A Measurement of Nuclear Effects in Deep Inelastic Scattering in Neutrino-Nucleus Interactions
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Jeffrey K Nelson
Neutrino-Nucleus Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS) events provide a probe into the structure of nucleons within a nucleus that cannot be accessed via charged lepton-nucleus interactions. The MINERvA experiment is stationed in the Neutrinos from the Main Injector (NuMI) beam line at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. With the recent increase in average neutrino energy and the greatly increased intensity of the NuMI beam line, projected sensitivities for DIS cross section ratio analyses using MINERvA's suite of nuclear targets (C, CH, Fe and Pb) are greatly increased. an analysis of theMINERvA DIS data on carbon, iron, lead, and plastic has been conducted for muon neutrino interactions with a muon angle less than 17 degrees. Results are presented as a differential cross section with respect to neutrino energy and the Bjorken-x scaling variable.
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Norrick, Anne, "A Measurement of Nuclear Effects in Deep Inelastic Scattering in Neutrino-Nucleus Interactions" (2018). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1550153893.