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Title: Quantum Monte Carlo calculation of neutral-current ν - C 12 inclusive quasielastic scattering

Quasielastic neutrino scattering is an important aspect of the experimental program to study fundamental neutrino properties including neutrino masses, mixing angles, the mass hierarchy and CP-violating phase. Proper interpretation of the experiments requires reliable theoretical calculations of neutrino-nucleus scattering. In this paper we present calculations of response functions and cross sections by neutral-current scattering of neutrinos off $$^{12}$$C. These calculations are based on realistic treatments of nuclear interactions and currents, the latter including the axial, vector, and vector-axial interference terms crucial for determining the difference between neutrino and anti-neutrino scattering and the CP-violating phase. Here in this paper, we find that the strength and energy-dependence of two-nucleon processes induced by correlation effects and interaction currents are crucial in providing the most accurate description of neutrino-nucleus scattering in the quasielastic regime.
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  1. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Trento (Italy). Trento Inst. for Fundamentals Physics Applications (TIFPA); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Physics Division
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Mathematics and Computer Science Division
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Physics Division
  5. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States). Theory Center; Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-17-2584; DOE/OR/-23177-4274; arXiv:1711.02047
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985; PRVCAN
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; SC0010300; AC52-06NA25396; AC05-06OR23177; AC02-05CH11231
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26); USDOE Office of Science - Office of Nuclear Physics
Country of Publication:
United States
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; Nucleus-neutrino interactions; electroweak fields
OSTI Identifier:
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1423155; OSTI ID: 1426780