Jun 5 – 6, 2017
Fermilab, Wilson Hall
US/Central timezone

Measurement of Reconstructed Charged Particle Multiplicities of Neutrino Interactions in MicroBooNE

Jun 5, 2017, 9:15 AM
One West (Fermilab, Wilson Hall)

One West

Fermilab, Wilson Hall


Ms Aleena Rafique (Kansas State University)


In this talk, we present a comparison of the observed charged particle multiplicity distributions in the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber from neutrino interactions in a restricted final state phase space to predictions of this distribution from several GENIE models. The measurement uses a data sample consisting of neutrino interactions with a final state muon candidate fully contained within the MicroBooNE detector. These data were collected in 2015-2016 with the Fermilab Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB), which has an average neutrino energy of 800 MeV, using an exposure corresponding to 5e19 protons-on-target. The analysis employs fully automatic event selection and charged particle track reconstruction and uses a data-driven technique to determine the contribution to each multiplicity bin from neutrino interactions and cosmic-induced backgrounds. The restricted phase space employed makes the measurement most sensitive to the higher-energy charged particles expected from primary neutrino-argon collisions and less sensitive to lower energy protons expected to be produced in final state interactions of collision products with the target argon nucleus.

Primary authors

Ms Aleena Rafique (Kansas State University) Tim Bolton (Kansas State University)

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