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Title: Constraint of the $$\mathrm{MINER} v$$A medium energy neutrino flux using neutrino-electron elastic scattering

Abstract

Elastic neutrino scattering on electrons is a precisely known purely leptonic process that provides a standard candle for measuring neutrino flux in conventional neutrino beams. Using a total sample of 810 neutrino-electron scatters after background subtraction, the measurement reduces the normalization uncertainty on the $$ν_μ$$ NuMI beam flux between 2 and 20 GeV from 7.6 to 3.9%. Finally, this is the most precise measurement of neutrino-electron scattering to date, will reduce uncertainties on $$\mathrm{MINER} ν$$A’s absolute cross section measurements, and demonstrates a technique that can be used in future neutrino beams such as long baseline neutrino facility.

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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:
1573119
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1573234
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1906.00111; FERMILAB-PUB-19-256-CD-ND
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; oai:inspirehep.net:1737725
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 100; Journal Issue: 9; 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

Valencia, E., Jena, D., Nuruzzaman,, Akbar, F., Aliaga, L., Andrade, D. A., Ascencio, M. V., Bashyal, A., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Bodek, A., Bonilla, J. L., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Caceres, G., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., Chaves, J., Coplowe, D., da Motta, H., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Filkins, A., Fine, R., Fiza, N., Gago, A. M., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Golan, T., Gran, R., Harris, D. A., Henry, S., Jena, S., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Last, D., Le, T., 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., Olivier, A., Paolone, V., Park, J., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Solano Salinas, C. J., Su, H., Sultana, M., Syrotenko, V. S., Yaeggy, B., and Zazueta, L. Constraint of the $\mathrm{MINER} v$A medium energy neutrino flux using neutrino-electron elastic scattering. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.092001.
Valencia, E., Jena, D., Nuruzzaman,, Akbar, F., Aliaga, L., Andrade, D. A., Ascencio, M. V., Bashyal, A., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Bodek, A., Bonilla, J. L., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Caceres, G., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., Chaves, J., Coplowe, D., da Motta, H., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Filkins, A., Fine, R., Fiza, N., Gago, A. M., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Golan, T., Gran, R., Harris, D. A., Henry, S., Jena, S., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Last, D., Le, T., 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., Olivier, A., Paolone, V., Park, J., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Solano Salinas, C. J., Su, H., Sultana, M., Syrotenko, V. S., Yaeggy, B., & Zazueta, L. Constraint of the $\mathrm{MINER} v$A medium energy neutrino flux using neutrino-electron elastic scattering. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.092001.
Valencia, E., Jena, D., Nuruzzaman,, Akbar, F., Aliaga, L., Andrade, D. A., Ascencio, M. V., Bashyal, A., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Bodek, A., Bonilla, J. L., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Caceres, G., Cai, T., Carneiro, M. F., Chaves, J., Coplowe, D., da Motta, H., Dytman, S. A., Díaz, G. A., Felix, J., Fields, L., Filkins, A., Fine, R., Fiza, N., Gago, A. M., Galindo, R., Gallagher, H., Ghosh, A., Golan, T., Gran, R., Harris, D. A., Henry, S., Jena, S., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Last, D., Le, T., 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., Olivier, A., Paolone, V., Park, J., Perdue, G. N., Ramírez, M. A., Ransome, R. D., Ray, H., Rimal, D., Rodrigues, P. A., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Solano Salinas, C. J., Su, H., Sultana, M., Syrotenko, V. S., Yaeggy, B., and Zazueta, L. Tue . "Constraint of the $\mathrm{MINER} v$A medium energy neutrino flux using neutrino-electron elastic scattering". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.092001.
@article{osti_1573119,
title = {Constraint of the $\mathrm{MINER} v$A medium energy neutrino flux using neutrino-electron elastic scattering},
author = {Valencia, E. and Jena, D. and Nuruzzaman, and Akbar, F. and Aliaga, L. and Andrade, D. A. and Ascencio, M. V. and Bashyal, A. and Bellantoni, L. and Bercellie, A. and Bodek, A. and Bonilla, J. L. and Bravar, A. and Budd, H. and Caceres, G. 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 Filkins, A. and Fine, R. and Fiza, N. and Gago, A. M. and Galindo, R. and Gallagher, H. and Ghosh, A. and Golan, T. and Gran, R. and Harris, D. A. and Henry, S. and Jena, S. and Kleykamp, J. and Kordosky, M. and Last, D. and Le, T. 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 Olivier, A. and Paolone, V. and Park, J. and Perdue, G. N. and Ramírez, M. A. and Ransome, R. D. and Ray, H. and Rimal, D. and Rodrigues, P. A. and Ruterbories, D. and Schellman, H. and Solano Salinas, C. J. and Su, H. and Sultana, M. and Syrotenko, V. S. and Yaeggy, B. and Zazueta, L.},
abstractNote = {Elastic neutrino scattering on electrons is a precisely known purely leptonic process that provides a standard candle for measuring neutrino flux in conventional neutrino beams. Using a total sample of 810 neutrino-electron scatters after background subtraction, the measurement reduces the normalization uncertainty on the $ν_μ$ NuMI beam flux between 2 and 20 GeV from 7.6 to 3.9%. Finally, this is the most precise measurement of neutrino-electron scattering to date, will reduce uncertainties on $\mathrm{MINER} ν$A’s absolute cross section measurements, and demonstrates a technique that can be used in future neutrino beams such as long baseline neutrino facility.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.100.092001},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 9,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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