Comparisons and challenges of modern neutrino-scattering experiments

M. Buizza Avanzini, M. Betancourt, D. Cherdack, M. Del Tutto, S. Dytman, A. P. Furmanski, S. Gardiner, Y. Hayato, L. Koch, K. Mahn, A. Mastbaum, B. Messerly, C. Riccio, D. Ruterbories, J. Sobczyk, C. Wilkinson, C. Wret

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A set of comparisons among neutrino interaction experiments [MiniBooNE, MINERvA, Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K), and MicroBooNE] is presented. This gives a broad view of the field of neutrino-nucleus interactions. The emphasis is on charged-current inclusive, quasielastic-like, and pion production experiments. Measurements are compared in new ways. Comparisons of recent data with available event generator codes are made more comprehensively than is regularly found in most previous publications. Generator studies show sensitivities for experimental model dependence. Efficiencies calculated with different generators are presented in a novel way. A comparison of different forward-folding techniques is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number092004
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2022

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The authors are grateful to the University of Pittsburgh Center for High Energy Physics, Astronomy, and Cosmology (PITT PACC) for support during the workshop. This manuscript has been authored by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics. The authors acknowledge support from U.S. Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-AC02-05CH11231, No. DE-SC0007914, No. DE-SC0008475, No. DE-SC0021407, and No. DE-SC0015903 and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-2047665. This work was supported by a grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council. We acknowledge the support of CNRS/IN2P3, France. The work was in part supported by a Cottrell Postdoctoral Fellowship, from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement Grant No. 27467 and National Science Foundation Grant No. CHE2039044. Discussions about the MiniBooNE data with Rex Tayloe and Teppei Katori were valuable.

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