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June 12, 2013
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NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment that will use the NuMI beam originating at Fermilab. NOvA enables the study of two oscillation channels: $\nu_{\mu}$ disappearance and $\nu_{e}$ appearance. It consists of two functionally identical detectors, the Near Detector (ND) at FNAL and the Far Detector (FD) near International Falls in Northern Minnesota. The ND will be used to study ... More
Presented by Ms. Kanika SACHDEV
At MuCool Test Area (MTA) of Fermilab, an experiment has been performed with an RF cavity filled with high pressure hydrogen gas to study beam loading effects. In this experiment a 400 MeV proton beam is used with an external magnetic field of B=3 T. Quantitative information about the number of protons passing through the cavity is an essential requirement of the beam test. We have developed beam ... More
Presented by Dr. MUKTI RANJAN JANA
The CMS Hadron Calorimeter (Hcal) is an integral part of the particle flow and tracking of the CMS detector. A new design is to be implemented during the Phase 1 upgrade of the LHC, this design will implement multiple layers to the Hcal in order to reveal various physical properties of the incoming tracks. These layers bring new challenges to the framework of the DAQ and analysis from the Hcal por ... More
Presented by Mr. Josh KAISEN
MINERvA (Main Injector Experiment for v-A) is a neutrino scattering experiment in the 1-10 GeV energy range in the NuMI high-intensity neutrino beam at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. MINERvA is measuring neutrino/antineutrino scattering off a variety of different nuclear materials (C, Fe, Pb, He, H2O). This poster will describe the current analysis on charged current coherent pion pro ... More
Presented by Aaron HIGUERA
MINERvA has recently submitted two papers to PRL with its first results for charged-current quasi-elastic neutrino scattering from scintillator. The poster shows our results.
Presented by Ms. Cheryl PATRICK
The MiniBooNE experiment is sensitive to sub-GeV weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) due to the large number of protons on target (POT) and by virtue of the large detector mass. The ongoing search in MiniBooNE neutral current elastic scattering (NCE) sample is reported, looking at both the energy distribution and also exploiting the excellent timing resolution. We also discuss an idea to ... More
Presented by Ranjan DHARMAPALAN
The NOνA experiment is a long baseline neutrino experiment designed to measure the appearance of electron neutrinos in the Fermilab NuMI muon neutrino beam. The experiment has two segmented liquid scintillator detectors located 14 mrad off the beam axis, with a Near Detector located at Fermilab, and a Far Detector 810 km away. NOνA will measure the 13 neutrino mixing angle and it will have excel ... More
Presented by Mr. Gareth KAFKA
The NOvA long-baseline neutrino experiment has been designed to study electron neutrino appearance in a muon neutrino beam using a totally active, segmented, liquid scintillator detector located off the Fermilab NuMI beam axis. NOvA will observe electron neutrino appearance with a baseline of 810 km subject to significant matter effects. It will thus have excellent sensitivity to the neutrino mass ... More
Presented by Tian XIN, Dr. Gavin DAVIES
Precision calibration of optical fiber’s activities is crucial for the liquid scintillation detectors of the NOvA experiment. Stability test and calibration study of optical detector are necessary for a successful physics outcome of the detector.  We present the stability test of the fiber-loop-transmissions  (FLT) quality assurance device, and the calibration results of various detector modul ... More
Presented by Ms. Kuldeep Kaur MAAN
We develop a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) TDC module for Fermilab SeaQuest (E906) experiment. This 64-channel TDC is made of a 6U VMEbus unit equipping with a Microsemi ProASIC3 Flash based FPGA of low power and high radiation tolerance. The TDC firmware could digitize multiple hits of both polarities and possesses a multiple-hit elimination functionality which could be turned on to remove ... More
Presented by Ms. Su-Yin WANG
A high pressure hydrogen gas-filled RF (HPRF) cavity can operate in the multi-Tesla magnetic fields required for a muon accelerator cooling channel. A beam test was performed at the Fermilab MuCool Test Area by sending a 400 MeV proton beam through an 805 MHz cavity and quantifying the effects of the resulting plasma within the cavity. The resulting energy loss per electron-ion pair produced has ... More
Presented by Mr. Ben FREEMIRE
The Main Injector Particle Production (MIPP) experiment at Fermilab is a full acceptance spectrometer to measure hadronic particle production using beams of $\pi^{\pm}$, $\rm{K^{\pm}}$, p and $\rm{\bar{p}}$ ranging in momentum from 5 to 120 GeV/c incident on Liquid-Hydrogen, Beryllium, Carbon, Bismuth, Uranium and NuMI targets. The experiment has excellent charged particle identification using ... More
Presented by Mr. Amandeep SINGH
At the core of the CMS all-silicon tracking system is the silicon pixel detector, comprising three barrel layers and two pixel disks in the forward and backward regions, accounting for a total of 66 million channels. The pixel detector provides high-resolution 3D coordinates of the tracks produced in high energy pp collisions. Under the combined action of electric and magnetic fields, the charged ... More
Presented by Andrew GODSHALK
The MINOS detectors are used to collect data from the NuMI neutrino beam as well as atmospheric neutrino data. The atmospheric data taken by the Far Detector, located underground at a depth of 2070 meters-water-equivalent and at 735 km from the neutrino production target, is combined with beam data from both Near and Far Detectors to measure the neutrino and antineutrino mixing parameters. Because ... More
Presented by Ms. Michelle MESQUITA DE MEDEIROS
The study of $Z$ boson production processes in association with $b$ quarks provide important tests of perturbative QCD calculations. We measure the ratio of cross sections, $\sigma(p\bar{p}\rightarrow Z+b)$/$\sigma(p\bar{p}\rightarrow Z+jets)$, for associated production of a $Z$ boson with jets as a function of the jet transverse momentum, jet pseudorapidity, $Z$ boson transverse momentum, an ... More
Presented by Mr. Joseph ZENNAMO
The NOνA experiment is a next generation long-baseline, accelerator-based neutrino oscillation experiment, currently under construction at Fermilab and northern Minnesota. NOνA will improve the existing constraints on electron neutrino appearance by more than an order of magnitude by comparing electron neutrino rates observed by two totally active liquid scintillator detectors, located 14 mrad o ... More
Presented by Dr. Raphael SCHROETER
The Main Injector Particle Production (MIPP) experiment at Fermilab is a fixed target hadron production experiment. It measures particle production in interactions of 120 GeV/c primary protons from the Main Injector and secondary beams of $\pi^{\pm}, \rm{K}^{\pm}$, p and $\bar{\rm{p}}$ from 5 to 90 GeV/c on nuclear targets which include H, Be, C, Bi and U, and a dedicated run with the NuMI target. ... More
Presented by Ms. Sonam MAHAJAN
The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Hadron Calorimeter (HCAL) is scheduled to be upgraded in order to increase longitudinal depth segmentation in the Barrel and Endcap regions and to improve anomalous signal rejection efficiency in the Forward Region. In order to achieve these goals, the phototransducers and the front-end and back-end electronics of the HCAL will be upgraded in stages over the next se ... More
Presented by Elliot HUGHES, Mr. Hector HERNANDEZ ROJAS, Ms. Diana Patricia MENDEZ MENDEZ
The production rate of pions/kasons, which decay into neutrino incident at NOvA, in iron and helium relative to that in carbon is shown as a function of xF and pT. Simulations are done with the medium energy horn configuration in G4NuMI for neutrinos incident at NOvA Near Detector. Results are shown for Forward Horn Current(Focus-Positive) vs Reverse Horn Current for two hadron cross secti ... More
Presented by Ms. Kuldeep Kaur MAAN
When relativistic electrons propagate parallel to planar channels in a crystal lattice, they can oscillate about the crystal planes emitting an undulator like radiation known as Channeling Radiation. We plan to use our novel photo and field emission cathodes to generate very small emittance electron beams to make a channeling radiation X-ray source. This experiment is currently under construction ... More
Presented by Mr. Ben BLOMBERG
Proton computed tomography (pCT) is a new medical imaging technique that offers many advantages over conventional X-ray CT, especially when used in conjunction with proton therapy treatment. The pCT scanner consists of two fiber trackers in front of the object, two fiber trackers behind the object, and a range detector behind the rear fiber trackers. The residual proton energy is measured in the ... More
Presented by Andrew GEARHART
The High Brightness Electron Source Lab (HBESL) at Fermilab was reconfigured from the previous A0 facility to develop novel techniques to produce and diagnose high brightness electron beams whose applications are found in many fields. In this poster we present the recent developments at HBESL in regards to the new results on photo- and field emission studies from different cathodes. We also discus ... More
Presented by Mr. Harsha PANUGANTI
The MINOS experiment makes precision measurement of the atmospheric neutrino mixing parameters using neutrinos at the Main Injector(NuMI) and by employing two detectors separated by long base line. The normalized energy response at the each detector is obtained by a comprehensive calibration procedure to correct for the detector affects using cosmic ray muons . As part of the calibration procedure ... More
Presented by Mr. Navaneeth Poonthottathil POONTHOTTATHIL
Since Paul Dirac first put forward the idea of the magnetic monopole in 1931, there have been many experimental and theoretical efforts to find this elusive particle, but so far without any success. The NOvA experiment at Fermilab, is also trying to observe this mysterious particle. As we wait for the first data to be delivered by the NOνA far detector, we have made great strides in monopole simu ... More
Presented by Mr. Zukai WANG
A search for heavy resonances decaying into $\tau^{+}\tau^{-}$ has been performed using 4.94 fb$^{-1}$ of proton-proton collision data at 7 TeV recorded by the CMS detector during LHC Run2011. Estimation of major backgrounds has been performed using data-driven methods wherever possible. In the absence of any excess of observed data events over the Standard Model background prediction, an upper li ... More
Presented by Dr. Nitish DHINGRA
MINOS is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment composed of two detectors along Fermilab's high-intensity NuMI neutrino beam. In addition to studying oscillation between different flavours of neutrinos, MINOS is also capable of studying the possibility of oscillations between neutrinos and antineutrinos. The observation of such a signal would indicate the violation of Lorentz and CPT symm ... More
Presented by Ms. Richa SHARMA
I will present a new theory, explaining what dark matter is, what dark energy is,and why gravity works. This theory also explains why relativity happens and why particles are solid. The theory also defines what light is, and what matter is and comes to a different conclusion about what is inside a black hole and the way that a black hole radiates it's mass without any information being lost.
Presented by Mr. Joseph OCLON
The NOvA experiment will study neutrino oscillations using the NuMI beam produced at Fermilab. The experiment is currently under construction and will consist of a near detector at the Fermilab site, and a far detector, located 810 km away in Ash River, Minnesota, both 14 mrad off of the beam axis. The fully active liquid scintillator detectors are designed to identify the interaction of neu ... More
Presented by Dr. Satish DESAI
A variable-dispersion bunch compressor chicane with a transverse-deflecting cavity (TDC) may serve as a transverse-to-longitudinal emittance exchangers (EEX). In this paper, we present a design and simulations of a chicane-based EEX for eventual implementation at Fermilab's Advanced Superconducting Test Accelerator (ASTA). Such a beamline is foreseen to enable bunch current profile shaping, bunch ... More
Presented by Chris PROKOP
ArgoNeuT, a 175 liter Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC), exposed to NUMI beamline at Fermilab (2009-2010), has recently collected thousands of neutrino and anti-neutrino events between 0.1 and 10 GeV. ArgoNeuT is the first LArTPC exposed to a low energy neutrino beam, first ever in the US in neutrino beam and the second LArTPC exposed to a neutrino beam ever. The project is part of the ... More
Presented by Saima FAROOQ
The CMS pixel detector is a tracking device located closest to the interaction point. The present detector was designed for a maximum luminosity of 1×1034 cm−2s−1. Following the Phase 1 upgrade of the LHC, the peak luminosity is foreseen to reach 2×1034 cm−2s−1. Due to the radiation damage and significant data losses in the readout chip, the present pixel system must be replaced by ... More
Presented by Dr. Ashish KUMAR
The next generation of neutrino experiments will require massive and/or high resolution detectors to reach the sensitivity needed to measure CP violation in the lepton sector and the neutrino mass hierarchy. The Large-Area Picosecond Photo Detector (LAPPD) Collaboration is developing new methods to fabricate 8in-square thin planar micro channel plate photosensors, which have shown to have excellen ... More
Presented by Tian XIN, Dr. Ioana ANGHEL