A study of quasi-elastic muon neutrino and antineutrino scattering in the NOMAD experiment

V. Lyubushkin, B. Popov, J. J. Kim, L. Camilleri, J. M. Levy, M. Mezzetto, D. Naumov, S. Alekhin, P. Astier, D. Autiero, A. Baldisseri, M. Baldo-Ceolin, M. Banner, G. Bassompierre, K. Benslama, N. Besson, I. Bird, B. Blumenfeld, F. Bobisut, J. BouchezS. Boyd, A. Bueno, S. Bunyatov, A. Cardini, P. W. Cattaneo, V. Cavasinni, A. Cervera-Villanueva, R. Challis, A. Chukanov, G. Collazuol, G. Conforto, C. Conta, M. Contalbrigo, R. Cousins, D. Daniels, H. Degaudenzi, T. Del Prete, A. De Santo, T. Dignan, L. Di Lella, E. Do Couto E Silva, J. Dumarchez, M. Ellis, G. J. Feldman, R. Ferrari, D. Ferrère, V. Flaminio, M. Fraternali, J. M. Gaillard, E. Gangler, A. Geiser, D. Geppert, D. Gibin, S. Gninenko, A. Godley, J. J. Gomez-Cadenas, J. Gosset, C. Gößling, M. Gouanère, A. Grant, G. Graziani, A. Guglielmi, C. Hagner, J. Hernando, D. Hubbard, P. Hurst, N. Hyett, E. Iacopini, C. Joseph, F. Juget, N. Kent, M. Kirsanov, O. Klimov, J. Kokkonen, A. Kovzelev, A. Krasnoperov, S. Kulagin, D. Kustov, S. Lacaprara, C. Lachaud, B. Lakić, A. Lanza, L. La Rotonda, M. Laveder, A. Letessier-Selvon, J. Ling, L. Linssen, A. Ljubičić, J. Long, A. Lupi, A. Marchionni, F. Martelli, X. Méchain, J. P. Mendiburu, J. P. Meyer, S. R. Mishra, G. F. Moorhead, P. Nédélec, Yu Nefedov, C. Nguyen-Mau, D. Orestano, F. Pastore, L. S. Peak, E. Pennacchio, H. Pessard, R. Petti, A. Placci, G. Polesello, D. Pollmann, A. Polyarush, C. Poulsen, L. Rebuffi, J. Rico, P. Riemann, C. Roda, A. Rubbia, F. Salvatore, O. Samoylov, K. Schahmaneche, B. Schmidt, T. Schmidt, A. Sconza, M. Seaton, M. Sevior, D. Sillou, F. J.P. Soler, G. Sozzi, D. Steele, U. Stiegler, M. Stipčević, Th Stolarczyk, M. Tareb-Reyes, G. N. Taylor, V. Tereshchenko, A. Toropin, A. M. Touchard, S. N. Tovey, M. T. Tran, E. Tsesmelis, J. Ulrichs, L. Vacavant, M. Valdata-Nappi, V. Valuev, F. Vannucci, K. E. Varvell, M. Veltri, V. Vercesi, G. Vidal-Sitjes, J. M. Vieira, T. Vinogradova, F. V. Weber, T. Weisse, F. F. Wilson, L. J. Winton, Q. Wu, B. D. Yabsley, H. Zaccone, K. Zuber, P. Zuccon

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Abstract

We have studied the muon neutrino and antineutrino quasi-elastic (QEL) scattering reactions (ν μn → μ-p and ̄νp → μ+n) using a set of experimental data collected by the NOMAD Collaboration. We have performed measurements of the cross-section of these processes on a nuclear target (mainly carbon) normalizing it to the total ν μ%nu;) charged-current cross section. The results for the flux-averaged QEL cross sections in the (anti)neutrino energy interval 3-100 GeV are 〈σqelνμ =(0.92±0.02(stat)±0.06(syst)) ×10-38cm2 and 〈σqel̄νμ =(0.81±0.05(stat)±0.09(syst)) ×10-38cm2 for neutrino and antineutrino, respectively. The axial mass parameter M A was extracted from the measured quasi-elastic neutrino cross section. The corresponding result is MA = 1.05±0.02(stat)±0.06(syst) GeV. It is consistent with the axial mass values recalculated from the antineutrino cross section and extracted from the pure Q2 shape analysis of the high purity sample of ν μ quasi-elastic 2-track events, but has smaller systematic error and should be quoted as the main result of this work. Our measured M A is found to be in good agreement with the world average value obtained in previous deuterium filled bubble chamber experiments. The NOMAD measurement of MA is lower than those recently published by K2K and MiniBooNE Collaborations. However, within the large errors quoted by these experiments on MA , these results are compatible with the more precise NOMAD value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-381
Number of pages27
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume63
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Lyubushkin, V., Popov, B., Kim, J. J., Camilleri, L., Levy, J. M., Mezzetto, M., ... Zuccon, P. (2009). A study of quasi-elastic muon neutrino and antineutrino scattering in the NOMAD experiment. European Physical Journal C, 63(3), 355-381. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-009-1113-0

A study of quasi-elastic muon neutrino and antineutrino scattering in the NOMAD experiment. / Lyubushkin, V.; Popov, B.; Kim, J. J.; Camilleri, L.; Levy, J. M.; Mezzetto, M.; Naumov, D.; Alekhin, S.; Astier, P.; Autiero, D.; Baldisseri, A.; Baldo-Ceolin, M.; Banner, M.; Bassompierre, G.; Benslama, K.; Besson, N.; Bird, I.; Blumenfeld, B.; Bobisut, F.; Bouchez, J.; Boyd, S.; Bueno, A.; Bunyatov, S.; Cardini, A.; Cattaneo, P. W.; Cavasinni, V.; Cervera-Villanueva, A.; Challis, R.; Chukanov, A.; Collazuol, G.; Conforto, G.; Conta, C.; Contalbrigo, M.; Cousins, R.; Daniels, D.; Degaudenzi, H.; Del Prete, T.; De Santo, A.; Dignan, T.; Di Lella, L.; Do Couto E Silva, E.; Dumarchez, J.; Ellis, M.; Feldman, G. J.; Ferrari, R.; Ferrère, D.; Flaminio, V.; Fraternali, M.; Gaillard, J. M.; Gangler, E.; Geiser, A.; Geppert, D.; Gibin, D.; Gninenko, S.; Godley, A.; Gomez-Cadenas, J. J.; Gosset, J.; Gößling, C.; Gouanère, M.; Grant, A.; Graziani, G.; Guglielmi, A.; Hagner, C.; Hernando, J.; Hubbard, D.; Hurst, P.; Hyett, N.; Iacopini, E.; Joseph, C.; Juget, F.; Kent, N.; Kirsanov, M.; Klimov, O.; Kokkonen, J.; Kovzelev, A.; Krasnoperov, A.; Kulagin, S.; Kustov, D.; Lacaprara, S.; Lachaud, C.; Lakić, B.; Lanza, A.; La Rotonda, L.; Laveder, M.; Letessier-Selvon, A.; Ling, J.; Linssen, L.; Ljubičić, A.; Long, J.; Lupi, A.; Marchionni, A.; Martelli, F.; Méchain, X.; Mendiburu, J. P.; Meyer, J. P.; Mishra, S. R.; Moorhead, G. F.; Nédélec, P.; Nefedov, Yu; Nguyen-Mau, C.; Orestano, D.; Pastore, F.; Peak, L. S.; Pennacchio, E.; Pessard, H.; Petti, R.; Placci, A.; Polesello, G.; Pollmann, D.; Polyarush, A.; Poulsen, C.; Rebuffi, L.; Rico, J.; Riemann, P.; Roda, C.; Rubbia, A.; Salvatore, F.; Samoylov, O.; Schahmaneche, K.; Schmidt, B.; Schmidt, T.; Sconza, A.; Seaton, M.; Sevior, M.; Sillou, D.; Soler, F. J.P.; Sozzi, G.; Steele, D.; Stiegler, U.; Stipčević, M.; Stolarczyk, Th; Tareb-Reyes, M.; Taylor, G. N.; Tereshchenko, V.; Toropin, A.; Touchard, A. M.; Tovey, S. N.; Tran, M. T.; Tsesmelis, E.; Ulrichs, J.; Vacavant, L.; Valdata-Nappi, M.; Valuev, V.; Vannucci, F.; Varvell, K. E.; Veltri, M.; Vercesi, V.; Vidal-Sitjes, G.; Vieira, J. M.; Vinogradova, T.; Weber, F. V.; Weisse, T.; Wilson, F. F.; Winton, L. J.; Wu, Q.; Yabsley, B. D.; Zaccone, H.; Zuber, K.; Zuccon, P.

In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 63, No. 3, 01.10.2009, p. 355-381.

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Lyubushkin, V, Popov, B, Kim, JJ, Camilleri, L, Levy, JM, Mezzetto, M, Naumov, D, Alekhin, S, Astier, P, Autiero, D, Baldisseri, A, Baldo-Ceolin, M, Banner, M, Bassompierre, G, Benslama, K, Besson, N, Bird, I, Blumenfeld, B, Bobisut, F, Bouchez, J, Boyd, S, Bueno, A, Bunyatov, S, Cardini, A, Cattaneo, PW, Cavasinni, V, Cervera-Villanueva, A, Challis, R, Chukanov, A, Collazuol, G, Conforto, G, Conta, C, Contalbrigo, M, Cousins, R, Daniels, D, Degaudenzi, H, Del Prete, T, De Santo, A, Dignan, T, Di Lella, L, Do Couto E Silva, E, Dumarchez, J, Ellis, M, Feldman, GJ, Ferrari, R, Ferrère, D, Flaminio, V, Fraternali, M, Gaillard, JM, Gangler, E, Geiser, A, Geppert, D, Gibin, D, Gninenko, S, Godley, A, Gomez-Cadenas, JJ, Gosset, J, Gößling, C, Gouanère, M, Grant, A, Graziani, G, Guglielmi, A, Hagner, C, Hernando, J, Hubbard, D, Hurst, P, Hyett, N, Iacopini, E, Joseph, C, Juget, F, Kent, N, Kirsanov, M, Klimov, O, Kokkonen, J, Kovzelev, A, Krasnoperov, A, Kulagin, S, Kustov, D, Lacaprara, S, Lachaud, C, Lakić, B, Lanza, A, La Rotonda, L, Laveder, M, Letessier-Selvon, A, Ling, J, Linssen, L, Ljubičić, A, Long, J, Lupi, A, Marchionni, A, Martelli, F, Méchain, X, Mendiburu, JP, Meyer, JP, Mishra, SR, Moorhead, GF, Nédélec, P, Nefedov, Y, Nguyen-Mau, C, Orestano, D, Pastore, F, Peak, LS, Pennacchio, E, Pessard, H, Petti, R, Placci, A, Polesello, G, Pollmann, D, Polyarush, A, Poulsen, C, Rebuffi, L, Rico, J, Riemann, P, Roda, C, Rubbia, A, Salvatore, F, Samoylov, O, Schahmaneche, K, Schmidt, B, Schmidt, T, Sconza, A, Seaton, M, Sevior, M, Sillou, D, Soler, FJP, Sozzi, G, Steele, D, Stiegler, U, Stipčević, M, Stolarczyk, T, Tareb-Reyes, M, Taylor, GN, Tereshchenko, V, Toropin, A, Touchard, AM, Tovey, SN, Tran, MT, Tsesmelis, E, Ulrichs, J, Vacavant, L, Valdata-Nappi, M, Valuev, V, Vannucci, F, Varvell, KE, Veltri, M, Vercesi, V, Vidal-Sitjes, G, Vieira, JM, Vinogradova, T, Weber, FV, Weisse, T, Wilson, FF, Winton, LJ, Wu, Q, Yabsley, BD, Zaccone, H, Zuber, K & Zuccon, P 2009, 'A study of quasi-elastic muon neutrino and antineutrino scattering in the NOMAD experiment', European Physical Journal C, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 355-381. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-009-1113-0
Lyubushkin, V. ; Popov, B. ; Kim, J. J. ; Camilleri, L. ; Levy, J. M. ; Mezzetto, M. ; Naumov, D. ; Alekhin, S. ; Astier, P. ; Autiero, D. ; Baldisseri, A. ; Baldo-Ceolin, M. ; Banner, M. ; Bassompierre, G. ; Benslama, K. ; Besson, N. ; Bird, I. ; Blumenfeld, B. ; Bobisut, F. ; Bouchez, J. ; Boyd, S. ; Bueno, A. ; Bunyatov, S. ; Cardini, A. ; Cattaneo, P. W. ; Cavasinni, V. ; Cervera-Villanueva, A. ; Challis, R. ; Chukanov, A. ; Collazuol, G. ; Conforto, G. ; Conta, C. ; Contalbrigo, M. ; Cousins, R. ; Daniels, D. ; Degaudenzi, H. ; Del Prete, T. ; De Santo, A. ; Dignan, T. ; Di Lella, L. ; Do Couto E Silva, E. ; Dumarchez, J. ; Ellis, M. ; Feldman, G. J. ; Ferrari, R. ; Ferrère, D. ; Flaminio, V. ; Fraternali, M. ; Gaillard, J. M. ; Gangler, E. ; Geiser, A. ; Geppert, D. ; Gibin, D. ; Gninenko, S. ; Godley, A. ; Gomez-Cadenas, J. J. ; Gosset, J. ; Gößling, C. ; Gouanère, M. ; Grant, A. ; Graziani, G. ; Guglielmi, A. ; Hagner, C. ; Hernando, J. ; Hubbard, D. ; Hurst, P. ; Hyett, N. ; Iacopini, E. ; Joseph, C. ; Juget, F. ; Kent, N. ; Kirsanov, M. ; Klimov, O. ; Kokkonen, J. ; Kovzelev, A. ; Krasnoperov, A. ; Kulagin, S. ; Kustov, D. ; Lacaprara, S. ; Lachaud, C. ; Lakić, B. ; Lanza, A. ; La Rotonda, L. ; Laveder, M. ; Letessier-Selvon, A. ; Ling, J. ; Linssen, L. ; Ljubičić, A. ; Long, J. ; Lupi, A. ; Marchionni, A. ; Martelli, F. ; Méchain, X. ; Mendiburu, J. P. ; Meyer, J. P. ; Mishra, S. R. ; Moorhead, G. F. ; Nédélec, P. ; Nefedov, Yu ; Nguyen-Mau, C. ; Orestano, D. ; Pastore, F. ; Peak, L. S. ; Pennacchio, E. ; Pessard, H. ; Petti, R. ; Placci, A. ; Polesello, G. ; Pollmann, D. ; Polyarush, A. ; Poulsen, C. ; Rebuffi, L. ; Rico, J. ; Riemann, P. ; Roda, C. ; Rubbia, A. ; Salvatore, F. ; Samoylov, O. ; Schahmaneche, K. ; Schmidt, B. ; Schmidt, T. ; Sconza, A. ; Seaton, M. ; Sevior, M. ; Sillou, D. ; Soler, F. J.P. ; Sozzi, G. ; Steele, D. ; Stiegler, U. ; Stipčević, M. ; Stolarczyk, Th ; Tareb-Reyes, M. ; Taylor, G. N. ; Tereshchenko, V. ; Toropin, A. ; Touchard, A. M. ; Tovey, S. N. ; Tran, M. T. ; Tsesmelis, E. ; Ulrichs, J. ; Vacavant, L. ; Valdata-Nappi, M. ; Valuev, V. ; Vannucci, F. ; Varvell, K. E. ; Veltri, M. ; Vercesi, V. ; Vidal-Sitjes, G. ; Vieira, J. M. ; Vinogradova, T. ; Weber, F. V. ; Weisse, T. ; Wilson, F. F. ; Winton, L. J. ; Wu, Q. ; Yabsley, B. D. ; Zaccone, H. ; Zuber, K. ; Zuccon, P. / A study of quasi-elastic muon neutrino and antineutrino scattering in the NOMAD experiment. In: European Physical Journal C. 2009 ; Vol. 63, No. 3. pp. 355-381.
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AU - Popov, B.

AU - Kim, J. J.

AU - Camilleri, L.

AU - Levy, J. M.

AU - Mezzetto, M.

AU - Naumov, D.

AU - Alekhin, S.

AU - Astier, P.

AU - Autiero, D.

AU - Baldisseri, A.

AU - Baldo-Ceolin, M.

AU - Banner, M.

AU - Bassompierre, G.

AU - Benslama, K.

AU - Besson, N.

AU - Bird, I.

AU - Blumenfeld, B.

AU - Bobisut, F.

AU - Bouchez, J.

AU - Boyd, S.

AU - Bueno, A.

AU - Bunyatov, S.

AU - Cardini, A.

AU - Cattaneo, P. W.

AU - Cavasinni, V.

AU - Cervera-Villanueva, A.

AU - Challis, R.

AU - Chukanov, A.

AU - Collazuol, G.

AU - Conforto, G.

AU - Conta, C.

AU - Contalbrigo, M.

AU - Cousins, R.

AU - Daniels, D.

AU - Degaudenzi, H.

AU - Del Prete, T.

AU - De Santo, A.

AU - Dignan, T.

AU - Di Lella, L.

AU - Do Couto E Silva, E.

AU - Dumarchez, J.

AU - Ellis, M.

AU - Feldman, G. J.

AU - Ferrari, R.

AU - Ferrère, D.

AU - Flaminio, V.

AU - Fraternali, M.

AU - Gaillard, J. M.

AU - Gangler, E.

AU - Geiser, A.

AU - Geppert, D.

AU - Gibin, D.

AU - Gninenko, S.

AU - Godley, A.

AU - Gomez-Cadenas, J. J.

AU - Gosset, J.

AU - Gößling, C.

AU - Gouanère, M.

AU - Grant, A.

AU - Graziani, G.

AU - Guglielmi, A.

AU - Hagner, C.

AU - Hernando, J.

AU - Hubbard, D.

AU - Hurst, P.

AU - Hyett, N.

AU - Iacopini, E.

AU - Joseph, C.

AU - Juget, F.

AU - Kent, N.

AU - Kirsanov, M.

AU - Klimov, O.

AU - Kokkonen, J.

AU - Kovzelev, A.

AU - Krasnoperov, A.

AU - Kulagin, S.

AU - Kustov, D.

AU - Lacaprara, S.

AU - Lachaud, C.

AU - Lakić, B.

AU - Lanza, A.

AU - La Rotonda, L.

AU - Laveder, M.

AU - Letessier-Selvon, A.

AU - Ling, J.

AU - Linssen, L.

AU - Ljubičić, A.

AU - Long, J.

AU - Lupi, A.

AU - Marchionni, A.

AU - Martelli, F.

AU - Méchain, X.

AU - Mendiburu, J. P.

AU - Meyer, J. P.

AU - Mishra, S. R.

AU - Moorhead, G. F.

AU - Nédélec, P.

AU - Nefedov, Yu

AU - Nguyen-Mau, C.

AU - Orestano, D.

AU - Pastore, F.

AU - Peak, L. S.

AU - Pennacchio, E.

AU - Pessard, H.

AU - Petti, R.

AU - Placci, A.

AU - Polesello, G.

AU - Pollmann, D.

AU - Polyarush, A.

AU - Poulsen, C.

AU - Rebuffi, L.

AU - Rico, J.

AU - Riemann, P.

AU - Roda, C.

AU - Rubbia, A.

AU - Salvatore, F.

AU - Samoylov, O.

AU - Schahmaneche, K.

AU - Schmidt, B.

AU - Schmidt, T.

AU - Sconza, A.

AU - Seaton, M.

AU - Sevior, M.

AU - Sillou, D.

AU - Soler, F. J.P.

AU - Sozzi, G.

AU - Steele, D.

AU - Stiegler, U.

AU - Stipčević, M.

AU - Stolarczyk, Th

AU - Tareb-Reyes, M.

AU - Taylor, G. N.

AU - Tereshchenko, V.

AU - Toropin, A.

AU - Touchard, A. M.

AU - Tovey, S. N.

AU - Tran, M. T.

AU - Tsesmelis, E.

AU - Ulrichs, J.

AU - Vacavant, L.

AU - Valdata-Nappi, M.

AU - Valuev, V.

AU - Vannucci, F.

AU - Varvell, K. E.

AU - Veltri, M.

AU - Vercesi, V.

AU - Vidal-Sitjes, G.

AU - Vieira, J. M.

AU - Vinogradova, T.

AU - Weber, F. V.

AU - Weisse, T.

AU - Wilson, F. F.

AU - Winton, L. J.

AU - Wu, Q.

AU - Yabsley, B. D.

AU - Zaccone, H.

AU - Zuber, K.

AU - Zuccon, P.

PY - 2009/10/1

Y1 - 2009/10/1

N2 - We have studied the muon neutrino and antineutrino quasi-elastic (QEL) scattering reactions (ν μn → μ-p and ̄νp → μ+n) using a set of experimental data collected by the NOMAD Collaboration. We have performed measurements of the cross-section of these processes on a nuclear target (mainly carbon) normalizing it to the total ν μ (̄%nu;) charged-current cross section. The results for the flux-averaged QEL cross sections in the (anti)neutrino energy interval 3-100 GeV are 〈σqel 〉νμ =(0.92±0.02(stat)±0.06(syst)) ×10-38cm2 and 〈σqel〉 ̄νμ =(0.81±0.05(stat)±0.09(syst)) ×10-38cm2 for neutrino and antineutrino, respectively. The axial mass parameter M A was extracted from the measured quasi-elastic neutrino cross section. The corresponding result is MA = 1.05±0.02(stat)±0.06(syst) GeV. It is consistent with the axial mass values recalculated from the antineutrino cross section and extracted from the pure Q2 shape analysis of the high purity sample of ν μ quasi-elastic 2-track events, but has smaller systematic error and should be quoted as the main result of this work. Our measured M A is found to be in good agreement with the world average value obtained in previous deuterium filled bubble chamber experiments. The NOMAD measurement of MA is lower than those recently published by K2K and MiniBooNE Collaborations. However, within the large errors quoted by these experiments on MA , these results are compatible with the more precise NOMAD value.

AB - We have studied the muon neutrino and antineutrino quasi-elastic (QEL) scattering reactions (ν μn → μ-p and ̄νp → μ+n) using a set of experimental data collected by the NOMAD Collaboration. We have performed measurements of the cross-section of these processes on a nuclear target (mainly carbon) normalizing it to the total ν μ (̄%nu;) charged-current cross section. The results for the flux-averaged QEL cross sections in the (anti)neutrino energy interval 3-100 GeV are 〈σqel 〉νμ =(0.92±0.02(stat)±0.06(syst)) ×10-38cm2 and 〈σqel〉 ̄νμ =(0.81±0.05(stat)±0.09(syst)) ×10-38cm2 for neutrino and antineutrino, respectively. The axial mass parameter M A was extracted from the measured quasi-elastic neutrino cross section. The corresponding result is MA = 1.05±0.02(stat)±0.06(syst) GeV. It is consistent with the axial mass values recalculated from the antineutrino cross section and extracted from the pure Q2 shape analysis of the high purity sample of ν μ quasi-elastic 2-track events, but has smaller systematic error and should be quoted as the main result of this work. Our measured M A is found to be in good agreement with the world average value obtained in previous deuterium filled bubble chamber experiments. The NOMAD measurement of MA is lower than those recently published by K2K and MiniBooNE Collaborations. However, within the large errors quoted by these experiments on MA , these results are compatible with the more precise NOMAD value.

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U2 - 10.1140/epjc/s10052-009-1113-0

DO - 10.1140/epjc/s10052-009-1113-0

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:70349285961

VL - 63

SP - 355

EP - 381

JO - European Physical Journal C

JF - European Physical Journal C

SN - 1434-6044

IS - 3

ER -