Probing electron neutrino-argon interactions at MicroBooNE

Experimental Particle Physics seminar

Probing electron neutrino-argon interactions at MicroBooNE

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Electron-neutrino appearance is the golden channel for searches of sterile neutrinos and measurements of Charge-Parity (CP) violation in neutrino oscillation experiments. The precise knowledge of the electron neutrino cross section plays a crucial role in reducing the uncertainties of these experiments, particularly when heavy target nuclei are used, such as argon, which introduce complex hard-to-model nuclear effects. The MicroBooNE experiment, located at Fermilab, Chicago, simultaneously receives a flux of neutrinos from the on-axis Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB) beam and off-axis Neutrinos at the Main Injector (NuMI) beam. While MicroBooNE uses BNB data for short baseline sterile oscillation searches, data from the NuMI beam provide an excellent opportunity to measure the electron-neutrino-argon cross-section, thanks to its higher electron-neutrino flux component. This talk will cover the measurements from MicroBooNE of the charged-current electron neutrino cross-section using the NuMI beam.

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