May 18 – 22, 2009
Sitges (Barcelona) Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

Charged-Current Neutrino-induced Neutral Pion Production at SciBooNE

May 19, 2009, 6:30 PM
Sitges (Barcelona) Spain

Sitges (Barcelona) Spain

Palau Maricel Sitges (Barcelona) Spain


Mr Juan Catala-Perez (IFIC)


SciBooNE, located in the Booster Neutrino Beam at Fermilab, collected data from June 2007 to August 2008 to accurately measure muon neutrino and anti-neutrino cross sections on carbon below 1 GeV neutrino energy. SciBooNE is studying charged current interactions. Among them, neutral pion production interactions will be the focus of this poster. The experimental signature of neutrino-induced neutral pion production is constituted by two electromagnetic cascades initiated by the conversion of the pi0 decay photons, with an additional muon in the final state for CC processes. In this poster, I will present how we reconstruct and select charged-current muon neutrino interactions producing pi0's in SciBooNE. For this purpose, data from all three SciBooNE sub-detectors is used. A preliminary measurement of the overall rate for this process to occur in neutrino-mode, as well as distributions in key pi0 observables, will be given. Data will be compared to expectations from two widely-used neutrino event generators: NEUT and NUANCE.

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