First Search for the EMC Effect and Nuclear Shadowing in Neutrino Nuclear Deep Inelastic Scattering at MINERvA
This thesis details significant improvements in the understanding of the nuclear EMC effect and nuclear shadowing in neutrino physics, and makes substantial comparisons with electron scattering physics. Specifically, it includes the first systematic study of the EMC ratios of carbon, iron and lead to plastic scintillator of neutrinos. The analysis presented provides the best evidence to date that the EMC effect is similar between electrons and neutrinos within the sensitivity of the data. Nuclear shadowing is measured systematically for the first time with neutrinos. In contrast with the data on the EMC effect, the data on nuclear shadowing support the conclusion that nuclear shadowing may be stronger for neutrinos than it is for electrons. This conclusion points to interesting new nuclear physics.
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3 Event Simulation
4 Neutrino Beamline
5 The MINERνA Detector and Simulation
6 Event Reconstruction
7 Overview of the Measurement
8 Event Selection and Efficiency
10 Systematic Uncertainties
11 Reconstructed and Unfolded Event Yields
12 Efficiency Correction and Flux Division
13 Cross Section Results
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Joel Allen Mousseau
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