Title page for ETD etd-09102008-150741

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Ouedraogo, Serge Arisitde
Author's Email Address ouedserg@phys.lsu.edu
URN etd-09102008-150741
Title Limit on the Muon Neutrino Magnetic Moment And A Measurement of the CCPIP to CCQE Cross Section Ratio
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Physics & Astronomy
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
William J. Metcalf Committee Chair
Dana Browne Committee Member
James Matthews Committee Member
Richard L. Imlay Committee Member
Erwin Poliakoff Dean's Representative
  • charged current single pion production
  • neutrino Magnetic moment
  • MiniBooNE
  • neutrino
  • charged current quasi elastic
Date of Defense 2008-07-31
Availability unrestricted
A search for the muon neutrino magnetic moment was conducted using the Mini-

BooNE low energy neutrino data. The analysis was performed by analyzing the

elastic scattering interactions of muon neutrinos on electrons. The analysis looked

for an excess of elastic scattering events above the Standard Model prediction from

which a limit on the neutrino magnetic could be set. In this thesis, we report an

excess of 15.3}6.6(stat)}4.1(syst) elastic scattering events above the expected background. At

90% C.L., we derived a limit on the muon neutrino magnetic moment of 12.7~

10−10ƒĘB. The other analysis reported in this thesis is a measurement of charged

current single pion production (CCpi+) to charged current quasi elastic (CCQE)

interactions cross sections ratio. This measurement was performed with two different

fitting algorithms and the results from both fitters are consistent with each


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