3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
There is a live webcast for this event.

Search for highly-ionizing particles in the NOvA Far Detector

Aug 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
2h
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Beyond the Standard Model Poster Session

Speaker

Cristiana Principato (University of Virginia)

Description

In this work we investigate the possibility to search for highly-ionizing particles, such as strangelets (hypothetical stable lumps of strange quark matter), with the NOvA Far Detector. The NovA experiment is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment, designed to observe electron neutrino appearance, but it may also be used to detect highly ionizing particles of astrophysical origin. The NOvA Far detector is a 14kTon fine-grained, low-Z, total-absorption tracking calorimeter that provides excellent granularity and energy resolution and relatively low-energy neutrino thresholds. As a surface detector with large area, 4290 $m^{2}$, NOvA may achieve a sensitivity never reached before for certain classes of strangelets.

Primary author

Cristiana Principato (University of Virginia)

Co-authors

E. Craig Dukes (University of Virginia) Martin Frank (U) Robert Group (University of Virginia) enhao song (university of virginia)

Presentation materials