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Title: Measurement of $$\nu_{\mu}$$ and $$\bar{\nu}_{\mu}$$ Neutral Current $$\pi^{0} \rightarrow \gamma\gamma$$ Production in the ArgoNeuT Detector

The ArgoNeuT collaboration reports the first measurement of neutral current $$\pi^{0}$$ production in $$\nu_{\mu}$$-argon and $$\bar{\nu}_{\mu}$$-argon scattering. This measurement was performed using the ArgoNeuT liquid argon time projection chamber deployed at Fermilab's NuMI neutrino beam with an exposure corresponding to 1.2$$\times 10^{20}$$ protons-on-target from the Fermilab Main Injector and a mean energy for $$\nu_{\mu}$$ of 9.6~GeV and for $$\bar{\nu}_{\mu}$$ of 3.6~GeV. We compare the measured cross section and kinematic distributions to predictions from the GENIE and NuWro neutrino interaction event generators.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. et al.
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1511.00941; FERMILAB-PUB-15-479-ND
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; 1402595
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359; DeAC0207CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (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 Orgs:
ArgoNeuT CollaboratIon
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1253009
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1372935