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Title: Unified approach to electron and neutrino elastic scattering off nuclei with an application to the study of the axial structure

Abstract

In this paper, we show a relationship between elastic electron scattering observables and the elastic neutrino cross section that provides a straightforward determination of the latter from experimental data of the former and relates their uncertainties. An illustration of this procedure is presented using a Hartree-Fock mean field for the nuclear structure of a set of even-even nuclear targets, using the spectra of the neutrinos produced in pion decay at rest. We also analyze the prospects for measuring the incoherent axial contribution to the neutrino elastic scattering in odd targets.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1505760
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1226389
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-94ER40818
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Moreno, O., and Donnelly, T. W. Unified approach to electron and neutrino elastic scattering off nuclei with an application to the study of the axial structure. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevc.92.055504.
Moreno, O., & Donnelly, T. W. Unified approach to electron and neutrino elastic scattering off nuclei with an application to the study of the axial structure. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevc.92.055504.
Moreno, O., and Donnelly, T. W. Wed . "Unified approach to electron and neutrino elastic scattering off nuclei with an application to the study of the axial structure". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevc.92.055504. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1505760.
@article{osti_1505760,
title = {Unified approach to electron and neutrino elastic scattering off nuclei with an application to the study of the axial structure},
author = {Moreno, O. and Donnelly, T. W.},
abstractNote = {In this paper, we show a relationship between elastic electron scattering observables and the elastic neutrino cross section that provides a straightforward determination of the latter from experimental data of the former and relates their uncertainties. An illustration of this procedure is presented using a Hartree-Fock mean field for the nuclear structure of a set of even-even nuclear targets, using the spectra of the neutrinos produced in pion decay at rest. We also analyze the prospects for measuring the incoherent axial contribution to the neutrino elastic scattering in odd targets.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevc.92.055504},
journal = {Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics},
number = 5,
volume = 92,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {11}
}

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TABLE I TABLE I: Elastic vector and axial multipole operators (MJ for Coulomb, LJ for longitudinal, T $^{el}_J$ for transverse electric, and T$^{mag}_J$ for transverse magnetic) and WNC responses (purely vector, purely axial, and vector-axial interference) when no tensor second-class currents are present, ordered according to the size of their characteristic factormore » at leading order for small momentum transfers, q ≈ 50 MeV, and using a typical nuclear (Fermi) momentum scale qN ≈ 250 MeV and nucleon mass mN ≈ 1 GeV [11].« less

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