Observing the Next Galactic Supernova with the NOvA Detectors [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. High Energy Physics Division, 2017.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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- Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy. High Energy Physics Division, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- The next galactic core-collapse supernova will deliver a wealth of neutrinos which for the first time we are well-situated to measure. These explosions produce neutrinos with energies between 10 and 100 MeV over a period of tens of seconds. Galactic supernovae are relatively rare events, occurring with a frequency of just a few per century. It is therefore essential that all neutrino detectors capable of detecting these neutrinos are ready to trigger on this signal when it occurs. This poster describes a data-driven trigger which is designed to detect the neutrino signal from a galactic core-collapse supernova with the NOvA detectors. The trigger analyzes 5ms blocks of detector activity and applies background rejection algorithms to detect the signal time structure over the background. This background reduction is an essential part of the process, as the NOvA detectors are designed to detect neutrinos from Fermilab's NuMI beam which have an average energy of 2GeV--well above the average energy of supernova neutrinos.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:arxiv:1710.00705
E 1.99: fermilab-conf-17-448-ae
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Meeting of the APS Division of Particles and Fields, Batavia, Illinois, USA, 07/31-08/04/2017.
Vasel, Justin; Sheshukov, Andrey; Habig, Alec.
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