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Measurement of the inclusive electron neutrino charged current cross section on carbon with the T2K near detector

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  • T2K Collaboration
Article number241803
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/12/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical review letters
Issue number24
Number of pages7
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date28/07/14
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The T2K off-axis near detector, ND280, is used to make the first differential cross-section measurements of electron neutrino charged current interactions at energies ~1 GeV as a function of electron momentum, electron scattering angle and four-momentum transfer of the interaction. The total flux-averaged $\nu_e$ charged current cross-section on carbon is measured to be $1.11\pm0.09~(stat)\pm0.18~(syst)\times10^{-38} cm^2/nucleon$. The differential and total cross-section measurements agree with the predictions of two leading neutrino interaction generators, NEUT and GENIE. The NEUT prediction is $1.23\times10^{-38} cm^2/nucleon$ and the GENIE prediction is $1.08\times10^{-38} cm^2/nucleon$. The total $\nu_e$ charged current cross-section result is also in agreement with data from the Gargamelle experiment.

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Submitted to PRL. Please see http://t2k-experiment.org/results/nd280-nue-xs-2014 for the data releated to these results © 2014 American Physical Society