Measurement of the νμ and νμ nucleon charged-current total cross sections, and the ratio of νμ neutron to νμ proton charged-current total cross sections

D. Allasia, C. Angelini, A. Baldini, S. Barlag, L. Bertanza, A. Bigi, V. Bisi, F. Bobisut, T. Bolognese, R. Bonarelli, E. Calimani, R. Casali, P. Capiluppi, S. Ciampolillo, J. Derkaoui, E. De Wolf, M. L. Faccini-Turleur, R. Fantechi, V. Flaminio, A. G. FrodesenD. Gamba, G. Giacomelli, A. Halsteinslid, A. Hornaes, H. Huzita, B. Jongejans, M. Loreti, C. Louedec, G. Mandrioli, A. Marzari-Chiesa, L. Mosca, A. Nappi, R. Pazzi, G. M. Pierazzini, L. Ramello, L. Riccati, A. Romero, A. M. Rossi, A. Sconza, P. Serra-Lugaresi, A. Tenner, G. W. Van Apeldoorn, P. Van Dam, D. Vignaud, C. Visser, R. Wigmans

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

18 Scopus citations


The total νμ and νμ nucleon charged-current cross sections have been measured in BEBC filled with deuterium and exposed to the wide-band neutrino and antineutrino beams at the CERN-SPS. Assuming a linear energy dependence for the cross sections, σ = aE(-ν, we obtained the coefficients aνN = 0.62 ± 0.05 and aνN = 0.33 ± 0.03 (in units of 10-38 cm2/GeV), where the quoted error is mainly systematic. The ratio of the cross sections is σνNνN = 0.53 ± 0.03. We also determined the ratio of the charged-current cross section for neutrino interactions on neutrons and protons R = σνnνp = 2.10 ± 0.08 (statistical) ±0.22 (sysetmatic). The dependence of R on the variables x, y and Eν is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-310
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 9 1984


Dive into the research topics of 'Measurement of the ν<sub>μ</sub> and ν<sub>μ</sub> nucleon charged-current total cross sections, and the ratio of ν<sub>μ</sub> neutron to ν<sub>μ</sub> proton charged-current total cross sections'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this