ORCID Identifier(s)

0000-0002-0784-8480

Graduation Semester and Year

2022

Language

English

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics and Applied Physics

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Jonathan Asaadi

Abstract

Neutrino-induced charged-current coherent pion production is an important channel for the study of neutrino-nucleus interactions. It is both a dangerous background for $\nu_{e}$ oscillation experiments, and a critical component required for precise understanding of neutrino-nucleus pion production in general. This work performed a search for $\nu_{\mu}$-induced charged-current (CC) coherent pion production on argon in MicroBooNE from Fermilab's Booster Neutrino Beamline (BNB), which produces $\nu_{\mu}$ with a mean energy of 0.823 GeV. A flux-integrated cross section measurement was made for this channel, and was found to be: $\sigma(\nu_{\mu} + Ar \rightarrow \mu^{-} + \pi^{+} + Ar) = 1.12 \pm 0.253 \textrm{(stat.)} \pm 0.728 \textrm{(syst.)}\times 10^{-39} \textrm{cm}^{2}$.

Keywords

Neutrinos, Cross section, Coherent pion production, Neutrino physics

Disciplines

Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics

Comments

Degree granted by The University of Texas at Arlington

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Physics Commons

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