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Title: Synchronization of the 14 kTon NO$$\nu$$A neutrino detector with the Fermilab NuMI beam

The NOνA experiment is a neutrino oscillation experiment designed to measure parameters related to the neutrino mixing matrix, mass hierarchy and CP violation. The experiment measures neutrino and anti-neutrino interactions from the NuMI beam line at Fermilab in a Near Detector and a Far Detector located 810 kilometers away. Making these measurements requires precise synchronization of 344,064 channels in the Far Detector to an absolute wall time with a channel to channel variation of less then 10 ns. The experiment must correlate the presence of the relatively narrow neutrino beam in the detector with data readout. This paper will discuss the performance of the NOνA timing system during the first few months of operation at the Far Detector.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. Indiana U.
  2. Fermilab
  3. Wichita State U.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1295701
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-14-457-AD-CD-E-ND
1301926
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J.Phys.Conf.Ser.; Journal Volume: 513; Conference: 20th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 10/14-10/18/2013
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY