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Paper   IPM / P / 16391
School of Physics
  Title:   Discovery potential of FASERν with contained vertex and through-going events
  Author(s): 
1.  P. Bakhti
2.  Y. Farzan
3.  S. Pascoli
  Status:   Published
  Journal: JHEP
  Vol.:  04
  Year:  2021
  Pages:   075
  Supported by:  IPM
  Abstract:
FASERν is a newly proposed detector whose main mission is to detect neutrino flux from the collision of the proton beams at the ATLAS Interaction Point (IP) during the run III of the LHC in 2021-2023. We show that this detector can also test certain beyond standard model scenarios, especially the ones in which the neutrino interaction with matter fields can produce new unstable particles decaying back into charged leptons. Models of this kind are motivated by the MiniBooNE anomaly. We show that, if the new physics involves multi-muon production by neutrinos scattering off matter fields, including the neutrino flux interactions in the rock before the detector in the analysis (i.e., accounting for the through-going muon pairs) can significantly increase the effective detector mass and its sensitivity to new physics. We propose a concrete model that can give rise to such a multi-muon signal

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