First Search for the EMC Effect and Nuclear Shadowing in Neutrino Nuclear Deep Inelastic Scattering at MINERvA

First Search for the EMC Effect and Nuclear Shadowing in Neutrino Nuclear Deep Inelastic Scattering at MINERvA

by Joel Allen Mousseau

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319831473
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/30/2018
Series: Springer Theses
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 147
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Joel Mousseau earned his Bachelor of Science with an honors concentration in physics and a minor in mathematics from the University of Michigan in 2007. He was awarded a Master of Science from the University of Florida in 2009, and finally his Doctor of Philosophy in physics from the University of Florida in 2015.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Theory.- 3. Event Simulation.- 4. Neutrino Beamline.- 5. The Minerva Detector and Simulation.- 6. Event Reconstruction.- 7. Overview of the Measurement.- 8. Event Selection and Efficiency.- 9. Backgrounds.- 10. Systematic Uncertainties.- 11. Reconstructed and Unfolded Event Yields.- 12. Efficiency Correction and Flux Division.- 13. Cross Section Results.- 14. Conclusions.- Appendix.- A. Sideband Pilots.- B. Non-dis Event Uncertainties (After Tuning).- C. Plastic Background Subtraction.- D. Migration Matrices.- E. Event Yields (Reconstructed).- F. Dis Event Yields (Unfolded Kinematics).- G. Efficiency Plots.

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