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

Ariga, Akitaka; Ereditato, Antonio; Hierholzer, Martin; Nirkko, Martti; Pistillo, Ciro; Redij, Asmita Ajit; Wilkinson, Callum (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 - particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, 93(7), p. 72002. American Physical Society 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.072002

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We report a measurement of the νµ-nucleus inclusive charged current cross section (=σ cc) on ironusing data from 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 σcc(1.1 GeV) = 1.10±0.15 (10^−38cm^2/nucleon), σcc(2.0 GeV) = 2.07±0.27 (10^−38cm^2/nucleon), and σcc(3.3 GeV) = 2.29 ± 0.45 (10^−38cm^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 (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

UniBE Contributor:

Ariga, Akitaka; Ereditato, Antonio; Hierholzer, Martin; Nirkko, Martti; Pistillo, Ciro; Redij, Asmita Ajit and Wilkinson, Callum

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1550-7998

Publisher:

American Physical Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ciro Pistillo

Date Deposited:

06 Jul 2016 08:06

Last Modified:

06 Jul 2016 08:06

Publisher DOI:

10.1103/PhysRevD.93.072002

Additional Information:

Kollaboration. Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwähnt.

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.82764

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/82764

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