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Title: Measurement of ν μ charged-current single π 0 production on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region using MINERvA

Abstract

In this paper, the semiexclusive channel ν μ + CH → μ π 0 + nucleon(s) is analyzed using MINERvA exposed to the low-energy NuMI ν μ beam with spectral peak at E ν ≃ 3 GeV. Differential cross sections for muon momentum and production angle, π 0 kinetic energy and production angle, and for squared four-momentum transfer are reported, and the cross section σ(E ν) is obtained over the range 1.5 GeV ≤ E ν < 20 GeV. Results are compared to GENIE and NuWro predictions and to published MINERvA cross sections for charged-current π +0) production by ν μ(¯ν μ) neutrinos. Disagreements between data and simulation are observed at very low and relatively high values for muon angle and for Q 2 that may reflect shortfalls in modeling of interactions on carbon. For π 0 kinematic distributions, however, the data are consistent with the simulation and provide support for generator treatments of pion intranuclear scattering. Using signal-event subsamples that have reconstructed protons as well as π 0 mesons, the pπ 0 invariant mass distribution is obtained, and the decay polar and azimuthal angle distributions in the rest frame of the pπ 0 system are measured in themore » region of Δ(1232) + production, W < 1.4 GeV.« less

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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
OSTI Identifier:
1375906
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1399802
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-17-220-ND; arXiv:1708.03723
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 1615865
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; 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

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Altinok, O., Le, T., Aliaga, L., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Caceres Vera, G. F. R., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., da Motta, H., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Gago, A. M., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Gran, R., Han, J. Y., Harris, D. A., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., McFarland, K. S., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman,, Paolone, V., Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Ramirez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Sobczyk, J. T., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sultana, M., Sánchez Falero, S., Valencia, E., Wolcott, J., and Yaeggy, B. Measurement of νμ charged-current single π0 production on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region using MINERvA. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.072003.
Altinok, O., Le, T., Aliaga, L., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Caceres Vera, G. F. R., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., da Motta, H., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Gago, A. M., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Gran, R., Han, J. Y., Harris, D. A., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., McFarland, K. S., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman,, Paolone, V., Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Ramirez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Sobczyk, J. T., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sultana, M., Sánchez Falero, S., Valencia, E., Wolcott, J., & Yaeggy, B. Measurement of νμ charged-current single π0 production on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region using MINERvA. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.072003.
Altinok, O., Le, T., Aliaga, L., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Caceres Vera, G. F. R., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., da Motta, H., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Gago, A. M., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Gran, R., Han, J. Y., Harris, D. A., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., McFarland, K. S., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman,, Paolone, V., Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Ramirez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Sobczyk, J. T., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sultana, M., Sánchez Falero, S., Valencia, E., Wolcott, J., and Yaeggy, B. Tue . "Measurement of νμ charged-current single π0 production on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region using MINERvA". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.072003. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1375906.
@article{osti_1375906,
title = {Measurement of νμ charged-current single π0 production on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region using MINERvA},
author = {Altinok, O. and Le, T. and Aliaga, L. and Bellantoni, L. and Bercellie, A. and Betancourt, M. and Bodek, A. and Bravar, A. and Budd, H. and Caceres Vera, G. F. R. and Cai, T. and Carneiro, M. F. and da Motta, H. and Dytman, S. A. and Díaz, G. A. and Felix, J. and Fields, L. and Fine, R. and Gago, A. M. and Galindo, R. and Gallagher, H. and Ghosh, A. and Gran, R. and Han, J. Y. and Harris, D. A. and Kleykamp, J. and Kordosky, M. and Maher, E. and Manly, S. and Mann, W. A. and Marshall, C. M. and Martinez Caicedo, D. A. and McFarland, K. S. and McGowan, A. M. and Messerly, B. and Miller, J. and Mislivec, A. and Morfín, J. G. and Naples, D. and Nelson, J. K. and Norrick, A. and Nuruzzaman, and Paolone, V. and Patrick, C. E. and Perdue, G. N. and Ramirez, M. A. and Ransome, R. D. and Ray, H. and Ren, L. and Rimal, D. and Rodrigues, P. A. and Ruterbories, D. and Schellman, H. and Sobczyk, J. T. and Solano Salinas, C. J. and Sultana, M. and Sánchez Falero, S. and Valencia, E. and Wolcott, J. and Yaeggy, B.},
abstractNote = {In this paper, the semiexclusive channel νμ + CH → μ–π0 + nucleon(s) is analyzed using MINERvA exposed to the low-energy NuMI νμ beam with spectral peak at Eν ≃ 3 GeV. Differential cross sections for muon momentum and production angle, π0 kinetic energy and production angle, and for squared four-momentum transfer are reported, and the cross section σ(Eν) is obtained over the range 1.5 GeV ≤ Eν < 20 GeV. Results are compared to GENIE and NuWro predictions and to published MINERvA cross sections for charged-current π+(π0) production by νμ(¯νμ) neutrinos. Disagreements between data and simulation are observed at very low and relatively high values for muon angle and for Q2 that may reflect shortfalls in modeling of interactions on carbon. For π0 kinematic distributions, however, the data are consistent with the simulation and provide support for generator treatments of pion intranuclear scattering. Using signal-event subsamples that have reconstructed protons as well as π0 mesons, the pπ0 invariant mass distribution is obtained, and the decay polar and azimuthal angle distributions in the rest frame of the pπ0 system are measured in the region of Δ(1232)+ production, W < 1.4 GeV.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.96.072003},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 7,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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