Measurement of Electron Neutrino Quasielastic and Quasielasticlike Scattering on Hydrocarbon at <E[subscript]nu> = 3.6 GeV Public Deposited

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  • Measurement of Electron Neutrino Quasielastic and Quasielasticlike Scattering on Hydrocarbon at < E-v >=3.6 GeV
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  • The first direct measurement of electron neutrino quasielastic and quasielasticlike scattering on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region of incident neutrino energy has been carried out using the MINERvA detector in the NuMI beam at Fermilab. The flux-integrated differential cross sections in the electron production angle, electron energy, and Q² are presented. The ratio of the quasielastic, flux-integrated differential cross section in Q² for ν[subscript]e with that of similarly selected νμ-induced events from the same exposure is used to probe assumptions that underpin conventional treatments of charged-current ν[subscript]e interactions used by long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. The data are found to be consistent with lepton universality and are well described by the predictions of the neutrino event generator GENIE.
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  • Wolcott, J., Aliaga, L., Altinok, O., Bellantoni, L., Bercellie, A., Betancourt, M., ... & Ziemer, B. P. (2016). Measurement of Electron Neutrino Quasielastic and Quasielasticlike Scattering on Hydrocarbon at ⟨ E[subscript]ν⟩= 3.6 GeV. Physical Review Letters, 116(8), 081802. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.081802
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