Towards a unified model of neutrino-nucleus reactions for neutrino oscillation experiments

S. X. Nakamura, H. Kamano, Y. Hayato, M. Hirai, W. Horiuchi, S. Kumano, T. Murata, K. Saito, Makoto Sakuda, T. Sato, Y. Suzuki

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Abstract

A precise description of neutrino-nucleus reactions will play a key role in addressing fundamental questions such as the leptonic CP violation and the neutrino mass hierarchy through analyzing data from next-generation neutrino oscillation experiments. The neutrino energy relevant to the neutrino-nucleus reactions spans a broad range and, accordingly, the dominant reaction mechanism varies across the energy region from quasi-elastic scattering through nucleon resonance excitations to deep inelastic scattering. This corresponds to transitions of the effective degree of freedom for theoretical description from nucleons through meson-baryon to quarks. The main purpose of this review is to report our recent efforts towards a unified description of the neutrino-nucleus reactions over the wide energy range; recent overall progress in the field is also sketched. Starting with an overview of the current status of neutrino-nucleus scattering experiments, we formulate the cross section to be commonly used for the reactions over all the energy regions. A description of the neutrinonucleon reactions follows and, in particular, a dynamical coupled-channels model for meson productions in and beyond the δ(1232) region is discussed in detail. We then discuss the neutrino-nucleus reactions, putting emphasis on our theoretical approaches. We start the discussion with electroweak processes in few-nucleon systems studied with the correlated Gaussian method. Then we describe quasi-elastic scattering with nuclear spectral functions, and meson productions with a δ-hole model. Nuclear modifications of the parton distribution functions determined through a global analysis are also discussed. Finally, we discuss issues to be addressed for future developments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number056301
JournalReports on Progress in Physics
Volume80
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 10 2017

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neutrinos
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hierarchies
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inelastic scattering
degrees of freedom
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Keywords

  • many-body theory
  • neutrino oscillation
  • neutrino-nucleus interaction

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Nakamura, S. X., Kamano, H., Hayato, Y., Hirai, M., Horiuchi, W., Kumano, S., ... Suzuki, Y. (2017). Towards a unified model of neutrino-nucleus reactions for neutrino oscillation experiments. Reports on Progress in Physics, 80(5), [056301]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6633/aa5e6c

Towards a unified model of neutrino-nucleus reactions for neutrino oscillation experiments. / Nakamura, S. X.; Kamano, H.; Hayato, Y.; Hirai, M.; Horiuchi, W.; Kumano, S.; Murata, T.; Saito, K.; Sakuda, Makoto; Sato, T.; Suzuki, Y.

In: Reports on Progress in Physics, Vol. 80, No. 5, 056301, 10.04.2017.

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Nakamura, SX, Kamano, H, Hayato, Y, Hirai, M, Horiuchi, W, Kumano, S, Murata, T, Saito, K, Sakuda, M, Sato, T & Suzuki, Y 2017, 'Towards a unified model of neutrino-nucleus reactions for neutrino oscillation experiments', Reports on Progress in Physics, vol. 80, no. 5, 056301. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6633/aa5e6c
Nakamura, S. X. ; Kamano, H. ; Hayato, Y. ; Hirai, M. ; Horiuchi, W. ; Kumano, S. ; Murata, T. ; Saito, K. ; Sakuda, Makoto ; Sato, T. ; Suzuki, Y. / Towards a unified model of neutrino-nucleus reactions for neutrino oscillation experiments. In: Reports on Progress in Physics. 2017 ; Vol. 80, No. 5.
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