Double-differential inclusive charged-current νμ cross sections on hydrocarbon in MINERvA at Eν ∼3.5 GeV

A. Filkins, D. Ruterbories, Y. Liu, Z. Ahmad Dar, F. Akbar, O. Altinok, D. A. Andrade, M. V. Ascencio, A. Bashyal, A. Bercellie, M. Betancourt, A. Bodek, J. L. Bonilla, A. Bravar, H. Budd, G. Caceres, T. Cai, M. F. Carneiro, H. Da Motta, S. A. DytmanG. A. Díaz, J. Felix, L. Fields, R. Fine, A. M. Gago, H. Gallagher, A. Ghosh, R. Gran, D. A. Harris, S. Henry, S. Jena, D. Jena, J. Kleykamp, M. Kordosky, D. Last, T. Le, J. Leclerc, A. Lozano, X. G. Lu, E. Maher, S. Manly, W. A. Mann, C. Mauger, K. S. Mcfarland, A. M. Mcgowan, B. Messerly, J. Miller, J. G. Morfín, J. K. Nelson, C. Nguyen, A. Norrick, A. Olivier, V. Paolone, G. N. Perdue, M. A. Ramírez, R. D. Ransome, H. Ray, H. Schellman, C. J. Solano Salinas, H. Su, M. Sultana, V. S. Syrotenko, E. Valencia, M. Wospakrik, C. Wret, B. Yaeggy, L. Zazueta

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Abstract

MINERvA reports inclusive charged-current cross sections for muon neutrinos on hydrocarbon in the NuMI beamline. We measured the double-differential cross section in terms of the longitudinal and transverse muon momenta, as well as the single-differential cross sections in those variables. The data used in this analysis correspond to an exposure of 3.34×1020 protons on target with a peak neutrino energy of approximately 3.5 GeV. Measurements are compared to the GENIE, NuWro and GiBUU neutrino cross-section predictions, as well as a version of GENIE modified to produce better agreement with prior exclusive MINERvA measurements. None of the models or variants were able to successfully reproduce the data across the entire phase space, which includes areas dominated by each interaction channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number112007
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume101
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

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