A method for measuring coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering at a far off-axis high-energy neutrino beam target


Journal Article

We present an 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 decay-at-rest pions 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. © 2014 American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

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

Published Date

  • April 3, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 89 / 7

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.89.072004

Citation Source

  • Scopus