Muon capture on light isotopes measured with the Double Chooz detector

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dc.contributor.author Abe, Y.
dc.contributor.author Abrahão, T.
dc.contributor.author Almazan, H.
dc.contributor.author Alt, C.
dc.contributor.author Appel, S.
dc.contributor.author Barriere, J. C.
dc.contributor.author Baussan, E.
dc.contributor.author Bekman, I.
dc.contributor.author Bergevin, M.
dc.contributor.author Bezerra, T. J. C.
dc.contributor.author Bezrukov, L.
dc.contributor.author Blucher, E.
dc.contributor.author Brugière, T.
dc.contributor.author Horton-Smith, Glenn
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-20T17:31:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-20T17:31:11Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/34011
dc.description Citation: Abe, Y., Abrahão, T., Almazan, H., Alt, C., Appel, S., Barriere, J. C., . . . Zimmer, V. (2016). Muon capture on light isotopes measured with the Double Chooz detector. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 93(5). doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.93.054608
dc.description Additional Authors: Buck, C.;Busenitz, J.;Cabrera, A.;Camilleri, L.;Carr, R.;Cerrada, M.;Chauveau, E.;Chimenti, P.;Collin, A. P.;Conover, E.;Conrad, J. M.;Crespo-Anadón, J. I.;Crum, K.;Cucoanes, A. S.;Damon, E.;Dawson, J. V.;De Kerret, H.;Dhooghe, J.;Dietrich, D.;Djurcic, Z.;Dos Anjos, J. C.;Dracos, M.;Etenko, A.;Fallot, M.;Felde, J.;Fernandes, S. M.;Fischer, V.;Franco, D.;Franke, M.;Furuta, H.;Gil-Botella, I.;Giot, L.;Göger-Neff, M.;Gomez, H.;Gonzalez, L. F. G.;Goodenough, L.;Goodman, M. C.;Haag, N.;Hara, T.;Haser, J.;Hellwig, D.;Hofmann, M.;Horton-Smith, G. A.;Hourlier, A.;Ishitsuka, M.;Jochum, J.;Jollet, C.;Kaether, F.;Kalousis, L. N.;Kamyshkov, Y.;Kaneda, M.;Kaplan, D. M.;Kawasaki, T.;Kemp, E.;Kryn, D.;Kuze, M.;Lachenmaier, T.;Lane, C. E.;Lasserre, T.;Letourneau, A.;Lhuillier, D.;Lima, H. P., Jr.;Lindner, M.;López-Castaño, J. M.;Losecco, J. M.;Lubsandorzhiev, B.;Lucht, S.;Maeda, J.;Mariani, C.;Maricic, J.;Martino, J.;Matsubara, T.;Mention, G.;Meregaglia, A.;Miletic, T.;Milincic, R.;Minotti, A.;Nagasaka, Y.;Navas-Nicolás, D.;Novella, P.;Oberauer, L.;Obolensky, M.;Onillon, A.;Osborn, A.;Palomares, C.;Pepe, I. M.;Perasso, S.;Porta, A.;Pronost, G.;Reichenbacher, J.;Reinhold, B.;Röhling, M.;Roncin, R.;Rybolt, B.;Sakamoto, Y.;Santorelli, R.;Schilithz, A. C.;Schönert, S.;Schoppmann, S.;Shaevitz, M. H.;Sharankova, R.;Shrestha, D.;Sibille, V.;Sinev, V.;Skorokhvatov, M.;Smith, E.;Soiron, M.;Spitz, J.;Stahl, A.;Stancu, I.;Stokes, L. F. F.;Strait, M.;Suekane, F.;Sukhotin, S.;Sumiyoshi, T.;Sun, Y.;Svoboda, R.;Terao, K.;Tonazzo, A.;Trinh Thi, H. H.;Valdiviesso, G.;Vassilopoulos, N.;Veyssiere, C.;Vivier, M.;Von Feilitzsch, F.;Wagner, S.;Walsh, N.;Watanabe, H.;Wiebusch, C.;Wurm, M.;Yang, G.;Yermia, F.;Zimmer, V.
dc.description.abstract Using the Double Chooz detector, designed to measure the neutrino mixing angle ?13, the products of ?- capture on C12,C13,N14, and O16 have been measured. Over a period of 489.5 days, 2.3×106 stopping cosmic ?- have been collected, of which 1.8×105 captured on carbon, nitrogen, or oxygen nuclei in the inner detector scintillator or acrylic vessels. The resulting isotopes were tagged using prompt neutron emission (when applicable), the subsequent ? decays, and, in some cases, ?-delayed neutrons. The most precise measurement of the rate of C12(?-,?)B12 to date is reported: 6.57-0.21+0.11×103s-1, or (17.35-0.59+0.35)% of nuclear captures. By tagging excited states emitting ?s, the ground state transition rate to B12 has been determined to be 5.68-0.23+0.14×103s-1. The heretofore unobserved reactions C12(?-,??)Li8,C13(?-,?n?)Li8, and C13(?-,?n)B12 are measured. Further, a population of ?n decays following stopping muons is identified with 5.5? significance. Statistics limit our ability to identify these decays definitively. Assuming negligible production of He8, the reaction C13(?-,??)Li9 is found to be present at the 2.7? level. Limits are set on a variety of other processes. © 2016 American Physical Society.
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.93.054608
dc.rights ©2016 American Physical Society
dc.rights.uri http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0556-2813/
dc.title Muon capture on light isotopes measured with the Double Chooz detector
dc.type Article
dc.date.published 2016
dc.citation.doi 10.1103/PhysRevC.93.054608
dc.citation.issn 0556-2813
dc.citation.issue 5
dc.citation.jtitle Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics
dc.citation.volume 93
dc.contributor.authoreid gahs


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