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First Measurement of Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering on Argon...

Publication Type
Journal
Journal Name
Physical Review Letters
Publication Date
Page Number
012002
Volume
126
Issue
1

We report the first measurement of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEvNS) on argon using a liquid argon detector at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Spallation Neutron Source. Two independent analyses prefer CEvNS over the background-only null hypothesis with greater than 3σ significance. The measured cross section, averaged over the incident neutrino flux, is (2.2±0.7)×10−39  cm2—consistent with the standard model prediction. The neutron-number dependence of this result, together with that from our previous measurement on CsI, confirms the existence of the CEvNS process and provides improved constraints on nonstandard neutrino interactions.