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Title: Measurement of νμ-induced charged-current neutral pion production cross sections on mineral oil at Evϵ0.5–2.0 GeV

Abstract

Using a custom 3-Cerenkov ring fitter, we report cross sections for νμ-induced charged-current single π⁰ production on mineral oil (CH₂) from a sample of 5810 candidate events with 57% signal purity over an energy range of 0.5–2.0 GeV. This includes measurements of the absolute total cross section as a function of neutrino energy, and flux-averaged differential cross sections measured in terms of Q², μ⁻ kinematics, and π⁰ kinematics. The sample yields a flux-averaged total cross section of (9.2±0.3stat±1.5syst)×10⁻³⁹ cm²/CH² at mean neutrino energy of 0.965 GeV.

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OSTI Identifier:
1100094
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Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology Journal Volume: 83 Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
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English

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Aguilar-Arevalo, A. A., Anderson, C. E., Bazarko, A. O., Brice, S. J., Brown, B. C., Bugel, L., Cao, J., Coney, L., Conrad, J. M., Cox, D. C., Curioni, A., Dharmapalan, R., Djurcic, Z., Finley, D. A., Fleming, B. T., Ford, R., Garcia, F. G., Garvey, G. T., Grange, J., Green, C., Green, J. A., Hart, T. L., Hawker, E., Imlay, R., Johnson, R. A., Karagiorgi, G., Kasper, P., Katori, T., Kobilarcik, T., Kourbanis, I., Koutsoliotas, S., Laird, E. M., Linden, S. K., Link, J. M., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Louis, W. C., Mahn, K. B. M., Marsh, W., Mauger, C., McGary, V. T., McGregor, G., Metcalf, W., Meyers, P. D., Mills, F., Mills, G. B., Monroe, J., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Nelson, R. H., Nienaber, P., Nowak, J. A., Osmanov, B., Ouedraogo, S., Patterson, R. B., Pavlovic, Z., Perevalov, D., Polly, C. C., Prebys, E., Raaf, J. L., Ray, H., Roe, B. P., Russell, A. D., Sandberg, V., Schirato, R., Schmitz, D., Shaevitz, M. H., Shoemaker, F. C., Smith, D., Soderberg, M., Sorel, M., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., Stancu, I., Stefanski, R. J., Sung, M., Tanaka, H. A., Tayloe, R., Tzanov, M., Van de Water, R. G., Wascko, M. O., White, D. H., Wilking, M. J., Yang, H. J., Zeller, G. P., and Zimmerman, E. D. Measurement of νμ-induced charged-current neutral pion production cross sections on mineral oil at Evϵ0.5–2.0 GeV. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.052009.
Aguilar-Arevalo, A. A., Anderson, C. E., Bazarko, A. O., Brice, S. J., Brown, B. C., Bugel, L., Cao, J., Coney, L., Conrad, J. M., Cox, D. C., Curioni, A., Dharmapalan, R., Djurcic, Z., Finley, D. A., Fleming, B. T., Ford, R., Garcia, F. G., Garvey, G. T., Grange, J., Green, C., Green, J. A., Hart, T. L., Hawker, E., Imlay, R., Johnson, R. A., Karagiorgi, G., Kasper, P., Katori, T., Kobilarcik, T., Kourbanis, I., Koutsoliotas, S., Laird, E. M., Linden, S. K., Link, J. M., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Louis, W. C., Mahn, K. B. M., Marsh, W., Mauger, C., McGary, V. T., McGregor, G., Metcalf, W., Meyers, P. D., Mills, F., Mills, G. B., Monroe, J., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Nelson, R. H., Nienaber, P., Nowak, J. A., Osmanov, B., Ouedraogo, S., Patterson, R. B., Pavlovic, Z., Perevalov, D., Polly, C. C., Prebys, E., Raaf, J. L., Ray, H., Roe, B. P., Russell, A. D., Sandberg, V., Schirato, R., Schmitz, D., Shaevitz, M. H., Shoemaker, F. C., Smith, D., Soderberg, M., Sorel, M., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., Stancu, I., Stefanski, R. J., Sung, M., Tanaka, H. A., Tayloe, R., Tzanov, M., Van de Water, R. G., Wascko, M. O., White, D. H., Wilking, M. J., Yang, H. J., Zeller, G. P., & Zimmerman, E. D. Measurement of νμ-induced charged-current neutral pion production cross sections on mineral oil at Evϵ0.5–2.0 GeV. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.052009.
Aguilar-Arevalo, A. A., Anderson, C. E., Bazarko, A. O., Brice, S. J., Brown, B. C., Bugel, L., Cao, J., Coney, L., Conrad, J. M., Cox, D. C., Curioni, A., Dharmapalan, R., Djurcic, Z., Finley, D. A., Fleming, B. T., Ford, R., Garcia, F. G., Garvey, G. T., Grange, J., Green, C., Green, J. A., Hart, T. L., Hawker, E., Imlay, R., Johnson, R. A., Karagiorgi, G., Kasper, P., Katori, T., Kobilarcik, T., Kourbanis, I., Koutsoliotas, S., Laird, E. M., Linden, S. K., Link, J. M., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Louis, W. C., Mahn, K. B. M., Marsh, W., Mauger, C., McGary, V. T., McGregor, G., Metcalf, W., Meyers, P. D., Mills, F., Mills, G. B., Monroe, J., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Nelson, R. H., Nienaber, P., Nowak, J. A., Osmanov, B., Ouedraogo, S., Patterson, R. B., Pavlovic, Z., Perevalov, D., Polly, C. C., Prebys, E., Raaf, J. L., Ray, H., Roe, B. P., Russell, A. D., Sandberg, V., Schirato, R., Schmitz, D., Shaevitz, M. H., Shoemaker, F. C., Smith, D., Soderberg, M., Sorel, M., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., Stancu, I., Stefanski, R. J., Sung, M., Tanaka, H. A., Tayloe, R., Tzanov, M., Van de Water, R. G., Wascko, M. O., White, D. H., Wilking, M. J., Yang, H. J., Zeller, G. P., and Zimmerman, E. D. Wed . "Measurement of νμ-induced charged-current neutral pion production cross sections on mineral oil at Evϵ0.5–2.0 GeV". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.052009.
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title = {Measurement of νμ-induced charged-current neutral pion production cross sections on mineral oil at Evϵ0.5–2.0 GeV},
author = {Aguilar-Arevalo, A. A. and Anderson, C. E. and Bazarko, A. O. and Brice, S. J. and Brown, B. C. and Bugel, L. and Cao, J. and Coney, L. and Conrad, J. M. and Cox, D. C. and Curioni, A. and Dharmapalan, R. and Djurcic, Z. and Finley, D. A. and Fleming, B. T. and Ford, R. and Garcia, F. G. and Garvey, G. T. and Grange, J. and Green, C. and Green, J. A. and Hart, T. L. and Hawker, E. and Imlay, R. and Johnson, R. A. and Karagiorgi, G. and Kasper, P. and Katori, T. and Kobilarcik, T. and Kourbanis, I. and Koutsoliotas, S. and Laird, E. M. and Linden, S. K. and Link, J. M. and Liu, Y. and Liu, Y. and Louis, W. C. and Mahn, K. B. M. and Marsh, W. and Mauger, C. and McGary, V. T. and McGregor, G. and Metcalf, W. and Meyers, P. D. and Mills, F. and Mills, G. B. and Monroe, J. and Moore, C. D. and Mousseau, J. and Nelson, R. H. and Nienaber, P. and Nowak, J. A. and Osmanov, B. and Ouedraogo, S. and Patterson, R. B. and Pavlovic, Z. and Perevalov, D. and Polly, C. C. and Prebys, E. and Raaf, J. L. and Ray, H. and Roe, B. P. and Russell, A. D. and Sandberg, V. and Schirato, R. and Schmitz, D. and Shaevitz, M. H. and Shoemaker, F. C. and Smith, D. and Soderberg, M. and Sorel, M. and Spentzouris, P. and Spitz, J. and Stancu, I. and Stefanski, R. J. and Sung, M. and Tanaka, H. A. and Tayloe, R. and Tzanov, M. and Van de Water, R. G. and Wascko, M. O. and White, D. H. and Wilking, M. J. and Yang, H. J. and Zeller, G. P. and Zimmerman, E. D.},
abstractNote = {Using a custom 3-Cerenkov ring fitter, we report cross sections for νμ-induced charged-current single π⁰ production on mineral oil (CH₂) from a sample of 5810 candidate events with 57% signal purity over an energy range of 0.5–2.0 GeV. This includes measurements of the absolute total cross section as a function of neutrino energy, and flux-averaged differential cross sections measured in terms of Q², μ⁻ kinematics, and π⁰ kinematics. The sample yields a flux-averaged total cross section of (9.2±0.3stat±1.5syst)×10⁻³⁹ cm²/CH² at mean neutrino energy of 0.965 GeV.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.83.052009},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology},
number = 5,
volume = 83,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {3}
}

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