Neutrinos used to measure binding of Nucleons in Nucleus

Building on ideas from previous work by PhD student Tejin Cai and Professor Arie Bodek, and experimental techniques from Postdoctoral fellow Dan Ruterbories, Tejin has shown that transverse kinematic imbalance in the reaction plane is sensitive to nuclear binding. “Nucleon binding energy and transverse momentum imbalance in neutrino-nucleus reactions”, T. Cai et al [MINERvA Collaboration], Phys. Rev. D 101, 092001.