Physical Review C
We briefly review the concept of scaling and how it occurs in quasielastic electron and neutrino scattering from nuclei, and then the particular approach to scaling in the short-time approximation. We show that, whereas two-nucleon currents do significantly enhance the transverse electromagnetic response, they do not spoil scaling, but, in fact, enhance it. We provide scaling results obtained in the short-time approximation that verify this claim. The enhanced scaling, although obtained empirically, is not “accidental”—as claimed in [O. Benhar, Phys. Rev. C 105, 049801 (2022)]—but rather reflects quasielastic kinematics and the dominant role played by pion-exchange interactions and currents in the quasielastic regime.
Original Publication Citation
Pastore, S., Carlson, J., Schiavilla, R., Barrow, J. L., Gandolfi, S., & Wiringa, R. B. (2022). Reply to "Comment on `Quasielastic lepton scattering and back-to-back nucleons in the short-time approximation' ''. Physical Review C, 105(4), 1-3, Article 049802. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.105.049802
Pastore, S.; Carlson, J.; Schiavilla, Rocco; Barrow, J. L.; Gandolfi, S.; and Wiringa, R. B., "Reply to "Comment on 'Quasielastic Lepton Scattering and b=Back-to-Back Nucleons in the Short-Time Approximation' "" (2022). Physics Faculty Publications. 588.