The Korean Physical Society 06130 22, Teheran-ro 7-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 610 Representation : Tae Won NOH TEL: 02-556-4737 FAX: 02-554-1643 E-mail : webmaster@kps.or.kr Copyright(C) KPS, All rights reserved.
30 May 2022 to 4 June 2022
Virtual Seoul
Asia/Seoul timezone

Impact of High Energy $\nu_e$ Events in the Far Detector on the NOvA Oscillation Sensitivities

Not scheduled
5m
Virtual Seoul

Virtual Seoul

Poster Neutrino oscillation Poster

Description

NOvA is a two detector, long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment situated at Fermilab, Batavia, IL, USA. It is primarily designed to constraint the neutrino oscillation parameters using muon neutrino (anti-neutrino) disappearance data and electron neutrino (anti-neutrino) appearance data. NOvA detects neutrinos from Fermilab’s Neutrinos at Main Injector (NuMI) beamline. The unoscillated muon neutrino and beam $\nu_e$ events are observed by the Near Detector (ND), which is 100m deep underground and at a distance of 1km from the beam source. The Far Detector (FD), situated 809 km away from the ND, is in Ash River, MN, USA, and observes the $\nu_\mu$ and $\nu_e$ events after oscillations.

Traditionally, NOvA has used $\nu_e$ ($\bar{\nu}_e$) events in the energy range $1 < E_\nu < 4$ GeV for 3-flavor neutrino oscillation analyses to constraint the neutrino oscillation parameters. This poster discusses the impact of including high-energy neutrino events with energies up to 12 GeV in the analysis with the aim of constraining the beam electron
neutrino/antineutrino background events. Event count predictions and Asimov sensitivities after adding these high-energy sample events are presented.

Collaboration NOvA

Primary author

Ishwar Singh (University of Delhi)

Co-authors

Dr Prabhjot Singh (Queen Mary University of London) Prof. Brajesh Choudhary (University of Delhi)

Presentation Materials