Search for coherent charged pion production in neutrino-carbon interactions.

Journal Article

We report the result from a search for charged-current coherent pion production induced by muon neutrinos with a mean energy of 1.3 GeV. The data are collected with a fully active scintillator detector in the K2K long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. No evidence for coherent pion production is observed, and an upper limit of is set on the cross section ratio of coherent pion production to the total charged-current interaction at 90% confidence level. This is the first experimental limit for coherent charged pion production in the energy region of a few GeV.

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Cited Authors

  • Hasegawa, M; Aliu, E; Andringa, S; Aoki, S; Argyriades, J; Asakura, K; Ashie, R; Berns, H; Bhang, H; Blondel, A; Borghi, S; Bouchez, J; Burguet-Castell, J; Casper, D; Cavata, C; Cervera, A; Chen, SM; Cho, KO; Choi, JH; Dore, U; Espinal, X; Fechner, M; Fernandez, E; Fukuda, Y; Gomez-Cadenas, J; Gran, R; Hara, T; Hasegawa, T; Hayashi, K; Hayato, Y; Helmer, RL; Hill, J; Hiraide, K; Hosaka, J; Ichikawa, AK; Iinuma, M; Ikeda, A; Inagaki, T; Ishida, T; Ishihara, K; Ishii, T; Ishitsuka, M; Itow, Y et al.

Published Date

  • December 16, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 95 / 25

Start / End Page

  • 252301 -

PubMed ID

  • 16384451

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.252301


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States