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Title: Neutrino flux predictions for the NuMI beam

Knowledge of the neutrino flux produced by the Neutrinos at the Main Injector (NuMI) beamline is essential to the neutrino oscillation and neutrino interaction measurements of the MINERvA, MINOS+, NOvA and MicroBooNE experiments at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. We have produced a flux prediction which uses all available and relevant hadron production data, incorporating measurements of particle production off of thin targets as well as measurements of particle yields from a spare NuMI target exposed to a 120 GeV proton beam. The result is the most precise flux prediction achieved for a neutrino beam in the one to tens of GeV energy region. Lastly, we have also compared the prediction to in situ measurements of the neutrino flux and find good agreement.
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-091-ND; arXiv:1607.00704
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 1473668
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
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 Orgs:
MINERνA 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:
1335125
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1333774; OSTI ID: 1335138

Aliaga, L., Kordosky, M., Golan, T., Altinok, O., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Carneiro, M. F., Dytman, S., Díaz, G. A., Endress, E., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Gago, A. M., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Gran, R., Harris, D. A., Higuera, A., Hurtado, K., Kiveni, M., Kleykamp, J., Le, T., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., McFarland, K. S., McGivern, C. L., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman,, Paolone, V., Park, J., Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sánchez Falero, S., Tice, B. G., Valencia, E., Walton, T., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., and Zhang, D.. Neutrino flux predictions for the NuMI beam. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.092005.
Aliaga, L., Kordosky, M., Golan, T., Altinok, O., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Carneiro, M. F., Dytman, S., Díaz, G. A., Endress, E., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Gago, A. M., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Gran, R., Harris, D. A., Higuera, A., Hurtado, K., Kiveni, M., Kleykamp, J., Le, T., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., McFarland, K. S., McGivern, C. L., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman,, Paolone, V., Park, J., Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sánchez Falero, S., Tice, B. G., Valencia, E., Walton, T., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., & Zhang, D.. Neutrino flux predictions for the NuMI beam. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.092005.
Aliaga, L., Kordosky, M., Golan, T., Altinok, O., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Carneiro, M. F., Dytman, S., Díaz, G. A., Endress, E., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Gago, A. M., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Gran, R., Harris, D. A., Higuera, A., Hurtado, K., Kiveni, M., Kleykamp, J., Le, T., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., McFarland, K. S., McGivern, C. L., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman,, Paolone, V., Park, J., Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sánchez Falero, S., Tice, B. G., Valencia, E., Walton, T., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., and Zhang, D.. 2016. "Neutrino flux predictions for the NuMI beam". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.092005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1335125.
@article{osti_1335125,
title = {Neutrino flux predictions for the NuMI beam},
author = {Aliaga, L. and Kordosky, M. and Golan, T. and Altinok, O. and Bellantoni, L. and Bercellie, A. and Betancourt, M. and Bravar, A. and Budd, H. and Carneiro, M. F. and Dytman, S. and Díaz, G. A. and Endress, E. and Felix, J. and Fields, L. and Fine, R. and Gago, A. M. and Galindo, R. and Gallagher, H. and Gran, R. and Harris, D. A. and Higuera, A. and Hurtado, K. and Kiveni, M. and Kleykamp, J. and Le, T. and Maher, E. and Manly, S. and Mann, W. A. and Marshall, C. M. and Martinez Caicedo, D. A. and McFarland, K. S. and McGivern, C. L. and McGowan, A. M. and Messerly, B. and Miller, J. and Mislivec, A. and Morfín, J. G. and Mousseau, J. and Naples, D. and Nelson, J. K. and Norrick, A. and Nuruzzaman, and Paolone, V. and Park, J. and Patrick, C. E. and Perdue, G. N. and Ransome, R. D. and Ray, H. and Ren, L. and Rimal, D. and Rodrigues, P. A. and Ruterbories, D. and Schellman, H. and Solano Salinas, C. J. and Sánchez Falero, S. and Tice, B. G. and Valencia, E. and Walton, T. and Wolcott, J. and Wospakrik, M. and Zhang, D.},
abstractNote = {Knowledge of the neutrino flux produced by the Neutrinos at the Main Injector (NuMI) beamline is essential to the neutrino oscillation and neutrino interaction measurements of the MINERvA, MINOS+, NOvA and MicroBooNE experiments at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. We have produced a flux prediction which uses all available and relevant hadron production data, incorporating measurements of particle production off of thin targets as well as measurements of particle yields from a spare NuMI target exposed to a 120 GeV proton beam. The result is the most precise flux prediction achieved for a neutrino beam in the one to tens of GeV energy region. Lastly, we have also compared the prediction to in situ measurements of the neutrino flux and find good agreement.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.94.092005},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 9,
volume = 94,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {11}
}