NOvA short-baseline tau-neutrino search

A Aurisano, R Keloth
2017 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
Three-flavor neutrino oscillations have successfully explained a wide range of neutrino oscillation experiment results. However, anomalous results, such as the electronantineutrino appearance excess seen by LSND and MiniBooNE, do not fit the three-flavor paradigm and can be explained by the addition of a sterile neutrino at a larger mass scale than the existing three flavor mass states. This paper will present a novel method for selecting tau-neutrino interactions with high purity at the NOvA
more » ... ar Detector using a convolutional neural network. Based on this method, the sensitivity to anomalous short-baseline tau-neutrino appearance due to sterile neutrino oscillations will be shown.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012143 fatcat:zepfway43jgtnbx64ndvigxhcq