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Title: Probing nuclear effects using single-transverse kinematic imbalance with MINERvA

Abstract

Kinematic imbalance of the final-state particles in the plane transverse to the neutrino direction provides a sensitive probe of nuclear effects. In this contribution, we report the MINERvA measurement of the single-transverse kinematic imbalance in neutrino charged-current quasielastic-like events on CH targets. Furthermore, to improve the momentum measurements of the final-state particles, we develop a method to select elastically scattering contained (ESC) protons and a general procedure to correct the transverse momentum scales.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Oxford Univ., Oxfordshire (United Kingdom)
  2. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
Contributing Org.:
MINERvA Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1339989
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-16-319-E-ND-PPD; arXiv:1608.04655
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588; 1481397
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 888; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 27th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, London (United Kingdom), 4-9 Jul 2016; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Lu, X. -G., and Betancourt, M. Probing nuclear effects using single-transverse kinematic imbalance with MINERvA. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012120.
Lu, X. -G., & Betancourt, M. Probing nuclear effects using single-transverse kinematic imbalance with MINERvA. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012120
Lu, X. -G., and Betancourt, M. Fri . "Probing nuclear effects using single-transverse kinematic imbalance with MINERvA". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012120. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1339989.
@article{osti_1339989,
title = {Probing nuclear effects using single-transverse kinematic imbalance with MINERvA},
author = {Lu, X. -G. and Betancourt, M.},
abstractNote = {Kinematic imbalance of the final-state particles in the plane transverse to the neutrino direction provides a sensitive probe of nuclear effects. In this contribution, we report the MINERvA measurement of the single-transverse kinematic imbalance in neutrino charged-current quasielastic-like events on CH targets. Furthermore, to improve the momentum measurements of the final-state particles, we develop a method to select elastically scattering contained (ESC) protons and a general procedure to correct the transverse momentum scales.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012120},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Conference Series},
number = 1,
volume = 888,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Definition of the kinematic variables. For exact definitions, see [1].

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