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Title: Coincidence charged-current neutrino-induced deuteron disintegration

Deuteron disintegration by charged-current neutrino (CC$$\nu$$) scattering offers the possibility to determine the energy of the incident neutrino by measuring in coincidence two of the three resulting particles: a charged lepton (usually a muon) and two protons, where we show that this channel can be isolated from all other, for instance, from those with a pion in the final state. We discuss the kinematics of the process for several detection scenarios, both in terms of kinematic variables that are natural from a theoretical point of view and others that are better matched to experimental situations. The deuteron structure is obtained from a relativistic model (involving an approximation to the Bethe-Salpeter equation) as an extension of a previous, well-tested model used in deuteron electrodisintegration. We provide inclusive and coincidence (semi-inclusive) cross sections for a variety of kinematic conditions, using the plane-wave impulse approximation, introducing final-state hadronic exchange terms (plane-wave Born approximation) and final-state hadronic interactions (distorted-wave Born approximation).
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  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  2. Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-15-2114; DOE/OR/23177-3551; arXiv:1508.00492
Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998; PRVDAQ; TRN: US1600868
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-94ER40818; AC05-06OR23177; AC05-84ER40150
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States