Jul 4 – 11, 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Measurement of the muon neutrino flux and inclusive charged-current cross-section at T2K's near detector

Jul 5, 2012, 12:00 PM
Room 217 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 217

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 8. Neutrinos TR 8 - Neutrinos RM 219


Ms Melody Ravonel (University of Geneva (CH))


We present the first measurement of the muon neutrino spectrum at the T2K near detector, ND280, using the data collected at the JPARC accelerator facility in Tokai, Japan. ND280 is located 280 meters downstream from the target and 2.5^o off-axis from the direction of the beam. The measured spectrum at ND280 constrains the flux and cross section uncertainties in the T2K oscillation analysis. We select inclusive charged-current (CC) events from muon neutrinos in ND280. These are separated into a charged current quasi elastic (CCQE) enhanced sample and a CC non-QE sample. We then fit the muon spectrum for both samples to extract flux and cross section parameters which are used as inputs into T2K's oscillation analysis. We separately produce a flux-averaged differential inclusive CC cross-section in the 2-dimensional plane of muon momentum and angle. For the cross-section measurement the flux is given by the MC and tuned to data from the NA61 experiment. We present the event selection, detector uncertainties, and final measurement result for both the spectrum measurement and for the cross-section result.

Primary author

Ms Melody Ravonel (University of Geneva (CH))

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