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Title: First Measurement of Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon at Eν∼0.8  GeV with the MicroBooNE Detector

Abstract

We report the first measurement of the double-differential and total muon neutrino charged current inclusive cross sections on argon at a mean neutrino energy of 0.8 GeV. Data were collected using the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber located in the Fermilab Booster neutrino beam and correspond to 1.6 × 10 20 protons on target of exposure. The measured differential cross sections are presented as a function of muon momentum, using multiple Coulomb scattering as a momentum measurement technique, and the muon angle with respect to the beam direction. We compare the measured cross sections to multiple neutrino event generators and find better agreement with those containing more complete treatment of quasielastic scattering processes at low Q 2 . The total flux integrated cross section is measured to be 0.693 ± 0.010 ( stat ) ± 0.165 ( syst ) × 10 - 38 cm 2 .

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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)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Org.:
MicroBooNE; MicroBooNE Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1564577
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1546028; OSTI ID: 1569555
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1905.09694; FERMILAB-PUB-19-235-ND; BNL-212155-2019-JAAM
oai:inspirehep.net:1756332
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; SC0012704
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Phys.Rev.Lett.
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 123; Journal Issue: 13
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Abratenko, P., and et al. First Measurement of Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon at Eν∼0.8  GeV with the MicroBooNE Detector. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.131801.
Abratenko, P., & et al. First Measurement of Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon at Eν∼0.8  GeV with the MicroBooNE Detector. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.131801.
Abratenko, P., and et al. Tue . "First Measurement of Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon at Eν∼0.8  GeV with the MicroBooNE Detector". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.131801.
@article{osti_1564577,
title = {First Measurement of Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon at Eν∼0.8  GeV with the MicroBooNE Detector},
author = {Abratenko, P. and et al.},
abstractNote = {We report the first measurement of the double-differential and total muon neutrino charged current inclusive cross sections on argon at a mean neutrino energy of 0.8 GeV. Data were collected using the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber located in the Fermilab Booster neutrino beam and correspond to 1.6×1020 protons on target of exposure. The measured differential cross sections are presented as a function of muon momentum, using multiple Coulomb scattering as a momentum measurement technique, and the muon angle with respect to the beam direction. We compare the measured cross sections to multiple neutrino event generators and find better agreement with those containing more complete treatment of quasielastic scattering processes at low Q2. The total flux integrated cross section is measured to be 0.693±0.010(stat)±0.165(syst)×10-38 cm2.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.131801},
journal = {Phys.Rev.Lett.},
number = 13,
volume = 123,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.131801

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