PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 402 - The 22nd International Workshop on Neutrinos from Accelerators (NuFact2021) - All Sessions
Inelastic Axial and Vector Structure Functions for Electron- and Neutrino- Nucleon Scattering 2021 Update
A. Bodek*, U.k. Yang and Y. Xu
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Published on: March 31, 2022
We report on an update (2021) of a phenomenological model for inelastic neutrino- and electron-nucleon scattering cross sections using effective leading order parton distribution functions with a new scaling variable $\xi_w$. Non-perturbative effects are well described using the $\xi_w$ scaling variable in combination with multiplicative $K$ factors at low $Q^2$. The model describes all inelastic charged-lepton-nucleon scattering data (HERA/NMC/BCDMS/SLAC/JLab) ranging from very high $Q^2$ to very low $Q^2$ and down to the $Q^2=0$ photo-production region. The model has been developed to be used in analyses of neutrino oscillation experiments in the few GeV region. The 2021 update accounts for the difference between axial and vector structure functions which brings it into much better agreement with neutrino-nucleon total cross section measurements. The model has been developed primarily for hadronic final state masses $W$ above 1.8 GeV. However with additional parameters the model also describes the $average$ neutrino cross sections in the resonance region down to $W$=1.4 GeV.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.402.0080
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