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Title: Analysis of flux-integrated cross sections for quasi-elastic neutrino charged-current scattering off {sup 12}C at energies available at the MiniBooNE experiment

Abstract

Flux-averaged and flux-integrated cross sections for quasi-elastic neutrino charged-current scattering on nuclei are analyzed. It is shown that the flux-integrated differential cross sections are less dependent on nuclear models than the flux-averaged ones. We calculate these cross sections using the relativistic distorted-wave impulse approximation and relativistic Fermi gas model with the Booster Neutrino Beamline flux and compare the results with the recent MiniBooNE experimental data. Within these models an axial mass M{sub A} is extracted from a fit of the measured d{sigma}/dQ{sup 2} cross section. The extracted value of M{sub A}=1.37{+-}0.05 GeV/c{sup 2} is consistent with the MiniBooNE result. While the measured and calculated double differential cross sections d{sigma}/dTdcos{theta} generally agree, the Fermi gas model predictions are typically lower than data at low muon energies and scattering angles.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, 60th October Anniversary Prospect 7A, Moscow 117312 (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21499215
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 82; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.82.055501; (c) 2010 The American Physical Society; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CARBON 12; CHARGED CURRENTS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DIFFERENTIAL CROSS SECTIONS; DISTORTED WAVE THEORY; FERMI GAS MODEL; FORECASTING; IMPULSE APPROXIMATION; MASS; MUONS; NEUTRINOS; QUASI-ELASTIC SCATTERING; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; SCATTERING; ALGEBRAIC CURRENTS; APPROXIMATIONS; CALCULATION METHODS; CARBON ISOTOPES; CROSS SECTIONS; CURRENTS; DIRECT REACTIONS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; ENERGY RANGE; EVALUATION; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; FERMIONS; ISOTOPES; LEPTONS; LIGHT NUCLEI; MASSLESS PARTICLES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; NUCLEAR MODELS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEI; QUASI-FREE REACTIONS; STABLE ISOTOPES

Citation Formats

Butkevich, A V. Analysis of flux-integrated cross sections for quasi-elastic neutrino charged-current scattering off {sup 12}C at energies available at the MiniBooNE experiment. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVC.82.055501.
Butkevich, A V. Analysis of flux-integrated cross sections for quasi-elastic neutrino charged-current scattering off {sup 12}C at energies available at the MiniBooNE experiment. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVC.82.055501.
Butkevich, A V. Mon . "Analysis of flux-integrated cross sections for quasi-elastic neutrino charged-current scattering off {sup 12}C at energies available at the MiniBooNE experiment". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVC.82.055501.
@article{osti_21499215,
title = {Analysis of flux-integrated cross sections for quasi-elastic neutrino charged-current scattering off {sup 12}C at energies available at the MiniBooNE experiment},
author = {Butkevich, A V},
abstractNote = {Flux-averaged and flux-integrated cross sections for quasi-elastic neutrino charged-current scattering on nuclei are analyzed. It is shown that the flux-integrated differential cross sections are less dependent on nuclear models than the flux-averaged ones. We calculate these cross sections using the relativistic distorted-wave impulse approximation and relativistic Fermi gas model with the Booster Neutrino Beamline flux and compare the results with the recent MiniBooNE experimental data. Within these models an axial mass M{sub A} is extracted from a fit of the measured d{sigma}/dQ{sup 2} cross section. The extracted value of M{sub A}=1.37{+-}0.05 GeV/c{sup 2} is consistent with the MiniBooNE result. While the measured and calculated double differential cross sections d{sigma}/dTdcos{theta} generally agree, the Fermi gas model predictions are typically lower than data at low muon energies and scattering angles.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVC.82.055501},
journal = {Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics},
issn = {0556-2813},
number = 5,
volume = 82,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {11}
}