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Experimental High Energy Physics

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Measurement of Muon Neutrino Quasi-Elastic Scattering on a Hydrocarbon Target at Eν∼3.5 GeV

Publicaciones

Measurement of Muon Neutrino Quasi-Elastic Scattering on a Hydrocarbon Target at Eν∼3.5 GeV

Research areas:

Física Experimental de Alta Energía

Year:

2013

Type of Publication:

In Proceeding

Authors:

Journal:

Phys. Rev. Lett

Volume:

111

Pages:

7

 

Abstract:

We report a study of muon neutrino charged-current quasi-elastic events in the segmented scintillator inner tracker of the MINERvA experiment running in the NuMI neutrino beam at Fermilab. The events were selected by requiring a {\mu}^- and low calorimetric recoil energy separated from the interaction vertex. We measure the flux-averaged differential cross-section, d{\sigma}/dQ^2, and study the low energy particle content of the final state. Deviations are found between the measured d{\sigma}/dQ^2 and the expectations of a model of independent nucleons in a relativistic Fermi gas. We also observe an excess of energy near the vertex consistent with multiple protons in the final state.

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