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Title: Measurement of Muon Neutrino Quasielastic Scattering on a Hydrocarbon Target at E ν~3.5 GeV

We report a study of ν μ charged-current quasielastic events in the segmented scintillator inner tracker of the MINERvA experiment running in the NuMI neutrino beam at Fermilab. The events were selected by requiring a μ⁻ and low calorimetric recoil energy separated from the interaction vertex. We measure the flux-averaged differential cross section, dσ/dQ², and study the low energy particle content of the final state. Deviations are found between the measured dσ/dQ² and the expectations of a model of independent nucleons in a relativistic Fermi gas. We also observe an excess of energy near the vertex consistent with multiple protons in the final state.
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Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters Journal Volume: 111 Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
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American Physical Society
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USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
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English
OSTI Identifier:
1103783

Fiorentini, G. A., Schmitz, D. W., Rodrigues, P. A., Aliaga, L., Altinok, O., Baldin, B., Baumbaugh, A., Bodek, A., Boehnlein, D., Boyd, S., Bradford, R., Brooks, W. K., Budd, H., Butkevich, A., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Castromonte, C. M., Christy, M. E., Chung, H., Chvojka, J., Clark, M., da Motta, H., Damiani, D. S., Danko, I., Datta, M., Day, M., DeMaat, R., Devan, J., Draeger, E., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Eberly, B., Edmondson, D. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fitzpatrick, T., Gago, A. M., Gallagher, H., George, C. A., Gielata, J. A., Gingu, C., Gobbi, B., Gran, R., Grossman, N., Hanson, J., Harris, D. A., Heaton, J., Higuera, A., Howley, I. J., Hurtado, K., Jerkins, M., Kafka, T., Kaisen, J., Kanter, M. O., Keppel, C. E., Kilmer, J., Kordosky, M., Krajeski, A. H., Kulagin, S. A., Le, T., Lee, H., Leister, A. G., Locke, G., Maggi, G., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., McFarland, K. S., McGivern, C. L., McGowan, A. M., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Niculescu, G., Niculescu, I., Ochoa, N., O’Connor, C. D., Olsen, J., Osmanov, B., Osta, J., Palomino, J. L., Paolone, V., Park, J., Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Peña, C., Rakotondravohitra, L., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rude, C., Sassin, K. E., Schellman, H., Schneider, R. M., Schulte, E. C., Simon, C., Snider, F. D., Snyder, M. C., Sobczyk, J. T., Solano Salinas, C. J., Tagg, N., Tan, W., Tice, B. G., Tzanakos, G., Velásquez, J. P., Walding, J., Walton, T., Wolcott, J., Wolthuis, B. A., Woodward, N., Zavala, G., Zeng, H. B., Zhang, D., Zhu, L. Y., and Ziemer, B. P.. Measurement of Muon Neutrino Quasielastic Scattering on a Hydrocarbon Target at Eν~3.5 GeV. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.022502.
Fiorentini, G. A., Schmitz, D. W., Rodrigues, P. A., Aliaga, L., Altinok, O., Baldin, B., Baumbaugh, A., Bodek, A., Boehnlein, D., Boyd, S., Bradford, R., Brooks, W. K., Budd, H., Butkevich, A., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Castromonte, C. M., Christy, M. E., Chung, H., Chvojka, J., Clark, M., da Motta, H., Damiani, D. S., Danko, I., Datta, M., Day, M., DeMaat, R., Devan, J., Draeger, E., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Eberly, B., Edmondson, D. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fitzpatrick, T., Gago, A. M., Gallagher, H., George, C. A., Gielata, J. A., Gingu, C., Gobbi, B., Gran, R., Grossman, N., Hanson, J., Harris, D. A., Heaton, J., Higuera, A., Howley, I. J., Hurtado, K., Jerkins, M., Kafka, T., Kaisen, J., Kanter, M. O., Keppel, C. E., Kilmer, J., Kordosky, M., Krajeski, A. H., Kulagin, S. A., Le, T., Lee, H., Leister, A. G., Locke, G., Maggi, G., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., McFarland, K. S., McGivern, C. L., McGowan, A. M., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Niculescu, G., Niculescu, I., Ochoa, N., O’Connor, C. D., Olsen, J., Osmanov, B., Osta, J., Palomino, J. L., Paolone, V., Park, J., Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Peña, C., Rakotondravohitra, L., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rude, C., Sassin, K. E., Schellman, H., Schneider, R. M., Schulte, E. C., Simon, C., Snider, F. D., Snyder, M. C., Sobczyk, J. T., Solano Salinas, C. J., Tagg, N., Tan, W., Tice, B. G., Tzanakos, G., Velásquez, J. P., Walding, J., Walton, T., Wolcott, J., Wolthuis, B. A., Woodward, N., Zavala, G., Zeng, H. B., Zhang, D., Zhu, L. Y., & Ziemer, B. P.. Measurement of Muon Neutrino Quasielastic Scattering on a Hydrocarbon Target at Eν~3.5 GeV. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.022502.
Fiorentini, G. A., Schmitz, D. W., Rodrigues, P. A., Aliaga, L., Altinok, O., Baldin, B., Baumbaugh, A., Bodek, A., Boehnlein, D., Boyd, S., Bradford, R., Brooks, W. K., Budd, H., Butkevich, A., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Castromonte, C. M., Christy, M. E., Chung, H., Chvojka, J., Clark, M., da Motta, H., Damiani, D. S., Danko, I., Datta, M., Day, M., DeMaat, R., Devan, J., Draeger, E., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Eberly, B., Edmondson, D. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fitzpatrick, T., Gago, A. M., Gallagher, H., George, C. A., Gielata, J. A., Gingu, C., Gobbi, B., Gran, R., Grossman, N., Hanson, J., Harris, D. A., Heaton, J., Higuera, A., Howley, I. J., Hurtado, K., Jerkins, M., Kafka, T., Kaisen, J., Kanter, M. O., Keppel, C. E., Kilmer, J., Kordosky, M., Krajeski, A. H., Kulagin, S. A., Le, T., Lee, H., Leister, A. G., Locke, G., Maggi, G., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., McFarland, K. S., McGivern, C. L., McGowan, A. M., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Niculescu, G., Niculescu, I., Ochoa, N., O’Connor, C. D., Olsen, J., Osmanov, B., Osta, J., Palomino, J. L., Paolone, V., Park, J., Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Peña, C., Rakotondravohitra, L., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rude, C., Sassin, K. E., Schellman, H., Schneider, R. M., Schulte, E. C., Simon, C., Snider, F. D., Snyder, M. C., Sobczyk, J. T., Solano Salinas, C. J., Tagg, N., Tan, W., Tice, B. G., Tzanakos, G., Velásquez, J. P., Walding, J., Walton, T., Wolcott, J., Wolthuis, B. A., Woodward, N., Zavala, G., Zeng, H. B., Zhang, D., Zhu, L. Y., and Ziemer, B. P.. 2013. "Measurement of Muon Neutrino Quasielastic Scattering on a Hydrocarbon Target at Eν~3.5 GeV". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.022502.
@article{osti_1103783,
title = {Measurement of Muon Neutrino Quasielastic Scattering on a Hydrocarbon Target at Eν~3.5 GeV},
author = {Fiorentini, G. A. and Schmitz, D. W. and Rodrigues, P. A. and Aliaga, L. and Altinok, O. and Baldin, B. and Baumbaugh, A. and Bodek, A. and Boehnlein, D. and Boyd, S. and Bradford, R. and Brooks, W. K. and Budd, H. and Butkevich, A. and Martinez Caicedo, D. A. and Castromonte, C. M. and Christy, M. E. and Chung, H. and Chvojka, J. and Clark, M. and da Motta, H. and Damiani, D. S. and Danko, I. and Datta, M. and Day, M. and DeMaat, R. and Devan, J. and Draeger, E. and Dytman, S. A. and Díaz, G. A. and Eberly, B. and Edmondson, D. A. and Felix, J. and Fields, L. and Fitzpatrick, T. and Gago, A. M. and Gallagher, H. and George, C. A. and Gielata, J. A. and Gingu, C. and Gobbi, B. and Gran, R. and Grossman, N. and Hanson, J. and Harris, D. A. and Heaton, J. and Higuera, A. and Howley, I. J. and Hurtado, K. and Jerkins, M. and Kafka, T. and Kaisen, J. and Kanter, M. O. and Keppel, C. E. and Kilmer, J. and Kordosky, M. and Krajeski, A. H. and Kulagin, S. A. and Le, T. and Lee, H. and Leister, A. G. and Locke, G. and Maggi, G. and Maher, E. and Manly, S. and Mann, W. A. and Marshall, C. M. and McFarland, K. S. and McGivern, C. L. and McGowan, A. M. and Mislivec, A. and Morfín, J. G. and Mousseau, J. and Naples, D. and Nelson, J. K. and Niculescu, G. and Niculescu, I. and Ochoa, N. and O’Connor, C. D. and Olsen, J. and Osmanov, B. and Osta, J. and Palomino, J. L. and Paolone, V. and Park, J. and Patrick, C. E. and Perdue, G. N. and Peña, C. and Rakotondravohitra, L. and Ransome, R. D. and Ray, H. and Ren, L. and Rude, C. and Sassin, K. E. and Schellman, H. and Schneider, R. M. and Schulte, E. C. and Simon, C. and Snider, F. D. and Snyder, M. C. and Sobczyk, J. T. and Solano Salinas, C. J. and Tagg, N. and Tan, W. and Tice, B. G. and Tzanakos, G. and Velásquez, J. P. and Walding, J. and Walton, T. and Wolcott, J. and Wolthuis, B. A. and Woodward, N. and Zavala, G. and Zeng, H. B. and Zhang, D. and Zhu, L. Y. and Ziemer, B. P.},
abstractNote = {We report a study of νμ charged-current quasielastic events in the segmented scintillator inner tracker of the MINERvA experiment running in the NuMI neutrino beam at Fermilab. The events were selected by requiring a μ⁻ and low calorimetric recoil energy separated from the interaction vertex. We measure the flux-averaged differential cross section, dσ/dQ², and study the low energy particle content of the final state. Deviations are found between the measured dσ/dQ² and the expectations of a model of independent nucleons in a relativistic Fermi gas. We also observe an excess of energy near the vertex consistent with multiple protons in the final state.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.022502},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 2,
volume = 111,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {7}
}