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Title: Measurement of the antineutrino to neutrino charged-current interaction cross section ratio in MINERvA

Abstract

Here, we present measurements of the neutrino and antineutrino total charged-current cross sections on carbon and their ratio using the MINERvA scintillator-tracker. The measurements span the energy range 2-22 GeV and were performed using forward and reversed horn focusing modes of the Fermilab low-energy NuMI beam to obtain large neutrino and antineutrino samples. The flux is obtained using a sub-sample of charged-current events at low hadronic energy transfer along with precise higher energy external neutrino cross section data overlapping with our energy range between 12-22 GeV. We also report on the antineutrino-neutrino cross section ratio, Rcc, which does not rely on external normalization information. Our ratio measurement, obtained within the same experiment using the same technique, benefits from the cancellation of common sample systematic uncertainties and reaches a precision of 5% at low energy. Our results for the antineutrino-nucleus scattering cross section and for Rcc are the most precise to date in the energy range $$E_{\nu} <$$ 6GeV.

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Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
MINERνA Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1350513
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1351681; OSTI ID: 1361062
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-595-ND; arXiv:1701.04857
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 1509504; TRN: US1700534
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; AC02-76SF00515; PHY-0619727
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Ren, L., Aliaga, L., Altinok, O., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., da Motta, H., Devan, J., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Eberly, B., Endress, E., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Gago, A. M., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Golan, T., Gran, R., Han, J. Y., Harris, D. A., Hurtado, K., Kiveni, M., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., 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., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sultana, M., Sánchez Falero, S., Valencia, E., Walton, T., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., and Yaeggy, B. Measurement of the antineutrino to neutrino charged-current interaction cross section ratio in MINERvA. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.072009.
Ren, L., Aliaga, L., Altinok, O., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., da Motta, H., Devan, J., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Eberly, B., Endress, E., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Gago, A. M., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Golan, T., Gran, R., Han, J. Y., Harris, D. A., Hurtado, K., Kiveni, M., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., 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., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sultana, M., Sánchez Falero, S., Valencia, E., Walton, T., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., & Yaeggy, B. Measurement of the antineutrino to neutrino charged-current interaction cross section ratio in MINERvA. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.072009.
Ren, L., Aliaga, L., Altinok, O., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., da Motta, H., Devan, J., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Eberly, B., Endress, E., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Gago, A. M., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Golan, T., Gran, R., Han, J. Y., Harris, D. A., Hurtado, K., Kiveni, M., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., 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., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sultana, M., Sánchez Falero, S., Valencia, E., Walton, T., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., and Yaeggy, B. Fri . "Measurement of the antineutrino to neutrino charged-current interaction cross section ratio in MINERvA". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.072009. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1350513.
@article{osti_1350513,
title = {Measurement of the antineutrino to neutrino charged-current interaction cross section ratio in MINERvA},
author = {Ren, L. and Aliaga, L. and Altinok, O. and Bellantoni, L. and Bercellie, A. and Betancourt, M. and Bodek, A. and Bravar, A. and Budd, H. and Cai, T. and Carneiro, M. F. and da Motta, H. and Devan, J. and Dytman, S. A. and Díaz, G. A. and Eberly, B. and Endress, E. and Felix, J. and Fields, L. and Fine, R. and Gago, A. M. and Galindo, R. and Gallagher, H. and Ghosh, A. and Golan, T. and Gran, R. and Han, J. Y. and Harris, D. A. and Hurtado, K. and Kiveni, M. and Kleykamp, J. and Kordosky, M. 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 Ramírez, M. A. and Ransome, R. D. and Ray, H. and Rimal, D. and Rodrigues, P. A. and Ruterbories, D. and Schellman, H. and Solano Salinas, C. J. and Sultana, M. and Sánchez Falero, S. and Valencia, E. and Walton, T. and Wolcott, J. and Wospakrik, M. and Yaeggy, B.},
abstractNote = {Here, we present measurements of the neutrino and antineutrino total charged-current cross sections on carbon and their ratio using the MINERvA scintillator-tracker. The measurements span the energy range 2-22 GeV and were performed using forward and reversed horn focusing modes of the Fermilab low-energy NuMI beam to obtain large neutrino and antineutrino samples. The flux is obtained using a sub-sample of charged-current events at low hadronic energy transfer along with precise higher energy external neutrino cross section data overlapping with our energy range between 12-22 GeV. We also report on the antineutrino-neutrino cross section ratio, Rcc, which does not rely on external normalization information. Our ratio measurement, obtained within the same experiment using the same technique, benefits from the cancellation of common sample systematic uncertainties and reaches a precision of 5% at low energy. Our results for the antineutrino-nucleus scattering cross section and for Rcc are the most precise to date in the energy range $E_{\nu} <$ 6GeV.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.95.072009},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 7,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {4}
}

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