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Title: Measurement of $$K^{+}$$ production in charged-current $$\nu_{\mu}$$ interactions

Abstract

Production of K+ mesons in charged-current νμ interactions on plastic scintillator (CH) is measured using MINERvA exposed to the low-energy NuMI beam at Fermilab. Timing information is used to isolate a sample of 885 charged-current events containing a stopping K+ which decays at rest. The differential cross section in K+ kinetic energy, dσ/dTK, is observed to be relatively flat between 0 and 500 MeV. As a result, its shape is in good agreement with the prediction by the genie neutrino event generator when final-state interactions are included, however the data rate is lower than the prediction by 15%.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States). et al.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
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 Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1264023
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1263686
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-109-ND; arXiv:1604.03920
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; 1446753
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

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Marshall, C. M. Measurement of $K^{+}$ production in charged-current $\nu_{\mu}$ interactions. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.012002.
Marshall, C. M. Measurement of $K^{+}$ production in charged-current $\nu_{\mu}$ interactions. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.012002.
Marshall, C. M. Thu . "Measurement of $K^{+}$ production in charged-current $\nu_{\mu}$ interactions". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.012002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1264023.
@article{osti_1264023,
title = {Measurement of $K^{+}$ production in charged-current $\nu_{\mu}$ interactions},
author = {Marshall, C. M.},
abstractNote = {Production of K+ mesons in charged-current νμ interactions on plastic scintillator (CH) is measured using MINERvA exposed to the low-energy NuMI beam at Fermilab. Timing information is used to isolate a sample of 885 charged-current events containing a stopping K+ which decays at rest. The differential cross section in K+ kinetic energy, dσ/dTK, is observed to be relatively flat between 0 and 500 MeV. As a result, its shape is in good agreement with the prediction by the genie neutrino event generator when final-state interactions are included, however the data rate is lower than the prediction by 15%.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.94.012002},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 1,
volume = 94,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {7}
}

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