May 18 – 22, 2009
Sitges (Barcelona) Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

Neutrino-induced coherent pion production off nuclei -- revisited

May 19, 2009, 6:30 PM
Sitges (Barcelona) Spain

Sitges (Barcelona) Spain

Palau Maricel Sitges (Barcelona) Spain


Tina Leitner (Universitaet Giessen) Ulrich Mosel (Universitaet Giessen)


It is pointed out that so far all theoretical estimates of coherent pion production off nuclei induced by neutrinos rely on the 'local approximation' well known in photonuclear physics. The effects of dropping this approximation are discussed. It is found that in a plane wave approximation for the pion the local approximation overestimates the coherent neutrino-induced pion production on nuclei.

Primary author

Tina Leitner (Universitaet Giessen)


Ulrich Mosel (Universitaet Giessen)

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