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Title: Current Status for the Inclusive Neutral Current $$\pi^{0}$$ production Cross Section Measurement with the NOvA Near Detector

Abstract

NOvA (NuMI Off-axis {\nu}e Appearance) experiment is designed to study long-baseline neutrino oscillations using two detectors, the Near Detector (ND) at Fermilab and the Far Detector (FD) at a distance 810 km in Northern Minnesota. NOvA looks for the $$\nu_{e}$$ appearance at the FD using a narrow band $$\nu_\mu$$ beam peaked at 2 GeV in energy. Neutral Current (NC) interactions with a $$\pi^{0}$$ in the final state represent the main background in the $$\nu_{e}$$ appearance measurement. The $$\pi^{0}$$ decay into two photons can fake the $$\nu_{e}$$ appearance signal in two ways either two photon showers merge together or one of the two photons may escape the detection. Therefore, a complete understanding of $$\nu_{\mu}$$ induced NC interactions with $$\pi^{0}$$ in the final state is very important. It will also help in reducing the background uncertainties for current and future long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. We present here the current status of the analysis related to the inclusive NC $$\pi^{0}$$ production cross section measurement with the NOvA ND.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Panjab 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)
OSTI Identifier:
1413683
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1710.02601; FERMILAB-CONF-17-515-E
1629154
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

Kalra, Daisy. Current Status for the Inclusive Neutral Current $\pi^{0}$ production Cross Section Measurement with the NOvA Near Detector. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Kalra, Daisy. Current Status for the Inclusive Neutral Current $\pi^{0}$ production Cross Section Measurement with the NOvA Near Detector. United States.
Kalra, Daisy. Fri . "Current Status for the Inclusive Neutral Current $\pi^{0}$ production Cross Section Measurement with the NOvA Near Detector". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1413683.
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abstractNote = {NOvA (NuMI Off-axis {\nu}e Appearance) experiment is designed to study long-baseline neutrino oscillations using two detectors, the Near Detector (ND) at Fermilab and the Far Detector (FD) at a distance 810 km in Northern Minnesota. NOvA looks for the $\nu_{e}$ appearance at the FD using a narrow band $\nu_\mu$ beam peaked at 2 GeV in energy. Neutral Current (NC) interactions with a $\pi^{0}$ in the final state represent the main background in the $\nu_{e}$ appearance measurement. The $\pi^{0}$ decay into two photons can fake the $\nu_{e}$ appearance signal in two ways either two photon showers merge together or one of the two photons may escape the detection. Therefore, a complete understanding of $\nu_{\mu}$ induced NC interactions with $\pi^{0}$ in the final state is very important. It will also help in reducing the background uncertainties for current and future long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. We present here the current status of the analysis related to the inclusive NC $\pi^{0}$ production cross section measurement with the NOvA ND.},
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year = {Fri Oct 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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