July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Search for a large muon neutrino magnetic moment in the NOvA Near Detector

Jul 31, 2017, 6:34 PM
Reception Area (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session and Reception


Mr Biao Wang (Southern Methodist University)


Various scenarios of beyond the Standard Model physics predict Majorana neutrinos with large magnetic moments. NOvA is well suited for such searches since its detectors are optimized for efficient electron detection and its Near Detector (ND) is exposed to an intense neutrino flux from the NuMI neutrino beam at Fermilab. This facilitates the accumulation of significant statistics for studying muon-neutrino-electron elastic scattering in the ND. A deep learning neural network for particle identification training is used to distinguish scattered electrons from neutral pion induced electromagnetic showers and the charged current background. We present an overview of this technique and the sensitivity on the search for a muon neutrino magnetic moment.

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Mr Biao Wang (Southern Methodist University)


Thomas Coan (Southern Methodist University)

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