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Title: Measurement of ν ¯ μ charged-current single π - production on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region using MINERvA

Abstract

The antineutrino scattering channel $$\bar{\nu}_{\mu} \,\text{CH} \rightarrow \mu^{+} \,\pi^{-} \,X$$(nucleon(s)) is analyzed in the incident energy range 1.5 to 10 GeV using the MINERvA detector at Fermilab. Differential cross sections are reported as functions of $$\mu^{+}$$ momentum and production angle, $$\pi^{-}$$ kinetic energy and production angle, and antineutrino energy and squared four-momentum transfer. Distribution shapes are generally reproduced by simulations based on the GENIE, NuWro, and GiBUU event generators, however GENIE (GiBUU) overestimates (underestimates) the cross-section normalizations by 8% (10%). Comparisons of data with the GENIE-based reference simulation probe conventional treatments of cross sections and pion intranuclear rescattering. The distribution of non-track vertex energy is used to decompose the signal sample into reaction categories, and cross sections are determined for the exclusive reactions $$\mu^{+} \pi^{-} n$$ and $$ \mu^+ \pi^{-} p$$. A similar treatment applied to the published MINERvA sample $$\bar{\nu}_{\mu} \,\text{CH} \rightarrow \mu^{+} \,\pi^{0} \,X$$(nucleon(s)) has determined the $$\mu^{+} \pi^{0} n$$ cross section, and the latter is used with $$\sigma(\pi^{-} n)$$ and $$\sigma(\pi^{-} p)$$ to carry out an isospin decomposition of $$\bar{\nu}_{\mu}$$-induced CC($$\pi$$). The ratio of magnitudes and relative phase for isospin amplitudes $$A_{3}$$ and $$A_{1}$$ thereby obtained are: $$R^{\bar{\nu}} = 0.99 \pm 0.19$$ and $$\phi^{\bar{\nu}} = 93^{\circ} \pm 7^{\circ}$$. Our results are in agreement with bubble chamber measurements made four decades ago.

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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:
1562172
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1542961
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1906.08300; FERMILAB-PUB-18-578-ND
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; oai:inspirehep.net:1740745
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 100; Journal Issue: 5; 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

Le, T., Akbar, F., Aliaga, L., Andrade, D. A., Ascencio, M. V., Bashyal, A., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bodek, A., Bonilla, J. L., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Caceres, G., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., Coplowe, D., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Filkins, A., Fine, R., Fiza, N., Gago, A. M., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Gran, R., Harris, D. A., Henry, S., Jena, S., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Last, D., Lu, X. -G., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Mauger, C., McFarland, K. S., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Morfín, J. G., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Nguyen, C., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman,, Olivier, A., Paolone, V., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Rimal, D., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Sobczyk, J. T., Salinas, C. J. Solano, Su, H., Sultana, M., Syrotenko, V. S., Valencia, E., Wospakrik, M., Yaeggy, B., and Zazueta, L. Measurement of ν¯μ charged-current single π- production on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region using MINERvA. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.052008.
Le, T., Akbar, F., Aliaga, L., Andrade, D. A., Ascencio, M. V., Bashyal, A., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bodek, A., Bonilla, J. L., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Caceres, G., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., Coplowe, D., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Filkins, A., Fine, R., Fiza, N., Gago, A. M., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Gran, R., Harris, D. A., Henry, S., Jena, S., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Last, D., Lu, X. -G., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Mauger, C., McFarland, K. S., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Morfín, J. G., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Nguyen, C., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman,, Olivier, A., Paolone, V., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Rimal, D., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Sobczyk, J. T., Salinas, C. J. Solano, Su, H., Sultana, M., Syrotenko, V. S., Valencia, E., Wospakrik, M., Yaeggy, B., & Zazueta, L. Measurement of ν¯μ charged-current single π- production on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region using MINERvA. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.052008.
Le, T., Akbar, F., Aliaga, L., Andrade, D. A., Ascencio, M. V., Bashyal, A., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., Bodek, A., Bonilla, J. L., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Caceres, G., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., Coplowe, D., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Filkins, A., Fine, R., Fiza, N., Gago, A. M., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Gran, R., Harris, D. A., Henry, S., Jena, S., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Last, D., Lu, X. -G., Maher, E., Manly, S., Mann, W. A., Mauger, C., McFarland, K. S., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Morfín, J. G., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Nguyen, C., Norrick, A., Nuruzzaman,, Olivier, A., Paolone, V., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Rimal, D., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Sobczyk, J. T., Salinas, C. J. Solano, Su, H., Sultana, M., Syrotenko, V. S., Valencia, E., Wospakrik, M., Yaeggy, B., and Zazueta, L. Mon . "Measurement of ν¯μ charged-current single π- production on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region using MINERvA". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.052008.
@article{osti_1562172,
title = {Measurement of ν¯μ charged-current single π- production on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region using MINERvA},
author = {Le, T. and Akbar, F. and Aliaga, L. and Andrade, D. A. and Ascencio, M. V. and Bashyal, A. and Bercellie, A. and Betancourt, M. and Bodek, A. and Bonilla, J. L. and Bravar, A. and Budd, H. and Caceres, G. and Cai, T. and Carneiro, M. F. and Coplowe, D. and Dytman, S. A. and Díaz, G. A. and Felix, J. and Fields, L. and Filkins, A. and Fine, R. and Fiza, N. and Gago, A. M. and Gallagher, H. and Ghosh, A. and Gran, R. and Harris, D. A. and Henry, S. and Jena, S. and Kleykamp, J. and Kordosky, M. and Last, D. and Lu, X. -G. and Maher, E. and Manly, S. and Mann, W. A. and Mauger, C. and McFarland, K. S. and McGowan, A. M. and Messerly, B. and Miller, J. and Morfín, J. G. and Naples, D. and Nelson, J. K. and Nguyen, C. and Norrick, A. and Nuruzzaman, and Olivier, A. and Paolone, V. and Perdue, G. N. and Ramírez, M. A. and Ransome, R. D. and Ray, H. and Rimal, D. and Ruterbories, D. and Schellman, H. and Sobczyk, J. T. and Salinas, C. J. Solano and Su, H. and Sultana, M. and Syrotenko, V. S. and Valencia, E. and Wospakrik, M. and Yaeggy, B. and Zazueta, L.},
abstractNote = {The antineutrino scattering channel $\bar{\nu}_{\mu} \,\text{CH} \rightarrow \mu^{+} \,\pi^{-} \,X$(nucleon(s)) is analyzed in the incident energy range 1.5 to 10 GeV using the MINERvA detector at Fermilab. Differential cross sections are reported as functions of $\mu^{+}$ momentum and production angle, $\pi^{-}$ kinetic energy and production angle, and antineutrino energy and squared four-momentum transfer. Distribution shapes are generally reproduced by simulations based on the GENIE, NuWro, and GiBUU event generators, however GENIE (GiBUU) overestimates (underestimates) the cross-section normalizations by 8% (10%). Comparisons of data with the GENIE-based reference simulation probe conventional treatments of cross sections and pion intranuclear rescattering. The distribution of non-track vertex energy is used to decompose the signal sample into reaction categories, and cross sections are determined for the exclusive reactions $\mu^{+} \pi^{-} n$ and $ \mu^+ \pi^{-} p$. A similar treatment applied to the published MINERvA sample $\bar{\nu}_{\mu} \,\text{CH} \rightarrow \mu^{+} \,\pi^{0} \,X$(nucleon(s)) has determined the $\mu^{+} \pi^{0} n$ cross section, and the latter is used with $\sigma(\pi^{-} n)$ and $\sigma(\pi^{-} p)$ to carry out an isospin decomposition of $\bar{\nu}_{\mu}$-induced CC($\pi$). The ratio of magnitudes and relative phase for isospin amplitudes $A_{3}$ and $A_{1}$ thereby obtained are: $R^{\bar{\nu}} = 0.99 \pm 0.19$ and $\phi^{\bar{\nu}} = 93^{\circ} \pm 7^{\circ}$. Our results are in agreement with bubble chamber measurements made four decades ago.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.100.052008},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 5,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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