Supernova neutrino detection in NOvA

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2020-10-05
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Meyer, Holger
Muether, Mathew
Solomey, Nickolas
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NOvA Collaboration; Meyer, Holger; Muether, Mathew; Solomey, Nickolas.2020. Supernova neutrino detection in NOvA. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, vol. 2020:no.10:art. no. 014

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The NOvA long-baseline neutrino experiment uses a pair of large, segmented, liquid-scintillator calorimeters to study neutrino oscillations, using GeV-scale neutrinos from the Fermilab NuMI beam. These detectors are also sensitive to the flux of neutrinos which are emitted during a core-collapse supernova through inverse beta decay interactions on carbon at energies of . This signature provides a means to study the dominant mode of energy release for a core-collapse supernova occurring in our galaxy. We describe the data-driven software trigger system developed and employed by the NOvA experiment to identify and record neutrino data from nearby galactic supernovae. This technique has been used by NOvA to self-trigger on potential core-collapse supernovae in our galaxy, with an estimated sensitivity reaching out to 10~kpc distance while achieving a detection efficiency of 23% to 49% for supernovae from progenitor stars with masses of 9.6M to 27M, respectively.

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Click on the DOI link to access the article (may not be free). WSU authors: Meyer, H.; Muether, M. and N. Solomey. The complete list includes: Acero, M.A.; Adamson, P.; Agam, G.; Aliaga, L.; Alion, T.; Allakhverdian, V.; Anfimov, N.; Antoshkin, A.; Arrieta-Diaz, E.; Asquith, L.; Aurisano, A.; Back, A.; Backhouse, C.; Baird, M.; Balashov, N.; Baldi, P.; Bambah, B.A.; Bashar, S.; Bays, K.; Bending, S.; Bernstein, R.; Bhatnagar, V.; Bhuyan, B.; Bian, J.; Blair, J.; Booth, A.C.; Bour, P.; Bowles, R.; Bromberg, C.; Buchanan, N.; Butkevich, A.; Bychkov, V.; Calvez, S.; Carroll, T.J.; Catano-Mur, E.; Childress, S.; Choudhary, B.C.; Coan, T.E.; Colo, M.; Corwin, L.; Cremonesi, L.; Davies, G.S.; Derwent, P.F.; Ding, P.; Djurcic, Z.; Dolce, M.; Doyle, D.; Dueñas Tonguino, D.; Dukes, E.C.; Dung, P.; Duyang, H.; Edayath, S.; Ehrlich, R.; Elkins, M.; Feldman, G.J.; Filip, P.; Flanagan, W.; Franc, J.; Frank, M.J.; Gallagher, H.R.; Gandrajula, R.; Gao, F.; Germani, S.; Giri, A.; Gomes, R.A.; Goodman, M.C.; Grichine, V.; Groh, M.; Group, R.; Guo, B.; Habig, A.; Hakl, F.; Hall, A.; Hartnell, J.; Hatcher, R.; Hatzikoutelis, A.; Heller, K.; Hewes, J.; Himmel, A.; Holin, A. Howard, B.; Huang, J.; Hylen, J.; Jediny, F.; Johnson, C.; Judah, M.; Kakorin, I.; Kalra, D.; Kaplan, D.M.; Keloth, R.; Klimov, O.; Koerner, L.W.; Kolupaeva, L.; Kotelnikov, S.; Kubu, M.; Kullenberg, Ch.; Kumar, A.; Kuruppu, C.D.; Kus, V.; Lackey, T.; Lang, K.; Li, L.; Lin, S.; Lister, A.; Lokajicek, M.; Luchuk, S.; Magill, S.; Mann, W.A.; Marshak, M.L.; Martinez-Casales, M.; Matveev, V.; Mayes, B.; Méndez, D.P.; Messier, M.D.; Meyer, H.; Miao, T.; Miller, W.H.; Mishra, S.R.; Mislivec, A.; Mohanta, R.; Moren, A.; Morozova, A.; Mualem, L.; Muether, M.; Mufson, S.; Mulder, K.; Murphy, R.; Musser, J.; Naples, D.; Nayak, N.; Nelson, J.K.; Nichol, R.; Nikseresht, G.; Niner, E.; Norman, A.; Norrick, A.; Nosek, T.; Olshevskiy, A.; Olson, T.; Paley, J.; Patterson, R.B.; Pawloski, G.; Petrova, O.; Petti, R.; Plunkett, R.K.; Psihas, F.; Rafique, A.; Raj, V.; Ramson, B.; Rebel, B.; Rojas, P.; Ryabov, V.; Samoylov, O.; Sanchez, M.C.; Sánchez Falero, S.; Seong, I.S.; Shanahan, P.; Sheshukov, A.; Singh, P.; Singh, V.; Smith, E.; Smolik, J.; Snopok, P.; Solomey, N.; Sousa, A.; Soustruznik, K.; Strait, M.; Suter, L.; Sutton, A.; Sweeney, C.; Talaga, R.L.; Tapia Oregui, B.; Tas, P.; Thayyullathil, R.B.; Thomas, J.; Tiras, E.; Torbunov, D.; Tripathi, J.; Tsaris, A.; Torun, Y.; Urheim, J.; Vahle, P.; Vallari, Z.; Vasel, J.; Vokac, P.; Vrba, T.; Wallbank, M.; Warburton, T.K.; Wetstein, M.; Whittington, D.; Wickremasinghe, D.A.; Wojcicki, S.G.; Wolcott, J.; Yallappa Dombara, A.; Yonehara, K.; Yu, S.; Yu, Y.; Zadorozhnyy, S.; Zalesak, J.; Zhang, Y.; Zwaska, R.; NOvA Collaboration.
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