Exploring Nucleon Spin Structure Through Neutrino Neutral-Current Interactions in MicroBooNE [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. High Energy Physics Division, 2017. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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- Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy. High Energy Physics Division, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- The net contribution of the strange quark spins to the proton spin, $\Delta s$, can be determined from neutral current elastic neutrino-proton interactions at low momentum transfer combined with data from electron-proton scattering. The probability of neutrino-proton interactions depends in part on the axial form factor, which represents the spin structure of the proton and can be separated into its quark flavor contributions. Low momentum transfer neutrino neutral current interactions can be measured in MicroBooNE, a high-resolution liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) in its first year of running in the Booster Neutrino Beamline at Fermilab. The signal for these interactions in MicroBooNE is a single short proton track. We present our work on the automated reconstruction and classification of proton tracks in LArTPCs, an important step in the determination of neutrino- nucleon cross sections and the measurement of $\Delta s$.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 02/02/2017., "arxiv:1702.00854", " fermilab-conf-17-070-nd", "1512109", 22nd International Symposium on Spin Physics, Urbana, IL, USA, 09/25-09/30/2016., and Woodruff, Katherine.
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