Aug 10 – 14, 2020
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First Measurement of Differential Charged Current Quasielastic–like $\nu_{\mu}$ –Argon Scattering Cross Sections with the MicroBooNE Detector

Aug 10, 2020, 12:10 PM


Afroditi Papadopoulou (Graduate Student MIT)


Current and future generation neutrino oscillation experiments aim towards a high-precision mea-
surement of the oscillation parameters and that requires an unprecedented understanding of
neutrino-nucleus scattering. Charged-current quasi-elastic (CCQE) scattering is the process in
which the neutrino produces a charged lepton and removes a single intact nucleon from the nu-
cleus without producing any additional particles. For existing and forthcoming accelerator–based
neutrino experiments, CCQE interactions are either the dominant process or part of the signal.
MicroBooNE is the first liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) commissioned as part of
the Short Baseline Neutrino (SBN) program at Fermilab and its excellent particle reconstruction
capabilities allow the detection of neutrino interactions using exclusive final states, which will
play a crucial role in the success of future kiloton LArTPC detectors such as DUNE. This poster
will present the first measurement on argon of exclusive $\nu_{\mu}$ CCQE–like flux integrated total and
differential cros sections using single proton knock–out interactions recorded by the MicroBooNE
LArTPC detector with 4π acceptance and a 300 MeV/c proton threshold.

Primary author

Afroditi Papadopoulou (Graduate Student MIT)

Presentation materials