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Title: Measurement of single π 0 production by coherent neutral-current ν Fe interactions in the MINOS Near Detector

Forward single π0 production by coherent neutral-current interactions, νA→νAπ 0, is investigated using a 2.8×10 20 protons-on-target exposure of the MINOS Near Detector. For single-shower topologies, the event distribution in production angle exhibits a clear excess above the estimated background at very forward angles for visible energy in the range 1–8 GeV. Cross sections are obtained for the detector medium comprised of 80% iron and 20% carbon nuclei with $$\langle$$A$$\rangle$$=48, the highest-$$\langle$$A$$\rangle$$ target used to date in the study of this coherent reaction. In conclusion, the total cross section for coherent neutral-current single π 0 production initiated by the ν μ flux of the NuMI low-energy beam with mean (mode) E ν of 4.9 GeV (3.0 GeV), is 77.6±5.0(stat)$$+15.0\atop{-16.8}$$(syst)×10 -40 cm 2 pernucleus. Finally, the results are in good agreement with predictions of the Berger-Sehgal model.
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-145-ND; arXiv:1608.05702; BNL-113841-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; 1482650
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359; SC00112704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (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:
MINOS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1331119
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1330126; OSTI ID: 1358021

Adamson, P., Anghel, I., Aurisano, A., Barr, G., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bock, G. J., Bogert, D., Cao, S. V., Carroll, T. J., Castromonte, C. M., Chen, R., Cherdack, D., Childress, S., Coelho, J. A. B., Corwin, L., Cronin-Hennessy, D., de Jong, J. K., De Rijck, S., Devan, A. V., Devenish, N. E., Diwan, M. V., Escobar, C. O., Evans, J. J., Falk, E., Feldman, G. J., Flanagan, W., Frohne, M. V., Gabrielyan, M., Gallagher, H. R., Germani, S., Gomes, R. A., Goodman, M. C., Gouffon, P., Graf, N., Gran, R., Grzelak, K., Habig, A., Hahn, S. R., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Holin, A., Huang, J., Hylen, J., Irwin, G. M., Isvan, Z., James, C., Jensen, D., Kafka, T., Kasahara, S. M. S., Koizumi, G., Kordosky, M., Kreymer, A., Lang, K., Ling, J., Litchfield, P. J., Lucas, P., Mann, W. A., Marshak, M. L., Mayer, N., McGivern, C., Medeiros, M. M., Mehdiyev, R., Meier, J. R., Messier, M. D., Miller, W. H., Mishra, S. R., Moed Sher, S., Moore, C. D., Mualem, L., Musser, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Newman, H. B., Nichol, R. J., Nowak, J. A., O’Connor, J., Oliver, W. P., Orchanian, M., Pahlka, R. B., Paley, J., Patterson, R. B., Pawloski, G., Perch, A., Pfützner, M. M., Phan, D. D., Phan-Budd, S., Plunkett, R. K., Poonthottathil, N., Qiu, X., Radovic, A., Rebel, B., Rosenfeld, C., Rubin, H. A., Sail, P., Sanchez, M. C., Schneps, J., Schreckenberger, A., Schreiner, P., Sharma, R., Sousa, A., Tagg, N., Talaga, R. L., Thomas, J., Thomson, M. A., Tian, X., Timmons, A., Todd, J., Tognini, S. C., Toner, R., Torretta, D., Tzanakos, G., Urheim, J., Vahle, P., Viren, B., Weber, A., Webb, R. C., White, C., Whitehead, L., Whitehead, L. H., Wojcicki, S. G., and Zwaska, R.. Measurement of single π0 production by coherent neutral-current ν Fe interactions in the MINOS Near Detector. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.072006.
Adamson, P., Anghel, I., Aurisano, A., Barr, G., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bock, G. J., Bogert, D., Cao, S. V., Carroll, T. J., Castromonte, C. M., Chen, R., Cherdack, D., Childress, S., Coelho, J. A. B., Corwin, L., Cronin-Hennessy, D., de Jong, J. K., De Rijck, S., Devan, A. V., Devenish, N. E., Diwan, M. V., Escobar, C. O., Evans, J. J., Falk, E., Feldman, G. J., Flanagan, W., Frohne, M. V., Gabrielyan, M., Gallagher, H. R., Germani, S., Gomes, R. A., Goodman, M. C., Gouffon, P., Graf, N., Gran, R., Grzelak, K., Habig, A., Hahn, S. R., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Holin, A., Huang, J., Hylen, J., Irwin, G. M., Isvan, Z., James, C., Jensen, D., Kafka, T., Kasahara, S. M. S., Koizumi, G., Kordosky, M., Kreymer, A., Lang, K., Ling, J., Litchfield, P. J., Lucas, P., Mann, W. A., Marshak, M. L., Mayer, N., McGivern, C., Medeiros, M. M., Mehdiyev, R., Meier, J. R., Messier, M. D., Miller, W. H., Mishra, S. R., Moed Sher, S., Moore, C. D., Mualem, L., Musser, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Newman, H. B., Nichol, R. J., Nowak, J. A., O’Connor, J., Oliver, W. P., Orchanian, M., Pahlka, R. B., Paley, J., Patterson, R. B., Pawloski, G., Perch, A., Pfützner, M. M., Phan, D. D., Phan-Budd, S., Plunkett, R. K., Poonthottathil, N., Qiu, X., Radovic, A., Rebel, B., Rosenfeld, C., Rubin, H. A., Sail, P., Sanchez, M. C., Schneps, J., Schreckenberger, A., Schreiner, P., Sharma, R., Sousa, A., Tagg, N., Talaga, R. L., Thomas, J., Thomson, M. A., Tian, X., Timmons, A., Todd, J., Tognini, S. C., Toner, R., Torretta, D., Tzanakos, G., Urheim, J., Vahle, P., Viren, B., Weber, A., Webb, R. C., White, C., Whitehead, L., Whitehead, L. H., Wojcicki, S. G., & Zwaska, R.. Measurement of single π0 production by coherent neutral-current ν Fe interactions in the MINOS Near Detector. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.072006.
Adamson, P., Anghel, I., Aurisano, A., Barr, G., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bock, G. J., Bogert, D., Cao, S. V., Carroll, T. J., Castromonte, C. M., Chen, R., Cherdack, D., Childress, S., Coelho, J. A. B., Corwin, L., Cronin-Hennessy, D., de Jong, J. K., De Rijck, S., Devan, A. V., Devenish, N. E., Diwan, M. V., Escobar, C. O., Evans, J. J., Falk, E., Feldman, G. J., Flanagan, W., Frohne, M. V., Gabrielyan, M., Gallagher, H. R., Germani, S., Gomes, R. A., Goodman, M. C., Gouffon, P., Graf, N., Gran, R., Grzelak, K., Habig, A., Hahn, S. R., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Holin, A., Huang, J., Hylen, J., Irwin, G. M., Isvan, Z., James, C., Jensen, D., Kafka, T., Kasahara, S. M. S., Koizumi, G., Kordosky, M., Kreymer, A., Lang, K., Ling, J., Litchfield, P. J., Lucas, P., Mann, W. A., Marshak, M. L., Mayer, N., McGivern, C., Medeiros, M. M., Mehdiyev, R., Meier, J. R., Messier, M. D., Miller, W. H., Mishra, S. R., Moed Sher, S., Moore, C. D., Mualem, L., Musser, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Newman, H. B., Nichol, R. J., Nowak, J. A., O’Connor, J., Oliver, W. P., Orchanian, M., Pahlka, R. B., Paley, J., Patterson, R. B., Pawloski, G., Perch, A., Pfützner, M. M., Phan, D. D., Phan-Budd, S., Plunkett, R. K., Poonthottathil, N., Qiu, X., Radovic, A., Rebel, B., Rosenfeld, C., Rubin, H. A., Sail, P., Sanchez, M. C., Schneps, J., Schreckenberger, A., Schreiner, P., Sharma, R., Sousa, A., Tagg, N., Talaga, R. L., Thomas, J., Thomson, M. A., Tian, X., Timmons, A., Todd, J., Tognini, S. C., Toner, R., Torretta, D., Tzanakos, G., Urheim, J., Vahle, P., Viren, B., Weber, A., Webb, R. C., White, C., Whitehead, L., Whitehead, L. H., Wojcicki, S. G., and Zwaska, R.. 2016. "Measurement of single π0 production by coherent neutral-current ν Fe interactions in the MINOS Near Detector". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.072006. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1331119.
@article{osti_1331119,
title = {Measurement of single π0 production by coherent neutral-current ν Fe interactions in the MINOS Near Detector},
author = {Adamson, P. and Anghel, I. and Aurisano, A. and Barr, G. and Bishai, M. and Blake, A. and Bock, G. J. and Bogert, D. and Cao, S. V. and Carroll, T. J. and Castromonte, C. M. and Chen, R. and Cherdack, D. and Childress, S. and Coelho, J. A. B. and Corwin, L. and Cronin-Hennessy, D. and de Jong, J. K. and De Rijck, S. and Devan, A. V. and Devenish, N. E. and Diwan, M. V. and Escobar, C. O. and Evans, J. J. and Falk, E. and Feldman, G. J. and Flanagan, W. and Frohne, M. V. and Gabrielyan, M. and Gallagher, H. R. and Germani, S. and Gomes, R. A. and Goodman, M. C. and Gouffon, P. and Graf, N. and Gran, R. and Grzelak, K. and Habig, A. and Hahn, S. R. and Hartnell, J. and Hatcher, R. and Holin, A. and Huang, J. and Hylen, J. and Irwin, G. M. and Isvan, Z. and James, C. and Jensen, D. and Kafka, T. and Kasahara, S. M. S. and Koizumi, G. and Kordosky, M. and Kreymer, A. and Lang, K. and Ling, J. and Litchfield, P. J. and Lucas, P. and Mann, W. A. and Marshak, M. L. and Mayer, N. and McGivern, C. and Medeiros, M. M. and Mehdiyev, R. and Meier, J. R. and Messier, M. D. and Miller, W. H. and Mishra, S. R. and Moed Sher, S. and Moore, C. D. and Mualem, L. and Musser, J. and Naples, D. and Nelson, J. K. and Newman, H. B. and Nichol, R. J. and Nowak, J. A. and O’Connor, J. and Oliver, W. P. and Orchanian, M. and Pahlka, R. B. and Paley, J. and Patterson, R. B. and Pawloski, G. and Perch, A. and Pfützner, M. M. and Phan, D. D. and Phan-Budd, S. and Plunkett, R. K. and Poonthottathil, N. and Qiu, X. and Radovic, A. and Rebel, B. and Rosenfeld, C. and Rubin, H. A. and Sail, P. and Sanchez, M. C. and Schneps, J. and Schreckenberger, A. and Schreiner, P. and Sharma, R. and Sousa, A. and Tagg, N. and Talaga, R. L. and Thomas, J. and Thomson, M. A. and Tian, X. and Timmons, A. and Todd, J. and Tognini, S. C. and Toner, R. and Torretta, D. and Tzanakos, G. and Urheim, J. and Vahle, P. and Viren, B. and Weber, A. and Webb, R. C. and White, C. and Whitehead, L. and Whitehead, L. H. and Wojcicki, S. G. and Zwaska, R.},
abstractNote = {Forward single π0 production by coherent neutral-current interactions, νA→νAπ0, is investigated using a 2.8×1020 protons-on-target exposure of the MINOS Near Detector. For single-shower topologies, the event distribution in production angle exhibits a clear excess above the estimated background at very forward angles for visible energy in the range 1–8 GeV. Cross sections are obtained for the detector medium comprised of 80% iron and 20% carbon nuclei with $\langle$A$\rangle$=48, the highest-$\langle$A$\rangle$ target used to date in the study of this coherent reaction. In conclusion, the total cross section for coherent neutral-current single π0 production initiated by the νμ flux of the NuMI low-energy beam with mean (mode) Eν of 4.9 GeV (3.0 GeV), is 77.6±5.0(stat)$+15.0\atop{-16.8}$(syst)×10-40 cm2 pernucleus. Finally, the results are in good agreement with predictions of the Berger-Sehgal model.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.94.072006},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 7,
volume = 94,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {10}
}