The Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment (ANNIE)
Abstract: Nature has conspired to make efficient neutrino production from proton beams peak at about 80 GeV, resulting in 1-2 GeV neutrinos that need to travel roughly 1,500 for maximum sensitivity to CP violation and neutrino mass ordering. This is the energy range in which cross-sections are uncertain and models are are ambiguous. The ANNIE experiment seeks to make the first-ever measurement of neutron production from muon neutrino interactions in this energy region. The design and construction of the detector is presented, along with the background results from the just-completed Phase 1. Plans for Phase 2 are presented, which include the first use of Large Area Picosecond Photo Detectors (LAPPDs).
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