First Measurement of Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon at $E_ν\sim 0.8$ GeV with the MicroBooNE Detector

Alrashed, M. and An, R. and Anthony, J. and Asaadi, J. and Ashkenazi, A. and Auger, M. and Balasubramanian, S. and Baller, B. and Barnes, C. and Barr, G. and Bass, M. and Bay, F. and Bhat, A. and Bhattacharya, K. and Bishai, M. and Blake, A. and Bolton, T. and Camilleri, L. and Caratelli, D. and Terrazas, I. Caro and Fernandez, R. Castillo and Cavanna, F. and Cerati, G. and Church, E. and Cianci, D. and Cohen, E. O. and Collin, G. H. and Conrad, J. M. and Convery, M. and Cooper-Troendle, L. and Crespo-Anadon, J. I. and Tutto, M. Del and Devitt, D. and Diaz, A. and Domine, L. and Duffy, K. and Dytman, S. and Eberly, B. and Ereditato, A. and Sanchez, L. Escudero and Esquivel, J. and Fitzpatrick, R. S. and Fleming, B. T. and Franco, D. and Furmanski, A. P. and Garcia-Gamez, D. and Genty, V. and Goeldi, D. and Lister, A. and Nowak, J. (2019) First Measurement of Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged Current Differential Cross Sections on Argon at $E_ν\sim 0.8$ GeV with the MicroBooNE Detector. Physical review letters, 123 (13). ISSN 1079-7114

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Abstract

We report the first measurement of the double-differential and total muon-neutrino charged-current inclusive cross sections on argon at a mean neutrino energy of 0.8 GeV. Data were collected using the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber located in the Fermilab Booster neutrino beam, and correspond to $1.6 \times 10^{20}$ protons on target of exposure. The measured differential cross sections are presented as a function of muon momentum, using multiple Coulomb scattering as a momentum measurement technique, and the muon angle with respect to the beam direction. We compare the measured cross sections to multiple neutrino event generators and find better agreement with those containing more complete physics at low $Q^2$. The total flux integrated cross section is measured to be $0.693 \pm 0.010 \, (\text{stat.}) \pm 0.165 \, (\text{syst.}) \times 10^{-38} \, \text{cm}^{2}$.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical review letters
Additional Information: © 2019 American Physical Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 136161
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 16 Aug 2019 08:15
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2020 03:54
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/136161

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