Measurement of inclusive neutral current π0 production on carbon in a few-GeV neutrino beam

Y. Kurimoto, J. L. Alcaraz-Aunion, S. J. Brice, L. Bugel, J. Catala-Perez, G. Cheng, J. M. Conrad, Z. Djurcic, U. Dore, D. A. Finley, A. J. Franke, C. Giganti, J. J. Gomez-Cadenas, P. Guzowski, A. Hanson, Y. Hayato, K. Hiraide, G. Jover-Manas, G. Karagiorgi, T. KatoriY. K. Kobayashi, T. Kobilarcik, H. Kubo, W. C. Louis, P. F. Loverre, L. Ludovici, K. B.M. Mahn, C. Mariani, S. Masuike, K. Matsuoka, V. T. McGary, W. Metcalf, G. B. Mills, G. Mitsuka, Y. Miyachi, S. Mizugashira, C. D. Moore, Y. Nakajima, T. Nakaya, R. Napora, P. Nienaber, D. Orme, M. Otani, A. D. Russell, F. Sanchez, M. H. Shaevitz, T. A. Shibata, M. Sorel, R. J. Stefanski, H. Takei, H. K. Tanaka, M. Tanaka, R. Tayloe, I. J. Taylor, R. J. Tesarek, Y. Uchida, R. Van De Water, J. J. Walding, M. O. Wascko, H. B. White, M. J. Wilking, M. Yokoyama, G. P. Zeller, E. D. Zimmerman

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    Abstract

    The SciBooNE Collaboration reports inclusive neutral current neutral pion production by a muon neutrino beam on a polystyrene target (C8H8). We obtain (7.7±0.5(stat)±0.5(sys))×10-2 as the ratio of the neutral current neutral pion production to total charged current cross section; the mean energy of neutrinos producing detected neutral pions is 1.11/2 GeV. The result agrees with the Rein-Sehgal model implemented in our neutrino interaction simulation program with nuclear effects. The spectrum shape of the π0 momentum and angle agree with the model. We also measure the ratio of the neutral current coherent pion production to total charged current cross section to be (0.7±0.4)×10-2. © 2010 The American Physical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number033004
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Volume81
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2010

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