Charged-current deep-inelastic scattering of muon neutrinos (νμ) off Fe56

Grover, Deepika (Department of Physics, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India) ; Saraswat, Kapil (Department of Physics, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India) ; Shukla, Prashant (Nuclear Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085, India) (Homi Bhabha National Institute, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai 400094, India) ; Singh, Venktesh (Department of Physics, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India)

13 December 2018

Abstract: In this paper, we study charged-current deep-inelastic scattering of muon neutrinos off Fe56 nuclei by using the Hirai, Kumano, and Saito model. The LHA parton distribution functions (PDFs) - CT10 are used to describe the partonic content of hadrons. Modification of PDFs inside the nuclei is done by using EPPS16 parametrization at next-to-leading order. Target mass correction has also been incorporated in the calculations. We calculate the structure functions [F2(x,Q2) and xF3(x,Q2)], the ratios [R2(x,Q2)=F2Fe56/F2Nucleon and R3(x,Q2)=F3Fe56/F3Nucleon], and the differential cross sections of νμ deep-inelastic scattering off nucleons and Fe56 nuclei. We compare the results obtained with measured experimental data. The present theoretical approach gives a good description of data.


Published in: Physical Review C 98 (2018)
Published by: APS
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.98.065503
arXiv: 1808.00287
License: CC-BY-4.0



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