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2017May
Authors: MicroBooNE collaboration, R. Acciarri, C. Adams, R. An, J. Anthony, J. Asaadi, M. Auger, L. Bagby, S. Balasubramanian, B. Baller, C. Barnes, G. Barr, M. Bass, F. Bay, M. Bishai, A. Blake, T. Bolton, B. Bullard, L. Camilleri, D. Caratelli, B. Carls, R. Castillo Fernandez, F. Cavanna, H. Chen, E. Church, D. Cianci, E. Cohen, G. H. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, J. I. Crespo-Anadon, G. De Geronimo, M. Del Tutto, D. Devitt, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, A. Ereditato, L. Escudero Sanchez, J. Esquivel, A. A. Fadeeva, B. T. Fleming, W. Foreman, A. P. Furmanski, D. Garcia-Gamez, G. T. Garvey, V. Genty, D. Goeldi, S. Gollapinni, N. Graf, E. Gramellini, H. Greenlee, R. Grosso, R. Guenette, A. Hackenburg, P. Hamilton, O. Hen, J. Hewes, C. Hill, J. Ho, G. Horton-Smith, A. Hourlier, E. -C. Huang, C. James, J. Jan de Vries, C. -M. Jen, L. Jiang, R. A. Johnson, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, D. Kaleko, G. Karagiorgi, W. Ketchum, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, T. Kobilarcik, I. Kreslo, A. Laube, S. Li, Y. Li, A. Lister, B. R. Littlejohn, S. Lockwitz, D. Lorca, W. C. Louis, M. Luethi, B. Lundberg, X. Luo, A. Marchionni, C. Mariani, J. Marshall, D. A. Martinez Caicedo, V. Meddage, T. Miceli, G. B. Mills, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. D. Moore, J. Mousseau, R. Murrells, D. Naples, P. Nienaber, J. Nowak, O. Palamara, V. Paolone, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, Z. Pavlovic, E. Piasetzky, D. Porzio, G. Pulliam, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, V. Radeka, A. Rafique, S. Rescia, L. Rochester, C. Rudolf von Rohr, B. Russell, D. W. Schmitz, A. Schukraft, W. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, J. Sinclair, A. Smith, E. L. Snider, M. Soderberg, S. Soldner-Rembold, S. R. Soleti, P. Spentzouris, J. Spitz, J. St. John, T. Strauss, A. M. Szelc, N. Tagg, K. Terao, M. Thomson, C. Thorn, M. Toups, Y. -T. Tsai, S. Tufanli, T. Usher, W. Van De Pontseele, R. G. Van de Water, B. Viren, M. Weber, D. A. Wickremasinghe, S. Wolbers, T. Wongjirad, K. Woodruff, T. Yang, L. Yates, B. Yu, G. P. Zeller, J. Zennamo, C. Zhang

The low-noise operation of readout electronics in a liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) is critical to properly extract the distribution of ionization charge deposited on the wire planes of the TPC, especially for the induction planes. This paper describes the characteristics and mitigation of the observed noise in the MicroBooNE detector. The MicroBooNE's single-phase LArTPC comprises two induction planes and one collection sense wire plane with a total of 8256 wires. Read More

Charged-current $\nu_{\mu}$ interactions on carbon, iron, and lead with a final state hadronic system of one or more protons with zero mesons are used to investigate the influence of the nuclear environment on quasielastic-like interactions. The transfered four-momentum squared to the target nucleus, $Q^2$, is reconstructed based on the kinematics of the leading proton, and differential cross sections versus $Q^2$ and the cross-section ratios of iron, lead and carbon to scintillator are measured for the first time in a single experiment. The measurements show a dependence on atomic number. Read More

2017Apr
Authors: MicroBooNE collaboration, R. Acciarri, C. Adams, R. An, J. Anthony, J. Asaadi, M. Auger, L. Bagby, S. Balasubramanian, B. Baller, C. Barnes, G. Barr, M. Bass, F. Bay, M. Bishai, A. Blake, T. Bolton, L. Bugel, L. Camilleri, D. Caratelli, B. Carls, R. Castillo Fernandez, F. Cavanna, H. Chen, E. Church, D. Cianci, E. Cohen, G. H. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, J. I. Crespo-Anadon, M. Del Tutto, D. Devitt, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, A. Ereditato, L. Escudero Sanchez, J. Esquivel, B. T. Fleming, W. Foreman, A. P. Furmanski, D. Garcia-Gamez, G. T. Garvey, V. Genty, D. Goeldi, S. Gollapinni, N. Graf, E. Gramellini, H. Greenlee, R. Grosso, R. Guenette, A. Hackenburg, P. Hamilton, O. Hen, J. Hewes, C. Hill, J. Ho, G. Horton-Smith, E. -C. Huang, C. James, J. Jan de Vries, C. -M. Jen, L. Jiang, R. A. Johnson, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, D. Kaleko, G. Karagiorgi, W. Ketchum, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, T. Kobilarcik, I. Kreslo, A. Laube, Y. Li, A. Lister, B. R. Littlejohn, S. Lockwitz, D. Lorca, W. C. Louis, M. Luethi, B. Lundberg, X. Luo, A. Marchionni, C. Mariani, J. Marshall, D. A. Martinez Caicedo, V. Meddage, T. Miceli, G. B. Mills, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. D. Moore, J. Mousseau, R. Murrells, D. Naples, P. Nienaber, J. Nowak, O. Palamara, V. Paolone, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, Z. Pavlovic, E. Piasetzky, D. Porzio, G. Pulliam, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, A. Rafique, L. Rochester, C. Rudolf von Rohr, B. Russell, D. W. Schmitz, A. Schukraft, W. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, J. Sinclair, E. L. Snider, M. Soderberg, S. Soldner-Rembold, S. R. Soleti, P. Spentzouris, J. Spitz, J. St. John, T. Strauss, K. A. Sutton, A. M. Szelc, N. Tagg, K. Terao, M. Thomson, M. Toups, Y. -T. Tsai, S. Tufanli, T. Usher, R. G. Van de Water, B. Viren, M. Weber, D. A. Wickremasinghe, S. Wolbers, T. Wongjirad, K. Woodruff, T. Yang, L. Yates, G. P. Zeller, J. Zennamo, C. Zhang

The MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) has been taking data at Fermilab since 2015 collecting, in addition to neutrino beam, cosmic-ray muons. Results are presented on the reconstruction of Michel electrons produced by the decay at rest of cosmic-ray muons. Michel electrons are abundantly produced in the TPC, and given their well known energy spectrum can be used to study MicroBooNE's detector response to low-energy electrons (electrons with energies up to ~50 MeV). Read More

2017Mar
Authors: MicroBooNE collaboration, P. Abratenko, R. Acciarri, C. Adams, R. An, J. Asaadi, M. Auger, L. Bagby, S. Balasubramanian, B. Baller, C. Barnes, G. Barr, M. Bass, F. Bay, M. Bishai, A. Blake, T. Bolton, L. Bugel, L. Camilleri, D. Caratelli, B. Carls, R. Castillo Fernandez, F. Cavanna, H. Chen, E. Church, D. Cianci, E. Cohen, G. H. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, J. I. Crespo-Anadon, M. Del Tutto, D. Devitt, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, A. Ereditato, L. Escudero Sanchez, J. Esquivel, B. T. Fleming, W. Foreman, A. P. Furmanski, D. Garcia-Gamez, G. T. Garvey, V. Genty, D. Goeldi, S. Gollapinni, N. Graf, E. Gramellini, H. Greenlee, R. Grosso, R. Guenette, A. Hackenburg, P. Hamilton, O. Hen, J. Hewes, C. Hill, J. Ho, G. Horton-Smith, E. -C. Huang, C. James, J. Jan de Vries, C. -M. Jen, L. Jiang, R. A. Johnson, B. J. P. Jones, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, D. Kaleko, L. N. Kalousis, G. Karagiorgi, W. Ketchum, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, T. Kobilarcik, I. Kreslo, A. Laube, Y. Li, A. Lister, B. R. Littlejohn, S. Lockwitz, D. Lorca, W. C. Louis, M. Luethi, B. Lundberg, X. Luo, A. Marchionni, C. Mariani, J. Marshall, D. A. Martinez Caicedo, V. Meddage, T. Miceli, G. B. Mills, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. D. Moore, J. Mousseau, R. Murrells, D. Naples, P. Nienaber, J. Nowak, O. Palamara, V. Paolone, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, Z. Pavlovic, E. Piasetzky, D. Porzio, G. Pulliam, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, A. Rafique, L. Rochester, C. Rudolf von Rohr, B. Russell, D. W. Schmitz, A. Schukraft, W. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, J. Sinclair, E. L. Snider, M. Soderberg, S. Soldner-Rembold, S. R. Soleti, P. Spentzouris, J. Spitz, J. St. John, T. Strauss, A. M. Szelc, N. Tagg, K. Terao, M. Thomson, M. Toups, Y. -T. Tsai, S. Tufanli, T. Usher, R. G. Van de Water, B. Viren, M. Weber, J. Weston, D. A. Wickremasinghe, S. Wolbers, T. Wongjirad, K. Woodruff, T. Yang, L. Yates, G. P. Zeller, J. Zennamo, C. Zhang

We discuss a technique for measuring a charged particle's momentum by means of multiple Coulomb scattering (MCS) in the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC). This method does not require the full particle ionization track to be contained inside of the detector volume as other track momentum reconstruction methods do (range-based momentum reconstruction and calorimetric momentum reconstruction). We motivate use of this technique, describe a tuning of the underlying phenomenological formula, quantify its performance on fully contained beam-neutrino-induced muon tracks both in simulation and in data, and quantify its performance on exiting muon tracks in simulation. Read More

We present measurements of the neutrino and antineutrino total charged-current cross sections on carbon and their ratio using the MINERvA scintillator-tracker. The measurements span the energy range 2-22 GeV and were performed using forward and reversed horn focusing modes of the Fermilab low-energy NuMI beam to obtain large neutrino and antineutrino samples. The flux is obtained using a sub-sample of charged-current events at low hadronic energy transfer along with precise higher energy external neutrino cross section data overlapping with our energy range between 12-22 GeV. Read More

2016Dec
Authors: MicroBooNE Collaboration, R. Acciarri, C. Adams, R. An, A. Aparicio, S. Aponte, J. Asaadi, M. Auger, N. Ayoub, L. Bagby, B. Baller, R. Barger, G. Barr, M. Bass, F. Bay, K. Biery, M. Bishai, A. Blake, V. Bocean, D. Boehnlein, V. D. Bogert, T. Bolton, L. Bugel, C. Callahan, L. Camilleri, D. Caratelli, B. Carls, R. Castillo Fernandez, F. Cavanna, S. Chappa, H. Chen, K. Chen, C. Y. Chi, C. S. Chiu, E. Church, D. Cianci, G. H. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, J. Cornele, P. Cowan, J. I. Crespo-Anadon, G. Crutcher, C. Darve, R. Davis, M. Del Tutto, D. Devitt, S. Duffin, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, A. Ereditato, D. Erickson, L. Escudero Sanchez, J. Esquivel, S. Farooq, J. Farrell, D. Featherston, B. T. Fleming, W. Foreman, A. P. Furmanski, V. Genty, M. Geynisman, D. Goeldi, B. Goff, S. Gollapinni, N. Graf, E. Gramellini, J. Green, A. Greene, H. Greenlee, T. Griffin, R. Grosso, R. Guenette, A. Hackenburg, R. Haenni, P. Hamilton, P. Healey, O. Hen, E. Henderson, J. Hewes, C. Hill, K. Hill, L. Himes, J. Ho, G. Horton-Smith, D. Huffman, C. M. Ignarra, C. James, E. James, J. Jan de Vries, W. Jaskierny, C. M. Jen, L. Jiang, B. Johnson, M. Johnson, R. A. Johnson, B. J. P. Jones, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, D. Kaleko, L. N. Kalousis, G. Karagiorgi, T. Katori, P. Kellogg, W. Ketchum, J. Kilmer, B. King, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, E. Klein, T. Kobilarcik, I. Kreslo, R. Krull, R. Kubinski, G. Lange, F. Lanni, A. Lathrop, A. Laube, W. M. Lee, Y. Li, D. Lissauer, A. Lister, B. R. Littlejohn, S. Lockwitz, D. Lorca, W. C. Louis, G. Lukhanin, M. Luethi, B. Lundberg, X. Luo, G. Mahler, I. Majoros, D. Makowiecki, A. Marchionni, C. Mariani, D. Markley, J. Marshall, D. A. Martinez Caicedo, K. T. McDonald, D. McKee, A. McLean, J. Mead, V. Meddage, T. Miceli, G. B. Mills, W. Miner, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. D. Moore, Z. Moss, J. Mousseau, R. Murrells, D. Naples, P. Nienaber, B. Norris, N. Norton, J. Nowak, M. OBoyle, T. Olszanowski, O. Palamara, V. Paolone, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, Z. Pavlovic, R. Pelkey, M. Phipps, S. Pordes, D. Porzio, G. Pulliam, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, V. Radeka, A. Rafique, R. A Rameika, B. Rebel, R. Rechenmacher, S. Rescia, L. Rochester, C. Rudolf von Rohr, A. Ruga, B. Russell, R. Sanders, W. R. Sands III, M. Sarychev, D. W. Schmitz, A. Schukraft, R. Scott, W. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, M. Shoun, J. Sinclair, W. Sippach, T. Smidt, A. Smith, E. L. Snider, M. Soderberg, M. Solano-Gonzalez, S. Soldner-Rembold, S. R. Soleti, J. Sondericker, P. Spentzouris, J. Spitz, J. St. John, T. Strauss, K. Sutton, A. M. Szelc, K. Taheri, N. Tagg, K. Tatum, J. Teng, K. Terao, M. Thomson, C. Thorn, J. Tillman, M. Toups, Y. T. Tsai, S. Tufanli, T. Usher, M. Utes, R. G. Van de Water, C. Vendetta, S. Vergani, E. Voirin, J. Voirin, B. Viren, P. Watkins, M. Weber, T. Wester, J. Weston, D. A. Wickremasinghe, S. Wolbers, T. Wongjirad, K. Woodruff, K. C. Wu, T. Yang, B. Yu, G. P. Zeller, J. Zennamo, C. Zhang, M. Zuckerbrot

This paper describes the design and construction of the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber and associated systems. MicroBooNE is the first phase of the Short Baseline Neutrino program, located at Fermilab, and will utilize the capabilities of liquid argon detectors to examine a rich assortment of physics topics. In this document details of design specifications, assembly procedures, and acceptance tests are reported. Read More

2016Nov
Authors: MicroBooNE collaboration, R. Acciarri, C. Adams, R. An, J. Asaadi, M. Auger, L. Bagby, B. Baller, G. Barr, M. Bass, F. Bay, M. Bishai, A. Blake, T. Bolton, L. Bugel, L. Camilleri, D. Caratelli, B. Carls, R. Castillo Fernandez, F. Cavanna, H. Chen, E. Church, D. Cianci, G. H. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, J. I. Crespo-Anadón, M. Del Tutto, D. Devitt, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, A. Ereditato, L. Escudero Sanchez, J. Esquivel, B. T. Fleming, W. Foreman, A. P. Furmanski, G. T. Garvey, V. Genty, D. Goeldi, S. Gollapinni, N. Graf, E. Gramellini, H. Greenlee, R. Grosso, R. Guenette, A. Hackenburg, P. Hamilton, O. Hen, J. Hewes, C. Hill, J. Ho, G. Horton-Smith, C. James, J. Jan de Vries, C. -M. Jen, L. Jiang, R. A. Johnson, B. J. P. Jones, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, D. Kaleko, G. Karagiorgi, W. Ketchum, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, T. Kobilarcik, I. Kreslo, A. Laube, Y. Li, A. Lister, B. R. Littlejohn, S. Lockwitz, D. Lorca, W. C. Louis, M. Luethi, B. Lundberg, X. Luo, A. Marchionni, C. Mariani, J. Marshall, D. A. Martinez Caicedo, V. Meddage, T. Miceli, G. B. Mills, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. D. Moore, J. Mousseau, R. Murrells, D. Naples, P. Nienaber, J. Nowak, O. Palamara, V. Paolone, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, Z. Pavlovic, D. Porzio, G. Pulliam, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, A. Rafique, L. Rochester, C. Rudolf von Rohr, B. Russell, D. W. Schmitz, A. Schukraft, W. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, J. Sinclair, E. L. Snider, M. Soderberg, S. Söldner-Rembold, S. R. Soleti, P. Spentzouris, J. Spitz, J. St. John, T. Strauss, A. M. Szelc, N. Tagg, K. Terao, M. Thomson, M. Toups, Y. -T. Tsai, S. Tufanli, T. Usher, R. G. Van de Water, B. Viren, M. Weber, J. Weston, D. A. Wickremasinghe, S. Wolbers, T. Wongjirad, K. Woodruff, T. Yang, G. P. Zeller, J. Zennamo, C. Zhang

We present several studies of convolutional neural networks applied to data coming from the MicroBooNE detector, a liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC). The algorithms studied include the classification of single particle images, the localization of single particle and neutrino interactions in an image, and the detection of a simulated neutrino event overlaid with cosmic ray backgrounds taken from real detector data. These studies demonstrate the potential of convolutional neural networks for particle identification or event detection on simulated neutrino interactions. Read More

Neutral-current production of $K^{+}$ by atmospheric neutrinos is a background in searches for the proton decay $p \rightarrow K^{+} \bar{\nu}$. Reactions such as $\nu p \rightarrow \nu K^{+} \Lambda$ are indistinguishable from proton decays when the decay products of the $\Lambda$ are below detection threshold. MINERvA identifies $K^{+}$ events by reconstructing the timing signature of a $K^{+}$ decay at rest. Read More

The total cross sections are important ingredients for the current and future neutrino oscillation experiments. We present measurements of the total charged-current neutrino and antineutrino cross sections on scintillator (CH) in the NuMI low-energy beamline using an {\em in situ} prediction of the shape of the flux as a function of neutrino energy from 2--50 GeV. This flux prediction takes advantage of the fact that neutrino and antineutrino interactions with low nuclear recoil energy ($\nu$) have a nearly constant cross section as a function of incident neutrino energy. Read More

Knowledge of the neutrino flux produced by the Neutrinos at the Main Injector (NuMI) beamline is essential to the neutrino oscillation and neutrino interaction measurements of the MINERvA, MINOS+, NOvA and MicroBooNE experiments at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. We have produced a flux prediction which uses all available and relevant hadron production data, incorporating measurements of particle production off of thin targets as well as measurements of particle yields from a spare NuMI target exposed to a 120 GeV proton beam. The result is the most precise flux prediction achieved for a neutrino beam in the one to tens of GeV energy region. Read More

Neutrino-induced charged-current coherent kaon production, $\nu_{\mu}A\rightarrow\mu^{-}K^{+}A$, is a rare, inelastic electroweak process that brings a $K^+$ on shell and leaves the target nucleus intact in its ground state. This process is significantly lower in rate than neutrino-induced charged-current coherent pion production, because of Cabibbo suppression and a kinematic suppression due to the larger kaon mass. We search for such events in the scintillator tracker of MINERvA by observing the final state $K^+$, $\mu^-$ and no other detector activity, and by using the kinematics of the final state particles to reconstruct the small momentum transfer to the nucleus, which is a model-independent characteristic of coherent scattering. Read More

Separate samples of charged-current pion production events representing two semi-inclusive channels $\nu_\mu$-CC($\pi^{+}$) and $\bar{\nu}_{\mu}$-CC($\pi^{0}$) have been obtained using neutrino and antineutrino exposures of the MINERvA detector. Distributions in kinematic variables based upon $\mu^{\pm}$-track reconstructions are analyzed and compared for the two samples. The differential cross sections for muon production angle, muon momentum, and four-momentum transfer $Q^2$, are reported, and cross sections versus neutrino energy are obtained. Read More

Production of K^{+} mesons in charged-current \nu_{\mu} interactions on plastic scintillator (CH) is measured using MINERvA exposed to the low-energy NuMI beam at Fermilab. Timing information is used to isolate a sample of 885 charged-current events containing a stopping K^{+} which decays at rest. The differential cross section in K^{+} kinetic energy, d\sigma/dT_{K}, is observed to be relatively flat between 0 and 500 MeV. Read More

The MINERvA experiment observes an excess of events containing electromagnetic showers relative to the expectation from Monte Carlo simulations in neutral-current neutrino interactions with mean beam energy of 4.5 GeV on a hydrocarbon target. The excess is characterized and found to be consistent with neutral-current neutral pion production with a broad energy distribution peaking at 7 GeV and a total cross section of 0. Read More

The MINERvA collaboration reports a novel study of neutrino-nucleus charged-current deep inelastic scattering (DIS) using the same neutrino beam incident on targets of polystyrene, graphite, iron, and lead. Results are presented as ratios of C, Fe, and Pb to CH. The ratios of total DIS cross sections as a function of neutrino energy and flux-integrated differential cross sections as a function of the Bjorken scaling variable x are presented in the neutrino-energy range of 5 - 50 GeV. Read More

2016Jan
Authors: R. Acciarri, M. A. Acero, M. Adamowski, C. Adams, P. Adamson, S. Adhikari, Z. Ahmad, C. H. Albright, T. Alion, E. Amador, J. Anderson, K. Anderson, C. Andreopoulos, M. Andrews, R. Andrews, I. Anghel, J. d. Anjos, A. Ankowski, M. Antonello, A. ArandaFernandez, A. Ariga, T. Ariga, D. Aristizabal, E. Arrieta-Diaz, K. Aryal, J. Asaadi, D. Asner, M. S. Athar, M. Auger, A. Aurisano, V. Aushev, D. Autiero, M. Avila, J. J. Back, X. Bai, B. Baibussinov, M. Baird, A. B. Balantekin, B. Baller, P. Ballett, B. Bambah, M. Bansal, S. Bansal, G. J. Barker, W. A. Barletta, G. Barr, N. Barros, L. Bartoszek, A. Bashyal, M. Bass, F. Bay, J. Beacom, B. R. Behera, G. Bellettini, V. Bellini, O. Beltramello, P. A. Benetti, A. Bercellie, M. Bergevin, E. Berman, H. Berns, R. Bernstein, S. Bertolucci, B. Bhandari, V. Bhatnagar, B. Bhuyan, J. Bian, K. Biery, M. Bishai, T. Blackburn, A. Blake, F. d. M. Blaszczyk, E. Blaufuss, B. Bleakley, E. Blucher, V. Bocean, F. Boffelli, J. Boissevain, S. Bolognesi, T. Bolton, M. Bonesini, T. Boone, C. Booth, S. Bordoni, M. Borysova, B. Bourguille, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Brandt, J. Bremer, S. Brice, C. Bromberg, G. Brooijmans, G. Brown, R. Brown, G. Brunetti, X. Bu, N. Buchanan, H. Budd, B. Bugg, P. Calafiura, E. Calligarich, E. Calvo, L. Camilleri, M. Campanelli, C. Cantini, B. Carls, R. Carr, M. Cascella, C. Castromonte, E. CatanoMur, F. Cavanna, S. Centro, A. CerveraVillanueva, V. B. Chandratre, A. Chatterjee, S. Chattopadhyay, S. Chattopadhyay, L. Chaussard, S. Chembra, H. Chen, K. Chen, M. Chen, D. Cherdack, C. Chi, S. Childress, S. Choubey, B. C. Choudhary, G. Christodoulou, C. Christofferson, E. Church, D. Cianci, D. Cline, T. Coan, A. Cocco, J. Coelho, P. Cole, G. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, R. Corey, L. Corwin, J. Cranshaw, P. Crivelli, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. Curioni, J. Cushing, D. L. Adams, D. Dale, S. R. Das, T. Davenne, G. S. Davies, J. Davies, J. Dawson, K. De, A. deGouvea, J. K. deJong, P. deJong, P. DeLurgio, M. Decowski, A. Delbart, C. Densham, R. Dharmapalan, N. Dhingra, S. DiLuise, M. Diamantopoulou, J. S. Diaz, G. DiazBautista, M. Diwan, Z. Djurcic, J. Dolph, G. Drake, D. Duchesneau, M. Duvernois, H. Duyang, D. A. Dwyer, S. Dye, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, R. Edgecock, D. Edmunds, S. Elliott, M. Elnimr, S. Emery, E. Endress, S. Eno, A. Ereditato, C. O. Escobar, J. Evans, A. Falcone, L. Falk, A. Farbin, C. Farnese, Y. Farzan, A. Fava, L. Favilli, J. Felde, J. Felix, S. Fernandes, L. Fields, A. Finch, M. Fitton, B. Fleming, T. Forest, J. Fowler, W. Fox, J. Fried, A. Friedland, S. Fuess, B. Fujikawa, A. Gago, H. Gallagher, S. Galymov, T. Gamble, R. Gandhi, D. Garcia-Gamez, S. Gardiner, G. Garvey, V. M. Gehman, A. Gendotti, G. d. Geronimo, C. Ghag, P. Ghoshal, D. Gibin, I. Gil-Botella, R. Gill, D. Girardelli, A. Giri, S. Glavin, D. Goeldi, S. Golapinni, M. Gold, R. A. Gomes, J. J. GomezCadenas, M. C. Goodman, D. Gorbunov, S. Goswami, N. Graf, N. Graf, M. Graham, E. Gramelini, R. 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This document presents the Conceptual Design Report (CDR) put forward by an international neutrino community to pursue the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment at the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF/DUNE), a groundbreaking science experiment for long-baseline neutrino oscillation studies and for neutrino astrophysics and nucleon decay searches. The DUNE far detector will be a very large modular liquid argon time-projection chamber (LArTPC) located deep underground, coupled to the LBNF multi-megawatt wide-band neutrino beam. DUNE will also have a high-resolution and high-precision near detector. Read More

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Authors: R. Acciarri, M. A. Acero, M. Adamowski, C. Adams, P. Adamson, S. Adhikari, Z. Ahmad, C. H. Albright, T. Alion, E. Amador, J. Anderson, K. Anderson, C. Andreopoulos, M. Andrews, R. Andrews, I. Anghel, J. d. Anjos, A. Ankowski, M. Antonello, A. ArandaFernandez, A. Ariga, T. Ariga, D. Aristizabal, E. Arrieta-Diaz, K. Aryal, J. Asaadi, D. Asner, M. S. Athar, M. Auger, A. Aurisano, V. Aushev, D. Autiero, M. Avila, J. J. Back, X. Bai, B. Baibussinov, M. Baird, A. B. Balantekin, B. Baller, P. Ballett, B. Bambah, M. Bansal, S. Bansal, G. J. Barker, W. A. Barletta, G. Barr, N. Barros, L. Bartoszek, A. Bashyal, M. Bass, F. Bay, J. Beacom, B. R. Behera, G. Bellettini, V. Bellini, O. Beltramello, P. A. Benetti, A. Bercellie, M. Bergevin, E. Berman, H. Berns, R. Bernstein, S. Bertolucci, B. Bhandari, V. Bhatnagar, B. Bhuyan, J. Bian, K. Biery, M. Bishai, T. Blackburn, A. Blake, F. d. M. Blaszczyk, E. Blaufuss, B. Bleakley, E. Blucher, V. Bocean, F. Boffelli, J. Boissevain, S. 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Musser, Y. Nakajima, D. Naples, J. Navarro, D. Navas, J. Nelson, M. Nessi, M. Newcomer, Y. Ng, R. Nichol, T. C. Nicholls, K. Nikolics, E. Niner, B. Norris, F. Noto, P. Novakova, P. Novella, J. Nowak, M. S. Nunes, H. O'Keeffe, R. Oldeman, R. Oliveira, T. Olson, Y. Onishchuk, J. Osta, T. Ovsjannikova, B. Page, S. Pakvasa, S. Pal, O. Palamara, A. Palazzo, J. Paley, C. Palomares, E. Pantic, V. Paolone, V. Papadimitriou, J. Park, S. Parke, Z. Parsa, S. Pascoli, R. Patterson, S. Patton, T. Patzak, B. Paulos, L. Paulucci, Z. Pavlovic, G. Pawloski, S. Peeters, E. Pennacchio, A. Perch, G. N. Perdue, L. Periale, J. D. Perkin, H. Pessard, G. Petrillo, R. Petti, A. Petukhov, F. Pietropaolo, R. Plunkett, S. Pordes, M. Potekhin, R. Potenza, B. Potukuchi, N. Poudyal, O. Prokofiev, N. Pruthi, P. Przewlocki, D. Pushka, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, R. Raboanary, V. Radeka, A. Radovic, G. Raffelt, I. Rakhno, H. T. Rakotondramanana, L. Rakotondravohitra, Y. A. Ramachers, R. Rameika, J. Ramsey, A. Rappoldi, G. Raselli, P. Ratoff, B. Rebel, C. Regenfus, J. Reichenbacher, D. Reitzner, A. Remoto, A. Renshaw, S. Rescia, M. Richardson, K. Rielage, K. Riesselmann, M. Robinson, L. Rochester, O. B. Rodrigues, P. Rodrigues, B. Roe, M. Rosen, R. M. Roser, M. Ross-Lonergan, M. Rossella, A. Rubbia, C. Rubbia, R. Rucinski, C. RudolphvonRohr, B. Russell, D. Ruterbories, R. Saakyan, N. Sahu, P. Sala, N. Samios, F. Sanchez, M. Sanchez, B. Sands, S. Santana, R. Santorelli, G. Santucci, N. Saoulidou, A. Scaramelli, H. Schellman, P. Schlabach, R. Schmitt, D. Schmitz, J. Schneps, K. Scholberg, A. Schukraft, J. Schwehr, E. Segreto, S. Seibert, J. A. Sepulveda-Quiroz, F. Sergiampietri, L. Sexton-Kennedy, D. Sgalaberna, M. Shaevitz, J. Shahi, S. Shahsavarani, P. Shanahan, S. U. Shankar, R. Sharma, R. K. Sharma, T. Shaw, R. Shrock, I. Shyrma, N. Simos, G. Sinev, I. Singh, J. Singh, J. Singh, V. Singh, G. Sinnis, W. Sippach, D. Smargianaki, M. Smy, E. Snider, P. Snopok, J. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, M. Soderberg, N. Solomey, W. Sondheim, M. Sorel, A. Sousa, K. Soustruznik, J. Spitz, N. J. Spooner, M. Stancari, I. Stancu, D. Stefan, H. M. Steiner, J. Stewart, J. Stock, S. Stoica, J. Stone, J. Strait, M. Strait, T. Strauss, S. Striganov, R. Sulej, G. Sullivan, Y. Sun, L. Suter, C. M. Sutera, R. Svoboda, B. Szczerbinska, A. Szelc, S. Söldner-Rembold, R. Talaga, M. Tamsett, S. Tariq, E. Tatar, R. Tayloe, C. Taylor, D. Taylor, K. Terao, M. Thiesse, J. Thomas, L. F. Thompson, M. Thomson, C. Thorn, M. Thorpe, X. Tian, D. Tiedt, S. C. Timm, A. Tonazzo, T. Tope, A. Topkar, F. R. Torres, M. Torti, M. Tortola, F. Tortorici, M. Toups, C. Touramanis, M. Tripathi, I. Tropin, Y. Tsai, K. V. Tsang, R. Tsenov, S. Tufanli, C. Tull, J. Turner, M. Tzanov, E. Tziaferi, Y. Uchida, J. Urheim, T. Usher, M. Vagins, P. Vahle, G. A. Valdiviesso, L. Valerio, Z. Vallari, J. Valle, R. VanBerg, R. VandeWater, P. VanGemmeren, F. Varanini, G. Varner, G. Vasseur, K. Vaziri, G. Velev, S. Ventura, A. Verdugo, T. Viant, T. V. Vieira, C. Vignoli, C. Vilela, B. Viren, T. Vrba, T. Wachala, D. Wahl, M. Wallbank, N. Walsh, B. Wang, H. Wang, L. Wang, T. Wang, T. K. Warburton, D. Warner, M. Wascko, D. Waters, T. B. Watson, A. Weber, M. Weber, W. Wei, A. Weinstein, D. Wells, D. Wenman, M. Wetstein, A. White, L. Whitehead, D. Whittington, M. Wilking, J. Willhite, P. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, L. Winslow, P. Wittich, S. Wojcicki, H. H. Wong, K. Wood, E. Worcester, M. Worcester, S. Wu, T. Xin, C. Yanagisawa, S. Yang, T. Yang, K. Yarritu, J. Ye, M. Yeh, N. Yershov, K. Yonehara, B. Yu, J. Yu, J. Zalesak, A. Zalewska, B. Zamorano, L. Zang, A. Zani, A. Zani, G. Zavala, G. Zeller, C. Zhang, C. Zhang, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, R. Zwaska

A description of the proposed detector(s) for DUNE at LBNF Read More

Muon-neutrino elastic scattering on electrons is an observable neutrino process whose cross section is precisely known. Consequently a measurement of this process in an accelerator-based $\nu_\mu$ beam can improve the knowledge of the absolute neutrino flux impinging upon the detector; typically this knowledge is limited to $\sim$ 10% due to uncertainties in hadron production and focusing. We have isolated a sample of 135 $\pm$ 17 neutrino-electron elastic scattering candidates in the segmented scintillator detector of MINERvA, after subtracting backgrounds and correcting for efficiency. Read More

2015Dec
Authors: DUNE Collaboration, R. Acciarri, M. A. Acero, M. Adamowski, C. Adams, P. Adamson, S. Adhikari, Z. Ahmad, C. H. Albright, T. Alion, E. Amador, J. Anderson, K. Anderson, C. Andreopoulos, M. Andrews, R. Andrews, I. Anghel, J. d. Anjos, A. Ankowski, M. Antonello, A. ArandaFernandez, A. Ariga, T. Ariga, D. Aristizabal, E. Arrieta-Diaz, K. Aryal, J. Asaadi, D. Asner, M. S. Athar, M. Auger, A. Aurisano, V. Aushev, D. Autiero, M. Avila, J. J. Back, X. Bai, B. Baibussinov, M. Baird, A. B. Balantekin, B. Baller, P. Ballett, B. Bambah, M. Bansal, S. Bansal, G. J. Barker, W. A. Barletta, G. Barr, N. Barros, L. Bartoszek, A. Bashyal, M. Bass, F. Bay, J. Beacom, B. R. Behera, G. Bellettini, V. Bellini, O. Beltramello, P. A. Benetti, A. Bercellie, M. Bergevin, E. Berman, H. Berns, R. Bernstein, S. Bertolucci, B. Bhandari, V. Bhatnagar, B. Bhuyan, J. Bian, K. Biery, M. Bishai, T. Blackburn, A. Blake, F. d. M. Blaszczyk, E. Blaufuss, B. Bleakley, E. Blucher, V. Bocean, F. Boffelli, J. Boissevain, S. Bolognesi, T. Bolton, M. Bonesini, T. Boone, C. Booth, S. Bordoni, M. Borysova, B. Bourguille, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Brandt, J. Bremer, S. Brice, C. Bromberg, G. Brooijmans, G. Brown, R. Brown, G. Brunetti, X. Bu, N. Buchanan, H. Budd, B. Bugg, P. Calafiura, E. Calligarich, E. Calvo, L. Camilleri, M. Campanelli, C. Cantini, B. Carls, R. Carr, M. Cascella, C. Castromonte, E. CatanoMur, F. Cavanna, S. Centro, A. CerveraVillanueva, V. B. Chandratre, A. Chatterjee, S. Chattopadhyay, S. Chattopadhyay, L. Chaussard, S. Chembra, H. Chen, K. Chen, M. Chen, D. Cherdack, C. Chi, S. Childress, S. Choubey, B. C. Choudhary, G. Christodoulou, C. Christofferson, E. Church, D. Cianci, D. Cline, T. Coan, A. Cocco, J. Coelho, P. Cole, G. Collin, J. M. Conrad, M. Convery, R. Corey, L. Corwin, J. Cranshaw, P. Crivelli, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. Curioni, J. Cushing, D. L. Adams, D. Dale, S. R. Das, T. Davenne, G. S. Davies, J. Davies, J. Dawson, K. De, A. deGouvea, J. K. deJong, P. deJong, P. DeLurgio, M. Decowski, A. Delbart, C. Densham, R. Dharmapalan, N. Dhingra, S. DiLuise, M. Diamantopoulou, J. S. Diaz, G. DiazBautista, M. Diwan, Z. Djurcic, J. Dolph, G. Drake, D. Duchesneau, M. Duvernois, H. Duyang, D. A. Dwyer, S. Dye, S. Dytman, B. Eberly, R. Edgecock, D. Edmunds, S. Elliott, M. Elnimr, S. Emery, E. Endress, S. Eno, A. Ereditato, C. O. Escobar, J. Evans, A. Falcone, L. Falk, A. Farbin, C. Farnese, Y. Farzan, A. Fava, L. Favilli, J. Felde, J. Felix, S. Fernandes, L. Fields, A. Finch, M. Fitton, B. Fleming, T. Forest, J. Fowler, W. Fox, J. Fried, A. Friedland, S. Fuess, B. Fujikawa, A. Gago, H. Gallagher, S. Galymov, T. Gamble, R. Gandhi, D. Garcia-Gamez, S. Gardiner, G. Garvey, V. M. Gehman, A. Gendotti, G. d. Geronimo, C. Ghag, P. Ghoshal, D. Gibin, I. Gil-Botella, R. Gill, D. Girardelli, A. Giri, S. Glavin, D. Goeldi, S. Golapinni, M. Gold, R. A. Gomes, J. J. GomezCadenas, M. C. Goodman, D. Gorbunov, S. Goswami, N. Graf, N. Graf, M. Graham, E. Gramelini, R. Gran, C. Grant, N. Grant, V. Greco, H. Greenlee, L. Greenler, C. Greenley, M. Groh, S. Grullon, T. Grundy, K. Grzelak, E. Guardincerri, V. Guarino, E. Guarnaccia, G. P. Guedes, R. Guenette, A. Guglielmi, A. T. Habig, R. W. Hackenburg, A. Hackenburg, H. Hadavand, R. Haenni, A. Hahn, M. D. Haigh, T. Haines, T. Hamernik, T. Handler, S. Hans, D. Harris, J. Hartnell, T. Hasegawa, R. Hatcher, A. Hatzikoutelis, S. Hays, E. Hazen, M. Headley, A. Heavey, K. Heeger, J. Heise, K. Hennessy, J. Hewes, A. Higuera, T. Hill, A. Himmel, M. Hogan, P. Holanda, A. Holin, W. Honey, S. Horikawa, G. Horton-Smith, B. Howard, J. Howell, P. Hurh, J. Huston, J. Hylen, R. Imlay, J. Insler, G. Introzzi, D. Ioanisyan, A. Ioannisian, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, C. Jackson, D. E. Jaffe, C. James, E. James, F. Jediny, C. Jen, A. Jhingan, S. Jiménez, J. H. Jo, M. Johnson, R. Johnson, J. Johnstone, B. J. Jones, J. Joshi, H. Jostlein, C. K. Jung, T. Junk, A. Kaboth, R. Kadel, T. Kafka, L. Kalousis, Y. Kamyshkov, G. Karagiorgi, D. Karasavvas, Y. Karyotakis, A. Kaur, P. Kaur, B. Kayser, N. Kazaryan, E. Kearns, P. Keener, S. Kemboi, E. Kemp, S. H. Kettell, M. Khabibullin, M. Khandaker, A. Khotjantsev, B. Kirby, M. Kirby, J. Klein, T. Kobilarcik, S. Kohn, G. Koizumi, A. Kopylov, M. Kordosky, L. Kormos, U. Kose, V. A. Kostelecky, M. Kramer, I. Kreslo, R. Kriske, W. Kropp, Y. Kudenko, V. A. Kudryavtsev, S. Kulagin, A. Kumar, G. Kumar, J. Kumar, L. Kumar, T. Kutter, A. Laminack, K. Lande, C. Lane, K. Lang, F. Lanni, J. Learned, P. Lebrun, D. Lee, H. Lee, K. Lee, W. M. Lee, M. A. LeiguideOliveira, Q. Li, S. Li, S. Li, X. Li, Y. Li, Z. Li, J. Libo, C. S. Lin, S. Lin, J. Ling, J. Link, Z. Liptak, D. Lissauer, L. Littenberg, B. Littlejohn, Q. Liu, T. Liu, S. Lockwitz, N. Lockyer, T. Loew, M. Lokajicek, K. Long, M. D. L. Lopes, J. P. Lopez, J. Losecco, W. Louis, J. Lowery, M. Luethi, K. Luk, B. Lundberg, T. Lundin, X. Luo, T. Lux, J. Lykken, A. A. Machado, J. R. Macier, S. Magill, G. Mahler, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Malhotra, D. Malon, F. Mammoliti, S. Mancina, S. K. Mandal, S. Mandodi, S. L. Manly, A. Mann, A. Marchionni, W. Marciano, C. Mariani, J. Maricic, A. Marino, M. Marshak, C. Marshall, J. Marshall, J. Marteau, J. Martin-Albo, D. Martinez, S. Matsuno, J. Matthews, C. Mauger, K. Mavrokoridis, D. Mayilyan, E. Mazzucato, N. McCauley, E. McCluskey, N. McConkey, K. McDonald, K. S. McFarland, A. M. McGowan, C. McGrew, R. McKeown, D. McNulty, R. McTaggart, A. Mefodiev, M. Mehrian, P. Mehta, D. Mei, O. Mena, S. Menary, H. Mendez, A. Menegolli, G. Meng, Y. Meng, H. Merritt, D. Mertins, M. Messier, W. Metcalf, M. Mewes, H. Meyer, T. Miao, R. Milincic, W. Miller, G. Mills, O. Mineev, O. Miranda, C. S. Mishra, S. R. Mishra, B. Mitrica, D. Mladenov, I. Mocioiu, R. Mohanta, N. Mokhov, C. Montanari, D. Montanari, J. Moon, M. Mooney, C. Moore, J. Morfin, B. Morgan, C. Morris, W. Morse, Z. Moss, C. Mossey, C. A. Moura, J. Mousseau, L. Mualem, M. Muether, S. Mufson, S. Murphy, J. Musser, R. Musser, Y. Nakajima, D. Naples, J. Navarro, D. Navas, J. Nelson, M. Nessi, M. Newcomer, Y. Ng, R. Nichol, T. C. Nicholls, K. Nikolics, E. Niner, B. Norris, F. Noto, P. Novakova, P. Novella, J. Nowak, M. S. Nunes, H. O'Keeffe, R. Oldeman, R. Oliveira, T. Olson, Y. Onishchuk, J. Osta, T. Ovsjannikova, B. Page, S. Pakvasa, S. Pal, O. Palamara, A. Palazzo, J. Paley, C. Palomares, E. Pantic, V. Paolone, V. Papadimitriou, J. Park, S. Parke, Z. Parsa, S. Pascoli, R. Patterson, S. Patton, T. Patzak, B. Paulos, L. Paulucci, Z. Pavlovic, G. Pawloski, S. Peeters, E. Pennacchio, A. Perch, G. N. Perdue, L. Periale, J. D. Perkin, H. Pessard, G. Petrillo, R. Petti, A. Petukhov, F. Pietropaolo, R. Plunkett, S. Pordes, M. Potekhin, R. Potenza, B. Potukuchi, N. Poudyal, O. Prokofiev, N. Pruthi, P. Przewlocki, D. Pushka, X. Qian, J. L. Raaf, R. Raboanary, V. Radeka, A. Radovic, G. Raffelt, I. Rakhno, H. T. Rakotondramanana, L. Rakotondravohitra, Y. A. Ramachers, R. Rameika, J. Ramsey, A. Rappoldi, G. Raselli, P. Ratoff, B. Rebel, C. Regenfus, J. Reichenbacher, D. Reitzner, A. Remoto, A. Renshaw, S. Rescia, M. Richardson, K. Rielage, K. Riesselmann, M. Robinson, L. Rochester, O. B. Rodrigues, P. Rodrigues, B. Roe, M. Rosen, R. M. Roser, M. Ross-Lonergan, M. Rossella, A. Rubbia, C. Rubbia, R. Rucinski, C. RudolphvonRohr, B. Russell, D. Ruterbories, R. Saakyan, N. Sahu, P. Sala, N. Samios, F. Sanchez, M. Sanchez, B. Sands, S. Santana, R. Santorelli, G. Santucci, N. Saoulidou, A. Scaramelli, H. Schellman, P. Schlabach, R. Schmitt, D. Schmitz, J. Schneps, K. Scholberg, A. Schukraft, J. Schwehr, E. Segreto, S. Seibert, J. A. Sepulveda-Quiroz, F. Sergiampietri, L. Sexton-Kennedy, D. Sgalaberna, M. Shaevitz, J. Shahi, S. Shahsavarani, P. Shanahan, S. U. Shankar, R. Sharma, R. K. Sharma, T. Shaw, R. Shrock, I. Shyrma, N. Simos, G. Sinev, I. Singh, J. Singh, J. Singh, V. Singh, G. Sinnis, W. Sippach, D. Smargianaki, M. Smy, E. Snider, P. Snopok, J. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, M. Soderberg, N. Solomey, W. Sondheim, M. Sorel, A. Sousa, K. Soustruznik, J. Spitz, J. Spitz, N. J. Spooner, M. Stancari, I. Stancu, D. Stefan, H. M. Steiner, J. Stewart, J. Stock, S. Stoica, J. Stone, J. Strait, M. Strait, T. Strauss, S. Striganov, R. Sulej, G. Sullivan, Y. Sun, L. Suter, C. M. Sutera, R. Svoboda, B. Szczerbinska, A. Szelc, S. Söldner-Rembold, R. Talaga, M. Tamsett, S. Tariq, E. Tatar, R. Tayloe, C. Taylor, D. Taylor, K. Terao, M. Thiesse, J. Thomas, L. F. Thompson, M. Thomson, C. Thorn, M. Thorpe, X. Tian, D. Tiedt, S. C. Timm, A. Tonazzo, T. Tope, A. Topkar, F. R. Torres, M. Torti, M. Tortola, F. Tortorici, M. Toups, C. Touramanis, M. Tripathi, I. Tropin, Y. Tsai, K. V. Tsang, R. Tsenov, S. Tufanli, C. Tull, J. Turner, M. Tzanov, E. Tziaferi, Y. Uchida, J. Urheim, T. Usher, M. Vagins, P. Vahle, G. A. Valdiviesso, L. Valerio, Z. Vallari, J. Valle, R. VanBerg, R. VandeWater, P. VanGemmeren, F. Varanini, G. Varner, G. Vasseur, K. Vaziri, G. Velev, S. Ventura, A. Verdugo, T. Viant, T. V. Vieira, C. Vignoli, C. Vilela, B. Viren, T. Vrba, T. Wachala, D. Wahl, M. Wallbank, N. Walsh, B. Wang, H. Wang, L. Wang, T. Wang, T. K. Warburton, D. Warner, M. Wascko, D. Waters, T. B. Watson, A. Weber, M. Weber, W. Wei, A. Weinstein, D. Wells, D. Wenman, M. Wetstein, A. White, L. Whitehead, D. Whittington, M. Wilking, J. Willhite, P. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, L. Winslow, P. Wittich, S. Wojcicki, H. H. Wong, K. Wood, E. Worcester, M. Worcester, S. Wu, T. Xin, C. Yanagisawa, S. Yang, T. Yang, K. Yarritu, J. Ye, M. Yeh, N. Yershov, K. Yonehara, B. Yu, J. Yu, J. Zalesak, A. Zalewska, B. Zamorano, L. Zang, A. Zani, G. Zavala, G. Zeller, C. Zhang, C. Zhang, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, R. Zwaska

The Physics Program for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) at the Fermilab Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) is described. Read More

Two different nuclear-medium effects are isolated using a low three-momentum transfer subsample of neutrino-carbon scattering data from the MINERvA neutrino experiment. The observed hadronic energy in charged-current $\nu_\mu$ interactions is combined with muon kinematics to permit separation of the quasielastic and $\Delta$(1232) resonance processes. First, we observe a small cross section at very low energy transfer that matches the expected screening effect of long-range nucleon correlations. Read More

The first direct measurement of electron-neutrino quasielastic and quasielastic-like 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 electron production angle, electron energy and $Q^{2}$ are presented. The ratio of the quasielastic, flux-integrated differential cross section in $Q^{2}$ for $\nu_{e}$ with that of similarly-selected $\nu_{\mu}$-induced events from the same exposure is used to probe assumptions that underpin conventional treatments of charged-current $\nu_{e}$ interactions used by long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. Read More

Single neutral pion production via muon antineutrino charged-current interactions in plastic scintillator (CH) is studied using the \minerva detector exposed to the NuMI low-energy, wideband antineutrino beam at Fermilab. Measurement of this process constrains models of neutral pion production in nuclei, which is important because the neutral-current analog is a background for $\bar{\nu}_e$ appearance oscillation experiments. The differential cross sections for $\pi^0$ momentum and production angle, for events with a single observed $\pi^0$ and no charged pions, are presented and compared to model predictions. Read More

The MINERvA collaboration operated a scaled-down replica of the solid scintillator tracking and sampling calorimeter regions of the MINERvA detector in a hadron test beam at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility. This article reports measurements with samples of protons, pions, and electrons from 0.35 to 2. Read More

A study of charged-current muon neutrino scattering on hydrocarbon in which the final state includes a muon and a proton and no pions is presented. Although this signature has the topology of neutrino quasielastic scattering from neutrons, the event sample contains contributions from both quasielastic and inelastic processes where pions are absorbed in the nucleus. The analysis accepts events with muon production angles up to 70$^{\circ}$ and proton kinetic energies greater than 110 MeV. Read More

Neutrino-induced coherent charged pion production on nuclei, $\stackrel{(-)}{\nu}_\mu A\to\mu^\pm\pi^\mp A$ is a rare, inelastic interaction in which a small squared four-momentum $| t|$ is transferred to the recoil nucleus leaving it intact in the reaction. In the scintillator tracker of MINERvA, we remove events with evidence of particles from nuclear breakup and reconstruct $| t|$ from the final state pion and muon. We select low $| t|$ events to isolate a sample rich in coherent candidates. Read More

2014Jul
Affiliations: 1MiniBooNE Collaboration, 2MiniBooNE Collaboration, 3MiniBooNE Collaboration, 4MiniBooNE Collaboration, 5MiniBooNE Collaboration, 6MiniBooNE Collaboration, 7MiniBooNE Collaboration, 8MiniBooNE Collaboration, 9MiniBooNE Collaboration, 10MiniBooNE Collaboration, 11MiniBooNE Collaboration, 12MiniBooNE Collaboration, 13MiniBooNE Collaboration, 14MiniBooNE Collaboration, 15MiniBooNE Collaboration, 16MiniBooNE Collaboration, 17MiniBooNE Collaboration, 18MiniBooNE Collaboration, 19MiniBooNE Collaboration, 20MiniBooNE Collaboration, 21MiniBooNE Collaboration, 22MiniBooNE Collaboration, 23MiniBooNE Collaboration, 24MiniBooNE Collaboration, 25MiniBooNE Collaboration, 26MiniBooNE Collaboration, 27MiniBooNE Collaboration, 28MiniBooNE Collaboration, 29MiniBooNE Collaboration, 30MiniBooNE Collaboration, 31MiniBooNE Collaboration, 32MiniBooNE Collaboration, 33MiniBooNE Collaboration, 34MiniBooNE Collaboration, 35MiniBooNE Collaboration, 36MiniBooNE Collaboration, 37MiniBooNE Collaboration, 38MiniBooNE Collaboration, 39MiniBooNE Collaboration, 40MiniBooNE Collaboration, 41MiniBooNE Collaboration, 42MiniBooNE Collaboration, 43MiniBooNE Collaboration, 44MiniBooNE Collaboration

This paper explores the use of $L/E$ oscillation probability distributions to compare experimental measurements and to evaluate oscillation models. In this case, $L$ is the distance of neutrino travel and $E$ is a measure of the interacting neutrino's energy. While comparisons using allowed and excluded regions for oscillation model parameters are likely the only rigorous method for these comparisons, the $L/E$ distributions are shown to give qualitative information on the agreement of an experiment's data with a simple two-neutrino oscillation model. Read More

2014Jun
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Charged pion production via charged current $\nu_{\mu}$ interactions on plastic (CH) is studied using the MINERvA detector exposed to the NuMI wideband neutrino beam at Fermilab. Events with hadronic invariant mass W $<$ 1.4 GeV are selected to isolate single pion production, which is expected to occur primarily through the $\Delta(1232)$ resonance. Read More

2014Mar
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We present measurements of $\nu_{\mu}$ charged-current cross section ratios on carbon, iron, and lead relative to a scintillator (CH) using the fine-grained MINERvA detector exposed to the NuMI neutrino beam at Fermilab. The measurements utilize events of energies $2=8~GeV$, which have a reconstructed $\mu^{-}$ scattering angle less than $17^\circ$ to extract ratios of inclusive total cross sections as a function of neutrino energy $E_{\nu}$ and flux-integrated differential cross sections with respect to the Bjorken scaling variable $x$. These results provide the first high-statistics direct measurements of nuclear effects in neutrino scattering using different targets in the same neutrino beam. Read More

We propose the addition of scintillator to the existing MiniBooNE detector to allow a test of the neutral-current/charged-current (NC/CC) nature of the MiniBooNE low-energy excess. Scintillator will enable the reconstruction of 2.2 MeV $\gamma$s from neutron-capture on protons following neutrino interactions. Read More

We report the measurement of the flux-averaged antineutrino neutral current elastic scattering cross section ($d\sigma_{\bar \nu N \rightarrow \bar \nu N}/dQ^{2}$) on CH$_{2}$ by the MiniBooNE experiment using the largest sample of antineutrino neutral current elastic candidate events ever collected. The ratio of the antineutrino to neutrino neutral current elastic scattering cross sections and a ratio of antineutrino neutral current elastic to antineutrino charged current quasi elastic cross section is also presented. Read More

2013May

The MINERvA experiment is designed to perform precision studies of neutrino-nucleus scattering using $\nu_\mu$ and ${\bar\nu}_\mu$ neutrinos incident at 1-20 GeV in the NuMI beam at Fermilab. This article presents a detailed description of the \minerva detector and describes the {\em ex situ} and {\em in situ} techniques employed to characterize the detector and monitor its performance. The detector is comprised of a finely-segmented scintillator-based inner tracking region surrounded by electromagnetic and hadronic sampling calorimetry. Read More

2013May
Authors: The MINERvA collaboration, L. Fields, J. Chvojka, L. Aliaga, O. Altinok, B. Baldin, A. Baumbaugh, A. Bodek, D. Boehnlein, S. Boyd, R. Bradford, W. K. Brooks, H. Budd, A. Butkevich, D. A. Martinez Caicedo, C. M. Castromonte, M. E. Christy, H. Chung, M. Clark, H. da Motta, D. S. Damiani, I. Danko, M. Datta, M. Day, R. DeMaat, J. Devan, E. Draeger, S. A. Dytman, G. A. Díaz, B. Eberly, D. A. Edmondson, J. Felix, T. Fitzpatrick, G. A. Fiorentini, A. M. Gago, H. Gallagher, C. A. George, J. A. Gielata, C. Gingu, B. Gobbi, R. Gran, N. Grossman, J. Hanson, D. A. Harris, J. Heaton, A. Higuera, I. J. Howley, K. Hurtado, M. Jerkins, T. Kafka, J. Kaisen, M. O. Kanter, C. E. Keppel, J. Kilmer, M. Kordosky, A. H. Krajeski, S. A. Kulagin, T. Le, H. Lee, A. G. Leister, G. Locke, G. Maggi, E. Maher, S. Manly, W. A. Mann, C. M. Marshall, K. S. McFarland, C. L. McGivern, A. M. McGowan, A. Mislivec, J. G. Morfín, J. Mousseau, D. Naples, J. K. Nelson, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, N. Ochoa, C. D. O'Connor, J. Olsen, B. Osmanov, J. Osta, J. L. Palomino, V. Paolone, J. Park, C. E. Patrick, G. N. Perdue, C. Peña, L. Rakotondravohitra, R. D. Ransome, H. Ray, L. Ren, P. A. Rodrigues, C. Rude, K. E. Sassin, H. Schellman, D. W. Schmitz, R. M. Schneider, E. C. Schulte, C. Simon, F. D. Snider, M. C. Snyder, J. T. Sobczyk, C. J. Solano Salinas, N. Tagg, W. Tan, B. G. Tice, G. Tzanakos, J. P. Velásquez, J. Walding, T. Walton, J. Wolcott, B. A. Wolthuis, N. Woodward, G. Zavala, H. B. Zeng, D. Zhang, L. Y. Zhu, B. P. Ziemer

We have isolated muon anti-neutrino charged-current quasi-elastic interactions occurring in the segmented scintillator tracking region of the MINERvA detector running in the NuMI neutrino beam at Fermilab. We measure the flux-averaged differential cross-section, d{\sigma}/dQ^2, and compare to several theoretical models of quasi-elastic scattering. Good agreement is obtained with a model where the nucleon axial mass, M_A, is set to 0. Read More

2013May
Authors: The MINERvA collaboration, G. A. Fiorentini, D. W. Schmitz, P. A. Rodrigues, L. Aliaga, O. Altinok, B. Baldin, A. Baumbaugh, A. Bodek, D. Boehnlein, S. Boyd, R. Bradford, W. K. Brooks, H. Budd, A. Butkevich, D. A. Martinez Caicedo, C. M. Castromonte, M. E. Christy, H. Chung, J. Chvojka, M. Clark, H. da Motta, D. S. Damiani, I. Danko, M. Datta, M. Day, R. DeMaat, J. Devan, E. Draeger, S. A. Dytman, G. A. Díaz, B. Eberly, D. A. Edmondson, J. Felix, T. Fitzpatrick, L. Fields, A. M. Gago, H. Gallagher, C. A. George, J. A. Gielata, C. Gingu, B. Gobbi, R. Gran, N. Grossman, J. Hanson, D. A. Harris, J. Heaton, A. Higuera, I. J. Howley, K. Hurtado, M. Jerkins, T. Kafka, J. Kaisen, M. O. Kanter, C. E. Keppel, J. Kilmer, M. Kordosky, A. H. Krajeski, S. A. Kulagin, T. Le, H. Lee, A. G. Leister, G. Locke, G. Maggi, E. Maher, S. Manly, W. A. Mann, C. M. Marshall, K. S. McFarland, C. L. McGivern, A. M. McGowan, A. Mislivec, J. G. Morfń, J. Mousseau, D. Naples, J. K. Nelson, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, N. Ochoa, C. D. O'Connor, J. Olsen, B. Osmanov, J. Osta, J. L. Palomino, V. Paolone, J. Park, C. E. Patrick, G. N. Perdue, C. Peña, L. Rakotondravohitra, R. D. Ransome, H. Ray, L. Ren, C. Rude, K. E. Sassin, H. Schellman, R. M. Schneider, E. C. Schulte, C. Simon, F. D. Snider, M. C. Snyder, J. T. Sobczyk, C. J. Solano Salinas, N. Tagg, W. Tan, B. G. Tice, G. Tzanakos, J. P. Velásquez, J. Walding, T. Walton, J. Wolcott, B. A. Wolthuis, N. Woodward, G. Zavala, H. B. Zeng, D. Zhang, L. Y. Zhu, B. P. Ziemer

We report a study of muon neutrino charged-current quasi-elastic events in the segmented scintillator inner tracker of the MINERvA experiment running in the NuMI neutrino beam at Fermilab. The events were selected by requiring a {\mu}^- and low calorimetric recoil energy separated from the interaction vertex. We measure the flux-averaged differential cross-section, d{\sigma}/dQ^2, and study the low energy particle content of the final state. Read More

The largest sample ever recorded of $\numub$ charged-current quasi-elastic (CCQE, $\numub + p \to \mup + n$) candidate events is used to produce the minimally model-dependent, flux-integrated double-differential cross section $\frac{d^{2}\sigma}{dT_\mu d\uz}$ for $\numub$ incident on mineral oil. This measurement exploits the unprecedented statistics of the MiniBooNE anti-neutrino mode sample and provides the most complete information of this process to date. Also given to facilitate historical comparisons are the flux-unfolded total cross section $\sigma(E_\nu)$ and single-differential cross section $\frac{d\sigma}{d\qsq}$ on both mineral oil and on carbon by subtracting the $\numub$ CCQE events on hydrogen. Read More

We propose adding 300 mg/l PPO to the existing MiniBooNE detector mineral oil to increase the scintillation response. This will allow the detection of associated neutrons and increase sensitivity to final-state nucleons in neutrino interactions. This increased capability will enable an independent test of whether the current excess seen in the MiniBooNE oscillation search is signal or background. Read More

MINER$\nu$A (Main INjector ExpeRiment $\nu$-A) is a new few-GeV neutrino cross section experiment that began taking data in the FNAL NuMI (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Neutrinos at the Main Injector) beam-line in March of 2010. MINER$\nu$A employs a fine-grained scintillator detector capable of complete kinematic characterization of neutrino interactions. This paper describes the MINER$\nu$A data acquisition system (DAQ) including the read-out electronics, software, and computing architecture. Read More

The MiniBooNE and SciBooNE collaborations report the results of a joint search for short baseline disappearance of \bar{{\nu}_{\mu}} at Fermilab's Booster Neutrino Beamline. The MiniBooNE Cherenkov detector and the SciBooNE tracking detector observe antineutrinos from the same beam, therefore the combined analysis of their datasets serves to partially constrain some of the flux and cross section uncertainties. Uncertainties in the {\nu}_{\mu} background were constrained by neutrino flux and cross section measurements performed in both detectors. Read More

2012May
Authors: J. L. Hewett, H. Weerts, R. Brock, J. N. Butler, B. C. K. Casey, J. Collar, A. de Gouvea, R. Essig, Y. Grossman, W. Haxton, J. A. Jaros, C. K. Jung, Z. T. Lu, K. Pitts, Z. Ligeti, J. R. Patterson, M. Ramsey-Musolf, J. L. Ritchie, A. Roodman, K. Scholberg, C. E. M. Wagner, G. P. Zeller, S. Aefsky, A. Afanasev, K. Agashe, C. Albright, J. Alonso, C. Ankenbrandt, M. Aoki, C. A. Arguelles, N. Arkani-Hamed, J. R. Armendariz, C. Armendariz-Picon, E. Arrieta Diaz, J. Asaadi, D. M. Asner, K. S. Babu, K. Bailey, O. Baker, B. Balantekin, B. Baller, M. Bass, B. Batell, J. Beacham, J. Behr, N. Berger, M. Bergevin, E. Berman, R. Bernstein, A. J. Bevan, M. Bishai, M. Blanke, S. Blessing, A. Blondel, T. Blum, G. Bock, A. Bodek, G. Bonvicini, F. Bossi, J. Boyce, R. Breedon, M. Breidenbach, S. J. Brice, R. A. Briere, S. Brodsky, C. Bromberg, A. Bross, T. E. Browder, D. A. Bryman, M. Buckley, R. Burnstein, E. Caden, P. Campana, R. Carlini, G. Carosi, C. Castromonte, R. Cenci, I. Chakaberia, M. C. Chen, C. H. Cheng, B. Choudhary, N. H. Christ, E. Christensen, M. E. Christy, T. E. Chupp, E. Church, D. B. Cline, T. E. Coan, P. Coloma, J. Comfort, L. Coney, J. Cooper, R. J. Cooper, R. Cowan, D. F. Cowen, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. Datta, G. S. Davies, M. Demarteau, D. P. DeMille, A. Denig, R. Dermisek, A. Deshpande, M. S. Dewey, R. Dharmapalan, J. Dhooghe, M. R. Dietrich, M. Diwan, Z. Djurcic, S. Dobbs, M. Duraisamy, B. Dutta, H. Duyang, D. A. Dwyer, M. Eads, B. Echenard, S. R. Elliott, C. Escobar, J. Fajans, S. Farooq, C. Faroughy, J. E. Fast, B. Feinberg, J. Felde, G. Feldman, P. Fierlinger, P. Fileviez Perez, B. Filippone, P. Fisher, B. T. Flemming, K. T. Flood, R. Forty, M. J. Frank, A. Freyberger, A. Friedland, R. Gandhi, K. S. Ganezer, A. Garcia, F. G. Garcia, S. Gardner, L. Garrison, A. Gasparian, S. Geer, V. M. Gehman, T. Gershon, M. Gilchriese, C. Ginsberg, I. Gogoladze, M. Gonderinger, M. Goodman, H. Gould, M. Graham, P. W. Graham, R. Gran, J. Grange, G. Gratta, J. P. Green, H. Greenlee, R. C. Group, E. Guardincerri, V. Gudkov, R. Guenette, A. Haas, A. Hahn, T. Han, T. Handler, J. C. Hardy, R. Harnik, D. A. Harris, F. A. Harris, P. G. Harris, J. Hartnett, B. He, B. R. Heckel, K. M. Heeger, S. Henderson, D. Hertzog, R. Hill, E. A Hinds, D. G. Hitlin, R. J. Holt, N. Holtkamp, G. Horton-Smith, P. Huber, W. Huelsnitz, J. Imber, I. Irastorza, J. Jaeckel, I. Jaegle, C. James, A. Jawahery, D. Jensen, C. P. Jessop, B. Jones, H. Jostlein, T. Junk, A. L. Kagan, M. Kalita, Y. Kamyshkov,