3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
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Attenuation Calibration of the NOvA Detectors

Aug 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session


Mr Prabhjot Singh (University of Delhi)


NO$\nu$A is a two detector, long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment designed to study $\nu_{e}$ ($\bar\nu_{e}$) appearance and $\nu_{\mu}$ ($\bar\nu_{\mu}$) disappearance in a $\nu_{\mu}$ ($\bar\nu_{\mu}$) beam produced at Fermilab. The near detector (ND) is located 100 meters underground at a distance of 1 km from the target whereas the far detector (FD) is located on the surface, 810 km away from the target in Ash River, MN. Both detectors are functionally identical and consist of alternating planes of horizontal and vertical plastic extruded cells filled with liquid scintillator. Each cell has a looped wavelength shifting (WLS) fiber coupled to one pixel of an Avalanche Photodiode (APD). The WLS fiber is used to transport the light produced by a charged particle traversing the scintillator to the APD. The light is attenuated while travelling through the fiber and these losses are corrected by using cosmic ray muons to calibrate the NO$\nu$A detectors. This poster elaborates the detailed methodology used in the attenuation calibration of the NO$\nu$A detectors.

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Mr Prabhjot Singh (University of Delhi)


Brajesh Choudhary (University of Delhi (IN)) Brian Rebel (Fermilab)

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