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Single neutral pion production by charged-current ν¯μ interactions on hydrocarbon at >Eν< = 3.6 GeV

ContributorsLe, T.; Palomino, J.L.
CollaboratorsBravar, Alessandro
Published inPhysics letters. B, vol. 749, p. 130-136
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Publication date2015
Abstract

Single neutral pion production via muon antineutrino charged-current interactions in plastic scintillator (CH) is studied using the MINERvA detector exposed to the NuMI low-energy, wideband antineutrino beam at Fermilab. Measurement of this process constrains models of neutral pion production in nuclei, which is important because the neutral-current analog is a background for ν¯e appearance oscillation experiments. The differential cross sections for π0 momentum and production angle, for events with a single observed π0 and no charged pions, are presented and compared to model predictions. These results comprise the first measurement of the π0 kinematics for this process.

Keywords
  • Neutrino-nucleus scattering
  • Final state interaction
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LE, T., PALOMINO, J.L. Single neutral pion production by charged-current ν¯μ interactions on hydrocarbon at &gt;Eν&lt; = 3.6 GeV. In: Physics letters. B, 2015, vol. 749, p. 130–136. doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2015.07.039
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