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Title: ANNIE: Neutron multiplicity in neutrino interactions and new technologies

Abstract

The Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment (ANNIE) aims at measuring the neutron abundance in the final state of neutrino-nucleus interactions. This measurement will have a direct impact on our understanding of neutrino interactions and will lead to a better reduction of systematic errors and an improvement of signal-background discrimination in future large neutrino detectors, thus impacting long baseline oscillation experiments as well as proton decay searches and supernova detection. With a volume of about 26 tons of pure water doped with gadolinium to enhance neutron tagging efficiency, ANNIE will provide a measurement of the neutron yield of neutrino interactions as a function of the neutrino energy in the well-characterized Booster Neutrino Beam at Fermilab. The modularity of ANNIE will allow it to perform several fundamental tests of new technologies to be used in neutrino detectors, such as a novel kind of photodetectors called Large Area Picosecond Photodetectors and Water-based Liquid Scintillator, a newly-developed detection medium. The technology behind the ANNIE detector will have a noticeable impact on the development of future large water Cherenkov detectors as well as on detection techniques for neutrino physics.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
  2. Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
Contributing Org.:
ANNIE Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1647077
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-20-392-V
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588; oai:inspirehep.net:1792278
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; SC0016326; SC0019214; NA0003180
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1468; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP 2019), Toyama (Japan), 9-13 Sep 2019; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Fischer, V., and Weinstein, A. ANNIE: Neutron multiplicity in neutrino interactions and new technologies. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1468/1/012226.
Fischer, V., & Weinstein, A. ANNIE: Neutron multiplicity in neutrino interactions and new technologies. United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1468/1/012226.
Fischer, V., and Weinstein, A. Sat . "ANNIE: Neutron multiplicity in neutrino interactions and new technologies". United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1468/1/012226. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1647077.
@article{osti_1647077,
title = {ANNIE: Neutron multiplicity in neutrino interactions and new technologies},
author = {Fischer, V. and Weinstein, A.},
abstractNote = {The Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment (ANNIE) aims at measuring the neutron abundance in the final state of neutrino-nucleus interactions. This measurement will have a direct impact on our understanding of neutrino interactions and will lead to a better reduction of systematic errors and an improvement of signal-background discrimination in future large neutrino detectors, thus impacting long baseline oscillation experiments as well as proton decay searches and supernova detection. With a volume of about 26 tons of pure water doped with gadolinium to enhance neutron tagging efficiency, ANNIE will provide a measurement of the neutron yield of neutrino interactions as a function of the neutrino energy in the well-characterized Booster Neutrino Beam at Fermilab. The modularity of ANNIE will allow it to perform several fundamental tests of new technologies to be used in neutrino detectors, such as a novel kind of photodetectors called Large Area Picosecond Photodetectors and Water-based Liquid Scintillator, a newly-developed detection medium. The technology behind the ANNIE detector will have a noticeable impact on the development of future large water Cherenkov detectors as well as on detection techniques for neutrino physics.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/1468/1/012226},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Conference Series},
issn = {1742-6588},
number = 1,
volume = 1468,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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