Jun 11 – 15, 2018
Villa Monastero
Europe/Zurich timezone

Charged-current quasielastic (anti)neutrino cross sections on $^{12}$C with realistic spectral functions including meson-exchange contributions

Jun 14, 2018, 12:10 PM
20m
Villa Monastero

Villa Monastero

Varenna (Italy)

Speaker

Martin Ivanov (Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

Description

We present a detailed study of charged-current quasielastic (anti)neutrino scattering cross sections on a $^{12}$C target obtained using a spectral function $S(p,{\cal E})$ that gives a scaling function in accordance with the electron scattering data. The spectral function accounts for the nucleon-nucleon (NN) correlations, it has a realistic energy dependence and natural orbitals (NO's) from the Jastrow correlation method are used in its construction [1-3]. The results are compared with those when NN correlations are not included, namely harmonic-oscillator single-particle wave functions are used instead of NO's. A comparison of the results with recent experiments spanning an energy range from hundreds of MeV up to 100 GeV, as well as to results from the superscaling approach, which is based on the analysis of electron-nucleus scattering data and has been recently improved with the inclusion of relativistic mean field theory effects. The contribution of two-particle two-hole meson-exchange currents on neutrino-nucleus interactions is also considered within a fully relativistic Fermi gas. The results show a good agreement with the experimental data over the whole range of neutrino energies.

[1] A.N. Antonov, M.V. Ivanov, J.A. Caballero, M.B. Barbaro, J.M. Udias, E. Moya de Guerra, and T.W. Donnelly, Phys. Rev. C 83 045504 (2011).
[2] M.V. Ivanov, A.N. Antonov, J.A. Caballero, G.D. Megias, M.B. Barbaro, E.M. de Guerra, and J.M. Udias, Phys. Rev. C 89 014607 (2014).
[3] M.V. Ivanov, A.N. Antonov, M.B. Barbaro, C. Giusti, A. Meucci, J.A. Caballero, R. Gonzalez-Jimenez, E.M. de Guerra, and J. M. Udias, Phys. Rev. C 91 034607 (2015).

Primary authors

Martin Ivanov (Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) Anton Antonov Dr G.D. Megias (Departamento de Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad de Sevilla, 41080 Sevilla, Spain) Prof. J.A. Caballero (Departamento de Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad de Sevilla, 41080 Sevilla, Spain) Maria Benedetta Barbaro (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics) Jose Enrique Amaro (Universidad de Granada) Dr I. Ruiz Simo (Departamento de Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, and Instituto de Fisica Teorica y Computacional Carlos I, Universidad de Granada, Granada 18071, Spain) Prof. T.W. Donnelly (Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science and Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA) Jose Manuel Udias Moinelo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

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