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Title: Ab initio study of $${(\nu_\ell,\ell^-)}$$ and $${(\overline{\nu}_\ell,\ell^+)}$$ inclusive scattering in $$^{12}\hbox{C}$$: confronting the MiniBooNE and $$\hbox{T2K CCQE}$$ data

Abstract

We carry out an ab initio calculation of the neutrino flux-folded inclusive cross sections, measured on $$^{12}$$C by the MiniBooNE and T2K collaborations in the charged-current quasielastic regime. The calculation is based on realistic two- and three-nucleon interactions, and on a realistic nuclear electroweak current with one-and two-nucleon terms that are constructed consistently with these interactions and reproduce low-energy electroweak transitions. Numerically exact quantum Monte Carlo methods are utilized to compute the nuclear weak response functions, by fully retaining many-body correlations in the initial and final states and interference effects between one- and two-body current contributions. We employ a nucleon axial form factor of the dipole form with $$\Lambda_A = 1.0$$ or $1.15$ GeV, the latter more in line with a very recent lattice QCD determination. The calculated cross sections are found to be in good agreement with the neutrino data of MiniBooNE and T2K, and antineutrino MiniBooNE data, yielding a consistent picture of nuclei and their electroweak properties across a wide regime of energy and momenta.

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Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC); Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and Laboratory Computing Resource Center (LCRC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR). Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC); USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1668119
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1616313; OSTI ID: 1669345
Report Number(s):
arXiv:2003.07710; FERMILAB-PUB-20-166-T; JLAB-THY-20-3160; DOE/OR/23177-4941
Journal ID: ISSN 2160-3308; PRXHAE; 031068
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; AC02-06CH11357; AC52-06NA25396; AC05-06OR23177; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. X
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review. X Journal Volume: 10 Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2160-3308
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Lovato, A., Carlson, J., Gandolfi, S., Rocco, N., and Schiavilla, R. Ab initio study of ${(\nu_\ell,\ell^-)}$ and ${(\overline{\nu}_\ell,\ell^+)}$ inclusive scattering in $^{12}\hbox{C}$: confronting the MiniBooNE and $\hbox{T2K CCQE}$ data. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevX.10.031068.
Lovato, A., Carlson, J., Gandolfi, S., Rocco, N., & Schiavilla, R. Ab initio study of ${(\nu_\ell,\ell^-)}$ and ${(\overline{\nu}_\ell,\ell^+)}$ inclusive scattering in $^{12}\hbox{C}$: confronting the MiniBooNE and $\hbox{T2K CCQE}$ data. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevX.10.031068.
Lovato, A., Carlson, J., Gandolfi, S., Rocco, N., and Schiavilla, R. Mon . "Ab initio study of ${(\nu_\ell,\ell^-)}$ and ${(\overline{\nu}_\ell,\ell^+)}$ inclusive scattering in $^{12}\hbox{C}$: confronting the MiniBooNE and $\hbox{T2K CCQE}$ data". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevX.10.031068.
@article{osti_1668119,
title = {Ab initio study of ${(\nu_\ell,\ell^-)}$ and ${(\overline{\nu}_\ell,\ell^+)}$ inclusive scattering in $^{12}\hbox{C}$: confronting the MiniBooNE and $\hbox{T2K CCQE}$ data},
author = {Lovato, A. and Carlson, J. and Gandolfi, S. and Rocco, N. and Schiavilla, R.},
abstractNote = {We carry out an ab initio calculation of the neutrino flux-folded inclusive cross sections, measured on $^{12}$C by the MiniBooNE and T2K collaborations in the charged-current quasielastic regime. The calculation is based on realistic two- and three-nucleon interactions, and on a realistic nuclear electroweak current with one-and two-nucleon terms that are constructed consistently with these interactions and reproduce low-energy electroweak transitions. Numerically exact quantum Monte Carlo methods are utilized to compute the nuclear weak response functions, by fully retaining many-body correlations in the initial and final states and interference effects between one- and two-body current contributions. We employ a nucleon axial form factor of the dipole form with $\Lambda_A = 1.0$ or $1.15$ GeV, the latter more in line with a very recent lattice QCD determination. The calculated cross sections are found to be in good agreement with the neutrino data of MiniBooNE and T2K, and antineutrino MiniBooNE data, yielding a consistent picture of nuclei and their electroweak properties across a wide regime of energy and momenta.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevX.10.031068},
journal = {Physical Review. X},
number = 3,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {9}
}

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