3-10 August 2016
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Neutral Current Pi0 interactions in MicroBooNE

Aug 6, 2016, 6:00 PM
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session


Ryan Grosso (University of Cinbinnati)


MicroBooNE is a 89 t active volume liquid argon TPC that has been collecting neutrino data in the Booster Neutrino Beamline at Fermilab since October 2015. The experiment is designed to study the low energy excess of electromagnetic events observed by MiniBooNE and to measure a large suite of cross sections in argon with an average neutrino energy of about 800 MeV. In recent years interest has grown for precise neutrino – nucleus cross sections. In particular, a measurement of the neutral current single $\pi^{0}$ cross section in argon is important as it forms a non-negligible background for $\nu_{e}$ appearance searches at MicroBooNE and other liquid argon based experiments. The neutral current $\pi^{0}$'s cross section is infrequently measured in many experiments due to many detector constraints. This poster will address some of the challenges associated with identifying and reconstructing neutral current $\pi^{0}$ interactions in MicroBooNE. It will address steps towards a fully automated reconstruction and selection process, and discuss prospects for upcoming cross section measurements of this channel.

Primary author

Ryan Grosso (University of Cinbinnati)


Anne Schukraft (Fermilab) Randy Johnson (University of Cincinnati)

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