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Title: First Measurement of Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon at $$E_v$$ ~ 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 1.6×1020 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 $Q^2$. The total flux integrated cross section is measured to be 0.693 ± 0.010(stat) ± 0.165(syst) × 10-38  cm2.

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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 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
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; oai:inspirehep.net:1756332
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; SC0012704
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 123; Journal Issue: 13; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

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Abratenko, P., Adams, C., Alrashed, M., An, R., Anthony, J., Asaadi, J., Ashkenazi, A., 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., Caro Terrazas, I., Carr, R., Castillo Fernandez, R., Cavanna, F., Cerati, G., Chen, Y., Church, E., Cianci, D., Cohen, E. O., Collin, G. H., Conrad, J. M., Convery, M., Cooper-Troendle, L., Crespo-Anadón, J. I., Del Tutto, M., Devitt, D., Diaz, A., Domine, L., Duffy, K., Dytman, S., Eberly, B., Ereditato, A., Escudero Sanchez, L., Esquivel, J., Evans, J. J., Fitzpatrick, R. S., Fleming, B. T., Franco, D., Furmanski, A. P., Garcia-Gamez, D., Genty, V., Goeldi, D., Gollapinni, S., Goodwin, O., Gramellini, E., Greenlee, H., Grosso, R., Gu, L., Gu, W., Guenette, R., Guzowski, P., Hackenburg, A., Hamilton, P., Hen, O., Hill, C., Horton-Smith, G. A., Hourlier, A., Huang, E. -C., James, C., Jan de Vries, J., Ji, X., Jiang, L., Johnson, R. A., Joshi, J., Jostlein, H., Jwa, Y. -J., Karagiorgi, G., Ketchum, W., Kirby, B., Kirby, M., Kobilarcik, T., Kreslo, I., Lepetic, 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., Martin-Albo, J., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Mason, K., Mastbaum, A., Meddage, V., Mettler, T., Mills, J., Mistry, K., 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., Ren, L., Rochester, L., Rogers, H. E., Ross-Lonergan, M., Rudolf von Rohr, C., Russell, B., Scanavini, G., Schmitz, D. W., Schukraft, A., Seligman, W., Shaevitz, M. H., Sharankova, R., Sinclair, J., Smith, A., Snider, E. L., Soderberg, M., Söldner-Rembold, S., Soleti, S. R., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., Stancari, M., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Sutton, K., Sword-Fehlberg, S., Szelc, A. M., Tagg, N., Tang, W., Terao, K., Thomson, M., Thornton, R. T., 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., Wu, W., Yang, T., Yarbrough, G., Yates, L. E., Zeller, G. P., Zennamo, J., and Zhang, C. First Measurement of Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon at $E_v$ ~ 0.8 GeV with the MicroBooNE Detector. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.131801.
Abratenko, P., Adams, C., Alrashed, M., An, R., Anthony, J., Asaadi, J., Ashkenazi, A., 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., Caro Terrazas, I., Carr, R., Castillo Fernandez, R., Cavanna, F., Cerati, G., Chen, Y., Church, E., Cianci, D., Cohen, E. O., Collin, G. H., Conrad, J. M., Convery, M., Cooper-Troendle, L., Crespo-Anadón, J. I., Del Tutto, M., Devitt, D., Diaz, A., Domine, L., Duffy, K., Dytman, S., Eberly, B., Ereditato, A., Escudero Sanchez, L., Esquivel, J., Evans, J. J., Fitzpatrick, R. S., Fleming, B. T., Franco, D., Furmanski, A. P., Garcia-Gamez, D., Genty, V., Goeldi, D., Gollapinni, S., Goodwin, O., Gramellini, E., Greenlee, H., Grosso, R., Gu, L., Gu, W., Guenette, R., Guzowski, P., Hackenburg, A., Hamilton, P., Hen, O., Hill, C., Horton-Smith, G. A., Hourlier, A., Huang, E. -C., James, C., Jan de Vries, J., Ji, X., Jiang, L., Johnson, R. A., Joshi, J., Jostlein, H., Jwa, Y. -J., Karagiorgi, G., Ketchum, W., Kirby, B., Kirby, M., Kobilarcik, T., Kreslo, I., Lepetic, 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., Martin-Albo, J., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Mason, K., Mastbaum, A., Meddage, V., Mettler, T., Mills, J., Mistry, K., 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., Ren, L., Rochester, L., Rogers, H. E., Ross-Lonergan, M., Rudolf von Rohr, C., Russell, B., Scanavini, G., Schmitz, D. W., Schukraft, A., Seligman, W., Shaevitz, M. H., Sharankova, R., Sinclair, J., Smith, A., Snider, E. L., Soderberg, M., Söldner-Rembold, S., Soleti, S. R., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., Stancari, M., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Sutton, K., Sword-Fehlberg, S., Szelc, A. M., Tagg, N., Tang, W., Terao, K., Thomson, M., Thornton, R. T., 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., Wu, W., Yang, T., Yarbrough, G., Yates, L. E., Zeller, G. P., Zennamo, J., & Zhang, C. First Measurement of Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon at $E_v$ ~ 0.8 GeV with the MicroBooNE Detector. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.131801.
Abratenko, P., Adams, C., Alrashed, M., An, R., Anthony, J., Asaadi, J., Ashkenazi, A., 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., Caro Terrazas, I., Carr, R., Castillo Fernandez, R., Cavanna, F., Cerati, G., Chen, Y., Church, E., Cianci, D., Cohen, E. O., Collin, G. H., Conrad, J. M., Convery, M., Cooper-Troendle, L., Crespo-Anadón, J. I., Del Tutto, M., Devitt, D., Diaz, A., Domine, L., Duffy, K., Dytman, S., Eberly, B., Ereditato, A., Escudero Sanchez, L., Esquivel, J., Evans, J. J., Fitzpatrick, R. S., Fleming, B. T., Franco, D., Furmanski, A. P., Garcia-Gamez, D., Genty, V., Goeldi, D., Gollapinni, S., Goodwin, O., Gramellini, E., Greenlee, H., Grosso, R., Gu, L., Gu, W., Guenette, R., Guzowski, P., Hackenburg, A., Hamilton, P., Hen, O., Hill, C., Horton-Smith, G. A., Hourlier, A., Huang, E. -C., James, C., Jan de Vries, J., Ji, X., Jiang, L., Johnson, R. A., Joshi, J., Jostlein, H., Jwa, Y. -J., Karagiorgi, G., Ketchum, W., Kirby, B., Kirby, M., Kobilarcik, T., Kreslo, I., Lepetic, 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., Martin-Albo, J., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Mason, K., Mastbaum, A., Meddage, V., Mettler, T., Mills, J., Mistry, K., 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., Ren, L., Rochester, L., Rogers, H. E., Ross-Lonergan, M., Rudolf von Rohr, C., Russell, B., Scanavini, G., Schmitz, D. W., Schukraft, A., Seligman, W., Shaevitz, M. H., Sharankova, R., Sinclair, J., Smith, A., Snider, E. L., Soderberg, M., Söldner-Rembold, S., Soleti, S. R., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., Stancari, M., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Sutton, K., Sword-Fehlberg, S., Szelc, A. M., Tagg, N., Tang, W., Terao, K., Thomson, M., Thornton, R. T., 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., Wu, W., Yang, T., Yarbrough, G., Yates, L. E., Zeller, G. P., Zennamo, J., and Zhang, C. Mon . "First Measurement of Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon at $E_v$ ~ 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 $E_v$ ~ 0.8 GeV with the MicroBooNE Detector},
author = {Abratenko, P. and Adams, C. and Alrashed, M. and An, R. and Anthony, J. and Asaadi, J. and Ashkenazi, A. and Auger, M. and Balasubramanian, S. and Baller, B. and Barnes, C. and Barr, G. and Bass, M. and Bay, F. and Bhat, A. and Bhattacharya, K. and Bishai, M. and Blake, A. and Bolton, T. and Camilleri, L. and Caratelli, D. and Caro Terrazas, I. and Carr, R. and Castillo Fernandez, R. and Cavanna, F. and Cerati, G. and Chen, Y. and Church, E. and Cianci, D. and Cohen, E. O. and Collin, G. H. and Conrad, J. M. and Convery, M. and Cooper-Troendle, L. and Crespo-Anadón, J. I. and Del Tutto, M. and Devitt, D. and Diaz, A. and Domine, L. and Duffy, K. and Dytman, S. and Eberly, B. and Ereditato, A. and Escudero Sanchez, L. and Esquivel, J. and Evans, J. J. and Fitzpatrick, R. S. and Fleming, B. T. and Franco, D. and Furmanski, A. P. and Garcia-Gamez, D. and Genty, V. and Goeldi, D. and Gollapinni, S. and Goodwin, O. and Gramellini, E. and Greenlee, H. and Grosso, R. and Gu, L. and Gu, W. and Guenette, R. and Guzowski, P. and Hackenburg, A. and Hamilton, P. and Hen, O. and Hill, C. and Horton-Smith, G. A. and Hourlier, A. and Huang, E. -C. and James, C. and Jan de Vries, J. and Ji, X. and Jiang, L. and Johnson, R. A. and Joshi, J. and Jostlein, H. and Jwa, Y. -J. and Karagiorgi, G. and Ketchum, W. and Kirby, B. and Kirby, M. and Kobilarcik, T. and Kreslo, I. and Lepetic, I. and Li, Y. and Lister, A. and Littlejohn, B. R. and Lockwitz, S. and Lorca, D. and Louis, W. C. and Luethi, M. and Lundberg, B. and Luo, X. and Marchionni, A. and Marcocci, S. and Mariani, C. and Marshall, J. and Martin-Albo, J. and Martinez Caicedo, D. A. and Mason, K. and Mastbaum, A. and Meddage, V. and Mettler, T. and Mills, J. and Mistry, K. and Mogan, A. and Moon, J. and Mooney, M. and Moore, C. D. and Mousseau, J. and Murphy, M. and Murrells, R. and Naples, D. and Nienaber, P. and Nowak, J. and Palamara, O. and Pandey, V. and Paolone, V. and Papadopoulou, A. and Papavassiliou, V. and Pate, S. F. and Pavlovic, Z. and Piasetzky, E. and Porzio, D. and Pulliam, G. and Qian, X. and Raaf, J. L. and Rafique, A. and Ren, L. and Rochester, L. and Rogers, H. E. and Ross-Lonergan, M. and Rudolf von Rohr, C. and Russell, B. and Scanavini, G. and Schmitz, D. W. and Schukraft, A. and Seligman, W. and Shaevitz, M. H. and Sharankova, R. and Sinclair, J. and Smith, A. and Snider, E. L. and Soderberg, M. and Söldner-Rembold, S. and Soleti, S. R. and Spentzouris, P. and Spitz, J. and Stancari, M. and John, J. St. and Strauss, T. and Sutton, K. and Sword-Fehlberg, S. and Szelc, A. M. and Tagg, N. and Tang, W. and Terao, K. and Thomson, M. and Thornton, R. T. and Toups, M. and Tsai, Y. -T. and Tufanli, S. and Usher, T. and Van De Pontseele, W. and Van de Water, R. G. and Viren, B. and Weber, M. and Wei, H. and Wickremasinghe, D. A. and Wierman, K. and Williams, Z. and Wolbers, S. and Wongjirad, T. and Woodruff, K. and Wu, W. and Yang, T. and Yarbrough, G. and Yates, L. E. and Zeller, G. P. and Zennamo, J. and Zhang, C.},
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 $Q^2$. 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 = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 13,
volume = 123,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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