Identifier

etd-09102008-150741

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Document Type

Dissertation

Abstract

A search for the muon neutrino magnetic moment was conducted using the Mini- BooNE low energy neutrino data. The analysis was performed by analyzing the elastic scattering interactions of muon neutrinos on electrons. The analysis looked for an excess of elastic scattering events above the Standard Model prediction from which a limit on the neutrino magnetic could be set. In this thesis, we report an excess of 15.3}6.6(stat)}4.1(syst) elastic scattering events above the expected background. At 90% C.L., we derived a limit on the muon neutrino magnetic moment of 12.7~ 10−10ƒÊB. The other analysis reported in this thesis is a measurement of charged current single pion production (CCpi+) to charged current quasi elastic (CCQE) interactions cross sections ratio. This measurement was performed with two different fitting algorithms and the results from both fitters are consistent with each other.

Date

2008

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

William J. Metcalf

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