Hadron production measurements at NA61/SHINE for precise determination of accelerator neutrino fluxes

Oct 17, 2020, 9:50 AM
25m
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Oral report Section 5. Neutrino physics and astrophysics. Section 5. Neutrino physics and astrophysics

Speaker

SIMONA ILIEVA (Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski")

Description

The total systematic uncertainty of the neutrino flux in accelerator-based neutrino experiments is dominated by the Monte Carlo modeling of hadronic interactions. Direct hadron production measurements for T2K and Fermilab neutrino experiments, MINER$\nu$A, NO$\nu$A and DUNE, are being performed at the NA61/SHINE spectrometer at CERN’s Super Proton Synchrotron. Crucial for improving neutrino flux predictions, hadron yields, inelastic and production cross sections are obtained at NA61/SHINE where interactions of various hadron beams with thin and thick (replica) targets are reproduced. Recently obtained results will be reported. An extension of NA61/SHINE’s programme of hadron production measurements for neutrino experiments is planned beyond 2020.

Primary author

SIMONA ILIEVA (Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski")

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