Nuclear structure and neutrino-nucleus reactions at supernova energies
Ydrefors, E., Almosly, W., & Suhonen, J. (2015). Nuclear structure and neutrino-nucleus reactions at supernova energies. Romanian Journal of Physics, 60 (5-6), 836-846. Retrieved from http://www.nipne.ro/rjp/2015_60_5-6/0836_0846.pdf
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Supernova-(anti-)neutrino–nucleus scattering is discussed with reference to neutral-current (NC) and charged-current (CC) processes in heavy stable nuclei. The Donnelly-Walecka method with the associated multipole expansion of the nucleonic current has been adopted as the basic framework in deriving the neutrino-nucleus scattering cross sections. The needed nuclear wave functions are computed by using the quasiparticle random-phase approximation (QRPA) for the even-even target nuclei in the NC processes and the proton-neutron QRPA (pnQRPA) has been used to compute the CC processes for the mentioned nuclei. The wave functions of the stable odd-mass target nuclei have been obtained by the use of the QRPA-based microscopic quasiparticle-phonon model (MQPM), applied to both NC and CC processes. The obtained cross sections are folded by the energy distributions of the various (anti-)neutrino flavors in order to access detection rates in Earth-based neutrino telescopes. The stable molybdenum (Mo) nuclei serve as examples of application of the formalism, with a subsequent analysis of the results. ...
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