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Measurement of differential cross sections for νμ -Ar charged-current interactions with protons and no pions in the final state with the MicroBooNE detector

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Measurement of differential cross sections for νμ -Ar charged-current interactions with protons and no pions in the final state with the MicroBooNE detector. / MicroBooNE Collaboration ; Blake, A.; Devitt, D.; Lister, A.; Nowak, J.; Thorpe, C.

In: Physical Review D, Vol. 102, No. 11, 112013, 01.12.2020.

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@article{f6d67bd8d3b74c64a440ddb0584bd022,
title = "Measurement of differential cross sections for νμ -Ar charged-current interactions with protons and no pions in the final state with the MicroBooNE detector",
abstract = " We present an analysis of MicroBooNE data with a signature of one muon, no pions, and at least one proton above a momentum threshold of 300 MeV/c (CC0$\pi$Np). This is the first differential cross section measurement of this topology in neutrino-argon interactions. We achieve a significantly lower proton momentum threshold than previous carbon and scintillator-based experiments. Using data collected from a total of approximately $1.6 \times 10^{20}$ protons-on-target, we measure the muon neutrino cross section for the CC0$\pi$Np interaction channel in argon at MicroBooNE in the Booster Neutrino Beam which has a mean energy of around 800 MeV. We present the results from a data sample with estimated efficiency of 29\% and purity of 76\% as differential cross sections in five reconstructed variables: the muon momentum and polar angle, the leading proton momentum and polar angle, and the muon-proton opening angle. We include smearing matrices that can be used to {"}forward-fold{"} theoretical predictions for comparison with these data. We compare the measured differential cross sections to a number of recent theory predictions demonstrating largely good agreement with this first-ever data set on argon. ",
keywords = "hep-ex, hep-ph, nucl-ex, nucl-th, physics.ins-det",
author = "{MicroBooNE Collaboration} and P. Abratenko and M. Alrashed and R. An and J. Anthony and J. Asaadi and A. Ashkenazi and S. Balasubramanian and B. Baller and G. Barr and V. Basque and L. Bathe-Peters and Rodrigues, {O. Benevides} and S. Berkman and A. Bhanderi and A. Bhat and M. Bishai and A. Blake and T. Bolton and L. Camilleri and D. Caratelli and Terrazas, {I. Caro} and Fernandez, {R. Castillo} and F. Cavanna and G. Cerati and E. Church and D. Cianci and Conrad, {J. M.} and M. Convery and L. Cooper-Troendle and Crespo-Anadon, {J. I.} and Tutto, {M. Del} and D. Devitt and R. Diurba and L. Domine and R. Dorrill and K. Duffy and S. Dytman and B. Eberly and A. Ereditato and Sanchez, {L. Escudero} and Aguirre, {G. A. Fiorentini} and Fitzpatrick, {R. S.} and Fleming, {B. T.} and N. Foppiani and D. Franco and Furmanski, {A. P.} and A. Lister and J. Nowak and C. Thorpe",
year = "2020",
month = dec,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevD.102.112013",
language = "English",
volume = "102",
journal = "Physical Review D",
issn = "1550-7998",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
number = "11",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Measurement of differential cross sections for νμ -Ar charged-current interactions with protons and no pions in the final state with the MicroBooNE detector

AU - MicroBooNE Collaboration

AU - Abratenko, P.

AU - Alrashed, M.

AU - An, R.

AU - Anthony, J.

AU - Asaadi, J.

AU - Ashkenazi, A.

AU - Balasubramanian, S.

AU - Baller, B.

AU - Barr, G.

AU - Basque, V.

AU - Bathe-Peters, L.

AU - Rodrigues, O. Benevides

AU - Berkman, S.

AU - Bhanderi, A.

AU - Bhat, A.

AU - Bishai, M.

AU - Blake, A.

AU - Bolton, T.

AU - Camilleri, L.

AU - Caratelli, D.

AU - Terrazas, I. Caro

AU - Fernandez, R. Castillo

AU - Cavanna, F.

AU - Cerati, G.

AU - Church, E.

AU - Cianci, D.

AU - Conrad, J. M.

AU - Convery, M.

AU - Cooper-Troendle, L.

AU - Crespo-Anadon, J. I.

AU - Tutto, M. Del

AU - Devitt, D.

AU - Diurba, R.

AU - Domine, L.

AU - Dorrill, R.

AU - Duffy, K.

AU - Dytman, S.

AU - Eberly, B.

AU - Ereditato, A.

AU - Sanchez, L. Escudero

AU - Aguirre, G. A. Fiorentini

AU - Fitzpatrick, R. S.

AU - Fleming, B. T.

AU - Foppiani, N.

AU - Franco, D.

AU - Furmanski, A. P.

AU - Lister, A.

AU - Nowak, J.

AU - Thorpe, C.

PY - 2020/12/1

Y1 - 2020/12/1

N2 - We present an analysis of MicroBooNE data with a signature of one muon, no pions, and at least one proton above a momentum threshold of 300 MeV/c (CC0$\pi$Np). This is the first differential cross section measurement of this topology in neutrino-argon interactions. We achieve a significantly lower proton momentum threshold than previous carbon and scintillator-based experiments. Using data collected from a total of approximately $1.6 \times 10^{20}$ protons-on-target, we measure the muon neutrino cross section for the CC0$\pi$Np interaction channel in argon at MicroBooNE in the Booster Neutrino Beam which has a mean energy of around 800 MeV. We present the results from a data sample with estimated efficiency of 29\% and purity of 76\% as differential cross sections in five reconstructed variables: the muon momentum and polar angle, the leading proton momentum and polar angle, and the muon-proton opening angle. We include smearing matrices that can be used to "forward-fold" theoretical predictions for comparison with these data. We compare the measured differential cross sections to a number of recent theory predictions demonstrating largely good agreement with this first-ever data set on argon.

AB - We present an analysis of MicroBooNE data with a signature of one muon, no pions, and at least one proton above a momentum threshold of 300 MeV/c (CC0$\pi$Np). This is the first differential cross section measurement of this topology in neutrino-argon interactions. We achieve a significantly lower proton momentum threshold than previous carbon and scintillator-based experiments. Using data collected from a total of approximately $1.6 \times 10^{20}$ protons-on-target, we measure the muon neutrino cross section for the CC0$\pi$Np interaction channel in argon at MicroBooNE in the Booster Neutrino Beam which has a mean energy of around 800 MeV. We present the results from a data sample with estimated efficiency of 29\% and purity of 76\% as differential cross sections in five reconstructed variables: the muon momentum and polar angle, the leading proton momentum and polar angle, and the muon-proton opening angle. We include smearing matrices that can be used to "forward-fold" theoretical predictions for comparison with these data. We compare the measured differential cross sections to a number of recent theory predictions demonstrating largely good agreement with this first-ever data set on argon.

KW - hep-ex

KW - hep-ph

KW - nucl-ex

KW - nucl-th

KW - physics.ins-det

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevD.102.112013

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevD.102.112013

M3 - Journal article

VL - 102

JO - Physical Review D

JF - Physical Review D

SN - 1550-7998

IS - 11

M1 - 112013

ER -