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Title: Nuclear Target Cross Section Ratios at MINERvA

Abstract

Measurements of $$\nu_{\mu}$$ inclusive charged-current cross section ratios on carbon, iron, and lead relative to scintillator are presented. Data for the analysis were collected by the fine-grained MINERvA detector in the NuMI beamline at Fermilab. This is the first direct measurement of nuclear dependence in neutrino scattering. The ratios show a depletion at low Bjorken $x$ and enhancement at large $x$, both of which increase with the nucleon number of the target. The data exhibit trends not found in GENIE, a standard neutrino-nucleus event generator, or alternative models of nuclear modification to inelastic structure functions.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Argonne
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
MINERvA
OSTI Identifier:
1295673
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-14-195-E; arXiv:1405.3960
1296261
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 49th Rencontres de Moriond on QCD and High Energy Interactions, La Thuile, Italy, 03/22-03/29/2014
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Tice, Brian G. Nuclear Target Cross Section Ratios at MINERvA. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Tice, Brian G. Nuclear Target Cross Section Ratios at MINERvA. United States.
Tice, Brian G. Thu . "Nuclear Target Cross Section Ratios at MINERvA". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1295673.
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abstractNote = {Measurements of $\nu_{\mu}$ inclusive charged-current cross section ratios on carbon, iron, and lead relative to scintillator are presented. Data for the analysis were collected by the fine-grained MINERvA detector in the NuMI beamline at Fermilab. This is the first direct measurement of nuclear dependence in neutrino scattering. The ratios show a depletion at low Bjorken $x$ and enhancement at large $x$, both of which increase with the nucleon number of the target. The data exhibit trends not found in GENIE, a standard neutrino-nucleus event generator, or alternative models of nuclear modification to inelastic structure functions.},
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