Antineutrino Charged-Current Reactions on Hydrocarbon with Low Momentum Transfer. Academic Article uri icon


  • We report on multinucleon effects in low momentum transfer (<0.8  GeV/c) antineutrino interactions on plastic (CH) scintillator. These data are from the 2010-2011 antineutrino phase of the MINERvA experiment at Fermilab. The hadronic energy spectrum of this inclusive sample is well described when a screening effect at a low energy transfer and a two-nucleon knockout process are added to a relativistic Fermi gas model of quasielastic, Δ resonance, and higher resonance processes. In this analysis, model elements introduced to describe previously published neutrino results have quantitatively similar benefits for this antineutrino sample. We present the results as a double-differential cross section to accelerate the investigation of alternate models for antineutrino scattering off nuclei.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

altmetric score

  • 13.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Gran, R., Betancourt, M., Elkins, M., Rodrigues, P. A., Akbar, F., Aliaga, L., ... MINERvA Collaboration.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Gran, R||Betancourt, M||Elkins, M||Rodrigues, PA||Akbar, F||Aliaga, L||Andrade, DA||Bashyal, A||Bellantoni, L||Bercellie, A||Bodek, A||Bravar, A||Budd, H||Vera, GFR Caceres||Cai, T||Carneiro, MF||Coplowe, D||da Motta, H||Dytman, SA||Díaz, GA||Felix, J||Fields, L||Fine, R||Gallagher, H||Ghosh, A||Haider, H||Han, JY||Harris, DA||Henry, S||Jena, D||Kleykamp, J||Kordosky, M||Le, T||Leistico, JR||Lovlein, A||Lu, X-G||Maher, E||Manly, S||Mann, WA||Marshall, CM||McFarland, KS||McGowan, AM||Messerly, B||Miller, J||Mislivec, A||Morfín, JG||Mousseau, J||Naples, D||Nelson, JK||Nguyen, C||Norrick, A||Olivier, A||Paolone, V||Patrick, CE||Perdue, GN||Ramírez, MA||Ransome, RD||Ray, H||Ren, L||Rimal, D||Ruterbories, D||Schellman, H||Salinas, CJ Solano||Su, H||Sultana, M||Falero, S Sánchez||Valencia, E||Wolcott, J||Wospakrik, M||Yaeggy, B

publication date

  • June 2018