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Title: Measurement of neutral-current π⁰ production for νμ interactions in ND280
Author: Williamson, Zachary James
ISNI:       0000 0004 5920 9618
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis presents a study of neutral-current π0 production from νµ interactions. The study uses data taken at the Tokai-to-Kamiokande off-axis experiment's near detector (ND280). Monte Carlo studies were used to develop selection criteria to reconstruct event signatures produced from such interactions. This physics analysis focuses on the tracker region of the ND280 subdetector. Other π0 analyses using different detector regions are either underway or completed. The physics analysis, after being developed from Monte Carlo studies, was then run on real data. This analysis goes partway towards measuring the neutral-current π0-producing neutrino interaction cross-section, by measuring the rate of such interactions in the T2K experiment's near detector, ND280.
Supervisor: Barr, Giles Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Particle physics ; Physics ; neutrino ; nd280 ; oscillation ; pi0 ; pi-zero ; neutral ; current