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Title: Cross Check of NOvA Oscillation Probabilities

Abstract

In this note we perform a cross check of the programs used by NOvA to calculate the 3-flavor oscillation probabilities with a independent program using a different method. The comparison is performed at 6 significant figures and the agreement, $$|\Delta P|/P$$ is better than $$10^{-5}$$, as good as can be expected with 6 significant figures. In addition, a simple and accurate alternative method to calculate the oscillation probabilities is outlined and compared in the L/E range and matter density relevant for the NOvA experiment.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States). Dept. of Theoretical Physics
  2. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States). Dept. of Physics
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:
1418447
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-FN-1049-T
1648949; TRN: US1801179
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; OSCILLATIONS; PROBABILITY; DENSITY

Citation Formats

Parke, Stephen J., and Messier, Mark D. Cross Check of NOvA Oscillation Probabilities. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1146747.
Parke, Stephen J., & Messier, Mark D. Cross Check of NOvA Oscillation Probabilities. United States. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1146747.
Parke, Stephen J., and Messier, Mark D. Fri . "Cross Check of NOvA Oscillation Probabilities". United States. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1146747. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1418447.
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abstractNote = {In this note we perform a cross check of the programs used by NOvA to calculate the 3-flavor oscillation probabilities with a independent program using a different method. The comparison is performed at 6 significant figures and the agreement, $|\Delta P|/P$ is better than $10^{-5}$, as good as can be expected with 6 significant figures. In addition, a simple and accurate alternative method to calculate the oscillation probabilities is outlined and compared in the L/E range and matter density relevant for the NOvA experiment.},
doi = {10.5281/zenodo.1146747},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 12 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Fri Jan 12 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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