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Title: Reply to “Comment on ‘Quasielastic lepton scattering and back-to-back nucleons in the short-time approximation’ ”

Journal Article · · Physical Review C

We briefly review the concept of scaling and how it occurs in quasielastic electron and neutrino scattering from nuclei, and then the particular approach to scaling in the short-time approximation. We show that, while two-nucleon currents do significantly enhance the transverse electromagnetic response, they do not spoil scaling, but in fact enhance it. We provide scaling results obtained in the short-time approximation that verify this claim. The enhanced scaling is not 'accidental' as claimed in Ref. [1] but rather reflects the dominant role played by pion exchange interactions and currents in the quasielastic regime.

Research Organization:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Organization:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP)
DOE Contract Number:
SC0021027; AC02-06CH11357; AC52-06NA25396; AC05-06OR23177; SC0013617
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-21-3450; DOE/OR/23177-5267; arXiv:2106.07584
Journal Information:
Physical Review C, Vol. 105, Issue 4; ISSN 2469-9985
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States

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