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Title: Direct Measurement of Nuclear Dependence of Charged Current Quasielasticlike Neutrino Interactions Using MINERvA

Charged-current ν μ interactions on carbon, iron, and lead with a final state hadronic system of one or more protons with zero mesons are used to investigate the influence of the nuclear environment on quasielasticlike interactions. The transferred four-momentum squared to the target nucleus, Q 2, is reconstructed based on the kinematics of the leading proton, and differential cross sections versus Q 2 and the cross-section ratios of iron, lead, and carbon to scintillator are measured for the first time in a single experiment. The measurements show a dependence on the atomic number. While the quasielasticlike scattering on carbon is compatible with predictions, the trends exhibited by scattering on iron and lead favor a prediction with intranuclear rescattering of hadrons accounted for by a conventional particle cascade treatment. Furthermore, these measurements help discriminate between different models of both initial state nucleons and final state interactions used in the neutrino oscillation experiments.
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-17-154-ND; arXiv:1705.03791
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; 1598765
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 119; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
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:
MINERvA Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1394796
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1376931

Betancourt, M., Ghosh, A., Walton, T., Altinok, O., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Cai, T., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Carneiro, M. F., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Golan, T., 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., 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,, Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Sobczyk, J. T., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sánchez Falero, S., Valencia, E., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., and Yaeggy, B.. Direct Measurement of Nuclear Dependence of Charged Current Quasielasticlike Neutrino Interactions Using MINERvA. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.082001.
Betancourt, M., Ghosh, A., Walton, T., Altinok, O., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Cai, T., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Carneiro, M. F., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Golan, T., 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., 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,, Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Sobczyk, J. T., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sánchez Falero, S., Valencia, E., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., & Yaeggy, B.. Direct Measurement of Nuclear Dependence of Charged Current Quasielasticlike Neutrino Interactions Using MINERvA. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.082001.
Betancourt, M., Ghosh, A., Walton, T., Altinok, O., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Cai, T., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Carneiro, M. F., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Golan, T., 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., 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,, Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Sobczyk, J. T., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sánchez Falero, S., Valencia, E., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., and Yaeggy, B.. 2017. "Direct Measurement of Nuclear Dependence of Charged Current Quasielasticlike Neutrino Interactions Using MINERvA". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.082001. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1394796.
@article{osti_1394796,
title = {Direct Measurement of Nuclear Dependence of Charged Current Quasielasticlike Neutrino Interactions Using MINERvA},
author = {Betancourt, M. and Ghosh, A. and Walton, T. and Altinok, O. and Bellantoni, L. and Bercellie, A. and Bodek, A. and Bravar, A. and Cai, T. and Martinez Caicedo, D. A. and Carneiro, M. F. and Dytman, S. A. and Díaz, G. A. and Felix, J. and Fields, L. and Fine, R. and Galindo, R. and Gallagher, H. and Ghosh, A. and Golan, T. 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 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 Patrick, C. E. and Perdue, G. N. and Ramírez, M. A. 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 Sánchez Falero, S. and Valencia, E. and Wolcott, J. and Wospakrik, M. and Yaeggy, B.},
abstractNote = {Charged-current νμ interactions on carbon, iron, and lead with a final state hadronic system of one or more protons with zero mesons are used to investigate the influence of the nuclear environment on quasielasticlike interactions. The transferred four-momentum squared to the target nucleus, Q2, is reconstructed based on the kinematics of the leading proton, and differential cross sections versus Q2 and the cross-section ratios of iron, lead, and carbon to scintillator are measured for the first time in a single experiment. The measurements show a dependence on the atomic number. While the quasielasticlike scattering on carbon is compatible with predictions, the trends exhibited by scattering on iron and lead favor a prediction with intranuclear rescattering of hadrons accounted for by a conventional particle cascade treatment. Furthermore, these measurements help discriminate between different models of both initial state nucleons and final state interactions used in the neutrino oscillation experiments.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.082001},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 8,
volume = 119,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {8}
}