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

Search For Sterile Neutrinos At The NOvA Near Detector

Jun 5, 2017, 11:45 AM
15m
One West (Fermilab, Wilson Hall)

One West

Fermilab, Wilson Hall

Speaker

Mr Siva Prasad Kasetti (University of Hyderabad, Fermilab)

Description

Anomalous results from past neutrino experiments have been interpreted as potential evidence for an additional sterile neutrino with a mass on order of 1 eV, but this evidence remains inconclusive. The NOvA Near Detector is a 300 ton almost fully-active fine-grained liquid scintillator detector, that was designed for electron-neutrino identification. The detector is placed along the Fermilab NuMI beam line 1 km from the target and 14.6 mrad off-axis. At this off-axis angle, the detector is exposed to a narrow band beam peaked at 2 GeV. Therefore the NOvA Near Detector will see neutrinos with an L/E range that is sensitive to oscillations between active neutrinos and light sterile neutrinos. In this talk I discuss NOvA sensitivity from the joint electron-neutrino appearance and muon-neutrino disappearance analysis search for short-baseline sterile neutrino mixing.

Primary author

Mr Siva Prasad Kasetti (University of Hyderabad, Fermilab)

Co-author

Dr Louise Suter (FNAL)

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