Measurement of the inclusive νμ charged current cross section on carbon in the near detector of the T2K experiment

Abe, K. and Abgrall, N. and Aihara, H. and Akiri, T. and B. Albert, J. and Andreopoulos, C. and Aoki, S. and Ariga, A. and Ariga, T. and Assylbekov, S. and Autiero, D. and Barbi, M. and J. Barker, G. and Barr, G. and Bass, M. and Batkiewicz, M. and Bay, F. and S. Bentham, S. and Berardi, V. and E. Berger, B. and Berkman, S. and Bertram, I. and Beznosko, D. and Bhadra, S. and d. M. Blaszczyk, F. and Blondel, A. and Bojechko, C. and Boyd, S. and Bravar, A. and Bronner, C. and G. Brook-Roberge, D. and Buchanan, N. and G. Calland, R. and Caravaca Rodrıguez, J. and Cartwright, S. and Castillo, R. and -G. Catanesi, M. and Cervera, A. and Cherdack, D. and Christodoulou, G. and Clifton, A. and Dealtry, Thomas and J. Finch, A. and Grant, N. and L. Kormos, L. and O'Keeffe, Helen and N. Ratoff, P. and Reeves, M. and Southwell, L. and Brailsford, Dominic Bevan (2013) Measurement of the inclusive νμ charged current cross section on carbon in the near detector of the T2K experiment. Physical Review D, 87 (9). ISSN 1550-7998

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T2K has performed the first measurement of \nu{\mu} inclusive charged current interactions on carbon at neutrino energies of ~1 GeV where the measurement is reported as a flux-averaged double differential cross section in muon momentum and angle. The flux is predicted by the beam Monte Carlo and external data, including the results from the NA61/SHINE experiment. The data used for this measurement were taken in 2010 and 2011, with a total of 10.8 x 10^{19} protons-on-target. The analysis is performed on 4485 inclusive charged current interaction candidates selected in the most upstream fine-grained scintillator detector of the near detector. The flux-averaged total cross section is _\phi =(6.91 +/- 0.13 (stat) +/- 0.84 (syst)) x10^{-39} cm^2/nucleon for a mean neutrino energy of 0.85 GeV.

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