Measurement of νμ-induced charged-current neutral pion production cross sections on mineral oil at Eν ϵ 0.5-2.0 GeV

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Abstract

Using a custom 3-Čerenkov ring fitter, we report cross sections for νμ-induced charged-current single π0 production on mineral oil (CH2) from a sample of 5810 candidate events with 57% signal purity over an energy range of 0.5-2.0 GeV. This includes measurements of the absolute total cross section as a function of neutrino energy, and flux-averaged differential cross sections measured in terms of Q2, μ- kinematics, and π0 kinematics. The sample yields a flux-averaged total cross section of (9.2 ± 0.3stat ± 1.5syst) × 10-39 cm2=CH2 at mean neutrino energy of 0.965 GeV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052009
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume83
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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