Nuclear medium effects in neutrino- and antineutrino-nucleus scattering
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ghent University, Proeftuinstraat 86, 9000, Gent, Belgium
2 Section de Physique, DPNC, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Accepted: 19 September 2021
Published online: 22 October 2021
In this paper we study the influence of nuclear medium effects on quasi-elastic neutrino–nucleus scattering processes. We focus on effects provided by the nuclear mean field and random phase correlations and pay special attention to differences between neutrino- and antineutrino-induced reactions. We confront our results with the T2K and MiniBooNE data for both neutrinos and antineutrinos and the neutrino–antineutrino asymmetry. In view of the recently published ab initio results we provide a careful comparison between our cross section predictions and the ab-initio calculations.
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