Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268

Thu., November 14, 2013, at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, refreshments at 2:40 p.m.

Prospects for Measuring Coherent Elastic Neutrino Nucleus Scattering

Kate Scholberg, Duke University, Durham, NC
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 LargeConference Room

This talk will discuss prospects for measuring neutral-current coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CENNS) using low-threshold detectors. This is a process with relatively high rate (for a neutrino interaction) yet produces very low energy nuclear recoils. I will explore the potential physics reach of such an measurement and survey possible neutrino sources for future experiments. A stopped-pion neutrino source offers a number of advantages for CENNS detection, and the Spallation Neutron Source is a near-ideal producer of such neutrinos.

Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, 865-574-6124