3-10 August 2016
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Charged kaon production by neutrinos at MINERvA

Aug 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
2h
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session

Speaker

Ben Messerly (University of Pittsburgh)

Description

Charged kaon production by atmospheric neutrinos is a background in searches for the SUSY-favored proton decay $p \rightarrow K^{+} \bar{\nu}$. MINERvA identifies $K^{+}$ events by reconstructing the timing signature of a $K^{+}$ decay-at-rest. We present differential cross sections for charged-current and neutral-current neutrinoproduction of $K^{+}$ as a function of kaon energy, and discuss how these measurements can be used to constrain background predictions in proton decay searches.

Primary author

Chris Marshall (University of Rochester)

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