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Title: Measurement of total and differential cross sections of neutrino and antineutrino coherent π ± production on carbon

Abstract

Neutrino induced coherent charged pion production on nuclei, $$\overline{v}μA$$→μ ±π A, is a rare inelastic interaction in which the four-momentum squared transferred to the nucleus is nearly zero, leaving it intact. We identify such events in the scintillator of MINERvA by reconstructing |t| from the final state pion and muon momenta and by removing events with evidence of energetic nuclear recoil or production of other final state particles. We measure the total neutrino and antineutrino cross sections as a function of neutrino energy between 2 and 20 GeV and measure flux integrated differential cross sections as a function of Q 2, E π, and θ π. The Q 2 dependence and equality of the neutrino and antineutrino cross sections at finite Q 2 provide a confirmation of Adler’s partial conservation of axial current hypothesis.

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Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
MINERνA Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1423157
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1410789; OSTI ID: 1485081
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-17-504-E; arXiv:1711.01178
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 1634433
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 3; 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

Mislivec, A., Higuera, A., Aliaga, L., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Caceres V., G. F. R., Cai, T., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Carneiro, M. F., Chavarria, E., 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., Harris, D. A., Hurtado, K., Jena, D., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Le, T., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., McFarland, K. S., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Nguyen, C., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman, N., Paolone, V., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sultana, M., Sánchez Falero, S., Tagg, N., Valencia, E., Wospakrik, M., Yaeggy, B., and Zavala, G. Measurement of total and differential cross sections of neutrino and antineutrino coherent π± production on carbon. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.97.032014.
Mislivec, A., Higuera, A., Aliaga, L., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Caceres V., G. F. R., Cai, T., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Carneiro, M. F., Chavarria, E., 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., Harris, D. A., Hurtado, K., Jena, D., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Le, T., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., McFarland, K. S., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Nguyen, C., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman, N., Paolone, V., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sultana, M., Sánchez Falero, S., Tagg, N., Valencia, E., Wospakrik, M., Yaeggy, B., & Zavala, G. Measurement of total and differential cross sections of neutrino and antineutrino coherent π± production on carbon. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.97.032014.
Mislivec, A., Higuera, A., Aliaga, L., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Caceres V., G. F. R., Cai, T., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Carneiro, M. F., Chavarria, E., 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., Harris, D. A., Hurtado, K., Jena, D., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Le, T., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., McFarland, K. S., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Nguyen, C., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman, N., Paolone, V., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Solano Salinas, C. J., Sultana, M., Sánchez Falero, S., Tagg, N., Valencia, E., Wospakrik, M., Yaeggy, B., and Zavala, G. Wed . "Measurement of total and differential cross sections of neutrino and antineutrino coherent π± production on carbon". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.97.032014.
@article{osti_1423157,
title = {Measurement of total and differential cross sections of neutrino and antineutrino coherent π± production on carbon},
author = {Mislivec, A. and Higuera, A. and Aliaga, L. and Bellantoni, L. and Bercellie, A. and Betancourt, M. and Bodek, A. and Bravar, A. and Budd, H. and Caceres V., G. F. R. and Cai, T. and Martinez Caicedo, D. A. and Carneiro, M. F. and Chavarria, E. 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 Harris, D. A. and Hurtado, K. and Jena, D. and Kleykamp, J. and Kordosky, M. and Le, T. and Maher, E. and Manly, S. and Mann, W. A. and Marshall, C. M. and McFarland, K. S. and Messerly, B. and Miller, J. and Morfín, J. G. and Mousseau, J. and Naples, D. and Nelson, J. K. and Nguyen, C. and Norrick, A. and Nuruzzaman, N. and Paolone, V. and Perdue, G. N. and Ramírez, 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 Solano Salinas, C. J. and Sultana, M. and Sánchez Falero, S. and Tagg, N. and Valencia, E. and Wospakrik, M. and Yaeggy, B. and Zavala, G.},
abstractNote = {Neutrino induced coherent charged pion production on nuclei, $\overline{v}μA$→μ±π∓A, is a rare inelastic interaction in which the four-momentum squared transferred to the nucleus is nearly zero, leaving it intact. We identify such events in the scintillator of MINERvA by reconstructing |t| from the final state pion and muon momenta and by removing events with evidence of energetic nuclear recoil or production of other final state particles. We measure the total neutrino and antineutrino cross sections as a function of neutrino energy between 2 and 20 GeV and measure flux integrated differential cross sections as a function of Q2, Eπ, and θπ. The Q2 dependence and equality of the neutrino and antineutrino cross sections at finite Q2 provide a confirmation of Adler’s partial conservation of axial current hypothesis.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.97.032014},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 3,
volume = 97,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: CC (left) and NC (right) neutrino-nucleus coherent pion production in the PCAC picture.

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