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Spectrum of recoil nucleons in quasi-elastic neutrino nucleus interactions

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Journal publication date02/2005
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Journal number2
Volume39
Number of pages6
Pages195-200
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We have analyzed the consequences of introducing the local density approximation combined with an effective nuclear momentum-dependent potential into the CC quasi-elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering. We note that the distribution of recoil nucleons momenta becomes smooth for low momentum values and the sharp threshold is removed. Our results may be relevant for Sci-Fi detector analysis of K2K experiments. The total amount of observed recoil protons is reduced because some of them remain bound inside the nucleus. We compare theoretical predictions for a probability of such events with the results given by NUX + FLUKA MC simulations.