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30 May 2022 to 4 June 2022
Virtual Seoul
Asia/Seoul timezone

NOvA Test Beam detector calibration

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Virtual Seoul

Poster Accelerator neutrinos Poster


The dominant systematic uncertainty for the NOvA oscillation analyses comes
from our imperfect knowledge of the detectors’ calibration and response; it
is therefore imperative to utilize the unique opportunity of the NOvA Test
Beam experiment to characterize and calibrate our detectors without reliance
on Monte Carlo simulation. The NOvA Test Beam consists of a scaled down
version of the NOvA detectors and beamline instrumentation capable of iden-
tifying electrons, muons, pions, kaons and protons and measuring their tracks
and momenta. In order to understand any differences between the Test Beam
and the standard detectors, it is crucial to accurately calibrate the Test Beam
In this poster we will present the motivation for the NOvA Test Beam
experiment and the methodology employed for its detector calibration using
cosmic muons. We will also describe the process of calibration in NOvA in
general, as well as discuss its impact on the NOvA physics results.

Collaboration NOvA collaboration

Primary author

Robert Kralik (University of Sussex)

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