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Title: Comparison of $$\nu_\mu$$-Ar multiplicity distributions observed by MicroBooNE to GENIE model predictions

Abstract

We measure a large set of observables in inclusive charged current muon neutrino scattering on argon with the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber operating at Fermilab. We evaluate three neutrino interaction models based on the widely used GENIE event generator using these observables. The measurement uses a data set consisting of neutrino interactions with a final state muon candidate fully contained within the MicroBooNE detector. These data were collected in 2016 with the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam, which has an average neutrino energy of $$800~\hbox {MeV}$$ , using an exposure corresponding to $$ 5.0\times 10^{19}$$ protons-on-target. The analysis employs fully automatic event selection and charged particle track reconstruction and uses a data-driven technique to separate neutrino interactions from cosmic ray background events. We find that GENIE models consistently describe the shapes of a large number of kinematic distributions for fixed observed multiplicity.

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Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
Contributing Org.:
MicroBooNE Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1440008
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1498855; OSTI ID: 1529439; OSTI ID: 1638357
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1805.06887; FERMILAB-PUB-18-077-ND; BNL-211354-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044; 1673688; TRN: US1900710
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; SC0007859; AC02-76SF00515; SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 79; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

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Adams, C., An, R., Anthony, J., Asaadi, J., Auger, M., Balasubramanian, S., Baller, B., Barnes, C., Barr, G., Bass, M., Bay, F., Bhat, A., Bhattacharya, K., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bolton, T., Camilleri, L., Caratelli, D., Castillo Fernandez, R., Cavanna, F., Cerati, G., Chen, H., Chen, Y., Church, E., Cianci, D., Cohen, E., Collin, G. H., Conrad, J. M., Convery, M., Cooper-Troendle, L., Crespo-Anadón, J. I., Del Tutto, M., Devitt, D., Diaz, A., Dytman, S., Eberly, B., Ereditato, A., Escudero Sanchez, L., Esquivel, J., Evans, J. J., Fadeeva, A. A., Fleming, B. T., Foreman, W., Furmanski, A. P., Garcia-Gamez, D., Garvey, G. T., Genty, V., Goeldi, D., Gollapinni, S., Gramellini, E., Greenlee, H., Grosso, R., Guenette, R., Guzowski, P., Hackenburg, A., Hamilton, P., Hen, O., Hewes, J., Hill, C., Ho, J., Horton-Smith, G. A., Hourlier, A., Huang, E. -C., James, C., de Vries, J. Jan, Jiang, L., Johnson, R. A., Joshi, J., Jostlein, H., Jwa, Y. -J., Kaleko, D., Karagiorgi, G., Ketchum, W., Kirby, B., Kirby, M., Kobilarcik, T., Kreslo, I., Li, Y., Lister, A., Littlejohn, B. R., Lockwitz, S., Lorca, D., Louis, W. C., Luethi, M., Lundberg, B., Luo, X., Marchionni, A., Marcocci, S., Mariani, C., Marshall, J., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Mastbaum, A., Meddage, V., Mettler, T., Miceli, T., Mills, G. B., Mogan, A., Moon, J., Mooney, M., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Murphy, M., Murrells, R., Naples, D., Nienaber, P., Nowak, J., Palamara, O., Pandey, V., Paolone, V., Papadopoulou, A., Papavassiliou, V., Pate, S. F., Pavlovic, Z., Piasetzky, E., Porzio, D., Pulliam, G., Qian, X., Raaf, J. L., Rafique, A., Rochester, L., Ross-Lonergan, M., von Rohr, C. Rudolf, Russell, B., Schmitz, D. W., Schukraft, A., Seligman, W., Shaevitz, M. H., Sinclair, J., Smith, A., Snider, E. L., Soderberg, M., Söldner-Rembold, S., Soleti, S. R., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Sutton, K., Sword-Fehlberg, S., Szelc, A. M., Tagg, N., Tang, W., Terao, K., Thomson, M., Toups, M., Tsai, Y. -T., Tufanli, S., Usher, T., Van De Pontseele, W., Van de Water, R. G., Viren, B., Weber, M., Wei, H., Wickremasinghe, D. A., Wierman, K., Williams, Z., Wolbers, S., Wongjirad, T., Woodruff, K., Yang, T., Yarbrough, G., Yates, L. E., Zeller, G. P., Zennamo, J., and Zhang, C. Comparison of $\nu_\mu$-Ar multiplicity distributions observed by MicroBooNE to GENIE model predictions. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6742-3.
Adams, C., An, R., Anthony, J., Asaadi, J., Auger, M., Balasubramanian, S., Baller, B., Barnes, C., Barr, G., Bass, M., Bay, F., Bhat, A., Bhattacharya, K., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bolton, T., Camilleri, L., Caratelli, D., Castillo Fernandez, R., Cavanna, F., Cerati, G., Chen, H., Chen, Y., Church, E., Cianci, D., Cohen, E., Collin, G. H., Conrad, J. M., Convery, M., Cooper-Troendle, L., Crespo-Anadón, J. I., Del Tutto, M., Devitt, D., Diaz, A., Dytman, S., Eberly, B., Ereditato, A., Escudero Sanchez, L., Esquivel, J., Evans, J. J., Fadeeva, A. A., Fleming, B. T., Foreman, W., Furmanski, A. P., Garcia-Gamez, D., Garvey, G. T., Genty, V., Goeldi, D., Gollapinni, S., Gramellini, E., Greenlee, H., Grosso, R., Guenette, R., Guzowski, P., Hackenburg, A., Hamilton, P., Hen, O., Hewes, J., Hill, C., Ho, J., Horton-Smith, G. A., Hourlier, A., Huang, E. -C., James, C., de Vries, J. Jan, Jiang, L., Johnson, R. A., Joshi, J., Jostlein, H., Jwa, Y. -J., Kaleko, D., Karagiorgi, G., Ketchum, W., Kirby, B., Kirby, M., Kobilarcik, T., Kreslo, I., Li, Y., Lister, A., Littlejohn, B. R., Lockwitz, S., Lorca, D., Louis, W. C., Luethi, M., Lundberg, B., Luo, X., Marchionni, A., Marcocci, S., Mariani, C., Marshall, J., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Mastbaum, A., Meddage, V., Mettler, T., Miceli, T., Mills, G. B., Mogan, A., Moon, J., Mooney, M., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Murphy, M., Murrells, R., Naples, D., Nienaber, P., Nowak, J., Palamara, O., Pandey, V., Paolone, V., Papadopoulou, A., Papavassiliou, V., Pate, S. F., Pavlovic, Z., Piasetzky, E., Porzio, D., Pulliam, G., Qian, X., Raaf, J. L., Rafique, A., Rochester, L., Ross-Lonergan, M., von Rohr, C. Rudolf, Russell, B., Schmitz, D. W., Schukraft, A., Seligman, W., Shaevitz, M. H., Sinclair, J., Smith, A., Snider, E. L., Soderberg, M., Söldner-Rembold, S., Soleti, S. R., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Sutton, K., Sword-Fehlberg, S., Szelc, A. M., Tagg, N., Tang, W., Terao, K., Thomson, M., Toups, M., Tsai, Y. -T., Tufanli, S., Usher, T., Van De Pontseele, W., Van de Water, R. G., Viren, B., Weber, M., Wei, H., Wickremasinghe, D. A., Wierman, K., Williams, Z., Wolbers, S., Wongjirad, T., Woodruff, K., Yang, T., Yarbrough, G., Yates, L. E., Zeller, G. P., Zennamo, J., & Zhang, C. Comparison of $\nu_\mu$-Ar multiplicity distributions observed by MicroBooNE to GENIE model predictions. United States. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6742-3.
Adams, C., An, R., Anthony, J., Asaadi, J., Auger, M., Balasubramanian, S., Baller, B., Barnes, C., Barr, G., Bass, M., Bay, F., Bhat, A., Bhattacharya, K., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bolton, T., Camilleri, L., Caratelli, D., Castillo Fernandez, R., Cavanna, F., Cerati, G., Chen, H., Chen, Y., Church, E., Cianci, D., Cohen, E., Collin, G. H., Conrad, J. M., Convery, M., Cooper-Troendle, L., Crespo-Anadón, J. I., Del Tutto, M., Devitt, D., Diaz, A., Dytman, S., Eberly, B., Ereditato, A., Escudero Sanchez, L., Esquivel, J., Evans, J. J., Fadeeva, A. A., Fleming, B. T., Foreman, W., Furmanski, A. P., Garcia-Gamez, D., Garvey, G. T., Genty, V., Goeldi, D., Gollapinni, S., Gramellini, E., Greenlee, H., Grosso, R., Guenette, R., Guzowski, P., Hackenburg, A., Hamilton, P., Hen, O., Hewes, J., Hill, C., Ho, J., Horton-Smith, G. A., Hourlier, A., Huang, E. -C., James, C., de Vries, J. Jan, Jiang, L., Johnson, R. A., Joshi, J., Jostlein, H., Jwa, Y. -J., Kaleko, D., Karagiorgi, G., Ketchum, W., Kirby, B., Kirby, M., Kobilarcik, T., Kreslo, I., Li, Y., Lister, A., Littlejohn, B. R., Lockwitz, S., Lorca, D., Louis, W. C., Luethi, M., Lundberg, B., Luo, X., Marchionni, A., Marcocci, S., Mariani, C., Marshall, J., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Mastbaum, A., Meddage, V., Mettler, T., Miceli, T., Mills, G. B., Mogan, A., Moon, J., Mooney, M., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Murphy, M., Murrells, R., Naples, D., Nienaber, P., Nowak, J., Palamara, O., Pandey, V., Paolone, V., Papadopoulou, A., Papavassiliou, V., Pate, S. F., Pavlovic, Z., Piasetzky, E., Porzio, D., Pulliam, G., Qian, X., Raaf, J. L., Rafique, A., Rochester, L., Ross-Lonergan, M., von Rohr, C. Rudolf, Russell, B., Schmitz, D. W., Schukraft, A., Seligman, W., Shaevitz, M. H., Sinclair, J., Smith, A., Snider, E. L., Soderberg, M., Söldner-Rembold, S., Soleti, S. R., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Sutton, K., Sword-Fehlberg, S., Szelc, A. M., Tagg, N., Tang, W., Terao, K., Thomson, M., Toups, M., Tsai, Y. -T., Tufanli, S., Usher, T., Van De Pontseele, W., Van de Water, R. G., Viren, B., Weber, M., Wei, H., Wickremasinghe, D. A., Wierman, K., Williams, Z., Wolbers, S., Wongjirad, T., Woodruff, K., Yang, T., Yarbrough, G., Yates, L. E., Zeller, G. P., Zennamo, J., and Zhang, C. Mon . "Comparison of $\nu_\mu$-Ar multiplicity distributions observed by MicroBooNE to GENIE model predictions". United States. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6742-3. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1440008.
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title = {Comparison of $\nu_\mu$-Ar multiplicity distributions observed by MicroBooNE to GENIE model predictions},
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abstractNote = {We measure a large set of observables in inclusive charged current muon neutrino scattering on argon with the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber operating at Fermilab. We evaluate three neutrino interaction models based on the widely used GENIE event generator using these observables. The measurement uses a data set consisting of neutrino interactions with a final state muon candidate fully contained within the MicroBooNE detector. These data were collected in 2016 with the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam, which has an average neutrino energy of $800~\hbox {MeV}$ , using an exposure corresponding to $ 5.0\times 10^{19}$ protons-on-target. The analysis employs fully automatic event selection and charged particle track reconstruction and uses a data-driven technique to separate neutrino interactions from cosmic ray background events. We find that GENIE models consistently describe the shapes of a large number of kinematic distributions for fixed observed multiplicity.},
doi = {10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6742-3},
journal = {European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields},
number = 3,
volume = 79,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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