A New Method for Measuring Coherent Elastic Neutrino Nucleus Scattering at an Off-Axis High-Energy Neutrino Beam Target

Journal Article

We present a new experimental method for measuring the process of Coherent Elastic Neutrino Nucleus Scattering (CENNS). This method uses a detector situated transverse to a high energy neutrino beam production target. This detector would be sensitive to the low energy neutrinos arising from pion decays-at-rest in the target. We discuss the physics motivation for making this measurement and outline the predicted backgrounds and sensitivities using this approach. We report a measurement of neutron backgrounds as found in an off-axis surface location of the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB) target. The results indicate that the Fermilab BNB target is a favorable location for a CENNS experiment.

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Cited Authors

  • Brice, SJ; Cooper, RL; DeJongh, F; Empl, A; Garrison, LM; Hime, A; Hungerford, E; Kobilarcik, T; Loer, B; Mariani, C; Mocko, M; Muhrer, G; Pattie, R; Pavlovic, Z; Ramberg, E; Scholberg, K; Tayloe, R; Thornton, RT; Yoo, J; Young, A

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.89.072004