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Volume 295 - The 19th International Workshop on Neutrinos from Accelerators NUFACT2017 (NuFact2017) - Working group 2: Session 7
Charged-current quasi-elastic scattering at Minerva
C. Patrick* On behalf of the MINERvA Collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2018 February 11
Published on: 2018 June 18
Charged-current quasi-elastic scattering is a particularly interesting interaction to understand. Not only is it a key signal process for oscillation experiments, but its relatively clean signature makes it an ideal channel to study nuclear effects, such as multi-nucleon effects, in the target nucleus. Over the past few years, Fermilab's MINERvA experiment has produced several studies of quasi-elastic scattering using the low-energy NuMI beam, which peaks in the 3GeV region. I will present a selection of results for both neutrino and antineutrino scattering on scintillator, including the world's first double-differential cross sections in this energy range, explaining what these can tell us about nuclear effects. In addition I will show a new result which demonstrates how the observed quasi-elastic cross section changes when scattering from different nuclei.
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