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Title: Prospects for antineutrino running at MiniBooNE

Abstract

We outline a program of antineutrino cross-section measurements necessary for the next generation of neutrino oscillation experiments, that can be performed with one year of data at MiniBooNE. We describe three independent methods of constraining wrong-sign (neutrino) backgrounds in an antineutrino beam, and their application to the MiniBooNE antineutrino cross section measurements.

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Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
879147
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-05-486-E
arXiv eprint number hep-ex/0511002; TRN: US0605011
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl.155:242-244,2006; Conference: Presented at 4th International School on Neutrino Factories and Superbeams: NuFact05 Summer Institute, Capri, Italy, 12-20 Jun 2005
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ANTINEUTRINO BEAMS; ANTINEUTRINOS; CROSS SECTIONS; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; NEUTRINOS; Experiment-HEP

Citation Formats

Wascko, M.O., and /Louisiana State U. Prospects for antineutrino running at MiniBooNE. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Wascko, M.O., & /Louisiana State U. Prospects for antineutrino running at MiniBooNE. United States.
Wascko, M.O., and /Louisiana State U. Tue . "Prospects for antineutrino running at MiniBooNE". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879147.
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abstractNote = {We outline a program of antineutrino cross-section measurements necessary for the next generation of neutrino oscillation experiments, that can be performed with one year of data at MiniBooNE. We describe three independent methods of constraining wrong-sign (neutrino) backgrounds in an antineutrino beam, and their application to the MiniBooNE antineutrino cross section measurements.},
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year = {Tue Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 2005},
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