Jul 20 – 21, 2020
US/Central timezone

First Measurement of Differential Charged Current Quasielastic--like $\nu_{\mu}$--Argon Scattering Cross Sections with the MicroBooNE Detector

Jul 21, 2020, 5:00 PM


Ms Afroditi Papadopoulou


Current and future generation neutrino oscillation experiments aim towards a high-precision measurement 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 nucleus 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 talk 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 4$\pi$ acceptance and a 300 MeV/c proton threshold.

Primary author

Ms Afroditi Papadopoulou

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