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Initial Performance from the NOνA Surface Prototype Detector (TIPP 2011)

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Mathew O Muether
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Mathew O Muether
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02 Jun 2011, 15:50
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NOvA , the NuMI Off-Axis v_e Appearance experiment will study v_u->v_e oscillations, characterized by the mixing angle theta_13. Provided theata_13 is large enough, NOvA will ultimately determine the ordering of the neutrino masses and measure CP violation in neutrino oscillations. A complementary pair of detectors will be constructed ~14 mrad off beam axis to optimize the energy profile of the neutrinos. This system consists of a surface based 15 kTon liquid scintillatior tracking volume located 810 km from the main injector source (NuMI) in Ash River, Minnesota and a smaller underground 222 Ton near detector at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL). The first neutrino signals at the Ash River Site are expected prior to the 2012 accelerator shutdown. In the meantime, a near detector surface prototype has been completed and neutrinos from the NuMI source at FNAL have been observed using the same novel PVC and liquid scintillator de- tector system that will be deployed in the full scale experiment. Design and initial performance characteristics of this prototype system along with implications for the full NOvA program will be presented. Additional talks on specific subsystem will also be highlighted.
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