8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

SciNOvA: A measurement of neutrino-nucleus scattering in a narrow-band beam

Aug 11, 2011, 11:30 AM
550 (Rhode Island Convention Center)


Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Xinchun Tian (Univesrity of South Carolina)


SciNOvA is a proposed experiment to deploy a fine-grained scintillator detector in front of the NOvA near detector to collect neutrino-nucleus scattering events in the NUMI, off-axis, narrow-band neutrino beam at Fermilab. This detector can make unique contributions to the measurement of charged- and neutral-current quasi-elastic scattering; and neutral-current $\pi^0$ and photon production. These processes are important to understand for fundamental physics and as backgrounds to measurements of electron neutrino appearance oscillations. The talk will present the strategy and science case of the SciNOvA experiment.

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Xinchun Tian (Univesrity of South Carolina)

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