Measurement of neutrino-induced neutral-current coherent π0 production in the NOvA near detector

Acero, M A, Adamson, P, Aliaga, L, Alion, T, Allakhverdian, V, Anfimov, N, Antoshkin, A, Arrieta-Diaz, E, Aurisano, A, Baird, M, Booth, A C, Hartnell, J, Méndez, D P, Vinton, L, Zamorano, B, NOvA Collaboration, and others, (2020) Measurement of neutrino-induced neutral-current coherent π0 production in the NOvA near detector. Physical Review D, 102 (1). a012004. ISSN 2470-0010

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Abstract

The cross section of neutrino-induced neutral-current coherent π0 production on a carbon-dominated target is measured in the NOvA near detector. This measurement uses a narrow-band neutrino beam with an average neutrino energy of 2.7 GeV, which is of interest to ongoing and future long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. The measured, flux-averaged cross section is σ=13.8±0.9(stat)±2.3(syst)×10−40cm2/nucleus, consistent with model prediction. This result is the most precise measurement of neutral-current coherent π0 production in the few-GeV neutrino energy region.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 11:30
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 15:48
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/92545

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