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Title Electron Beam Energy Reconstruction for Neutrino Oscillation Measurement
Authors Mariana Khachatryan,Afroditi Papadopoulou,A. Ashkenazi,Florian Hauenstein,Anjali Nambrath,Adin Hrnjic,Lawrence Weinstein,Or Chen,Eliazer Piasetzky,M. Betancourt,Steven Dytman,P. Coloma,Kendall Mahn,Shankar Adhikari,Moskov Amaryan,Giovanni Angelini,Hamza Atac,Luca Barion,Marco Battaglieri,Ivan Bedlinskiy,Fatiha Benmokhtar,Andrea Bianconi,Angela Biselli,Francesco Bossu,Sergey Boyarinov,William Briscoe,William Brooks,Dilini Bulumulla,Volker Burkert,Daniel Carman,Jose Carvajal,Andrea Celentano,Pierre Chatagnon,Vitaly Chesnokov,Taya Chetry,Giuseppe Ciullo,L. Clark,Brandon Clary,Philip Cole,Marco Contalbrigo,Volker Crede,Reynier Cruz Torres,Annalisa D'Angelo,Natalya Dashyan,Raffaella De Vita,Maxime Defurne,Alexandre Deur,Stefan Diehl,Chaden Djalali,Raphael Dupre,Hovanes Egiyan,Mathieu Ehrhart,Ahmed El Alaoui,Lamiaa El Fassi,Latifa Elouadrhiri,Paul Eugenio,Alessandra Filippi,Tony Forest,Gagik Gavalian,Gerard Gilfoyle,Kevin Giovanetti,Francois-Xavier Girod-Gard,Derek Glazier,Evgeny Golovach,Ralf Gothe,Keith Griffioen,Michel Guidal,Lei Guo,Hayk Hakobyan,Mohammad Hattawy,Timothy Hayward,David Heddle,Kenneth Hicks,Adam Hobart,Maurik Holtrop,Yordanka Ilieva,David Ireland,Boris Ishkhanov,Evgeny Isupov,Hyon-Suk Jo,Kyungseon Joo,Achyut Khanal,Mahbubul Khandaker,Chan Kim,Valery Kubarovsky,Sebastian Kuhn,Lucilla Lanza,Marco Leali,Paolo Lenisa,Kenneth Livingston,Ian MacGregor,Dominique Marchand,Nikolay Markov,Bryan McKinnon,Taisiya Mineeva,Marco Mirazita,Viktor Mokeev,Aram Movsisyan,Carlos Munoz Camacho,Pawel Nadel-Turonski,Krishna Neupane,Silvia Niccolai,Gabriel Niculescu,Mikhail Osipenko,Alexander Ostrovidov,Michael Paolone,Luciano Pappalardo,Rafayel Paremuzyan,Kil Park,Eugene Pasyuk,Oleg Pogorelko,Jiwan Poudel,Yelena Prok,Dan Protopopescu,Marco Ripani,James Ritman,Alessandro Rizzo,Guenther Rosner,Patrizia Rossi,Franck Sabatie,Carlos Salgado,Axel Schmidt,Reinhard Schumacher,Efrain Segarra,Youri Sharabian,Utsav Shrestha,Iuliia Skorodumina,Daria Sokhan,Orlando Soto Sandoval,Nikolaos Sparveris,Igor Strakovski,Steffen Strauch,Nicholas Tyler,Richard Tyson,Maurizio Ungaro,Luca Venturelli,Hakob Voskanyan,Eric Voutier,Xiangdong Wei,Michael Wood,Nicholas Zachariou,Jixie Zhang,zhiwen zhao
JLAB number JLAB-PHY-20-3216
LANL number (None)
Other number DOE/OR/23177-4993
Document Type(s) (Journal Article) 
Associated with EIC: No
Supported by Jefferson Lab LDRD Funding: No
Funding Source: Nuclear Physics (NP)
 

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Publication Abstract: Neutrino oscillation is one of only a few phenomena that cannot be described using the Standard Model of particle physics [1]. Its experimental study can thus provide new insight into the nature of our universe, for example by explaining the matter/anti-matter imbalance [2]. Neutrinos oscillate as a function of their propagation distance divided by their energy (L/E). However, E is not directly measurable in accelerator-based experiments. Therefore, such experiments rely heavily on phenomenological models of neutrino-nucleus interactions to reconstruct E and interpret their data. Exploiting the similarity of electron- and neutrino-nucleus interactions, we use electron scattering data with known beam energies and a variety of targets to test GENIE, one of these interaction models[3]. We show that, even in simple interactions where no pions are detected, only a small fraction of events reconstruct to the correct incident energy. This reconstructed energy distribution is described reasonably well by GENIE for most energies and targets. We then applied our measured and modeled incident-energy reconstruction results to the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE, USA) [4]neutrino flux. We found that the discrepancies between the data and the model can bias the reconstruction of neutrino oscillation parameters. This shows the need to improve current models to meet the requirements of next-generation, high-precision experiments such as HyperKamiokande HK, Japan) [5] and DUNE.
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