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June 22, 2020 to July 2, 2020
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Charged-Current Electron Neutrino measurement with the MicroBooNE detector

Not scheduled
10m

Speaker

Dr Wouter Van De Pontseele (Harvard University)

Description

MicroBooNE is the first phase of Fermilab's Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) programme. This poster presents the characterisation of electron neutrinos in a muon neutrino beam with the LArTPC detector technology. The Booster Neutrino Beam has an energy peaking around 1 GeV and an electron content of approximately 0.5%. The analysis investigates electrons produced in charged-current electron-neutrino interactions. We measure the kinematic variables of the electrons and compare them to predictions obtained from simulations. Most of the systematic uncertainties are constrained with a data-driven method using a sample of charged-current muon neutrino events. The measurement of the lepton kinematics of electron neutrinos originating from the Booster Neutrino Beam is a crucial component towards understanding the nature of the observed excess of low-energy electromagnetic-like events at MiniBooNE.

Mini-abstract

MicroBooNE measures lepton kinematics from charged-current electron-neutrino interactions in the BNB

Experiment/Collaboration MicroBooNE

Primary author

Dr Wouter Van De Pontseele (Harvard University)

Presentation Materials