First measurement of the muon neutrino charged current single pion production cross section on water with the T2K near detector

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Abstract

The T2K off-axis near detector, ND280, is used to make the first differential cross section measurements of muon neutrino charged current single positive pion production on a water target at energies ∼0.8 GeV. The differential measurements are presented as a function of the muon and pion kinematics, in the restricted phase space defined by pπ+>200 MeV/c, pμ>200 MeV/c, cos(θπ+)>0.3 and cos(θμ)>0.3. The total flux integrated νμ charged current single positive pion production cross section on water in the restricted phase space is measured to be σ

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012010
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 26 2017

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