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30 May 2022 to 4 June 2022
Virtual Seoul
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Neutrino Tridents in the NOvA Near Detector

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Poster Neutrino interactions Poster


Reed Bowles (Indiana University)


NOvA is a long-baseline accelerator-based neutrino oscillation experiment that measures electron-neutrino appearance and muon-neutrino disappearance using the NuMI beam and a near detector, both located at Fermilab, as well as a far detector, located in Ash River, Minnesota. The high flux of muon neutrinos at the near detector allows for measurement of rare processes such as neutrino trident scattering, a process in which a charged-lepton pair is produced via neutrino-nucleus scattering. This process is allowed by the Standard Model and may also have contributions from new physics. This poster will discuss current estimates of the event rates and detail a signal selection with emphasis on the secondary track in a pair of two muons. It will also show current progress on a track reconstruction method tailored for dimuon events with small opening angles, which is being developed in order to maximize selected events.

Collaboration NOvA

Primary author

Reed Bowles (Indiana University)


Erica Smith (Indiana University) Mark Messier (Indiana University)

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