Measurement of \nu_\mu and \bar\nu_\mu induced neutral current single $\pi^0$ production cross sections on mineral oil at E_\nu~O(1 GeV)

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MiniBooNE reports the first absolute cross sections for neutral current single {pi}{sup 0} production on CH{sub 2} induced by neutrino and antineutrino interactions measured from the largest sets of NC {pi}{sup 0} events collected to date. The principal result consists of differential cross sections measured as functions of {pi}{sup 0} momentum and {pi}{sup 0} angle averaged over the neutrino flux at MiniBooNE. We find total cross sections of (4.76 {+-} 0.05{sub stat} {+-} 0.40{sub sys}) x 10{sup -40} cm{sup 2}/nucleon at a mean energy of <E{sub {nu}}> = 808 MeV and (1.48 {+-} 0.05{sub stat} {+-} 0.14{sub sys}) x 10{sup ... continued below

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Aguilar-Arevalo, A.A.; /Mexico U., ICN; Anderson, C.E.; U., /Yale; Bazarko, A.O.; U., /Princeton et al. November 1, 2009.

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MiniBooNE reports the first absolute cross sections for neutral current single {pi}{sup 0} production on CH{sub 2} induced by neutrino and antineutrino interactions measured from the largest sets of NC {pi}{sup 0} events collected to date. The principal result consists of differential cross sections measured as functions of {pi}{sup 0} momentum and {pi}{sup 0} angle averaged over the neutrino flux at MiniBooNE. We find total cross sections of (4.76 {+-} 0.05{sub stat} {+-} 0.40{sub sys}) x 10{sup -40} cm{sup 2}/nucleon at a mean energy of <E{sub {nu}}> = 808 MeV and (1.48 {+-} 0.05{sub stat} {+-} 0.14{sub sys}) x 10{sup -40} cm{sup 2}/nucleon at a mean energy of <E{sub {nu}}> = 664 MeV for {nu}{sub {mu}} and {bar {nu}}{sub {mu}} induced production, respectively. In addition, we have included measurements of the neutrino and antineutrino total cross sections for incoherent exclusive NC 1{pi}{sup 0} production corrected for the effects of final state interactions to compare to prior results.

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  • Journal Name: Phys.Rev.D81:013005,2010

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-PUB-09-583-E
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 969522
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Aguilar-Arevalo, A.A.; /Mexico U., ICN; Anderson, C.E.; U., /Yale; Bazarko, A.O.; U., /Princeton et al. Measurement of \nu_\mu and \bar\nu_\mu induced neutral current single $\pi^0$ production cross sections on mineral oil at E_\nu~O(1 GeV), article, November 1, 2009; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc931011/: accessed November 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.