Friday, July 5, 2013

1307.1243 (P. Coloma et al.)

Impact of nuclear effects on the extraction of oscillation parameters    [PDF]

P. Coloma, P. Huber
We study the possible impact of nuclear effects and final state interactions on the determination of the oscillation parameters due to mis-reconstruction of non-quasi-elastic events as quasi-elastic events at low energies. We analyze a muon neutrino disappearance experiment using a water Cerenkov detector, such as the T2K experiment. We find that, if completely ignored in the fit, nuclear effects can induce a significant bias in the determination of atmospheric oscillation parameters, particularly for the atmospheric mixing angle. Even after inclusion of a near detector a bias in the determination of the atmospheric mixing angle comparable to the statistical error remains.
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