Effects of the nuclear correlations on the neutrino-oxygen interactions

  • J. Marteau
Hadron physics


We perform a calculation of the absolute charged current neutrino-oxygen events rates relevant in the atmospheric neutrino experiments. The inclusive reaction cross-section is split into exclusive channels, which are classified according to the number of Čerenkov rings they produce. The model includes the effects of residual interaction in a RPA scheme with both nucleon-hole and Delta-hole excited states and the effects of (np-nh) excitations (n=2,3). Our result is that although the flavor ratio μ/e remains almost unaffected by the nuclear effects considered here and often neglected in the Monte-Carlo simulations, the absolute events rates are subject to important modifications.

PACS: 13.15.+g Neutrino interactions – 14.40.-n Mesons – 24.30.Gd Other resonances 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Marteau
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  1. 1.Institut de Physique nucléaire de Lyon, IN2P3-CNRS et Université Claude Bernard, 43 Bd du 11 Novembre 1918, F-69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, FranceFR

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