62 research outputs found

    Overview of progress in neutrino scattering measurements

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    Recent progress in neutrino scattering experiments with few GeV neutrino beams is reviewed, focusing on new experimental input since the beginning of the NuInt workshop series in 2001. Progress in neutrino quasi-elastic scattering, resonance production, coherent pion production, scattering in the transition region between the resonance and deep inelastic regimes, and nuclear effects in neutrino-nucleus scattering, is discussed.Comment: To appear in the proceedings of 5th International Workshop on Neutrino-Nucleus Interactions in the Few-GeV Region (NuInt07), Batavia, Illinois, 30 May - 3 Jun 2007. Submitted to AIP Conf.Pro

    Why understanding neutrino interactions is important for oscillation physics

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    Uncertainties in knowledge of neutrino interactions directly impact the ability to measure the parameters of neutrino oscillation. Experiments which make use of differing technologies and neutrino beams are sensitive to different uncertainties. Several experimental and theoretical issues are reviewed.Comment: Proceedings prepared for the Fifth International Workshop on Neutrino-Nucleus Interactions in the Few-GeV Region (NuInt07), May 30-June 2, 2007. Proceedings to be published by the AIP (6 pages

    Coherent Pion Production by Neutrinos

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    I concentrate in this article on the reaction--coherent pion production by neutrinos incident on nuclei. A special effort is made in order to describe the approximations entering the calculation. I conclude that the reaction is well understood and with appropriate data for hadronic reactions is can be computed for low and high energies. Because of shortage of space I omitted the resonance analysis, which is described in articles with my collaborators.Comment: 4 pages. Proceedings of Conf. to be published by APS-Proceeding

    Understanding the Forward Muon Deficit in Coherent Pion Production

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    For any inelastic process v+I+Fv_{\ell} + I \to \ell^- + F with m=0m_{\ell} = 0, the cross section at θ=0\theta_{\ell} = 0 is given by Adler's PCAC theorem. Inclusion of the lepton mass has a dynamical effect (``PCAC-screening'') caused by interference of spin-zero (π+\pi^+) and spin-one exchanges. This effect may be relevant to the forward suppression reported in recent experiments.Comment: 3 pages, 2 figures, presented at NuInt07, Fermilab, may 31 - june 3 200

    Single Pion Measurement Capabilities at SciBooNE

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    The precise knowledge of the single pion production cross-section of neutrino around the ~1 GeV energy region is an essential ingredient in the interpretation of neutrino oscillation experiments. The unique opportunities and prospects of single pion measurements at SciBooNE are described.Comment: Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Neutrino-Nucleus Interactions in the Few-GeV Region (NuInt07), Batavia, Illinois, 30 May - 3 Jun 200

    Neutral Current π0\pi^0 Production in MiniBooNE

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    This paper describes the analysis used to determine the neutral current π0\pi^0 production in MiniBooNE in bins of momentum. Additionally, a measurement of the relative coherent production of π0\pi^0s is discussed. The coherent production rate is found to be (19.5 ±\pm1.1 (stat) ±\pm2.5 (sys))% of the total exclusive neutral current π0\pi^0 production rate.Comment: Prepared for the Proceedings of Neutrino Interactions 200

    NC pi0 Production in the MiniBooNE Antineutrino Data

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    The single largest background to future numubar to nuebar (numu to nue) oscillation searches is neutral current pi0 production. MiniBooNE, which began taking antineutrino data in January 2006, has the world's largest sample of pi0's produced by antineutrinos in the 1 GeV energy range. These neutral pions are primarily produced through the delta resonance but can also be created through "coherent production." The latter process is the coherent sum of glancing scatters of (anti)neutrinos off a neutron or proton, in which the nucleus is kept intact but a pi0 is created. Current analysis of NC pi0 production in the MiniBooNE antineutrino data will be discussed.Comment: 4 pages, including 5 figures. Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Neutrino-Nucleus Interactions in the Few-GeV Region (NuInt07), Batavia, Illinois, 30 May - 3 Jun 200

    Pion Production in Neutrino-Nucleon Reactions

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    We construct a model for the weak pion production off the nucleon, which in addition to the weak excitation of the Δ(1232)\Delta(1232) resonance and its subsequent decay into NπN\pi, it includes also some background terms required by chiral symmetry. We re-fit the C5A(q2)C_5^A(q^2) form factor to the flux averaged νμpμpπ+\nu_\mu p \to \mu^-p\pi^+ ANL q2q^2-differential cross section data, finding a substantially smaller contribution of the Δ\Delta pole mechanism than traditionally assumed in the literature. We also show that the interference between the Delta pole and the background terms produces parity-violating contributions to the pion angular differential cross section.Comment: To appear in the proceedings of Fifth International Workshop on. Neutrino-Nucleus Interactions in the Few-GeV Region. May 30, 2007 - June 3, 2007. Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois US

    Spectral functions for medium-sized nuclei

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    The spectral functions for calcium and argon are constructed. It is verified that their predictions for the quasielastic electron-nucleus cross sections in the energy range ~1 GeV agree with the data. The argon spectral function is then used to obtain the quasielastic neutrino-nucleus cross section.Comment: 3 pages, 3 figures, presented at 5th International Workshop on Neutrino-Nucleus Interactions in the Few-GeV Region (NuInt07), Fermilab, USA, 30.05-3.06.200
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