Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Fall 2013

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Alysia Marino

Abstract

For the neutrino beamline oscillation experiment Tokai to Kamioka, the beam is clas-si ed before oscillation by the near detector complex. The detector is used to measure the ux of di erent particles through the detector, and compare them to Monte Carlo Simulations. For this work, the νµ background of the detector was isolated by examining the Monte Carlo simulation and determining cuts which removed unwanted particles. Then, a selection of the data from the near detector complex underwent the same cuts, and compared to the Monte Carlo to determine if the Monte Carlo represented the data distribution accurately. The data was found to be consistent with the Monte Carlo Simulation.

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