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Measurement of neutrino-induced neutral-current coherent π⁰ production in the NOvA near detector

Acero, M. A.
Adamson, P.
Aliaga, L.
Alion, T.
Allakhverdian, V.
Anfimov, N.
Antoshkin, A.
Arrieta-Diaz, E.
Aurisano, A.
Back, A.
Backhouse, C.
Baird, M.
Balashov, N.
Baldi, P.
Bambah, B. A.
Basher, S.
Bays, K.
Behera, B.
Bending, S.
Bernstein, R.
Bhatnagar, V.
Bhuyan, B.
Bian, J.
Blair, J.
Booth, A. C.
Bolshakova, A.
Bour, P.
Bromberg, C.
Buchanan, N.
Butkevich, A.
Campbell, M.
Carroll, T. J.
Catano-Mur, E.
Childress, S.
Choudhary, B. C.
Chowdhury, B.
Coan, T. E.
Colo, M.
Corwin, L.
Cremonesi, L.
Cronin-Hennessy, D.
Davies, G. S.
Derwent, P. F.
Ding, P.
Djurcic, Z.
Doyle, D.
Dukes, E. C.
Dung, P.
Duyang, H.
Edayath, S.
Ehrlich, R.
Feldman, G. J.
Flanagan, W.
Frank, M. J.
Gallagher, H. R.
Gandrajula, R.
Gao, F.
Germani, S.
Giri, A.
Gomes, R. A.
Goodman, M. C.
Grichine, V.
Groh, M.
Group, R.
Guo, B.
Habig, A.
Hakl, F.
Hartnell, J.
Hatcher, R.
Hatzikoutelis, A.
Heller, K.
Himmel, A.
Holin, A.
Howard, B.
Huang, J.
Hylen, J.
Jediny, F.
Johnson, C.
Judah, M.
Kakorin, I.
Kalra, D.
Kaplan, D. M.
Keloth, R.
Klimov, O.
Koerner, L. W.
Kolupaeva, L.
Kotelnikov, S.
Kreymer, A.
Kullenberg, Ch.
Kumar, A.
Kuruppu, C. D.
Kus, V.
Lackey, T.
Lang, K.
Lin, S.
Lokajicek, M.
Lozier, J.
Luchuk, S.
Maan, K.
Magill, S.
Mann, W. A.
Marshak, M. L.
Matveev, V.
Méndez, D. P.
Messier, M. D.
Meyer, H.
Miao, T.
Miller, W. H.
Mishra, S. R.
Mislivec, A.
Mohanta, R.
Moren, A.
Mualem, L.
Muether, M.
Mulder, K.
Mufson, S.
Murphy, R.
Musser, J.
Naples, D.
Nayak, N.
Nelson, J. K.
Nichol, R.
Niner, E.
Norman, A.
Nosek, T.
Oksuzian, Y.
Olshevskiy, A.
Olson, T.
Paley, J.
Patterson, R. B.
Pawloski, G.
Pershey, D.
Petrova, O.
Petti, R.
Plunkett, R. K.
Potukuchi, B.
Principato, C.
Psihas, F.
Raj, V.
Radovic, A.
Rameika, R. A.
Rebel, B.
Rojas, P.
Ryabov, V.
Sachdev, K.
Samoylov, O.
Sanchez, M. C.
Seong, I. S.
Shanahan, P.
Sheshukov, A.
Singh, P.
Singh, V.
Smith, E.
Smolik, J.
Snopok, P.
Solomey, N.
Song, E.
Sousa, A.
Soustruznik, K.
Strait, M.
Suter, L.
Talaga, R. L.
Tas, P.
Thayyullathil, R. B.
Thomas, J.
Tiras, E.
Torbunov, D.
Tripathi, J.
Tsaris, A.
Torun, Y.
Urheim, J.
Vahle, P.
Vasel, J.
Vinton, L.
Vokac, P.
Vrba, T.
Wang, B.
Warburton, T. K.
Wetstein, M.
While, M.
Whittington, D.
Wojcicki, S. G.
Wolcott, J.
Yadav, N.
Yallappa Dombara, A.
Yang, S.
Yonehara, K.
Yu, S.
Zalesak, J.
Zamorano, B.
Zwaska, R.
NOvA Collaboration


The cross section of neutrino-induced neutral-current coherent π⁰ production on a carbon-dominated target is measured in the NOvA near detector. This measurement uses a narrow-band neutrino beam with an average neutrino energy of 2.7 GeV, which is of interest to ongoing and future long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. The measured, flux-averaged cross section is σ = 13.8±0.9(stat)±2.3(syst)×10⁻⁴⁰ cm²/nucleus, consistent with model prediction. This result is the most precise measurement of neutral-current coherent π⁰ production in the few-GeV neutrino energy region.

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© 2020 Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP3. Received 5 February 2019; revised 22 June 2020; accepted 23 June 2020; published 9 July 2020. This document was prepared by the NOvA Collaboration using the resources of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, HEP user facility. Fermilab is managed by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (FRA), acting under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11359. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy; the U.S. National Science Foundation; the Department of Science and Technology, India; the European Research Council; the MSMT CR, GA UK, Czech Republic; the RAS, RFBR, RMES, RSF, and BASIS Foundation, Russia; CNPq and FAPEG, Brazil; STFC and the Royal Society, United Kingdom; and the state and University of Minnesota. We are grateful for the contributions of the staffs of the University of Minnesota at the Ash River Laboratory and of Fermilab.

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