Cross-section and structure function measurements with the ELBNF Near Detector

28 Apr 2015, 17:05


WG1 Structure Functions and Parton Densities WG1 Structure Functions and Parton Densities


Vittorio Paolone (University of Pittsburgh)


The high resolution near detector for the LBNE/F experiment, in conjunction with the high intensity and broad energy range of the LBNE/F beam, will allow to collect about 10^8 inclusive neutrino charged current (CC) interactions with a bubble-chamber quality reconstruction. Precision measurements of cross-sections for several exclusive processes and of structure functions (F_T, F_2, F_3, R) of nucleon and nuclei are planned. One key feature of the experimental program is the availability of several nuclear targets including polypropylene (C3H6)n, C, Ar, Ca, Fe, H2O, D2O, etc. which will allow model-independent measurements of nuclear effects in neutrino interactions. From a statistical subtraction of the C target from the polypropylene (C3H6)n one we will obtain interactions on free proton. The use of both neutrino and anti-neutrino beams on such a free proton target will allow a direct measurement of the free neutron structure functions, as well as the determination of the d/u ratio at large values of Bjorken x.

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Vittorio Paolone (University of Pittsburgh)


Roberto Petti (University of South Carolina (US))

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