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Title: Comparison of GiBUU calculations with MiniBooNE pion production data

Abstract

Background: Neutrino-induced pion production can give important informationon the axial coupling to nucleon resonances. Furthermore, pion production represents a major background to quasielastic-like events. one pion production data from the MiniBooNE in charged current neutrino scattering in mineral oil appeared higher than expected within conventional theoretical approaches. Purpose: We aim to investigate which model parameters affect the calculated cross section and how they do this. Method: The Giessen Boltzmann–Uehling–Uhlenbeck (GiBUU) model is used for an investigation of neutrino-nucleus reactions. Results: Presented are integrated and differential cross sections for 1π{sup +} and 1π{sup 0} production before and after final state interactions in comparison with the MiniBooNE data. Conclusions: For the MiniBooNE flux all processes (QE, 1π-background, Δ, higher resonance production, DIS) contribute to the observed final state with one pion of a given charge. The uncertainty in elementary pion production cross sections leads to a corresponding uncertainty in the nuclear cross sections. Final state interactions change the shape of the muon-related observables only slightly, but they significantly change the shape of pion distributions.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Giessen (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391810
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
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); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CHARGED CURRENTS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COUPLING; DEEP INELASTIC SCATTERING; DIFFERENTIAL CROSS SECTIONS; FINAL-STATE INTERACTIONS; MUONS; NEUTRINO-NUCLEON INTERACTIONS; NEUTRINOS; NUCLEONS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; PIONS; RESONANCE PARTICLES

Citation Formats

Lalakulich, O., and Mosel, U. Comparison of GiBUU calculations with MiniBooNE pion production data. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4919488.
Lalakulich, O., & Mosel, U. Comparison of GiBUU calculations with MiniBooNE pion production data. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4919488.
Lalakulich, O., and Mosel, U. Fri . "Comparison of GiBUU calculations with MiniBooNE pion production data". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4919488.
@article{osti_22391810,
title = {Comparison of GiBUU calculations with MiniBooNE pion production data},
author = {Lalakulich, O. and Mosel, U.},
abstractNote = {Background: Neutrino-induced pion production can give important informationon the axial coupling to nucleon resonances. Furthermore, pion production represents a major background to quasielastic-like events. one pion production data from the MiniBooNE in charged current neutrino scattering in mineral oil appeared higher than expected within conventional theoretical approaches. Purpose: We aim to investigate which model parameters affect the calculated cross section and how they do this. Method: The Giessen Boltzmann–Uehling–Uhlenbeck (GiBUU) model is used for an investigation of neutrino-nucleus reactions. Results: Presented are integrated and differential cross sections for 1π{sup +} and 1π{sup 0} production before and after final state interactions in comparison with the MiniBooNE data. Conclusions: For the MiniBooNE flux all processes (QE, 1π-background, Δ, higher resonance production, DIS) contribute to the observed final state with one pion of a given charge. The uncertainty in elementary pion production cross sections leads to a corresponding uncertainty in the nuclear cross sections. Final state interactions change the shape of the muon-related observables only slightly, but they significantly change the shape of pion distributions.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4919488},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1663,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}