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Title: Observing the Next Galactic Supernova with the NOvA Detectors

Abstract

The next galactic core-collapse supernova will deliver a wealth of neutrinos which for the first time we are well-situated to measure. These explosions produce neutrinos with energies between 10 and 100 MeV over a period of tens of seconds. Galactic supernovae are relatively rare events, occurring with a frequency of just a few per century. It is therefore essential that all neutrino detectors capable of detecting these neutrinos are ready to trigger on this signal when it occurs. This poster describes a data-driven trigger which is designed to detect the neutrino signal from a galactic core-collapse supernova with the NOvA detectors. The trigger analyzes 5ms blocks of detector activity and applies background rejection algorithms to detect the signal time structure over the background. This background reduction is an essential part of the process, as the NOvA detectors are designed to detect neutrinos from Fermilab's NuMI beam which have an average energy of 2GeV--well above the average energy of supernova neutrinos.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Indiana U.
  2. Dubna, JINR
  3. Minnesota U., Duluth
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:
1423249
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1710.00705; FERMILAB-CONF-17-448-AE
1628066
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:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Vasel, Justin A., Sheshukov, Andrey, and Habig, Alec. Observing the Next Galactic Supernova with the NOvA Detectors. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Vasel, Justin A., Sheshukov, Andrey, & Habig, Alec. Observing the Next Galactic Supernova with the NOvA Detectors. United States.
Vasel, Justin A., Sheshukov, Andrey, and Habig, Alec. Mon . "Observing the Next Galactic Supernova with the NOvA Detectors". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1423249.
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title = {Observing the Next Galactic Supernova with the NOvA Detectors},
author = {Vasel, Justin A. and Sheshukov, Andrey and Habig, Alec},
abstractNote = {The next galactic core-collapse supernova will deliver a wealth of neutrinos which for the first time we are well-situated to measure. These explosions produce neutrinos with energies between 10 and 100 MeV over a period of tens of seconds. Galactic supernovae are relatively rare events, occurring with a frequency of just a few per century. It is therefore essential that all neutrino detectors capable of detecting these neutrinos are ready to trigger on this signal when it occurs. This poster describes a data-driven trigger which is designed to detect the neutrino signal from a galactic core-collapse supernova with the NOvA detectors. The trigger analyzes 5ms blocks of detector activity and applies background rejection algorithms to detect the signal time structure over the background. This background reduction is an essential part of the process, as the NOvA detectors are designed to detect neutrinos from Fermilab's NuMI beam which have an average energy of 2GeV--well above the average energy of supernova neutrinos.},
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year = {Mon Oct 02 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon Oct 02 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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