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Measurement of the Inclusive Charged Current Electron Neutrino Interaction Rate On Water with the T2K Pi-zero Detector

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dc.contributor.advisor Jung, Change Kee en_US
dc.contributor.advisor McGrew, Clark en_US
dc.contributor.author Jo, Jay Hyun en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Physics. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:51:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:51:01Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/76708 en_US
dc.description 161 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract The T2K (Tokai to Kamioka) experiment is a long-baseline neutrino experiment designed to measure numu disappearance and nue appearance from the numu beam. The T2K experimental setup consists of J-PARC (Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex) accelerator, a near detector (ND280) and a far detector (Super-Kamiokande). With the recent firm establishment of nue appearance by T2K, future precision nue appearance measurements can be used to explore CP-violation in neutrino interactions. However such an exploration requires detailed understanding of the nue interactions, as well as contamination of nue in the numu beam. The presence of the nue component in the beam accounts for 1.2% of the beam, which is the main background in the nue appearance measurement. Moreover, as Super-Kamiokande is a large water Cherenkov detector, neutrino interaction measurements on water are important to constrain the neutrino cross-section systematic uncertainty. To this end, the T2K off-axis π0 detector (PØD) has been used to measure νe charged current interaction rates on water. The details of the analysis including the selection criteria and the systematic uncertainties are presented in this thesis. In addition, prospects for the charged current anti-nue interaction rate measurement with the PØD will be discussed. These are pioneering measurements of the nue interaction rate, particularly on water, which will become crucial in future CP-violation searches. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physics en_US
dc.subject.other Neutrino, Neutrino Oscillation, Particle Physics, Physics, Pizero Detector, T2K en_US
dc.title Measurement of the Inclusive Charged Current Electron Neutrino Interaction Rate On Water with the T2K Pi-zero Detector en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Kharzeev, Dmitri en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Viren, Brett. en_US


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