Measurement of inclusive π0 production in the charged-current interactions of neutrinos in a 1.3-GeV wide band beam

C. Mariani, A. Tornero-Lopez, J. L. Alcaraz, S. Andringa, S. Aoki, Y. Aoyama, J. Argyriades, K. Asakura, R. Ashie, F. Berghaus, H. Berns, H. Bhang, A. Blondel, S. Borghi, J. Bouchez, J. Burguet-Castell, D. Casper, J. Catala, C. Cavata, A. CerveraS. M. Chen, K. O. Cho, J. H. Choi, U. Dore, X. Espinal, M. Fechner, E. Fernandez, Y. Fujii, Y. Fukuda, J. Gomez-Cadenas, R. Gran, T. Hara, M. Hasegawa, T. Hasegawa, Y. Hayato, R. L. Helmer, K. Hiraide, J. Hosaka, A. K. Ichikawa, M. Iinuma, A. Ikeda, T. Ishida, K. Ishihara, T. Ishii, M. Ishitsuka, Y. Itow, T. Iwashita, H. I. Jang, E. J. Jeon, I. S. Jeong, K. K. Joo, G. Jover Manas, C. K. Jung, T. Kajita, J. Kameda, K. Kaneyuki, I. Kato, E. Kearns, C. O. Kim, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, D. Kielczewska, J. Y. Kim, S. B. Kim, P. Kitching, K. Kobayashi, T. Kobayashi, A. Konaka, Y. Koshio, W. Kropp, Yu Kudenko, Y. Kuno, Y. Kurimoto, T. Kutter, J. Learned, S. Likhoded, I. T. Lim, P. F. Loverre, L. Ludovici, H. Maesaka, J. Mallet, S. Matsuno, V. Matveev, K. McConnel Mahn, C. McGrew, S. Mikheyev, A. Minamino, S. Mine, O. Mineev, C. Mitsuda, M. Miura, Y. Moriguchi, S. Moriyama, T. Nakadaira, M. Nakahata, K. Nakamura, I. Nakano, T. Nakaya, S. Nakayama, T. Namba, R. Nambu, S. Nawang, K. Nishikawa, K. Nitta, F. Nova, P. Novella, Y. Obayashi, A. Okada, K. Okumura, S. M. Oser, Y. Oyama, M. Y. Pac, F. Pierre, A. Rodriguez, C. Saji, M. Sakuda, F. Sanchez, K. Scholberg, R. Schroeter, M. Sekiguchi, M. Shiozawa, K. Shiraishi, G. Sitjes, M. Smy, H. Sobel, M. Sorel, J. Stone, L. Sulak, A. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, M. Tada, T. Takahashi, Y. Takenaga, Y. Takeuchi, K. Taki, Y. Takubo, N. Tamura, M. Tanaka, R. Terri, S. T'Jampens, Y. Totsuka, M. Vagins, C. W. Walter, W. Wang, R. J. Wilkes, L. Whitehead, S. Yamada, Y. Yamada, S. Yamamoto, C. Yanagisawa, N. Yershov, H. Yokoyama, M. Yokoyama, J. Yoo, M. Yoshida, J. Zalipska

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Abstract

In this paper, we report on the measurement of the rate of inclusive π0 production induced by charged-current neutrino interactions in a C 8H8 target at a mean energy of 1.3 GeV in the K2K near detector. Out of a sample of 11606 charged-current neutrino interactions, we select 479 π0 events with two reconstructed photons. We find that the cross section for the inclusive π0 production relative to the charged-current quasielastic cross section is σCCπ0σCCQE=0. 426±0.032(stat)±0.035(syst). The energy-dependent cross section ratio is also measured. The results are consistent with previous experiments for exclusive channels on different targets.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054023
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume83
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 16 2011

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Mariani, C., Tornero-Lopez, A., Alcaraz, J. L., Andringa, S., Aoki, S., Aoyama, Y., Argyriades, J., Asakura, K., Ashie, R., Berghaus, F., Berns, H., Bhang, H., Blondel, A., Borghi, S., Bouchez, J., Burguet-Castell, J., Casper, D., Catala, J., Cavata, C., ... Zalipska, J. (2011). Measurement of inclusive π0 production in the charged-current interactions of neutrinos in a 1.3-GeV wide band beam. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 83(5), [054023]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.83.054023