ or scalar $\phi$
mediators to the CE$\nu$NS event rates and provides estimates for the corresponding current and
future sensitivities.

Keywords: Coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CENNS), Non-standard interactions, Electromagnetic neutrino properties, sterile neutrinos, novel mediators

Received: 23 Jul 2019; Accepted: 04 Nov 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Papoulias, Kosmas and Kuno. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Dimitrios K. Papoulias, Institute of Corpuscular Physics, University of Valencia, Paterna, Spain, dimpap@cc.uoi.gr