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Title: Search For Short-Baseline Oscillations At The NOvA Near Detector

Abstract

Anomalous results from past neutrino experiments have been interpreted as potential evidence for an additional sterile neutrino with a mass on order of 1 eV, but this evidence remains inconclusive. The NOvA Near Detector is a 293 ton almost fully-active fine-grained liquid scintillator detector, that was designed for electron-neutrino identification. The detector is placed along the Fermilab NuMI beam line 1 km from the target. At this off-axis angle, the detector is exposed to a narrow band beam peaked at 2 GeV. Therefore the NOvA Near Detector will see neutrinos with an L/E range that is sensitive to oscillations between active neutrinos and light sterile neutrinos. In this thesis, I discuss NOvA sensitivity from the joint electron-neutrino appearance and muon-neutrino disappearance analysis search for short-baseline sterile neutrino mixing.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Hyderabad 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:
1529331
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-THESIS-2018-33
1740228
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Kasetti, Siva Prasad. Search For Short-Baseline Oscillations At The NOvA Near Detector. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1529331.
Kasetti, Siva Prasad. Search For Short-Baseline Oscillations At The NOvA Near Detector. United States. doi:10.2172/1529331.
Kasetti, Siva Prasad. Mon . "Search For Short-Baseline Oscillations At The NOvA Near Detector". United States. doi:10.2172/1529331. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1529331.
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title = {Search For Short-Baseline Oscillations At The NOvA Near Detector},
author = {Kasetti, Siva Prasad},
abstractNote = {Anomalous results from past neutrino experiments have been interpreted as potential evidence for an additional sterile neutrino with a mass on order of 1 eV, but this evidence remains inconclusive. The NOvA Near Detector is a 293 ton almost fully-active fine-grained liquid scintillator detector, that was designed for electron-neutrino identification. The detector is placed along the Fermilab NuMI beam line 1 km from the target. At this off-axis angle, the detector is exposed to a narrow band beam peaked at 2 GeV. Therefore the NOvA Near Detector will see neutrinos with an L/E range that is sensitive to oscillations between active neutrinos and light sterile neutrinos. In this thesis, I discuss NOvA sensitivity from the joint electron-neutrino appearance and muon-neutrino disappearance analysis search for short-baseline sterile neutrino mixing.},
doi = {10.2172/1529331},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
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