3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
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A MC study of Kaon Identification Sensitivity in MicroBooNE

Aug 6, 2016, 6:00 PM
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session


Elena Gramellini (Yale U) Varuna Meddage (Kansas State University)


MicroBooNE is a short-baseline neutrino experiment operated with a large liquid argon time projection chamber built on the Fermilab's Booster Neutrino Beamline (BNB). MicroBooNE started collecting data in Fall 2015 and in addition to addressing the low energy electron-like excess observed by the MiniBooNE experiment, the exceptional particle identification capability of MicroBooNE will make it possible to measure low-energy ($\sim$1 GeV) neutrino interactions on argon with high precision. The kaon production cross-section measurement in argon will be of particular interest to future liquid argon experiments such as DUNE searching for proton decay as they face an irreducible background from atmospheric neutrinos. Since the BNB is in an energy region relevant to this background, MicroBooNE is well positioned to produce a background constraint for proton decay searches by measuring the neutrino production of single kaon events in the BNB. This talk will present a MC sensitivity study of kaon identification in MicroBooNE along with an estimation of event rates for various neutrino induced kaon production channels.

Primary authors

Elena Gramellini (Yale U) Varuna Meddage (Kansas State University)


Bonnie Fleming (Yale University) Sowjanya Gollapinni (Wayne State University (US)) Tim Bolton (Kansas State University (US))

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