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

Measurement of Muon Neutrino Charged Current Quasielastic (CCQE) Double Differential Cross Section in MiniBooNE

May 19, 2009, 4:00 PM
Sitges (Barcelona) Spain

Sitges (Barcelona) Spain

Palau Maricel Sitges (Barcelona) Spain
Talk CC and NC quasi-elastic scattering CC and NC quasi-elastic scattering I


Teppei Katori (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


The mini-Booster neutrino experiment (MiniBooNE) at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) is designed to search for \nu_mu to nu_e appearance neutrino oscillations. Muon neutrino charged current quasielastic (CCQE) interactions make up roughly 40% of our data sample, and are used to constrain the background and cross sections for the oscillation analysis. Using high-statistics MiniBooNE CCQE data, the muon-neutrino CCQE differential cross section on carbon is measured. The backgrounds are tuned precisely using the MiniBooNE data. This is the first measurement for the double differential cross section in CCQE interaction, and is the most complete information one can obtain from muon-kinematics-based CCQE cross section measurements. Our measurement can be used to study nuclear effects in neutrino interactions, which is critical input for future long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments.

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Teppei Katori (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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