Measurement of νμ and νe events in an off-axis horn-focused neutrino beam

P. Adamson, A. A. Aguilar-Arevalo, C. E. Anderson, A. O. Bazarko, M. Bishai, S. J. Brice, B. C. Brown, L. Bugel, J. Cao, B. C. Choudhary, L. Coney, J. M. Conrad, D. C. Cox, A. Curioni, Z. Djurcic, D. A. Finley, B. T. Fleming, R. Ford, H. R. Gallagher, F. G. GarciaG. T. Garvey, C. Green, J. A. Green, D. Harris, T. L. Hart, E. Hawker, J. Hylen, R. Imlay, R. A. Johnson, G. Karagiorgi, P. Kasper, T. Katori, T. Kobilarcik, S. Kopp, I. Kourbanis, S. Koutsoliotas, E. M. Laird, S. K. Linden, J. M. Link, Y. Liu, Y. Liu, L. Loiacono, W. C. Louis, A. Marchionni, K. B.M. Mahn, W. Marsh, G. McGregor, M. D. Messier, W. Metcalf, P. D. Meyers, F. Mills, G. B. Mills, J. Monroe, C. D. Moore, J. K. Nelson, R. H. Nelson, V. T. Nguyen, P. Nienaber, J. A. Nowak, 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, W. Smart, D. Smith, M. Sodeberg, M. Sorel, P. Spentzouris, I. Stancu, R. J. Stefanski, M. Sung, H. A. Tanaka, R. Tayloe, M. Tzanov, P. Vahle, R. Van De Water, B. Viren, M. O. Wascko, D. H. White, M. J. Wilking, H. J. Yang, F. X. Yumiceva, G. P. Zeller, E. D. Zimmerman, R. Zwaska

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Abstract

We report the first observation of off-axis neutrino interactions in the MiniBooNE detector from the NuMI beam line at Fermilab. The MiniBooNE detector is located 745m from the NuMI production target, at 110mrad angle (6.3°) with respect to the NuMI beam axis. Samples of charged-current quasielastic νμ and νe interactions are analyzed and found to be in agreement with expectation. This provides a direct verification of the expected pion and kaon contributions to the neutrino flux and validates the modeling of the NuMI off-axis beam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number211801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume102
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - May 26 2009

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    Adamson, P., Aguilar-Arevalo, A. A., Anderson, C. E., Bazarko, A. O., Bishai, M., Brice, S. J., Brown, B. C., Bugel, L., Cao, J., Choudhary, B. C., Coney, L., Conrad, J. M., Cox, D. C., Curioni, A., Djurcic, Z., Finley, D. A., Fleming, B. T., Ford, R., Gallagher, H. R., ... Zwaska, R. (2009). Measurement of νμ and νe events in an off-axis horn-focused neutrino beam. Physical Review Letters, 102(21), [211801]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.211801