Electron versus Muon Neutrino Induced Cross Sections in Charged Current Quasielastic Processes



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Nikolakopoulos, A. and Jachowicz, N. and Van Dessel, N. and Niewczas, K. and González Jiménez, Raúl and Udías Moinelo, José Manuel and Pandey, V. (2019) Electron versus Muon Neutrino Induced Cross Sections in Charged Current Quasielastic Processes. Physical review letters, 123 (5). ISSN 0031-9007

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.052501


Differences between nu(e) and nu(mu) quasielastic cross sections are essential in neutrino oscillation analyses and CP violation searches for experiments such as DUNE and T2HK. The ratio of these is however poorly known experimentally and for certain kinematic regions theoretical models give contradictory answers. We use two independent mean-field based models to investigate this ratio using Ar-40 and C-12 targets. We demonstrate that a proper treatment of the final nucleon's wave function confirms the dominance of nu(mu) over nu(e) induced cross sections at forward lepton scattering.

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© 2019 American Physical Society. This work was supported by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-Flanders), and by the Special Research Fund, Ghent University. The computational resources (Stevin Supercomputer Infrastructure) and services used in this work were provided by Ghent University, the Hercules Foundation and the Flemish Government. R. G. J. was supported by Comunidad de Madrid and UCM under Contract No. 2017-T2/TIC-5252. K. N. was partially supported by the Polish National Science Center (NCN), under Opus Grant No. 2016/21/B/ST2/01092, as well as by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Grant No. DIR/WK/2017/05. V. P. acknowledges the support by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-1352106.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Orthogonality
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Nuclear physics
ID Code:58054
Deposited On:12 Dec 2019 12:38
Last Modified:12 Dec 2019 13:35

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