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Title: Consistent analysis of neutral- and charged-current (anti)neutrino scattering off carbon

Good understanding of the cross sections for (anti)neutrino scattering off nuclear targets in the few-GeV energy region is a prerequisite for the correct interpretation of results of ongoing and planned oscillation experiments. To clarify a possible source of disagreement between recent measurements of the cross sections on carbon, we analyze the available data within an approach based on the realistic spectral function of carbon, treating neutral-current elastic (NCE) and charged-current quasielastic (CCQE) processes on equal footing. We show that the axial mass from the shape analysis of the MiniBooNE data is in good agreement with the results reported by the BNL E734 and NOMAD Collaborations. However, the combined analysis of the NCE and CCQE data does not seem to support the contribution of multinucleon final states being large enough to explain the normalization of the MiniBooNE-reported cross sections.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. INFN and Department of Physics,“Sapienza” Università di Roma, I-00185 Roma (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391812
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1663; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: NuINT12: 8. International Workshop on Neutrino-Nucleus Internactions in the Few-GeV Region, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 22-27 Oct 2012; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BNL; CHARGED CURRENTS; CHARGED-CURRENT INTERACTIONS; CROSS SECTIONS; ELASTIC SCATTERING; GEV RANGE; INCLUSIVE INTERACTIONS; INELASTIC SCATTERING; NEUTRAL CURRENTS; NEUTRAL-CURRENT INTERACTIONS; NEUTRINO-NUCLEON INTERACTIONS; NEUTRINOS; REST MASS; SPECTRAL FUNCTIONS