28 July 2020 to 6 August 2020
virtual conference
Europe/Prague timezone

The Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment (ANNIE)

29 Jul 2020, 17:30
15m
virtual conference

virtual conference

Talk 02. Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Prof. Mayly Sanchez (Iowa State University)

Description

The Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment (ANNIE) aims to measure the neutron abundance in the final state of neutrino-nucleus interactions. This measurement will have a direct impact on our understanding of neutrino interactions and could lead to a reduction of systematic uncertainties and improvements in signal-background discrimination for future neutrino detectors. The ANNIE detector uses 30 tons of gadolinium-loaded water to enhance the neutron-caputre cross section. It is instrumented with a combination of conventional photomultipliers and novel Lare Area Picosecond Photodetectors (LAPPDs). After a background characterization phase, the detectors has been installed in the Booster Neutrino beam at Fermilab and has begun taking data. This presentation will show first data from the ANNIE experiment.

Primary author

Prof. Mayly Sanchez (Iowa State University)

Presentation Materials