Measurement of the Inclusive Muon Neutrino Charged-Current Cross-Section in the NOvA Near Detector
The NOvA near detector, located off-axis in the NuMI beam, records a high rate of neutrino interactions with energies ranging from 1 to 4 GeV. These interactions are used to predict the neutrino energy spectrum at the NOvA far detector, 14 mrad off-axis and 810 km away, for neutrino oscillation measurements. We present a flux-averaged double-differential inclusive cross section measurement of muon-neutrino charged-current interactions in the NOvA near detector as a function of the muon energy and angle. We also present the measurement of the cross section as a function of neutrino energy in a restricted phase space of the muon kinematics.
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