We report the measurements of the single and double differential cross section of muon neutrino charged-current interactions on carbon with a single positively charged pion in the final state at the T2K off-axis near detector using 5.56×1020 protons on target. The analysis uses data control samples for the background subtraction and the cross section signal, defined as a single negatively charged muon and a single positively charged pion exiting from the target nucleus, is extracted using an unfolding method. The model-dependent cross section, integrated over the T2K off-axis neutrino beam spectrum peaking at 0.6 GeV, is measured to be σ=(11.76±0.44(stat)±2.39(syst))×10-40 cm2 nucleon-1. Various differential cross sections are measured, including the first measurement of the Adler angles for single charged pion production in neutrino interactions with heavy nuclei target.
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Physical Review D
Abe, K., Akutsu, R., Ali, A., Alt, C., Amey, J., Andreopoulos, C., Anthony, L., Antonova, M., Aoki, S., Ariga, A., Ashida, Y., Atkin, E., Awataguchi, Y., Azuma, Y., Ban, S., Barbi, M., Barker, G., Barr, G., Barry, C., Batkiewicz-Kwasniak, M., Beloshapkin, A., Bench, F., Berardi, V., Berkman, S., Berner, R., Berns, L., Bhadra, S., & Bienstock, S. (2020). Measurement of the muon neutrino charged-current single π+ production on hydrocarbon using the T2K off-axis near detector ND280. Physical Review D, 101 (1) https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.101.012007