3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
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Cosmic Muon induced EM Shower

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

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session


Nitin Yadav (Fermilab/IITG)


The NO$\nu$A experiment is a $\nu_e$ appearance neutrino oscillation experiment at Fermilab. It identifies the $\nu_e$ signal by the electromagnetic (EM) showers induced by the electrons in the final state of neutrino interactions. Cosmic muon induced EM showers, dominated by bremsstrahlung, are abundant in NOνA far detector. We use the Cosmic Muon- Removal technique to get pure shower sample from bremsstrahlung muons in data. We also used Cosmic muon decay in flight (DiF) EM showers which are highly pure EM showers.The large Cosmic-EM sample can be used to characterize the EM signature and provides valuable checks of the MC simulation, reconstruction, PID algorithm, and calibration across the NOνA detector.

Primary author

Nitin Yadav (Fermilab/IITG)


Bipul Bhuyan (IIT Guwahati) Hongyue Duyang (University of South Carolina) Peter Shanahan (Fermilab) Prof. Sanjib Mishra (University of South Carolina)

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