The MINERvA neutrino interaction experiment

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Abstract

The MINERvA neutrino interaction experiment in the NuMI beam at Fermilab will measure several aspects of neutrino interactions in the few GeV energy region. We will make cross section and form factor measurements using a fine-grained fully active scintillator (CH) target, and also investigate nuclear effects on neutrino interactions as well as hadron rescattering using integral nuclear targets made of helium, carbon, iron, and lead. We will improve or add to existing measurements and address some specific questions that are important for current and upcoming neutrino oscillation experiments. This paper reports on the progress toward the design, construction, and calibration of the detector, which we expect will get its first neutrino beam in 2009.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeutrino Factories, Superbeams and Betabeams - 9th International Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Superbeams, and Betabeams, NuFact 07
Pages256-258
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 17 2008
Event9th International Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Superbeams, and Betabeams, NuFact 2007 - Okayama, Japan
Duration: Aug 6 2007Aug 11 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume981
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other9th International Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Superbeams, and Betabeams, NuFact 2007
CountryJapan
CityOkayama
Period8/6/078/11/07

Keywords

  • Neutrino interactions

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