Antineutrino Charged-Current Reactions on Hydrocarbon with Low Momentum Transfer

(MINERvA Collaboration)

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Abstract

We report on multinucleon effects in low momentum transfer (<0.8 GeV/c) antineutrino interactions on plastic (CH) scintillator. These data are from the 2010-2011 antineutrino phase of the MINERvA experiment at Fermilab. The hadronic energy spectrum of this inclusive sample is well described when a screening effect at a low energy transfer and a two-nucleon knockout process are added to a relativistic Fermi gas model of quasielastic, Δ resonance, and higher resonance processes. In this analysis, model elements introduced to describe previously published neutrino results have quantitatively similar benefits for this antineutrino sample. We present the results as a double-differential cross section to accelerate the investigation of alternate models for antineutrino scattering off nuclei.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number221805
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume120
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This document was prepared by members of the MINERvA collaboration using the resources of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, HEP User Facility. Fermilab is managed by the Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (FRA), acting under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359. These resources included support for the MINERvA construction project, and support for construction was also granted by the United States National Science Foundation under Award No. PHY-0619727 and by the University of Rochester. Support for participating scientists was provided by NSF and DOE (USA) by CAPES and CNPq (Brazil), by CoNaCyT (Mexico), by Proyecto Basal FB 0821, CONICYT PIA ACT1413, Fondecyt 3170845 and 11130133 (Chile), by CONCYTEC, DGI-PUCP, and UDI/IGI-UNI (Peru), and by the Latin American Center for Physics (CLAF). We thank the MINOS Collaboration for the use of its near detector data. Finally, we thank the staff of Fermilab for the support of the beam line, the detector, and computing infrastructure.

Funding Information:
These resources included support for the MINERvA construction project, and support for construction was also granted by the United States National Science Foundation under Award No.PHY-0619727 and by the University of Rochester. Support for participating scientists was provided by NSF and DOE (USA) by CAPES and CNPq (Brazil), by CoNaCyT (Mexico), by Proyecto Basal FB 0821, CONICYT PIA ACT1413, Fondecyt 3170845 and 11130133 (Chile), by CONCYTEC, DGI-PUCP, and UDI/IGI-UNI (Peru), and by the Latin American Center for Physics (CLAF). We thank the MINOS Collaboration for the use of its near detector data. Finally, we thank the staff of Fermilab for the support of the beam line, the detector, and computing infrastructure.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 authors. Published by the American Physical Society.

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