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A study of quasi-elastic muon neutrino and antineutrino scattering in the NOMAD experiment

V Lyubushkin, B Popov, JJ Kim, L Camilleri, J-M Levy, M Mezzetto, D Naumov, S Alekhin, P Astier, D Autiero, A Baldisseri, M Baldo-Ceolin, M Banner, G Bassompierre, K Benslama, N Besson, I Bird, B Blumenfeld, F Bobisut, J Bouchez Show all

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C | SPRINGER | Published : 2009

Abstract

We have studied the muon neutrino and antineutrino quasi-elastic (QEL) scattering reactions (ν μn → μ-p and ̄νp → μ+n) using a set of experimental data collected by the NOMAD Collaboration. We have performed measurements of the cross-section of these processes on a nuclear target (mainly carbon) normalizing it to the total ν μ (̄%nu;) charged-current cross section. The results for the flux-averaged QEL cross sections in the (anti)neutrino energy interval 3-100 GeV are 〈σqel 〉νμ =(0.92±0.02(stat)±0.06(syst)) ×10-38cm2 and 〈σqel〉 ̄νμ =(0.81±0.05(stat)±0.09(syst)) ×10-38cm2 for neutrino and antineutrino, respectively. The axial mass parameter M A was extracted from the measured quasi-elastic ne..

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