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Title: Constraints on the neutrino flux in NOvA using the near detector data

NOvA, a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment at Fermilab, is designed to measure electron-neutrino appearance and muon-neutrino disappearance in the NuMI beam. NOvA comprises of two finely segmented liquid scintillator detectors at 14 mrad off-axis in the NuMI beam. An accurate prediction of the neutrino flux is needed for precision oscillation and cross-section measurements. Data from the hadron-production experiments and, importantly, from the NOvA Near Detector provide powerful constraints on the muon-neutrino and electron-neutrino fluxes. In particular, the measurement of the neutrino-electron elastic scattering provides an in situ constraint on the absolute flux. Lastly, this poster presents the data-driven predictions of the NOvA muonneutrino and electron-neutrino flux, and outlines future improvements in the flux determination.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Panjab Univ., Chandigarh (India)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-16-677-ND
Journal ID: ISSN 1824-8039; 1596798
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
PoS Proceedings of Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: ICHEP2016; Journal ID: ISSN 1824-8039
Publisher:
SISSA
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 Orgs:
NOvA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1353465