Document Type

Article

Department/Program

Physics

Journal Title

Physical Review Letters

Pub Date

2013

Volume

111

Issue

2

Abstract

We report a study of nu(mu) charged-current quasielastic 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. Deviations are found between the measured d sigma/dQ(2) and the expectations of a model of independent nucleons in a relativistic Fermi gas. We also observe an excess of energy near the vertex consistent with multiple protons in the final state.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.022502

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