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Title: Measurement of electron neutrino quasielastic and quasielasticlike scattering on hydrocarbon at $$\langle E_{\nu} \rangle $$ = 3.6 GeV

The first direct measurement of electron neutrino quasielastic and quasielasticlike scattering on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region of incident neutrino energy has been carried out using the MINERvA detector in the NuMI beam at Fermilab. The flux-integrated differential cross sections in the electron production angle, electron energy, and Q2 are presented. The ratio of the quasielastic, flux-integrated differential cross section in Q2 for νe with that of similarly selected νμ-induced events from the same exposure is used to probe assumptions that underpin conventional treatments of charged-current νe interactions used by long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. Furthermore, the data are found to be consistent with lepton universality and are well described by the predictions of the neutrino event generator GENIE.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States); Tufts Univ., Medford, MA (United States). et al.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1247499
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB--15-399-ND; arXiv:1509.05729
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; 1393997
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
MINERvA Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS