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Neutrino and antineutrino inclusive charged-current cross section measurement with the MINOS near detector

Bhattacharya, Debdatta (2009) Neutrino and antineutrino inclusive charged-current cross section measurement with the MINOS near detector. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This thesis presents the measurement of energy dependence of the neutrino-nucleon inclusivecharged current cross section on an isoscalar target in the range 3-50 GeV for neutrinos and 5-50 GeV energy range for antineutrinos. The data set was collected with the MINOS Near Detectorusing the wide band NuMI beam at Fermilab. The size of the charged current sample is 1.94x10^6neutrino events and 1.60x10^5 antineutrino events.The flux has been extracted using a low hadronic energy sub-sample of the charged currentevents. The energy dependence of the cross section is obtained by dividing the charged currentsample with the extracted flux. The neutrino and antineutrino cross section exhibits a linear dependenceon energy at high energy but shows deviations from linear behavior at low energy. We alsopresent a measurement of the ratio of antineutrino to neutrino inclusive cross section.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
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TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairNaples,
Committee MemberLeibovich, Adamakl2@pitt.eduAKL2
Committee MemberKosowsky, Arthurkosowsky@pitt.eduKOSOWSKY
Committee MemberSparling,
Committee MemberPaolone,
Date: 5 June 2009
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 27 February 2009
Approval Date: 5 June 2009
Submission Date: 16 February 2009
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Physics
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: antineutrino; cross section; flux; MINOS; neutrino
Other ID:, etd-02162009-094931
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:31
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:36


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