Measurement of νμ and ν̄μ induced neutral current single π0 production cross sections on mineral oil at Eν∼O (1 GeV)

A. A. Aguilar-Arevalo, C. E. Anderson, A. O. Bazarko, S. J. Brice, B. C. Brown, L. Bugel, J. Cao, L. Coney, J. M. Conrad, D. C. Cox, A. Curioni, Z. Djurcic, D. A. Finley, B. T. Fleming, R. Ford, F. G. Garcia, G. T. Garvey, J. Gonzales, J. Grange, C. GreenJ. A. Green, T. L. Hart, E. Hawker, R. Imlay, R. A. Johnson, G. Karagiorgi, P. Kasper, T. Katori, T. Kobilarcik, I. Kourbanis, S. Koutsoliotas, E. M. Laird, S. K. Linden, J. M. Link, Y. Liu, Y. Liu, W. C. Louis, K. B.M. Mahn, W. Marsh, C. Mauger, V. T. McGary, G. McGregor, W. Metcalf, P. D. Meyers, F. Mills, G. B. Mills, J. Monroe, C. D. Moore, J. Mousseau, R. H. Nelson, P. Nienaber, J. A. Nowak, B. Osmanov, S. Ouedraogo, R. B. Patterson, Z. Pavlovic, D. Perevalov, C. C. Polly, E. Prebys, J. L. Raaf, H. Ray, B. P. Roe, A. D. Russell, V. Sandberg, R. Schirato, D. Schmitz, M. H. Shaevitz, F. C. Shoemaker, D. Smith, M. Soderberg, M. Sorel, P. Spentzouris, J. Spitz, I. Stancu, R. J. Stefanski, M. Sung, H. A. Tanaka, R. Tayloe, M. Tzanov, R. G.Van De Water, M. O. Wascko, D. H. White, M. J. Wilking, H. J. Yang, G. P. Zeller, E. D. Zimmerman

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Abstract

MiniBooNE reports the first absolute cross sections for neutral current single π0 production on CH2 induced by neutrino and antineutrino interactions measured from the largest sets of NC π0 events collected to date. The principal result consists of differential cross sections measured as functions of π0 momentum and π0 angle averaged over the neutrino flux at MiniBooNE. We find total cross sections of (4.76±0.05stat±0.76sys) ×10-40cm2/nucleon at a mean energy of Eν =808MeV and (1.48±0.05stat±0.23sys)×10-40cm2/nucleon at a mean energy of Eν =664MeV for νμ and ν̄μ induced production, respectively. In addition, we have included measurements of the neutrino and antineutrino total cross sections for incoherent exclusive NC 1π0 production corrected for the effects of final state interactions to compare to prior results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013005
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume81
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 26 2010

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Aguilar-Arevalo, A. A., Anderson, C. E., Bazarko, A. O., Brice, S. J., Brown, B. C., Bugel, L., Cao, J., Coney, L., Conrad, J. M., Cox, D. C., Curioni, A., Djurcic, Z., Finley, D. A., Fleming, B. T., Ford, R., Garcia, F. G., Garvey, G. T., Gonzales, J., Grange, J., ... Zimmerman, E. D. (2010). Measurement of νμ and ν̄μ induced neutral current single π0 production cross sections on mineral oil at Eν∼O (1 GeV). Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 81(1), [013005]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.81.013005