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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

Maan, Kuldeep K. Constraints on the neutrino flux in NOvA using the near detector data. United States: N. p., Web.
Maan, Kuldeep K. Constraints on the neutrino flux in NOvA using the near detector data. United States.
Maan, Kuldeep K. 2016. "Constraints on the neutrino flux in NOvA using the near detector data". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1353465.
@article{osti_1353465,
title = {Constraints on the neutrino flux in NOvA using the near detector data},
author = {Maan, Kuldeep K.},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {},
journal = {PoS Proceedings of Science},
number = ,
volume = ICHEP2016,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
}