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Title: Measurements of hadron production in π + + C and π + + Be interactions at 60    GeV / c

Abstract

Precise knowledge of hadron production rates in the generation of neutrino beams is necessary for accelerator-based neutrino experiments to achieve their physics goals. NA61/SHINE, a large-acceptance hadron spectrometer, has recorded hadron+nucleus interactions relevant to ongoing and future long-baseline neutrino experiments at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. This paper presents three analyses of interactions of 60 GeV/$c$ $$\pi^+$$ with thin, fixed carbon and beryllium targets. Integrated production and inelastic cross sections were measured for both of these reactions. In an analysis of strange, neutral hadron production, differential production multiplicities of $$K^0_{S}$$, $$\Lambda$$ and anti-$$\Lambda$$ were measured. Lastly, in an analysis of charged hadron production, differential production multiplicities of $$\pi^+$$, $$\pi^-$$, $K^+$, $K^-$ and protons were measured. These measurements will enable long-baseline neutrino experiments to better constrain predictions of their neutrino flux in order to achieve better precision on their neutrino cross section and oscillation measurements.

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Research Org.:
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
Contributing Org.:
NA61/SHINE Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1579284
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1581812; OSTI ID: 1592159
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-19-657-AD-ND-SCD; arXiv:1909.06294; CERN-EP-2019-198
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 112004
Grant/Contract Number:  
02.a03.21.0005; TH-01 07-3; SC0010005; AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review D Journal Volume: 100 Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

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Aduszkiewicz, A., Andronov, E. V., Antićić, T., Babkin, V., Baszczyk, M., Bhosale, S., Blondel, A., Bogomilov, M., Brandin, A., Bravar, A., Bryliński, W., Brzychczyk, J., Buryakov, M., Busygina, O., Bzdak, A., Cherif, H., Ćirković, M., Csanad, M., Cybowska, J., Czopowicz, T., Damyanova, A., Davis, N., Deliyergiyev, M., Deveaux, M., Dmitriev, A., Dominik, W., Dorosz, P., Dumarchez, J., Engel, R., Feofilov, G. A., Fields, L., Fodor, Z., Garibov, A., Gaździcki, M., Golosov, O., Golubeva, M., Grebieszkow, K., Guber, F., Haesler, A., Igolkin, S. N., Ilieva, S., Ivashkin, A., Johnson, S. R., Kadija, K., Kaptur, E., Kargin, N., Kashirin, E., Kiełbowicz, M., Kireyeu, V. A., Klochkov, V., Kolesnikov, V. I., Kolev, D., Korzenev, A., Kovalenko, V. N., Kowalik, K., Kowalski, S., Koziel, M., Krasnoperov, A., Kucewicz, W., Kuich, M., Kurepin, A., Larsen, D., László, A., Lazareva, T. V., Lewicki, M., Łojek, K., Łysakowski, B., Lyubushkin, V. V., Maćkowiak-Pawłowska, M., Majka, Z., Maksiak, B., Malakhov, A. I., Marchionni, A., Marcinek, A., Marino, A. D., Marton, K., Mathes, H. -J., Matulewicz, T., Matveev, V., Melkumov, G. L., Merzlaya, A. O., Messerly, B., Mik, Ł., Mills, G. B., Morozov, S., Mrówczyński, S., Nagai, Y., Naskręt, M., Ozvenchuk, V., Paolone, V., Pavin, M., Petukhov, O., Płaneta, R., Podlaski, P., Popov, B. A., Porfy, B., Posiadała-Zezula, M., Prokhorova, D. S., Pszczel, D., Puławski, S., Puzović, J., Ravonel, M., Renfordt, R., Richter-Wąs, E., Röhrich, D., Rondio, E., Roth, M., Rumberger, B. T., Rumyantsev, M., Rustamov, A., Rybczynski, M., Rybicki, A., Sadovsky, A., Schmidt, K., Selyuzhenkov, I., Seryakov, A. Yu., Seyboth, P., Słodkowski, M., Snoch, A., Staszel, P., Stefanek, G., Stepaniak, J., Strikhanov, M., Ströbele, H., Šuša, T., Taranenko, A., Tefelska, A., Tefelski, D., Tereshchenko, V., Toia, A., Tsenov, R., Turko, L., Ulrich, R., Unger, M., Valiev, F. F., Veberič, D., Vechernin, V. V., Wickremasinghe, A., Włodarczyk, Z., Wojtaszek-Szwarc, A., Wójcik, K., Wyszyński, O., Zambelli, L., Zimmerman, E. D., Zwaska, R., and NA61/SHINE Collaboration. Measurements of hadron production in π + + C and π + + Be interactions at 60    GeV / c. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.112004.
Aduszkiewicz, A., Andronov, E. V., Antićić, T., Babkin, V., Baszczyk, M., Bhosale, S., Blondel, A., Bogomilov, M., Brandin, A., Bravar, A., Bryliński, W., Brzychczyk, J., Buryakov, M., Busygina, O., Bzdak, A., Cherif, H., Ćirković, M., Csanad, M., Cybowska, J., Czopowicz, T., Damyanova, A., Davis, N., Deliyergiyev, M., Deveaux, M., Dmitriev, A., Dominik, W., Dorosz, P., Dumarchez, J., Engel, R., Feofilov, G. A., Fields, L., Fodor, Z., Garibov, A., Gaździcki, M., Golosov, O., Golubeva, M., Grebieszkow, K., Guber, F., Haesler, A., Igolkin, S. N., Ilieva, S., Ivashkin, A., Johnson, S. R., Kadija, K., Kaptur, E., Kargin, N., Kashirin, E., Kiełbowicz, M., Kireyeu, V. A., Klochkov, V., Kolesnikov, V. I., Kolev, D., Korzenev, A., Kovalenko, V. N., Kowalik, K., Kowalski, S., Koziel, M., Krasnoperov, A., Kucewicz, W., Kuich, M., Kurepin, A., Larsen, D., László, A., Lazareva, T. V., Lewicki, M., Łojek, K., Łysakowski, B., Lyubushkin, V. V., Maćkowiak-Pawłowska, M., Majka, Z., Maksiak, B., Malakhov, A. I., Marchionni, A., Marcinek, A., Marino, A. D., Marton, K., Mathes, H. -J., Matulewicz, T., Matveev, V., Melkumov, G. L., Merzlaya, A. O., Messerly, B., Mik, Ł., Mills, G. B., Morozov, S., Mrówczyński, S., Nagai, Y., Naskręt, M., Ozvenchuk, V., Paolone, V., Pavin, M., Petukhov, O., Płaneta, R., Podlaski, P., Popov, B. A., Porfy, B., Posiadała-Zezula, M., Prokhorova, D. S., Pszczel, D., Puławski, S., Puzović, J., Ravonel, M., Renfordt, R., Richter-Wąs, E., Röhrich, D., Rondio, E., Roth, M., Rumberger, B. T., Rumyantsev, M., Rustamov, A., Rybczynski, M., Rybicki, A., Sadovsky, A., Schmidt, K., Selyuzhenkov, I., Seryakov, A. Yu., Seyboth, P., Słodkowski, M., Snoch, A., Staszel, P., Stefanek, G., Stepaniak, J., Strikhanov, M., Ströbele, H., Šuša, T., Taranenko, A., Tefelska, A., Tefelski, D., Tereshchenko, V., Toia, A., Tsenov, R., Turko, L., Ulrich, R., Unger, M., Valiev, F. F., Veberič, D., Vechernin, V. V., Wickremasinghe, A., Włodarczyk, Z., Wojtaszek-Szwarc, A., Wójcik, K., Wyszyński, O., Zambelli, L., Zimmerman, E. D., Zwaska, R., & NA61/SHINE Collaboration. Measurements of hadron production in π + + C and π + + Be interactions at 60    GeV / c. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.112004.
Aduszkiewicz, A., Andronov, E. V., Antićić, T., Babkin, V., Baszczyk, M., Bhosale, S., Blondel, A., Bogomilov, M., Brandin, A., Bravar, A., Bryliński, W., Brzychczyk, J., Buryakov, M., Busygina, O., Bzdak, A., Cherif, H., Ćirković, M., Csanad, M., Cybowska, J., Czopowicz, T., Damyanova, A., Davis, N., Deliyergiyev, M., Deveaux, M., Dmitriev, A., Dominik, W., Dorosz, P., Dumarchez, J., Engel, R., Feofilov, G. A., Fields, L., Fodor, Z., Garibov, A., Gaździcki, M., Golosov, O., Golubeva, M., Grebieszkow, K., Guber, F., Haesler, A., Igolkin, S. N., Ilieva, S., Ivashkin, A., Johnson, S. R., Kadija, K., Kaptur, E., Kargin, N., Kashirin, E., Kiełbowicz, M., Kireyeu, V. A., Klochkov, V., Kolesnikov, V. I., Kolev, D., Korzenev, A., Kovalenko, V. N., Kowalik, K., Kowalski, S., Koziel, M., Krasnoperov, A., Kucewicz, W., Kuich, M., Kurepin, A., Larsen, D., László, A., Lazareva, T. V., Lewicki, M., Łojek, K., Łysakowski, B., Lyubushkin, V. V., Maćkowiak-Pawłowska, M., Majka, Z., Maksiak, B., Malakhov, A. I., Marchionni, A., Marcinek, A., Marino, A. D., Marton, K., Mathes, H. -J., Matulewicz, T., Matveev, V., Melkumov, G. L., Merzlaya, A. O., Messerly, B., Mik, Ł., Mills, G. B., Morozov, S., Mrówczyński, S., Nagai, Y., Naskręt, M., Ozvenchuk, V., Paolone, V., Pavin, M., Petukhov, O., Płaneta, R., Podlaski, P., Popov, B. A., Porfy, B., Posiadała-Zezula, M., Prokhorova, D. S., Pszczel, D., Puławski, S., Puzović, J., Ravonel, M., Renfordt, R., Richter-Wąs, E., Röhrich, D., Rondio, E., Roth, M., Rumberger, B. T., Rumyantsev, M., Rustamov, A., Rybczynski, M., Rybicki, A., Sadovsky, A., Schmidt, K., Selyuzhenkov, I., Seryakov, A. Yu., Seyboth, P., Słodkowski, M., Snoch, A., Staszel, P., Stefanek, G., Stepaniak, J., Strikhanov, M., Ströbele, H., Šuša, T., Taranenko, A., Tefelska, A., Tefelski, D., Tereshchenko, V., Toia, A., Tsenov, R., Turko, L., Ulrich, R., Unger, M., Valiev, F. F., Veberič, D., Vechernin, V. V., Wickremasinghe, A., Włodarczyk, Z., Wojtaszek-Szwarc, A., Wójcik, K., Wyszyński, O., Zambelli, L., Zimmerman, E. D., Zwaska, R., and NA61/SHINE Collaboration. Wed . "Measurements of hadron production in π + + C and π + + Be interactions at 60    GeV / c". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.112004.
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title = {Measurements of hadron production in π + + C and π + + Be interactions at 60    GeV / c},
author = {Aduszkiewicz, A. and Andronov, E. V. and Antićić, T. and Babkin, V. and Baszczyk, M. and Bhosale, S. and Blondel, A. and Bogomilov, M. and Brandin, A. and Bravar, A. and Bryliński, W. and Brzychczyk, J. and Buryakov, M. and Busygina, O. and Bzdak, A. and Cherif, H. and Ćirković, M. and Csanad, M. and Cybowska, J. and Czopowicz, T. and Damyanova, A. and Davis, N. and Deliyergiyev, M. and Deveaux, M. and Dmitriev, A. and Dominik, W. and Dorosz, P. and Dumarchez, J. and Engel, R. and Feofilov, G. A. and Fields, L. and Fodor, Z. and Garibov, A. and Gaździcki, M. and Golosov, O. and Golubeva, M. and Grebieszkow, K. and Guber, F. and Haesler, A. and Igolkin, S. N. and Ilieva, S. and Ivashkin, A. and Johnson, S. R. and Kadija, K. and Kaptur, E. and Kargin, N. and Kashirin, E. and Kiełbowicz, M. and Kireyeu, V. A. and Klochkov, V. and Kolesnikov, V. I. and Kolev, D. and Korzenev, A. and Kovalenko, V. N. and Kowalik, K. and Kowalski, S. and Koziel, M. and Krasnoperov, A. and Kucewicz, W. and Kuich, M. and Kurepin, A. and Larsen, D. and László, A. and Lazareva, T. V. and Lewicki, M. and Łojek, K. and Łysakowski, B. and Lyubushkin, V. V. and Maćkowiak-Pawłowska, M. and Majka, Z. and Maksiak, B. and Malakhov, A. I. and Marchionni, A. and Marcinek, A. and Marino, A. D. and Marton, K. and Mathes, H. -J. and Matulewicz, T. and Matveev, V. and Melkumov, G. L. and Merzlaya, A. O. and Messerly, B. and Mik, Ł. and Mills, G. B. and Morozov, S. and Mrówczyński, S. and Nagai, Y. and Naskręt, M. and Ozvenchuk, V. and Paolone, V. and Pavin, M. and Petukhov, O. and Płaneta, R. and Podlaski, P. and Popov, B. A. and Porfy, B. and Posiadała-Zezula, M. and Prokhorova, D. S. and Pszczel, D. and Puławski, S. and Puzović, J. and Ravonel, M. and Renfordt, R. and Richter-Wąs, E. and Röhrich, D. and Rondio, E. and Roth, M. and Rumberger, B. T. and Rumyantsev, M. and Rustamov, A. and Rybczynski, M. and Rybicki, A. and Sadovsky, A. and Schmidt, K. and Selyuzhenkov, I. and Seryakov, A. Yu. and Seyboth, P. and Słodkowski, M. and Snoch, A. and Staszel, P. and Stefanek, G. and Stepaniak, J. and Strikhanov, M. and Ströbele, H. and Šuša, T. and Taranenko, A. and Tefelska, A. and Tefelski, D. and Tereshchenko, V. and Toia, A. and Tsenov, R. and Turko, L. and Ulrich, R. and Unger, M. and Valiev, F. F. and Veberič, D. and Vechernin, V. V. and Wickremasinghe, A. and Włodarczyk, Z. and Wojtaszek-Szwarc, A. and Wójcik, K. and Wyszyński, O. and Zambelli, L. and Zimmerman, E. D. and Zwaska, R. and NA61/SHINE Collaboration},
abstractNote = {Precise knowledge of hadron production rates in the generation of neutrino beams is necessary for accelerator-based neutrino experiments to achieve their physics goals. NA61/SHINE, a large-acceptance hadron spectrometer, has recorded hadron+nucleus interactions relevant to ongoing and future long-baseline neutrino experiments at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. This paper presents three analyses of interactions of 60 GeV/$c$ $\pi^+$ with thin, fixed carbon and beryllium targets. Integrated production and inelastic cross sections were measured for both of these reactions. In an analysis of strange, neutral hadron production, differential production multiplicities of $K^0_{S}$, $\Lambda$ and anti-$\Lambda$ were measured. Lastly, in an analysis of charged hadron production, differential production multiplicities of $\pi^+$, $\pi^-$, $K^+$, $K^-$ and protons were measured. These measurements will enable long-baseline neutrino experiments to better constrain predictions of their neutrino flux in order to achieve better precision on their neutrino cross section and oscillation measurements.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.100.112004},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 11,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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