Coherent neutrino scattering

We present a microscopic model for coherent pion production off nuclei induced by neutrinos. This model is built upon a model for single nucleon processes that goes beyond the usual Δ dominance by including non resonant background contributions. We include nuclear medium effects: medium corrections to Δ properties and outgoing pion absorption via an optical potential. This results in major modifications to cross-sections for low energy experiments when compared with phenomenological models like Rein–Sehgal’s.
Bibliographic reference
VALVERDE, M. ; Amaro, J.E. ; Hernandez, E. ; Nieves Pamplona, Juan Miguel; 2009 ; Coherent neutrino scattering, Acta Physica Polonica B, vol. 40, no. 9, p. 2551-2558