8-13 September 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone

Neutron detection and distinguishing high energy Anti-neutrinos in Super-Kamiokande

12 Sep 2013, 17:20
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Oral Neutrino Oscillations/ Neutrino Beam Physics Neutrino Oscillations/ Neutrino Beams IV


Tristan Irvine (--)


When a neutrino undergoes a quasi-elastic charged current interaction, it will produce a neutron or a proton, depending on whether or not the neutrino was an antiparticle. These neutrons can be identified by the distinctive 2.2MeV γ-ray signal produced after neutron capture on hydrogen. I will discuss new techniques to detect these 2.2MeV γ-rays in Super Kamiokande, and application of these techniques to improve sensitivity to atmospheric anti-neutrinos.

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