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

The MINERvA Detector: Description and Performance

10 Aug 2011, 15:00
20m
550 (Rhode Island Convention Center)

550

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Bari Osmanov (University of Florida)

Description

The MINERvA experiment is aimed at precisely measuring the cross-sections for various neutrino interaction channels. It is located in Fermilab in an underground cavern in front of the MINOS near detector. MINERvA is a finely-grained scintillator with electromagnetic and hadron calorimetry regions. There are various nuclear targets located inside and in front of the detector for studying nuclear medium effects in neutrino-induced interactions. The installation was completed in March 2010 and since then the detector has been collecting data. In my talk, I will describe the structure of MINERvA detector, calibration procedures, and performance. I will also outline recent physics results related to the nuclear targets part of the detector.

Primary author

Bari Osmanov (University of Florida)

Presentation Materials