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Title: Measurement of nu(mu) and anti-nu(mu) induced neutral current single pi0 production cross sections on mineral oil at E(nu) ~ O(1- GeV)

Abstract

MiniBooNE reports the first absolute cross sections for neutral current single $$\pi^0$$ production on $$CH_2$$ induced by neutrino and antineutrino interactions measured from the largest sets of NC $$\pi^0$$ events collected to date. The principal result consists of differential cross sections measured as functions of $$\pi^04$$ momentum and $$\pi^0$$ angle averaged over the neutrino flux at MiniBooNE. We find total cross sections of (4.76+/-0.05_{stat}+/-0.40_{sys})*$$10^{-40} cm^2$$/nucleon at a mean energy of <$$E_\nu$$>= 808 MeV and (1.48+/-0.05_{stat}+/-0.14_{sys})*$$10^{-40} cm^2$$/nucleon at a mean energy of <$$E_\nu$$>= 664 MeV for $$\nu_\mu$$ and $$\bar\nu_\mu$$ induced production, respectively. In addition, we have included measurements of the neutrino and antineutrino total cross sections for incoherent exclusive NC $$1\pi^0$$ production corrected for the effects of final state interactions to compare to prior results.

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Research Org.:
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.:
MiniBooNE
OSTI Identifier:
993219
Report Number(s):
arXiv:0911.2063; FERMILAB-PUB-09-583-E
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; 836624
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 81; Journal Issue: 1; 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

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Aguilar-Arevalo, Alexis A., and et al. Measurement of nu(mu) and anti-nu(mu) induced neutral current single pi0 production cross sections on mineral oil at E(nu) ~ O(1- GeV). United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.81.013005.
Aguilar-Arevalo, Alexis A., & et al. Measurement of nu(mu) and anti-nu(mu) induced neutral current single pi0 production cross sections on mineral oil at E(nu) ~ O(1- GeV). United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.81.013005
Aguilar-Arevalo, Alexis A., and et al. Tue . "Measurement of nu(mu) and anti-nu(mu) induced neutral current single pi0 production cross sections on mineral oil at E(nu) ~ O(1- GeV)". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.81.013005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/993219.
@article{osti_993219,
title = {Measurement of nu(mu) and anti-nu(mu) induced neutral current single pi0 production cross sections on mineral oil at E(nu) ~ O(1- GeV)},
author = {Aguilar-Arevalo, Alexis A. and et al.},
abstractNote = {MiniBooNE reports the first absolute cross sections for neutral current single $\pi^0$ production on $CH_2$ induced by neutrino and antineutrino interactions measured from the largest sets of NC $\pi^0$ events collected to date. The principal result consists of differential cross sections measured as functions of $\pi^04$ momentum and $\pi^0$ angle averaged over the neutrino flux at MiniBooNE. We find total cross sections of (4.76+/-0.05_{stat}+/-0.40_{sys})*$10^{-40} cm^2$/nucleon at a mean energy of <$E_\nu$>= 808 MeV and (1.48+/-0.05_{stat}+/-0.14_{sys})*$10^{-40} cm^2$/nucleon at a mean energy of <$E_\nu$>= 664 MeV for $\nu_\mu$ and $\bar\nu_\mu$ induced production, respectively. In addition, we have included measurements of the neutrino and antineutrino total cross sections for incoherent exclusive NC $1\pi^0$ production corrected for the effects of final state interactions to compare to prior results.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.81.013005},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 1,
volume = 81,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {1}
}

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