4-8 August 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Muon Induced EM Showers in NOvA Detectors

7 Aug 2015, 17:12
18m
Hussey (Michigan League)

Hussey

Michigan League

Neutrino Experiment Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Hongyue Duyang (University of South Carolina)

Description

The NOvA experiment is an electron neutrino appearance neutrino oscillation experiment at Fermilab. Electron neutrino events are identified by the electromagnetic (EM) showers induced by electrons in the final state of neutrino interactions. EM showers induced by cosmic muons or rock muons, are abundant in NOvA detectors. We use a Muon-Removal Technique to get pure EM shower samples from cosmic and rock muon data. Those samples can be used to characterize the EM signature and provide valuable checks of the MC simulation, reconstruction, PID algorithms, and calibration across the NOvA detectors.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Hongyue Duyang (University of South Carolina)

Presentation Materials