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dc.contributor.advisor Tayloe, Rex en_US Katori, Teppei en_US 2010-06-08T17:18:02Z 2027-02-08T18:18:02Z 2012-01-14T01:31:26Z 2010-06-08T17:18:02Z 2008 en_US
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.) - Indiana University, Physics, 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Mini-Booster neutrino experiment (MiniBooNE) at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) is designed to search for &nu;&mu;&ndash;&nu;e appearance neutrino oscillations. Muon neutrino charged-current quasi-elastic (CCQE) interactions (&nu;&mu;+n&rarr;&mu;+p) make up roughly 40% of our data sample, and it is used to constrain the background and cross sections for the oscillation analysis. Using high&ndash;statistics MiniBooNE CCQE data, the muon-neutrino CCQE cross section is measured. The nuclear model is tuned precisely using the MiniBooNE data. The measured total cross section is &sigma;=(1.058&plusmn;0.003(stat)&plusmn;0.111(syst)) &times;10<super>-38</super> cm<super>2</super> at the MiniBooNE muon neutrino beam energy (700&ndash;800 MeV). &nu;e appearance candidate data is also used to search for Lorentz violation. Lorentz symmetry is one of the most fundamental symmetries in modern physics. Neutrino oscillations offer a new method to test it. We found that the MiniBooNE result is not well-described using Lorentz violation, however further investigation is required for a more conclusive result. en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher [Bloomington, Ind.] : Indiana University en_US
dc.subject neutrino oscillation en_US
dc.subject Lorentz violation en_US
dc.subject cross section en_US
dc.subject neutrino en_US
dc.subject MiniBooNE en_US
dc.subject CCQE en_US
dc.subject.classification Physics, Nuclear en_US
dc.subject.classification Physics, Elementary Particles and High Energy en_US
dc.title A Measurement Of The Muon Neutrino Charged Current Quasielastic Interaction And A Test Of Lorentz Violation With The Miniboone Experiment en_US
dc.type Doctoral Dissertation en_US

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