MINERvA Neutrino Detector Calibration

Oct 25, 2012, 6:00 PM
1h 30m
Poster Happy hour with posters Happy hour with posters

Speaker

Ms Cheryl Patrick (Northwestern University)

Description

Current and future neutrino oscillation experiments depend on precise knowledge of neutrino-nucleus cross-sections. MINERvA is a neutrino scattering experiment at Fermilab, studying the interactions of muon neutrinos and antineutrinos with various nuclear targets. In order to make these measurements, it is vital that we carefully calibrate our detector. This poster explains the various in situ calibration techniques and cross-checks used by MINERvA to convert our electronics output to absolute energy deposition values.

Primary author

Ms Cheryl Patrick (Northwestern University)

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