Physical Review C: Nuclear Physics
Cross sections for inclusive neutrino scattering off the deuteron induced by neutral and charge-changing weak currents are calculated from threshold up to 150 MeV energies in a chiral effective field theory including high orders in the power counting. Contributions beyond leading order (LO) in the weak current are found to be small, and increase the cross sections obtained with the LO transition operators by a couple of percent over the whole energy range 0–150 MeV. The cutoff dependence is negligible, and the predicted cross sections are within ∼2% of, albeit consistently larger than, corresponding predictions obtained in conventional meson-exchange frameworks.
Original Publication Citation
Baroni, A., & Schiavilla, R. (2017). Inclusive neutrino scattering off the deuteron at low energies in chiral effective field theory. Physical Review C: Nuclear Physics, 96(014002), 1-11. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.96.014002
Baroni, A. and Schiavilla, R., "Inclusive Neutrino Scattering Off the Deuteron at Low Energies in Chiral Effective Field Theory" (2017). Physics Faculty Publications. 76.