Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorAbratenko, P.
dc.contributor.authorGarcía Gámez, Diego 
dc.contributor.authorMicroBooNE Collaboration
dc.identifier.citationAbratenko, P... [et al.]. Measurement of the flux-averaged inclusive charged-current electron neutrino and antineutrino cross section on argon using the NuMI beam and the MicroBooNE detector. PHYSICAL REVIEW D 104, 052002 (2021). []es_ES
dc.descriptionThis document was prepared by the MicroBooNE Collaboration using the resources of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, HEP User Facility. Fermilab is managed by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (FRA), acting under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359. MicroBooNE is supported by the following: the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Offices of High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics; the U.S. National Science Foundation; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of the United Kingdom Research and Innovation; and The Royal Society (United Kingdom). Additional support for the laser calibration system and cosmic-ray tagger was provided by the Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Bern, Switzerland.es_ES
dc.description.abstractWe present a measurement of the combined nu(e) + (nu) over bar (e) flux-averaged charged-current inclusive cross section on argon using data from the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) at Fermilab. Using the off-axis flux from the NuMI beam, MicroBooNE has reconstructed 214 candidate nu(e) + (nu) over bar (e) interactions with an estimated exposure of 2.4 x 10(20) protons on target. Given the estimated purity of 38.6%, this implies the observation of 80 nu(e) + (nu) over bar (e) events in argon, the largest such sample to date. The analysis includes the first demonstration of a fully automated application of a dE/dx-based particle discrimination technique of electron- and photon-induced showers in a LArTPC neutrino detector. The main background for this first nu(e) analysis is cosmic ray contamination. Significantly higher purity is expected in underground detectors, as well as with next-generation reconstruction algorithms. We measure the nu(e) + (nu) over bar (e) flux-averaged charged-current total cross section to be 6.84 +/- 1.51(stat) +/- 2.33(sys) x 10(-39) cm(2)/nucleon, for neutrino energies above 250 MeVand an average neutrino flux energy of 905 MeV when this threshold is applied. The measurement is sensitive to neutrino events where the final state electron momentum is above 48 MeV/c, includes the entire angular phase space of the electron, and is in agreement with the theoretical predictions from GENIE and NuWro. This measurement is also the first demonstration of electron-neutrino reconstruction in a surface LArTPC in the presence of cosmic-ray backgrounds, which will be a crucial task for surface experiments like those that comprise the short-baseline neutrino program at Fermilab.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipFermi Research Alliance, LLC (FRA) DE-AC02-07CH11359es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Foundation (NSF)es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipSwiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commissiones_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipScience and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), United Kingdom Research and Innovationes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipRoyal Society of Londones_ES
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Societyes_ES
dc.rightsAtribución 3.0 España*
dc.titleMeasurement of the flux-averaged inclusive charged-current electron neutrino and antineutrino cross section on argon using the NuMI beam and the MicroBooNE detectores_ES

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Atribución 3.0 España
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Atribución 3.0 España