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Improved constraint on the MINERνA medium energy neutrino flux using ν¯e-→ν¯e- data

ContributorsMINERνA Collaboration
CollaboratorsZazueta, L.; Akhter, S.; Ahmad Dar, Z.; Akbar, F.; Ansari, V.; Ascencio, M. V.; Sajjad Athar, M.; Bashyal, A.; Bercellie, A.; Betancourt, M.; Bonilla, J. L.; Bravar, Alessandro; Cai, T.; Díaz, G. A.; da Motta, H.; Felix, J.; Fields, L.; Filkins, A.; Fine, R.; Gago, A. M.; Gallagher, H.; Ghosh, A.; Gran, R.; Granados, E.; Harris, D. A.; Henry, S.; Jena, D.; Kleykamp, J.; Klustová, A.; Kordosky, M.; Last, D.; Lozano, A.; Lu, X.-G.; Maher, E.; Manly, S.; Mann, W. A.; McFarland, K. S.; Messerly, B.; Miller, J.; Moreno, O.; Morfín, J. G.; Nelson, J. K.; Nguyen, C.; Olivier, A.; Paolone, V.; Perdue, G. N.; Plows, K.-Js; Ramírez, M. A.; Ruterbories, D.; Schellman, H.; Solano Salinas, C. J.; Su, H.; Sultana, M.; Valencia, E.; Vaughan, N. H.; Waldron, A. V.; Yaeggy, B.
Published inPhysical review. D, vol. 107, 012001
Publication date2023
First online date2023-01-11

Processes with precisely known cross sections, like neutrino-electron elastic scattering (νe-→νe-) and inverse muon decay (νμe-→μ-νe) have been used by MINERνA to constrain the uncertainty on the neutrinos at the main injector (NuMI) neutrino beam flux. This work presents a new measurement of neutrino elastic scattering with electrons using the medium energy ν¯μ-enhanced NuMI beam. A sample of 578 events after background subtraction is used in combination with the previous measurement on the νμ beam and the inverse muon decay measurement to reduce the uncertainty on the νμ flux in the νμ-enhanced beam from 7.6% to 3.3% and the ν¯μ flux in the ν¯μ-enhanced beam from 7.8% to 4.7%.

  • Muon: decay
  • Neutrino electron: elastic scattering
  • Neutrino: energy
  • Neutrino/mu: secondary beam
  • Beam: flux
  • Neutrino: flux
  • Energy dependence
  • Neutrino/mu: flux
  • Neutrino: elastic scattering
  • Neutrino electron: scattering
  • Background
  • Channel cross section: measured
  • Measurement methods
  • Data analysis method
  • Experimental results
Citation (ISO format)
MINERνA Collaboration. Improved constraint on the MINERνA medium energy neutrino flux using ν¯e-→ν¯e- data. In: Physical review. D, 2023, vol. 107, p. 012001. doi: 10.1103/physrevd.107.012001
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