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Title: High Energy Neutrino Physics with NOvA

Knowledge of the position of energy deposition in “hit” detector cells of the NOvA neutrino detector is required by algorithms for pattern reconstruction and particle identification necessary to interpret the raw data. To increase the accuracy of this process, the majority of NOvA's 350 000 far detector cell shapes, including distortions, were measured as they were constructed. Using a special laser scanning system installed at the site of the NOvA far detector in Ash River, MN, we completed algorithmic development and measured shape parameters for the far detector. The algorithm and the measurements are “published” in NOνA’s document database (doc #10389, “Cell Center Finder for the NOνA Far Detector Modules”).
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Southern Methodist Univ. , Dallas, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1323468
Report Number(s):
DOE-SMU--SC9889
TRN: US1601901
DOE Contract Number:
SC0009889
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Southern Methodist Univ. , Dallas, TX (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; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; NEUTRINO DETECTORS; NEUTRINOS; ALGORITHMS; ENERGY ABSORPTION; DATA ANALYSIS; SHAPE; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; COORDINATES