Measurement of inclusive charged-current νμ scattering on hydrocarbon at «eν »∼6 GeV with low three-momentum transfer

(MINERν A Collaboration)

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Abstract

The MINERνA experiment reports double-differential cross-section measurements for νμ-carbon interactions with three-momentum transfer |q→|<1.2 GeV obtained with medium energy exposures in the NuMI beam. These measurements are performed as a function of the three-momentum transfer and an energy transfer estimator called the available energy defined as the energy that would be visible in the detector. The double-differential cross sections are compared to the genie and nuwro predictions along with the modified version of genie which incorporates new models for better agreement with earlier measurements from MINERνA. In these measurements, the quasielastic, resonance, and multinucleon knockout processes appear at different kinematics in this two-dimensional space. The results can be used to improve models for neutrino interactions needed by neutrino oscillation experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number032001
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume106
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This document was prepared by members of the Collaboration using the resources of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, HEP User Facility. Fermilab is managed by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (FRA), acting under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359. These resources included support for the construction project, and support for construction also was granted by the United States National Science Foundation under Award No. PHY-0619727 and by the University of Rochester. Support for participating scientists was provided by NSF and DOE (USA); by CAPES and CNPq (Brazil); by CoNaCyT (Mexico); by Proyecto Basal FB 0821, CONICYT PIA ACT1413, and Fondecyt 3170845 and 11130133 (Chile); by CONCYTEC (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica), DGI-PUCP (Dirección de Gestión de la Investigación—Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru), and VRI-UNI (Vice-Rectorate for Research of National University of Engineering) (Peru); by NCN Opus Grant No. 2016/21/B/ST2/01092 (Poland); by Science and Technology Facilities Council (UK); by EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action; by a Cottrell Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement; by an Imperial College London President’s PhD Scholarship. We thank the MINOS Collaboration for use of its near detector data. Finally, we thank the staff of Fermilab for support of the beam line, the detector, and computing infrastructure.

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