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Title: Extracting Neutrino Oscillation Parameters using a Simultaneous Fit of the $$\nu_{e}$$ Appearance and $$\nu_{\mu}$$ Disappearance Data in the NOvA Experiment

Abstract

NOvA is a two detector, long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment designed to study $$\nu_{e}$$ ($$\bar{\nu}_{e}$$) appearance and $$\nu_{\mu}$$ ($$\bar{\nu}_{\mu}$$) disappearance in a $$\nu_{\mu}$$ ($$\bar{\nu}_{\mu}$$) beam produced at Fermilab. The near detector (ND) is located 100 meters underground at a distance of 1 km from the target whereas the far detector (FD) is located on the surface, 810 km away from the beam source in Ash River, MN. The ND is used to measure the beam before oscillations and the FD measures the oscillated spectrum. The ND and the FD are functionally identical detectors and the ND spectra are extrapolated to the FD to predict the signal and background spectra expected in the FD. The extrapolation and data fitting techniques developed for these analyses within NOvA are presented.

Authors:
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  1. Delhi 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:
1414401
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-17-446-E; arXiv:1710.03829
1629961
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:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Singh, Prabhjot. Extracting Neutrino Oscillation Parameters using a Simultaneous Fit of the $\nu_{e}$ Appearance and $\nu_{\mu}$ Disappearance Data in the NOvA Experiment. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Singh, Prabhjot. Extracting Neutrino Oscillation Parameters using a Simultaneous Fit of the $\nu_{e}$ Appearance and $\nu_{\mu}$ Disappearance Data in the NOvA Experiment. United States.
Singh, Prabhjot. Tue . "Extracting Neutrino Oscillation Parameters using a Simultaneous Fit of the $\nu_{e}$ Appearance and $\nu_{\mu}$ Disappearance Data in the NOvA Experiment". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1414401.
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title = {Extracting Neutrino Oscillation Parameters using a Simultaneous Fit of the $\nu_{e}$ Appearance and $\nu_{\mu}$ Disappearance Data in the NOvA Experiment},
author = {Singh, Prabhjot},
abstractNote = {NOvA is a two detector, long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment designed to study $\nu_{e}$ ($\bar{\nu}_{e}$) appearance and $\nu_{\mu}$ ($\bar{\nu}_{\mu}$) disappearance in a $\nu_{\mu}$ ($\bar{\nu}_{\mu}$) beam produced at Fermilab. The near detector (ND) is located 100 meters underground at a distance of 1 km from the target whereas the far detector (FD) is located on the surface, 810 km away from the beam source in Ash River, MN. The ND is used to measure the beam before oscillations and the FD measures the oscillated spectrum. The ND and the FD are functionally identical detectors and the ND spectra are extrapolated to the FD to predict the signal and background spectra expected in the FD. The extrapolation and data fitting techniques developed for these analyses within NOvA are presented.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 10 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Oct 10 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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