Jun 5 – 6, 2017
Fermilab, Wilson Hall
US/Central timezone

Low energy single-photon search in MicroBooNE

Jun 5, 2017, 9:30 AM
One West (Fermilab, Wilson Hall)

One West

Fermilab, Wilson Hall


Mr Robert Murrells (University of Manchester)


MicroBooNE, an 89 ton (active volume) liquid argon time projection chamber (TPC), began studying neutrino interactions in the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beamline (BNB) in October 2015. One of its primary physics goals is to investigate the MiniBooNE electromagnetic "Low Energy Excess". A leading interpretation of this excess is single photon production in neutrino neutral current (NC) interactions with nuclei. I will discuss the reconstruction and event selection scheme developed and optimized for the MicroBooNE single-photon search, which aims to investigate the MiniBooNE excess under the single photon interpretation. The ongoing studies of the selected single photon signal and backgrounds that will dictate MicroBooNE’s sensitivity to such an excess will also be presented.

Primary author

Mr Robert Murrells (University of Manchester)

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