17-24 July 2013
KTH and Stockholm University Campus
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Hadron production measurement from NA61/SHINE

19 Jul 2013, 16:00
D3 (KTH Campus)


KTH Campus

Talk presentation Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Dr Alexander Korzenev (Universite de Geneve (CH))


New results of NA61/SHINE on determination of charged hadron yields in proton-carbon interactions are presented. They aim to improve predictions of the neutrino flux in the T2K experiment. The data were recorded using a secondary-proton beam of 31 GeV/c momentum from CERN SPS which impinges on a graphite target. To determine the inclusive production cross-section for charged pions, kaons and protons the thin ($0.04\lambda_I$) target was exploited. Results of this measurement are used in the T2K beam simulation program to reweight hadron yields in the interaction vertex. At the same time, NA61/SHINE results obtained with the T2K replica target ($1.9\lambda_I$) allow to constrain hadron yields at the surface of the target. It would correspond to the constraint up to 90\% of the neutrino flux, thus reducing significantly a model dependence of the neutrino beam prediction. All measured spectra are compared to predictions of hadron production models. In addition a status of the analysis of data collected by NA61/SHINE for the NuMI target (Fermilab) is reviewed. These data will be used further in neutrino beam calculations for the MINERvA, MINOS(+) and LBNE experiments.

Primary author

Dr Alexander Korzenev (Universite de Geneve (CH))

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