Measurement of neutrino-induced neutral-current coherent π0 production in the NOvA near detector

NOvA Collaboration

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Abstract

The cross section of neutrino-induced neutral-current coherent π0 production on a carbon-dominated target is measured in the NOvA near detector. This measurement uses a narrow-band neutrino beam with an average neutrino energy of 2.7 GeV, which is of interest to ongoing and future long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. The measured, flux-averaged cross section is σ=13.8±0.9(stat)±2.3(syst)×10-40 cm2/nucleus, consistent with model prediction. This result is the most precise measurement of neutral-current coherent π0 production in the few-GeV neutrino energy region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012004
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume102
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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