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

Neutrino Studies with the T2K P0D Detector

Aug 10, 2011, 3:40 PM
550 (Rhode Island Convention Center)


Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Dmitriy Beznosko (NN Group SUNYSB)


The T2K experiment is an off-axis long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. It utilizes the intense nu_mu beam generated at the J-PARC accelerator complex in Tokai, Japan. It has a near detector, ND280, at 280m from the proton target, and Super-Kamiokande as far detector at 295 km. The measurements of the neutral current pi0 and single charged current pi+ (as part of CC inclusive) cross-sections on water is necessary to understand the background for measurement of the theta13 mixing angle. However, these cross-sections are not known well in the energy region ~0.6GeV that is the peak energy of the T2K neutrino beam. This work presents the description and operations of P0D detector, a part of the ND280, and the overview of analyses being carried out with this detector.

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Dmitriy Beznosko (NN Group SUNYSB)

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