Measurement of the muon neutrino inclusive charged-current cross section in the energy range of 1-3 GeV with the T2K INGRID detector

Abe, K. and Andreopoulos, C. and Antonova, M. and Aoki, S. and Ariga, A. and Assylbekov, S. and Autiero, D. and Barbi, M. and Barker, G. J. and Barr, G. and Bartet-Friburg, P. and Batkiewicz, M. and Bay, F. and Berardi, V. and Berkman, S. and Bhadra, S. and Blondel, A. and Bolognesi, S. and Bordoni, S. and Boyd, S. B. and Brailsford, D. and Bravar, A. and Bronner, C. and Calland, R. G. and Cao, S. and Rodríguez, J. Caravaca and Cartwright, S. L. and Castillo, R. and Catanesi, M. G. and Cervera, A. and Cherdack, D. and Chikuma, N. and Christodoulou, G. and Clifton, A. and Coleman, J. and Collazuol, G. and Cremonesi, L. and Dabrowska, A. and Rosa, G. De and Dealtry, T. and Finch, A. J. and Grant, N. and Kormos, L. L. and Lamont, I. and Lawe, M. and Nowak, J. and O'Keeffe, H. M. and Ratoff, P. N. and Shaw, D. and Southwell, L. (2016) Measurement of the muon neutrino inclusive charged-current cross section in the energy range of 1-3 GeV with the T2K INGRID detector. Physical Review D, 93 (7). ISSN 1550-7998

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Abstract

We report a measurement of the ν μ-nucleus inclusive charged-current cross section (=σ cc) on iron using data from the INGRID detector exposed to the J-PARC neutrino beam. The detector consists of 14 modules in total, which are spread over a range of off-axis angles from 0° to 1.1°. The variation in the neutrino energy spectrum as a function of the off-axis angle, combined with event topology information, is used to calculate this cross section as a function of neutrino energy. The cross section is measured to be σ cc (1.1  GeV)=1.10±0.15 (10 −38   cm 2 /nucleon), σ cc (2.0  GeV)=2.07±0.27 (10 −38   cm 2 /nucleon), and σ cc (3.3  GeV)=2.29±0.45 (10 −38   cm 2 /nucleon), at energies of 1.1, 2.0, and 3.3 GeV, respectively. These results are consistent with the cross section calculated by the neutrino interaction generators currently used by T2K. More importantly, the method described here opens up a new way to determine the energy dependence of neutrino-nucleus cross sections.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review D
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 77936
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Jan 2016 09:46
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 02:32
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/77936

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