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Title: Measurement of Final-State Correlations in Neutrino Muon-Proton Mesonless Production on Hydrocarbon at $$\langle$$E ν$$\rangle$$ = 3 GeV

Abstract

Final-state kinematic imbalances are measured in mesonless production of ν μ + A → μ - + p + X in the MINERvA tracker. Initial- and final-state nuclear effects are probed using the direction of the μ--p transverse momentum imbalance and the initial-state momentum of the struck neutron. Differential cross sections are compared to predictions based on current approaches to medium modeling. Here, these models underpredict the cross section at intermediate intranuclear momentum transfers that generally exceed the Fermi momenta. As neutrino interaction models need to correctly incorporate the effect of the nucleus in order to predict neutrino energy resolution in oscillation experiments, this result points to a region of phase space where additional cross section strength is needed in current models, and demonstrates a new technique that would be suitable for use in fine-grained liquid argon detectors where the effect of the nucleus may be even larger.

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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.:
MINERvA Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1459759
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1440009; OSTI ID: 1484215
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1805.05486; FERMILAB-PUB-18-179-ND
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; 1673175; TRN: US1900711
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 121; Journal Issue: 2; 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

Lu, X. -G., Betancourt, M., Walton, T., Akbar, F., Aliaga, L., Altinok, O., Andrade, D. A., Ascencio, M., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., Chaves, J., Coplowe, D., 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., Henry, S., Jena, S., Jena, D., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Le, T., 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., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Sobczyk, J. T., Salinas, C. J. Solano, Su, H., Sultana, M., Valencia, E., Wark, D., Weber, A., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., and Yaeggy, B. Measurement of Final-State Correlations in Neutrino Muon-Proton Mesonless Production on Hydrocarbon at $\langle$Eν$\rangle$ = 3 GeV. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.022504.
Lu, X. -G., Betancourt, M., Walton, T., Akbar, F., Aliaga, L., Altinok, O., Andrade, D. A., Ascencio, M., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., Chaves, J., Coplowe, D., 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., Henry, S., Jena, S., Jena, D., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Le, T., 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., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Sobczyk, J. T., Salinas, C. J. Solano, Su, H., Sultana, M., Valencia, E., Wark, D., Weber, A., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., & Yaeggy, B. Measurement of Final-State Correlations in Neutrino Muon-Proton Mesonless Production on Hydrocarbon at $\langle$Eν$\rangle$ = 3 GeV. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.022504.
Lu, X. -G., Betancourt, M., Walton, T., Akbar, F., Aliaga, L., Altinok, O., Andrade, D. A., Ascencio, M., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Bodek, A., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., Chaves, J., Coplowe, D., 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., Henry, S., Jena, S., Jena, D., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Le, T., 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., Ren, L., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Sobczyk, J. T., Salinas, C. J. Solano, Su, H., Sultana, M., Valencia, E., Wark, D., Weber, A., Wolcott, J., Wospakrik, M., and Yaeggy, B. Wed . "Measurement of Final-State Correlations in Neutrino Muon-Proton Mesonless Production on Hydrocarbon at $\langle$Eν$\rangle$ = 3 GeV". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.022504.
@article{osti_1459759,
title = {Measurement of Final-State Correlations in Neutrino Muon-Proton Mesonless Production on Hydrocarbon at $\langle$Eν$\rangle$ = 3 GeV},
author = {Lu, X. -G. and Betancourt, M. and Walton, T. and Akbar, F. and Aliaga, L. and Altinok, O. and Andrade, D. A. and Ascencio, M. and Bellantoni, L. and Bercellie, A. and Bodek, A. and Bravar, A. and Budd, H. and Cai, T. and Carneiro, M. F. and Chaves, J. 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 Gago, A. M. and Galindo, R. and Gallagher, H. and Ghosh, A. and Gran, R. and Harris, D. A. and Henry, S. and Jena, S. 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 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 Ren, L. and Rimal, D. and Rodrigues, P. A. and Ruterbories, D. and Schellman, H. and Sobczyk, J. T. and Salinas, C. J. Solano and Su, H. and Sultana, M. and Valencia, E. and Wark, D. and Weber, A. and Wolcott, J. and Wospakrik, M. and Yaeggy, B.},
abstractNote = {Final-state kinematic imbalances are measured in mesonless production of νμ + A → μ- + p + X in the MINERvA tracker. Initial- and final-state nuclear effects are probed using the direction of the μ--p transverse momentum imbalance and the initial-state momentum of the struck neutron. Differential cross sections are compared to predictions based on current approaches to medium modeling. Here, these models underpredict the cross section at intermediate intranuclear momentum transfers that generally exceed the Fermi momenta. As neutrino interaction models need to correctly incorporate the effect of the nucleus in order to predict neutrino energy resolution in oscillation experiments, this result points to a region of phase space where additional cross section strength is needed in current models, and demonstrates a new technique that would be suitable for use in fine-grained liquid argon detectors where the effect of the nucleus may be even larger.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.022504},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 2,
volume = 121,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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