Measurement of Charged Pions from Neutrino-produced Nuclear Resonance
- Author(s): Simon, Clifford
- Advisor(s): Casper, David
- et al.
A method for identifying stopped pions in a high-resolution scintillator bar detector is presented. I apply my technique to measure the axial mass MAΔ for production of the Δ(1232) resonance by neutrino, with the result MAΔ = 1.16 ± 0.20 GeV (68% CL) (limited by statistics). The result is produced from the measured spectrum of reconstructed momentum-transfer Q2. I proceed by varying the value of MAΔ in a Rein-Sehgal-based Monte Carlo to produce the best agreement, using shape only (not normalization). The consistency of this result with recent reanalyses of previous bubble-chamber experiments is discussed.