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Title: Event Reconstruction in the NOvA Experiment

Abstract

The NOvA experiment observes oscillations in two channels (electron-neutrino appearance and muon-neutrino disappearance) using a predominantly muon-neutrino NuMI beam. The Near Detector records multiple overlapping neutrino interactions in each event and the Far Detector has a large background of cosmic rays due to being located on the surface. The oscillation analyses rely on the accurate reconstruction of neutrino interactions in order to precisely measure the neutrino energy and identify the neutrino flavor and interaction mode. Similarly, measurements of neutrino cross sections using the Near Detector require accurate identification of the particle content of each interaction. A series of pattern recognition techniques have been developed to split event records into individual spatially and temporally separated interactions, to estimate the interaction vertex, and to isolate and classify individual particles within the event. This combination of methods to achieve full event reconstruction in the NOvA detectors has discussed.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2]
  1. Indian Inst. Tech., Hyderabad
  2. Indiana U.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
NOvA
OSTI Identifier:
1410427
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1710.03772; FERMILAB-CONF-17-513-E
1629959
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Meeting of the APS Division of Particles and Fields, Batavia, Illinois, USA, 07/31-08/04/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Behera, Biswaranjan, Davies, Gavin, and Psihas, Fernanda. Event Reconstruction in the NOvA Experiment. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Behera, Biswaranjan, Davies, Gavin, & Psihas, Fernanda. Event Reconstruction in the NOvA Experiment. United States.
Behera, Biswaranjan, Davies, Gavin, and Psihas, Fernanda. Tue . "Event Reconstruction in the NOvA Experiment". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1410427.
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abstractNote = {The NOvA experiment observes oscillations in two channels (electron-neutrino appearance and muon-neutrino disappearance) using a predominantly muon-neutrino NuMI beam. The Near Detector records multiple overlapping neutrino interactions in each event and the Far Detector has a large background of cosmic rays due to being located on the surface. The oscillation analyses rely on the accurate reconstruction of neutrino interactions in order to precisely measure the neutrino energy and identify the neutrino flavor and interaction mode. Similarly, measurements of neutrino cross sections using the Near Detector require accurate identification of the particle content of each interaction. A series of pattern recognition techniques have been developed to split event records into individual spatially and temporally separated interactions, to estimate the interaction vertex, and to isolate and classify individual particles within the event. This combination of methods to achieve full event reconstruction in the NOvA detectors has discussed.},
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year = {Tue Oct 10 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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