15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
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Measurement of the Pion Absorption and Charge Exchange Cross Sections for the T2K Experiment

17 Jun 2014, 15:00
FA-054 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Oral (Student, In Competition) / Orale (Étudiant(e), inscrit à la compétition) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) (T2-10) Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay - DNP-PPD / Double dégénérescence beta sans neutrino - DPN-PPD


Elder Pinzon (Y)


In T2K, neutrinos are observed via charged current quasi-elastic scattering (CCQE) interactions (\nu_{\mu}+n->\nu^{-}+p), as well as charged current single pion production (CC1\pi) (\nu_{\mu}+p->\mu^{-}+p+\pi^{+}). The \pi^{+} is free to interact inside and outside the nucleus via absorption (ABS) and charge exchange (CX: \pi^{+}->\pi^{0}) processes. If there is an unobserved pion, then the reconstructed neutrino energy is incorrect. Reducing the uncertainties on these cross-sections reduces the systematic uncertainties for neutrino oscillation measurements. The DUET Experiment was conducted in the M11 \pi^{+} beam line at TRIUMF to address this issue. Both combined ABS+CX and separate CX cross section measurements for \pi^{+} with initial momentum in the range of 200~350 MeV/c will be presented. The impact of this measurement for oscillation analyses on T2K and future experiments will be discussed.

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