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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 300 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 and 14.6 mrad off-axis. 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 a L/E range that is sensitive to oscillations between active neutrinos and light sterile neutrinos. In this report we discuss NOvA sensitivity from the joint electron-neutrino disappearance and muon-neutrino disappearance analysis search for short-baseline sterile neutrino mixing.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Hyderabad, Telangana (India)
  2. Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (United States)
  3. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (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) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
NOvA
OSTI Identifier:
1341807
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-16-426-ND-PPD
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588; 1511029
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 888; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Kasetti, Siva Prasad, Aurisano, Adam, Suter, Louise, Sousa, Alex, and Bambah, Bindu A. Search for short-baseline oscillations at the NOvA Near Detector. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012144.
Kasetti, Siva Prasad, Aurisano, Adam, Suter, Louise, Sousa, Alex, & Bambah, Bindu A. Search for short-baseline oscillations at the NOvA Near Detector. United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012144.
Kasetti, Siva Prasad, Aurisano, Adam, Suter, Louise, Sousa, Alex, and Bambah, Bindu A. Fri . "Search for short-baseline oscillations at the NOvA Near Detector". United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012144. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1341807.
@article{osti_1341807,
title = {Search for short-baseline oscillations at the NOvA Near Detector},
author = {Kasetti, Siva Prasad and Aurisano, Adam and Suter, Louise and Sousa, Alex and Bambah, Bindu A.},
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 300 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 and 14.6 mrad off-axis. 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 a L/E range that is sensitive to oscillations between active neutrinos and light sterile neutrinos. In this report we discuss NOvA sensitivity from the joint electron-neutrino disappearance and muon-neutrino disappearance analysis search for short-baseline sterile neutrino mixing.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012144},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Conference Series},
number = 1,
volume = 888,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Reconstructed neutrino energy distribution for $ν_e$ selected sample with CVN > 0.95. Also shown is the $ν_e$ prediction at LSND best fit point.

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