8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Charged Current Quasi-Elastic Scattering of Muon Neutrinos at the T2K Near Detector

Aug 10, 2011, 3:20 PM
550 (Rhode Island Convention Center)


Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Mr Brian Kirby (University of British Columbia)


T2K (Tokai-to-Kamioka) is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment designed to search for electron neutrino appearance. An intense off-axis muon neutrino beam produced at the JPARC facility in Tokai is analyzed at two locations, the first a set of detectors 280 m from the production point (ND280) and the second the Super-Kamiokande detector (SK) 295 km away. The ND280 detectors can identify a variety of neutrino interaction processes including the charged current quasi-elastic (CCQE) interactions used in conjunction with the neutrino beam simulation to predict the neutrino flux and energy spectrum at SK. This "golden mode" provides precise measurements of the flux and spectrum and can also be used to measure the neutrino beam's flavor content. This talk will describe the results of the first inclusive charged current rate measurement made at ND280, the ability of the detector to identify exclusive channels, and the latest status of the CCQE measurement at ND280.

Primary author

Mr Brian Kirby (University of British Columbia)

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