4-8 August 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Electron neutrino charged-current quasi-elastic scattering in the MINERvA experiment

6 Aug 2015, 17:20
Hussey (Michigan League)


Michigan League

Neutrino Experiment Neutrino Physics


Jeremy Wolcott (University of Rochester)


The electron-neutrino charged-current quasi-elastic (CCQE) cross-section on nuclei is an important input parameter to appearance-type neutrino oscillation experiments. Current experiments typically work from the muon neutrino cross-section and apply corrections from theoretical arguments to obtain a prediction for the electron neutrino cross-section, but to date there has been no experimental verification of the estimates for this channel at an energy scale appropriate to such experiments. We present the first measurement of an exclusive reaction in few-GeV electron neutrino interactions, namely, the cross-section for a CCQE-like process, made using the MINERvA detector. The result is given both as differential cross-sections vs. the electron energy, electron angle, and $Q^{2}$, as well as a total cross-section vs. neutrino energy.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Jeremy Wolcott (University of Rochester)

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