Cross section measurements with monoenergetic muon neutrinos
Author(s)Spitz, Joshua B.
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The monoenergetic 236 MeV muon neutrino from charged kaon decay at rest (K[superscript +] → μ[superscript +]ν[subscript μ]) can be used to produce a novel set of cross section measurements. Applicable for short- and long-baseline accelerator-based neutrino oscillation experiments, among others, such measurements would provide a “standard candle” for the energy reconstruction and interaction kinematics relevant for charged current neutrino events near this energy. This neutrino can also be exercised as a unique known-energy, purely weak interacting probe of the nucleus. A number of experiments are set to come online in the next few years that will be able to collect and characterize thousands of these events.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Physical Review D
American Physical Society
Spitz, J. “Cross Section Measurements with Monoenergetic Muon Neutrinos.” Phys. Rev. D 89, no. 7 (April 2014). © 2014 American Physical Society
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