July 28, 2020 to August 6, 2020
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Europe/Prague timezone

Charged-Current Electron Neutrino measurement with the MicroBooNE detector

Jul 28, 2020, 6:30 PM
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Talk 02. Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Dr Wouter Van De Pontseele (Harvard University)


MicroBooNE is the first phase of Fermilab's Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) programme.
This talk outlays the first characterisation of electron neutrinos in a muon neutrino beam with the LArTPC detector technology. The Booster Neutrino Beam has an energy peaking around 1 GeV and an electron content of approximately 0.5%. The analysis investigates electrons produced in charged-current electron neutrino interactions. The kinematics of the electrons are measured along with comparisons to simulation. Most of the systematic uncertainties are constrained using a data-driven sample of charged-current muon neutrino events. The measurement of electron neutrinos originating from the Booster Neutrino Beam is a crucial component to understand the nature of the observed excess of low energy electromagnetic-like events at MiniBooNE.

Secondary track (number) 03

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Dr Wouter Van De Pontseele (Harvard University)

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