10-17 July 2019
Europe/Brussels timezone

Coherent Meson Production in the NOMAD Experiment

12 Jul 2019, 17:45
Campus Ledeganck - Aud. 4 (Ghent)

Campus Ledeganck - Aud. 4


Parallel talk Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics


Chris Kullenberg (JINR (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research))


We present recent NOMAD measurements on neutrino-induced coherent
production of $\pi^0$, $\rho^+$ and $\rho^0$ mesons. The NOMAD detector
is based upon a low density design (0.1 g/cm^3) offering excellent momentum,
energy and angular resolutions, which are well suited for the measurement
of the coherent production processes.

The new NOMAD measurements are compared with different models for the
coherent scattering off nuclei, in which all nucleons participate in the interaction and the
nucleus recoils intact. These measurements can also provide a test of our
understanding of the weak current at small momentum transfer, namely the PCAC and CVC hypotheses, which are used to model the processes. As a utilitarian application of the measurements, we will discuss the use of coherent $\pi$ and $\rho$ to provide constraints on neutrino fluxes and energy scales.

Primary authors

Chris Kullenberg (JINR (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)) Prof. Sanjib Mishra (University of South Carolina)

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