Measurement of single pi(0) production by coherent neutral-current nu Fe interactions in the MINOS Near Detector Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 American Physical Society. Forward single 0 production by coherent neutral-current interactions, AA0, is investigated using a 2.81020 protons-on-target exposure of the MINOS Near Detector. For single-shower topologies, the event distribution in production angle exhibits a clear excess above the estimated background at very forward angles for visible energy in the range 1-8 GeV. Cross sections are obtained for the detector medium comprised of 80% iron and 20% carbon nuclei with =48, the highest- target used to date in the study of this coherent reaction. The total cross section for coherent neutral-current single 0 production initiated by the flux of the NuMI low-energy beam with mean (mode) E of 4.9 GeV (3.0 GeV), is 77.65.0(stat)-16.8+15.0(syst)10-40 cm2 pernucleus. The results are in good agreement with predictions of the Berger-Sehgal model.

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  • 9.472

author list (cited authors)

  • Adamson, P., Anghel, I., Aurisano, A., Barr, G., Bishai, M., Blake, A., ... Zwaska, R.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Adamson, P||Anghel, I||Aurisano, A||Barr, G||Bishai, M||Blake, A||Bock, GJ||Bogert, D||Cao, SV||Carroll, TJ||Castromonte, CM||Chen, R||Cherdack, D||Childress, S||Coelho, JAB||Corwin, L||Cronin-Hennessy, D||de Jong, JK||De Rijck, S||Devan, AV||Devenish, NE||Diwan, MV||Escobar, CO||Evans, JJ||Falk, E||Feldman, GJ||Flanagan, W||Frohne, MV||Gabrielyan, M||Gallagher, HR||Germani, S||Gomes, RA||Goodman, MC||Gouffon, P||Graf, N||Gran, R||Grzelak, K||Habig, A||Hahn, SR||Hartnell, J||Hatcher, R||Holin, A||Huang, J||Hylen, J||Irwin, GM||Isvan, Z||James, C||Jensen, D||Kafka, T||Kasahara, SMS||Koizumi, G||Kordosky, M||Kreymer, A||Lang, K||Ling, J||Litchfield, PJ||Lucas, P||Mann, WA||Marshak, ML||Mayer, N||McGivern, C||Medeiros, MM||Mehdiyev, R||Meier, JR||Messier, MD||Miller, WH||Mishra, SR||Sher, S Moed||Moore, CD||Mualem, L||Musser, J||Naples, D||Nelson, JK||Newman, HB||Nichol, RJ||Nowak, JA||O'Connor, J||Oliver, WP||Orchanian, M||Pahlka, RB||Paley, J||Patterson, RB||Pawloski, G||Perch, A||Pfutzner, MM||Phan, DD||Phan-Budd, S||Plunkett, RK||Poonthottathil, N||Qiu, X||Radovic, A||Rebel, B||Rosenfeld, C||Rubin, HA||Sail, P||Sanchez, MC||Schneps, J||Schreckenberger, A||Schreiner, P||Sharma, R||Sousa, A||Tagg, N||Talaga, RL||Thomas, J||Thomson, MA||Tian, X||Timmons, A||Todd, J||Tognini, SC||Toner, R||Torretta, D||Tzanakos, G||Urheim, J||Vahle, P||Viren, B||Weber, A||Webb, RC||White, C||Whitehead, L||Whitehead, LH||Wojcicki, SG||Zwaska, R

publication date

  • October 2016