Physics at Virginia

"Searches for Highly Ionizing, Subluminal Particles in the NOvA Far Detector"

Dayne Coveyou , University of Virginia
[Host: Craig Dukes]

NOνA is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment with two highly segmented liquid-scintillator detectors: a near detector at Fermilab and a much larger far detector in Ash River, Minnesota. The far detector is at the surface with little overburden.  It has been running with nearly continuous livetime since 2014.  The enormous surface area of 4200 m2 of the far detector and its surface location make it ideal for sensitive searches for intermediate- to high-mass magnetic monopoles 106-1018 GeV, as well as other exotic highly ionizing, subliminal particles. This search implements a unique data-driven trigger.  We describe how the enormous cosmic-ray muon rate is defeated to allow a background-free search to be obtained and compare our sensitivity to previous results.

High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
4:00 PM
Dell 2, Room 100
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