Hyper-Kamiokande is a next generation underground water Cherenkov detector, based on the highly successful Super-Kamiokande experiment. It will serve as a far detector, 295km away, of a long baseline neutrino experiment for the upgraded J-PARC beam. It will also be a detector capable of observing - far beyond the sensitivity of the Super-Kamiokande detector - proton decay, atmospheric neutrinos, and neutrinos from astronomical sources. The detector is much larger than Super-Kamiokande and presents new experimental challenges that are addressed in this report, where a full overview of the cavern and detector design R&D is given. This is also supported by a description of the upgraded beam and near detector suite. Based on the design of the experiment the expected sensitivity for both beam and atmospheric neutrinos, proton decays, solar and astrophysical neutrinos, non standard physics, etc. is shown.
|Publication status||Published - 2018 May 9|
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