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Title: Antineutrino Charged-Current Reactions on Hydrocarbon with Low Momentum Transfer

Abstract

We report on multi-nucleon effects in low momentum transfer ($< 0.8$ GeV/c) anti-neutrino interactions on scintillator. These data are from the 2010-11 anti-neutrino phase of the MINERvA experiment at Fermilab. The hadronic energy spectrum of this inclusive sample is well-described when a screening effect at low energy transfer and a two-nucleon knockout process are added to a relativistic Fermi gas model of quasi-elastic, $$\Delta$$ resonance, and higher resonance processes. In this analysis, model elements introduced to describe previously published neutrino results have quantitatively similar benefits for this anti-neutrino sample. We present the results as a double-differential cross section to accelerate investigation of alternate models for anti-neutrino scattering off nuclei.

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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 Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1439906
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1437299
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-18-083-ND; arXiv:1803.09377
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; 1664316; TRN: US1900298
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 22; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Gran, R., Betancourt, M., Elkins, M., Rodrigues, P. A., Akbar, F., Aliaga, L., Andrade, D. A., Bashyal, A., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Vera, G. F. R. Caceres, Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., Coplowe, D., da Motta, H., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Haider, H., Han, J. Y., Harris, D. A., Henry, S., Jena, D., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Le, T., Leistico, J. R., Lovlein, A., Lu, X. -G., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., McFarland, K. S., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Nguyen, C., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman,, Olivier, A., Paolone, V., Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Salinas, C. J. Solano, Su, H., Sultana, M., Falero, S. Sánchez, Valencia, E., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., and Yaeggy, B. Antineutrino Charged-Current Reactions on Hydrocarbon with Low Momentum Transfer. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.221805.
Gran, R., Betancourt, M., Elkins, M., Rodrigues, P. A., Akbar, F., Aliaga, L., Andrade, D. A., Bashyal, A., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Vera, G. F. R. Caceres, Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., Coplowe, D., da Motta, H., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Haider, H., Han, J. Y., Harris, D. A., Henry, S., Jena, D., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Le, T., Leistico, J. R., Lovlein, A., Lu, X. -G., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., McFarland, K. S., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Nguyen, C., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman,, Olivier, A., Paolone, V., Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Salinas, C. J. Solano, Su, H., Sultana, M., Falero, S. Sánchez, Valencia, E., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., & Yaeggy, B. Antineutrino Charged-Current Reactions on Hydrocarbon with Low Momentum Transfer. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.221805.
Gran, R., Betancourt, M., Elkins, M., Rodrigues, P. A., Akbar, F., Aliaga, L., Andrade, D. A., Bashyal, A., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Vera, G. F. R. Caceres, Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., Coplowe, D., da Motta, H., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Haider, H., Han, J. Y., Harris, D. A., Henry, S., Jena, D., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Le, T., Leistico, J. R., Lovlein, A., Lu, X. -G., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., McFarland, K. S., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Nguyen, C., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman,, Olivier, A., Paolone, V., Patrick, C. E., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Salinas, C. J. Solano, Su, H., Sultana, M., Falero, S. Sánchez, Valencia, E., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., and Yaeggy, B. Fri . "Antineutrino Charged-Current Reactions on Hydrocarbon with Low Momentum Transfer". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.221805.
@article{osti_1439906,
title = {Antineutrino Charged-Current Reactions on Hydrocarbon with Low Momentum Transfer},
author = {Gran, R. and Betancourt, M. and Elkins, M. and Rodrigues, P. A. and Akbar, F. and Aliaga, L. and Andrade, D. A. and Bashyal, A. and Bellantoni, L. and Bercellie, A. and Bodek, A. and Bravar, A. and Budd, H. and Vera, G. F. R. Caceres and Cai, T. and Carneiro, M. F. and Coplowe, D. and da Motta, H. and Dytman, S. A. and Díaz, G. A. and Felix, J. and Fields, L. and Fine, R. and Gallagher, H. and Ghosh, A. and Haider, H. and Han, J. Y. and Harris, D. A. and Henry, S. and Jena, D. and Kleykamp, J. and Kordosky, M. and Le, T. and Leistico, J. R. and Lovlein, A. and Lu, X. -G. and Maher, E. and Manly, S. and Mann, W. A. and Marshall, C. M. and McFarland, K. S. 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 Nguyen, C. and Norrick, A. and Nuruzzaman, and Olivier, A. and Paolone, V. and Patrick, C. E. and Perdue, G. N. and Ramírez, M. A. and Ransome, R. D. and Ray, H. and Ren, L. and Rimal, D. and Ruterbories, D. and Schellman, H. and Salinas, C. J. Solano and Su, H. and Sultana, M. and Falero, S. Sánchez and Valencia, E. and Wolcott, J. and Wospakrik, M. and Yaeggy, B.},
abstractNote = {We report on multi-nucleon effects in low momentum transfer ($< 0.8$ GeV/c) anti-neutrino interactions on scintillator. These data are from the 2010-11 anti-neutrino phase of the MINERvA experiment at Fermilab. The hadronic energy spectrum of this inclusive sample is well-described when a screening effect at low energy transfer and a two-nucleon knockout process are added to a relativistic Fermi gas model of quasi-elastic, $\Delta$ resonance, and higher resonance processes. In this analysis, model elements introduced to describe previously published neutrino results have quantitatively similar benefits for this anti-neutrino sample. We present the results as a double-differential cross section to accelerate investigation of alternate models for anti-neutrino scattering off nuclei.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.221805},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 22,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Predicted isolated energy deposits from neutrons in three ranges of neutron kinetic energy (KE). These are selected from the tuned MC sample (described later) with q3 < 0.8 GeV=c. The three curves also illustrate the relative abundance of lower kinetic energies in the selected MC sample. Neutrons inmore » this energy range typically leave small isolated energy deposits, uncorrelated with the neutron kinetic energy.« less

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