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Title: Muon neutrino charged current inclusive charged pion (CCπ{sup ±}) production in MINERνA

The production of charged pions by neutrinos interacting on nuclei is of great interest in nuclear physics and neutrino oscillation experiments. The MINERνA experiment is working towards releasing the world’s first high statistics neutrino pion production measurements in a few-GeV neutrino beam. We describe MINERνA’s CCπ{sup ±} analysis event selection in both the neutrino and antineutrino beams, noting reconstruction resolutions and kinematic limits. We also show area-normalized data-simulation comparisons of the reconstructed muon and charged pion kinetic energy distributions.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391809
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1663; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: NuINT12: 8. International Workshop on Neutrino-Nucleus Internactions in the Few-GeV Region, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 22-27 Oct 2012; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANTINEUTRINO BEAMS; CHARGED CURRENTS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; GEV RANGE; INCLUSIVE INTERACTIONS; KINETIC ENERGY; MUON NEUTRINOS; MUONS; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; NEUTRINO-NUCLEON INTERACTIONS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; PIONS MINUS; PIONS PLUS