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Publications Authored By R. Ransome

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

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

2016Oct

The unpolarized semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering (SIDIS) differential cross sections in $^3$He($e,e^{\prime}\pi^{\pm}$)$X$ have been measured for the first time in Jefferson Lab experiment E06-010 performed with a $5.9\,$GeV $e^-$ beam on a $^3$He target. The experiment focuses on the valence quark region, covering a kinematic range $0. 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 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

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

We present final results on the photon electroproduction ($\vec{e}p\rightarrow ep\gamma$) cross section in the deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS) regime and the valence quark region from Jefferson Lab experiment E00-110. Results from an analysis of a subset of these data were published before, but the analysis has been improved which is described here at length, together with details on the experimental setup. Furthermore, additional data have been analyzed resulting in photon electroproduction cross sections at new kinematic settings, for a total of 588 experimental bins. 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

2015Feb

We report the measurement of beam-target double-spin asymmetries ($A_\text{LT}$) in the inclusive production of identified hadrons, $\vec{e}~$+$~^3\text{He}^{\uparrow}\rightarrow h+X$, using a longitudinally polarized 5.9 GeV electron beam and a transversely polarized $^3\rm{He}$ target. Hadrons ($\pi^{\pm}$, $K^{\pm}$ and proton) were detected at 16$^{\circ}$ with an average momentum $<$$P_h$$>$=2. Read More

2014Nov
Authors: MOLLER Collaboration, J. Benesch, P. Brindza, R. D. Carlini, J-P. Chen, E. Chudakov, S. Covrig, M. M. Dalton, A. Deur, D. Gaskell, A. Gavalya, J. Gomez, D. W. Higinbotham, C. Keppel, D. Meekins, R. Michaels, B. Moffit, Y. Roblin, R. Suleiman, R. Wines, B. Wojtsekhowski, G. Cates, D. Crabb, D. Day, K. Gnanvo, D. Keller, N. Liyanage, V. V. Nelyubin, H. Nguyen, B. Norum, K. Paschke, V. Sulkosky, J. Zhang, X. Zheng, J. Birchall, P. Blunden, M. T. W. Gericke, W. R. Falk, L. Lee, J. Mammei, S. A. Page, W. T. H. van Oers, K. Dehmelt, A. Deshpande, N. Feege, T. K. Hemmick, K. S. Kumar, T. Kutz, R. Miskimen, M. J. Ramsey-Musolf, S. Riordan, N. Hirlinger Saylor, J. Bessuille, E. Ihloff, J. Kelsey, S. Kowalski, R. Silwal, G. De Cataldo, R. De Leo, D. Di Bari, L. Lagamba, E. NappiV. Bellini, F. Mammoliti, F. Noto, M. L. Sperduto, C. M. Sutera, P. Cole, T. A. Forest, M. Khandekar, D. McNulty, K. Aulenbacher, S. Baunack, F. Maas, V. Tioukine, R. Gilman, K. Myers, R. Ransome, A. Tadepalli, R. Beniniwattha, R. Holmes, P. Souder, D. S. Armstrong, T. D. Averett, W. Deconinck, W. Duvall, A. Lee, M. L. Pitt, J. A. Dunne, D. Dutta, L. El Fassi, F. De Persio, F. Meddi, G. M. Urciuoli, E. Cisbani, C. Fanelli, F. Garibaldi, K. Johnston, N. Simicevic, S. Wells, P. M. King, J. Roche, J. Arrington, P. E. Reimer, G. Franklin, B. Quinn, A. Ahmidouch, S. Danagoulian, O. Glamazdin, R. Pomatsalyuk, R. Mammei, J. W. Martin, T. Holmstrom, J. Erler, Yu. G. Kolomensky, J. Napolitano, K. A. Aniol, W. D. Ramsay, E. Korkmaz, D. T. Spayde, F. Benmokhtar, A. Del Dotto, R. Perrino, S. Barkanova, A. Aleksejevs, J. Singh

The physics case and an experimental overview of the MOLLER (Measurement Of a Lepton Lepton Electroweak Reaction) experiment at the 12 GeV upgraded Jefferson Lab are presented. A highlight of the Fundamental Symmetries subfield of the 2007 NSAC Long Range Plan was the SLAC E158 measurement of the parity-violating asymmetry $A_{PV}$ in polarized electron-electron (M{\o}ller) scattering. The proposed MOLLER experiment will improve on this result by a factor of five, yielding the most precise measurement of the weak mixing angle at low or high energy anticipated over the next decade. 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

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

2014Apr
Authors: Y. X. Zhao1, Y. Wang2, K. Allada3, K. Aniol4, J. R. M. Annand5, T. Averett6, F. Benmokhtar7, W. Bertozzi8, P. C. Bradshaw9, P. Bosted10, A. Camsonne11, M. Canan12, G. D. Cates13, C. Chen14, J. -P. Chen15, W. Chen16, K. Chirapatpimol17, E. Chudakov18, E. Cisbani19, J. C. Cornejo20, F. Cusanno21, M. M. Dalton22, W. Deconinck23, C. W. de Jager24, R. De Leo25, X. Deng26, A. Deur27, H. Ding28, P. A. M. Dolph29, C. Dutta30, D. Dutta31, L. El Fassi32, S. Frullani33, H. Gao34, F. Garibaldi35, D. Gaskell36, S. Gilad37, R. Gilman38, O. Glamazdin39, S. Golge40, L. Guo41, D. Hamilton42, O. Hansen43, D. W. Higinbotham44, T. Holmstrom45, J. Huang46, M. Huang47, H. F Ibrahim48, M. Iodice49, X. Jiang50, G. Jin51, M. K. Jones52, J. Katich53, A. Kelleher54, W. Kim55, A. Kolarkar56, W. Korsch57, J. J. LeRose58, X. Li59, Y. Li60, R. Lindgren61, N. Liyanage62, E. Long63, H. -J. Lu64, D. J. Margaziotis65, P. Markowitz66, S. Marrone67, D. McNulty68, Z. -E. Meziani69, R. Michaels70, B. Moffit71, C. Muñoz Camacho72, S. Nanda73, A. Narayan74, V. Nelyubin75, B. Norum76, Y. Oh77, M. Osipenko78, D. Parno79, J. -C. Peng80, S. K. Phillips81, M. Posik82, A. J. R. Puckett83, X. Qian84, Y. Qiang85, A. Rakhman86, R. Ransome87, S. Riordan88, A. Saha89, B. Sawatzky90, E. Schulte91, A. Shahinyan92, M. H. Shabestari93, S. Širca94, S. Stepanyan95, R. Subedi96, V. Sulkosky97, L. -G. Tang98, A. Tobias99, G. M. Urciuoli100, I. Vilardi101, K. Wang102, B. Wojtsekhowski103, X. Yan104, H. Yao105, Y. Ye106, Z. Ye107, L. Yuan108, X. Zhan109, Y. Zhang110, Y. -W. Zhang111, B. Zhao112, X. Zheng113, L. Zhu114, X. Zhu115, X. Zong116
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We report the first measurement of target single spin asymmetries of charged kaons produced in semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering of electrons off a transversely polarized $^3{\rm{He}}$ target. Both the Collins and Sivers moments, which are related to the nucleon transversity and Sivers distributions, respectively, are extracted over the kinematic range of 0.1$<$$x_{bj}$$<$0. 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

2013Dec

An experiment to measure single-spin asymmetries in semi-inclusive production of charged pions in deep-inelastic scattering on a transversely polarized $^3$He target was performed at Jefferson Lab in the kinematic region of $0.16Read More

2013Nov
Authors: K. Allada1, Y. X. Zhao2, K. Aniol3, J. R. M. Annand4, T. Averett5, F. Benmokhtar6, W. Bertozzi7, P. C. Bradshaw8, P. Bosted9, A. Camsonne10, M. Canan11, G. D. Cates12, C. Chen13, J. -P. Chen14, W. Chen15, K. Chirapatpimol16, E. Chudakov17, E. Cisbani18, J. C. Cornejo19, F. Cusanno20, M. Dalton21, W. Deconinck22, C. W. de Jager23, R. De Leo24, X. Deng25, A. Deur26, H. Ding27, P. A. M. Dolph28, C. Dutta29, D. Dutta30, L. El Fassi31, S. Frullani32, H. Gao33, F. Garibaldi34, D. Gaskell35, S. Gilad36, R. Gilman37, O. Glamazdin38, S. Golge39, L. Guo40, D. Hamilton41, O. Hansen42, D. W. Higinbotham43, T. Holmstrom44, J. Huang45, M. Huang46, H. F Ibrahim47, M. Iodice48, X. Jiang49, G. Jin50, M. K. Jones51, J. Katich52, A. Kelleher53, W. Kim54, A. Kolarkar55, W. Korsch56, J. J. LeRose57, X. Li58, Y. Li59, R. Lindgren60, N. Liyanage61, E. Long62, H. -J. Lu63, D. J. Margaziotis64, P. Markowitz65, S. Marrone66, D. McNulty67, Z. -E. Meziani68, R. Michaels69, B. Moffit70, C. Munoz Camacho71, S. Nanda72, A. Narayan73, V. Nelyubin74, B. Norum75, Y. Oh76, M. Osipenko77, D. Parno78, J. -C. Peng79, S. K. Phillips80, M. Posik81, A. J. R. Puckett82, X. Qian83, Y. Qiang84, A. Rakhman85, R. Ransome86, S. Riordan87, A. Saha88, B. Sawatzky89, E. Schulte90, A. Shahinyan91, M. H. Shabestari92, S. Sirca93, S. Stepanyan94, R. Subedi95, V. Sulkosky96, L. -G. Tang97, A. Tobias98, G. M. Urciuoli99, I. Vilardi100, K. Wang101, Y. Wang102, B. Wojtsekhowski103, X. Yan104, H. Yao105, Y. Ye106, Z. Ye107, L. Yuan108, X. Zhan109, Y. Zhang110, Y. -W. Zhang111, B. Zhao112, X. Zheng113, L. Zhu114, X. Zhu115, X. Zong116
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We report the first measurement of target single-spin asymmetries (A$_N$) in the inclusive hadron production reaction, $e~$+$~^3\text{He}^{\uparrow}\rightarrow h+X$, using a transversely polarized $^3$He target. The experiment was conducted at Jefferson Lab in Hall A using a 5.9-GeV electron beam. Read More

2013Nov

We report the first measurement of the target-normal single-spin asymmetry in deep-inelastic scattering from the inclusive reaction $^3$He$^{\uparrow}\left(e,e' \right)X$ on a polarized $^3$He gas target. Assuming time-reversal invariance, this asymmetry is strictly zero in the Born approximation but can be non-zero if two-photon-exchange contributions are included. The experiment, conducted at Jefferson Lab using a 5. 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 Proton Radius Puzzle is the inconsistency between the proton radius determined from muonic hydrogen and the proton radius determined from atomic hydrogen level transitions and ep elastic scattering. No generally accepted resolution to the Puzzle has been found. Possible solutions generally fall into one of three categories: the two radii are different due to novel beyond-standard-model physics, the two radii are different due to novel aspects of nucleon structure, and the two radii are the same, but there are underestimated uncertainties or other issues in the ep experiments. 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

2012May
Authors: H. Fonvieille1, G. Laveissiere2, N. Degrande3, S. Jaminion4, C. Jutier5, L. Todor6, R. Di Salvo7, L. Van Hoorebeke8, L. C. Alexa9, B. D. Anderson10, K. A. Aniol11, K. Arundell12, G. Audit13, L. Auerbach14, F. T. Baker15, M. Baylac16, J. Berthot17, P. Y. Bertin18, W. Bertozzi19, L. Bimbot20, W. U. Boeglin21, E. J. Brash22, V. Breton23, H. Breuer24, E. Burtin25, J. R. Calarco26, L. S. Cardman27, C. Cavata28, C. -C. Chang29, J. -P. Chen30, E. Chudakov31, E. Cisbani32, D. S. Dale33, C. W. deJager34, R. De Leo35, A. Deur36, N. d'Hose37, G. E. Dodge38, J. J. Domingo39, L. Elouadrhiri40, M. B. Epstein41, L. A. Ewell42, J. M. Finn43, K. G. Fissum44, G. Fournier45, B. Frois46, S. Frullani47, C. Furget48, H. Gao49, J. Gao50, F. Garibaldi51, A. Gasparian52, S. Gilad53, R. Gilman54, A. Glamazdin55, C. Glashausser56, J. Gomez57, V. Gorbenko58, P. Grenier59, P. A. M. Guichon60, J. O. Hansen61, R. Holmes62, M. Holtrop63, C. Howell64, G. M. Huber65, C. E. Hyde66, S. Incerti67, M. Iodice68, J. Jardillier69, M. K. Jones70, W. Kahl71, S. Kato72, A. T. Katramatou73, J. J. Kelly74, S. Kerhoas75, A. Ketikyan76, M. Khayat77, K. Kino78, S. Kox79, L. H. Kramer80, K. S. Kumar81, G. Kumbartzki82, M. Kuss83, A. Leone84, J. J. LeRose85, M. Liang86, R. A. Lindgren87, N. Liyanage88, G. J. Lolos89, R. W. Lourie90, R. Madey91, K. Maeda92, S. Malov93, D. M. Manley94, C. Marchand95, D. Marchand96, D. J. Margaziotis97, P. Markowitz98, J. Marroncle99, J. Martino100, K. McCormick101, J. McIntyre102, S. Mehrabyan103, F. Merchez104, Z. E. Meziani105, R. Michaels106, G. W. Miller107, J. Y. Mougey108, S. K. Nanda109, D. Neyret110, E. A. J. M. Offermann111, Z. Papandreou112, B. Pasquini113, C. F. Perdrisat114, R. Perrino115, G. G. Petratos116, S. Platchkov117, R. Pomatsalyuk118, D. L. Prout119, V. A. Punjabi120, T. Pussieux121, G. Quemener122, R. D. Ransome123, O. Ravel124, J. S. Real125, F. Renard126, Y. Roblin127, D. Rowntree128, G. Rutledge129, P. M. Rutt130, A. Saha131, T. Saito132, A. J. Sarty133, A. Serdarevic134, T. Smith135, G. Smirnov136, K. Soldi137, P. Sorokin138, P. A. Souder139, R. Suleiman140, J. A. Templon141, T. Terasawa142, R. Tieulent143, E. Tomasi-Gustaffson144, H. Tsubota145, H. Ueno146, P. E. Ulmer147, G. M. Urciuoli148, M. Vanderhaeghen149, R. L. J. Van der Meer150, R. Van De Vyver151, P. Vernin152, B. Vlahovic153, H. Voskanyan154, E. Voutier155, J. W. Watson156, L. B. Weinstein157, K. Wijesooriya158, R. Wilson159, B. B. Wojtsekhowski160, D. G. Zainea161, W. -M. Zhang162, J. Zhao163, Z. -L. Zhou164
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Virtual Compton Scattering (VCS) on the proton has been studied at Jefferson Lab using the exclusive photon electroproduction reaction (e p --> e p gamma). This paper gives a detailed account of the analysis which has led to the determination of the structure functions P_LL-P_TT/epsilon and P_LT, and the electric and magnetic generalized polarizabilities (GPs) alpha_E(Q^2) and beta_M(Q^2) at values of the four-momentum transfer squared Q^2= 0.92 and 1. Read More

2012Mar

Beams of neutrinos have been proposed as a vehicle for communications under unusual circumstances, such as direct point-to-point global communication, communication with submarines, secure communications and interstellar communication. We report on the performance of a low-rate communications link established using the NuMI beam line and the MINERvA detector at Fermilab. The link achieved a decoded data rate of 0. Read More

Neutrino interaction events in the MINERvA detector are visually represented with a web-based tool called Arachne. Data are retrieved from a central server via AJAX, and client-side JavaScript draws images into the user's browser window using the draft HTML 5 standard. These technologies allow neutrino interactions to be viewed by anyone with a web browser, allowing for easy hand-scanning of particle interactions. Read More

The advent of very high intensity neutrino beams for the study of neutrino oscillations has also made possible a new generation of experiments which will study neutrino interactions on different nuclei with unprecedented precision. The use of the neutrino as a probe of nucleon structure provides unique information not available with other probes. In addition, an improved understanding of the neutrino interaction cross section and the resulting final states will reduce systematic uncertainties in neutrino oscillation experiments. Read More

We present new data for the polarization observables of the final state proton in the $^{1}H(\vec{\gamma},\vec{p})\pi^{0}$ reaction. These data can be used to test predictions based on hadron helicity conservation (HHC) and perturbative QCD (pQCD). These data have both small statistical and systematic uncertainties, and were obtained with beam energies between 1. Read More

2011Aug

We report the first measurement of the double-spin asymmetry $A_{LT}$ for charged pion electroproduction in semi\nobreakdash-inclusive deep\nobreakdash-inelastic electron scattering on a transversely polarized $^{3}$He target. The kinematics focused on the valence quark region, $0.16Read More

2011Jun

We report the first measurement of target single spin asymmetries in the semi-inclusive $^3{He}(e,e'\pi^\pm)X$ reaction on a transversely polarized target. The experiment, conducted at Jefferson Lab using a 5.9 GeV electron beam, covers a range of 0. Read More

We present an updated extraction of the proton electromagnetic form factor ratio, mu_p G_E/G_M, at low Q^2. The form factors are sensitive to the spatial distribution of the proton, and precise measurements can be used to constrain models of the proton. An improved selection of the elastic events and reduced background contributions yielded a small systematic reduction in the ratio mu_p G_E/G_M compared to the original analysis. Read More

2011Feb
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Precise measurements of the proton electromagnetic form factor ratio $R = \mu_p G_E^p/G_M^p$ using the polarization transfer method at Jefferson Lab have revolutionized the understanding of nucleon structure by revealing the strong decrease of $R$ with momentum transfer $Q^2$ for $Q^2 \gtrsim 1$ GeV$^2$, in strong disagreement with previous extractions of $R$ from cross section measurements. In particular, the polarization transfer results have exposed the limits of applicability of the one-photon-exchange approximation and highlighted the role of quark orbital angular momentum in the nucleon structure. The GEp-II experiment in Jefferson Lab's Hall A measured $R$ at four $Q^2$ values in the range 3. Read More

2010Dec

Intensive theoretical and experimental efforts over the past decade have aimed at explaining the discrepancy between data for the proton electric to magnetic form factor ratio, $G_{E}/G_{M}$, obtained separately from cross section and polarization transfer measurements. One possible explanation for this difference is a two-photon-exchange (TPEX) contribution. In an effort to search for effects beyond the one-photon-exchange or Born approximation, we report measurements of polarization transfer observables in the elastic $H(\vec{e},e'\vec{p})$ reaction for three different beam energies at a fixed squared momentum transfer $Q^2 = 2. Read More

2010Aug
Authors: S. Riordan, S. Abrahamyan, B. Craver, A. Kelleher, A. Kolarkar, J. Miller, G. D. Cates, N. Liyanage, B. Wojtsekhowski, A. Acha, K. Allada, B. Anderson, K. A. Aniol, J. R. M. Annand, J. Arrington, T. Averett, A. Beck, M. Bellis, W. Boeglin, H. Breuer, J. R. Calarco, A. Camsonne, J. P. Chen, E. Chudakov, L. Coman, B. Crowe, F. Cusanno, D. Day, P. Degtyarenko, P. A. M. Dolph, C. Dutta, C. Ferdi, C. Fernandez-Ramirez, R. Feuerbach, L. M. Fraile, G. Franklin, S. Frullani, S. Fuchs, F. Garibaldi, N. Gevorgyan, R. Gilman, A. Glamazdin, J. Gomez, K. Grimm, J. O. Hansen, J. L. Herraiz, D. W. Higinbotham, R. Holmes, T. Holmstrom, D. Howell, C. W. deJager, X. Jiang, M. K. Jones, J. Katich, L. J. Kaufman, M. Khandaker, J. J. Kelly, D. Kiselev, W. Korsch, J. LeRose, R. Lindgren, P. Markowitz, D. J. Margaziotis, S. May-Tal Beck, S. Mayilyan, K. McCormick, Z. E. Meziani, R. Michaels, B. Moffit, S. Nanda, V. Nelyubin, T. Ngo, D. M. Nikolenko, B. Norum, L. Pentchev, C. F. Perdrisat, E. Piasetzky, R. Pomatsalyuk, D. Protopopescu, A. J. R. Puckett, V. A. Punjabi, X. Qian, Y. Qiang, B. Quinn, I. Rachek, R. D. Ransome, P. E. Reimer, B. Reitz, J. Roche, G. Ron, O. Rondon, G. Rosner, A. Saha, M. Sargsian, B. Sawatzky, J. Segal, M. Shabestari, A. Shahinyan, Yu. Shestakov, J. Singh, S. Sirca, P. Souder, S. Stepanyan, V. Stibunov, V. Sulkosky, S. Tajima, W. A. Tobias, J. M. Udias, G. M. Urciuoli, B. Vlahovic, H. Voskanyan, K. Wang, F. R. Wesselmann, J. R. Vignote, S. A. Wood, J. Wright, H. Yao, X. Zhu

The electric form factor of the neutron was determined from studies of the reaction He3(e,e'n)pp in quasi-elastic kinematics in Hall A at Jefferson Lab. Longitudinally polarized electrons were scattered off a polarized target in which the nuclear polarization was oriented perpendicular to the momentum transfer. The scattered electrons were detected in a magnetic spectrometer in coincidence with neutrons that were registered in a large-solid-angle detector. Read More

2010May

Among the most fundamental observables of nucleon structure, electromagnetic form factors are a crucial benchmark for modern calculations describing the strong interaction dynamics of the nucleon's quark constituents; indeed, recent proton data have attracted intense theoretical interest. In this letter, we report new measurements of the proton electromagnetic form factor ratio using the recoil polarization method, at momentum transfers Q2=5.2, 6. Read More

High precision measurements of induced and transferred recoil proton polarization in d(polarized gamma, polarized p})n have been performed for photon energies of 277--357 MeV and theta_cm = 20 degrees -- 120 degrees. The measurements were motivated by a longstanding discrepancy between meson-baryon model calculations and data at higher energies. At the low energies of this experiment, theory continues to fail to reproduce the data, indicating that either something is missing in the calculations and/or there is a problem with the accuracy of the nucleon-nucleon potential being used. Read More

We present a measurement of the spin-dependent cross sections for the \vec{^3He}(\vec{e},e')X} reaction in the quasielastic and resonance regions at four-momentum transfer 0.1 < Q^2< 0.9 GeV^2. Read More

We report on a detailed study of longitudinal strength in the nucleon resonance region, presenting new results from inclusive electron-proton cross sections measured at Jefferson Lab Hall C in the four-momentum transfer range 0.2 < Q^2 < 5.5 GeV^2. Read More

The reaction p(e,e^{prime}pi^+)X^0 was studied with two high resolution magnetic spectrometers to search for narrow baryon resonances. A missing mass resolution of 2.0 MeV was achieved. Read More

Polarization transfer in the 4He(e,e'p)3H reaction at a Q^2 of 0.4 (GeV/c)^2 was measured at the Mainz Microtron MAMI. The ratio of the transverse to the longitudinal polarization components of the ejected protons was compared with the same ratio for elastic ep scattering. Read More