Neutrino oscillation experiments need to understand neutrino-nucleus cross sections in the 1-10 GeV region. This is the transition region from quasi-elastic to inelastic scattering where cross sections are not well understood. Data is needed to guide and tune neutrino-nucleus interaction models, and current cross section data has 10-50% uncertainties depending on the process. As a result, neutrino-nucleus cross sections can be one of the largest systematic uncertainties for oscillation experiments. The MINERνA (Main INjector ExpeRimentν-A) experiment will make precision measurements of neutrino-nucleus cross sections in the 1-10 GeV region, and study nuclear effects that modify the cross section and the kinematics of the final state. These proceedings present MINERνA's progress in determining its neutrino beam flux, muon reconstruction performance, and data taking and reconstruction stability. Recent results by the SciBooNE and MiniBooNE experiments will also be discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 2012|
|Event||47th Rencontres de Moriond on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, EW 2012 - La Thuile, Italy|
Duration: Mar 3 2012 → Mar 10 2012
|Conference||47th Rencontres de Moriond on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, EW 2012|
|Period||3/3/12 → 3/10/12|
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