Uncertainties in modeling low-energy neutrino-induced reactions on iron-group nuclei

Paar, Nils and Suzuki, Toshio and Honma, M. and Marketin, Tomislav and Vretenar, Dario (2011) Uncertainties in modeling low-energy neutrino-induced reactions on iron-group nuclei. Physical Review C, 84 (4). pp. 47305-4. ISSN 0556-2813

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Charged-current neutrino-nucleus cross sections for 54, 56Fe and 58, 60Ni are calculated and compared using frameworks based on relativistic and Skyrme energy-density functionals and on the shell model. The current theoretical uncertainties in modeling neutrino-nucleus cross sections are assessed in relation to the predicted Gamow-Teller transition strength and available data, to multipole decomposition of the cross sections, and to cross sections averaged over the Michel flux and Fermi- Dirac distribution. By employing different microscopic approaches and models, the decay-at-rest (DAR) neutrino-56Fe cross section and its theoretical uncertainty are estimated to be 〈σ〉th=(258±57)×10−42 cm2, in very good agreement with the experimental value 〈σ〉exp=(256±108±43)×10−42 cm2.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: neutrino, excitations
Date: October 2011
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics > Nuclear Physics
Additional Information: Copyright (2011) by the American Physical Society.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Project code: 119-1191005-1010
Publisher: American Physical Society
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2014 08:01
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 15:02
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2059

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