Neutrino and antineutrino inclusive charged-current cross section measurement with the MINOS near detector

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This thesis presents the measurement of energy dependence of the neutrino-nucleon inclusive charged current cross section on an isoscalar target in the range 3-50 GeV for neutrinos and 5-50 GeV energy range for antineutrinos. The data set was collected with the MINOS Near Detector using the wide band NuMI beam at Fermilab. The size of the charged current sample is 1.94 x 10{sup 6} neutrino events and 1.60 x 10{sup 5} antineutrino events. The flux has been extracted using a low hadronic energy sub-sample of the charged current events. The energy dependence of the cross section is obtained by dividing ... continued below

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Bhattacharya, Debdatta & U., /Pittsburgh March 1, 2009.

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This thesis presents the measurement of energy dependence of the neutrino-nucleon inclusive charged current cross section on an isoscalar target in the range 3-50 GeV for neutrinos and 5-50 GeV energy range for antineutrinos. The data set was collected with the MINOS Near Detector using the wide band NuMI beam at Fermilab. The size of the charged current sample is 1.94 x 10{sup 6} neutrino events and 1.60 x 10{sup 5} antineutrino events. The flux has been extracted using a low hadronic energy sub-sample of the charged current events. The energy dependence of the cross section is obtained by dividing the charged current sample with the extracted flux. The neutrino and antineutrino cross section exhibits a linear dependence on energy at high energy but shows deviations from linear behavior at low energy. We also present a measurement of the ratio of antineutrino to neutrino inclusive cross section.

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-THESIS-2009-11
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • DOI: 10.2172/952653 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 952653
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc930187

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Bhattacharya, Debdatta & U., /Pittsburgh. Neutrino and antineutrino inclusive charged-current cross section measurement with the MINOS near detector, thesis or dissertation, March 1, 2009; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc930187/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.