Neutrino-nucleon cross sections at energies of Megaton-scale detectors
1 DESY-Zeuthen, Platanenallee 6, 15738 Zeuthen, Germany
2 Gran Sasso Science Institute, viale Francesco Crispi, 7, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy
3 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, RU-141980, Dubna, Moscow region, Russia
4 Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, RU-117218, Mosco, Russia
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Published online: 11 April 2016
An updated set of (anti)neutrino-nucleon charged and neutral current cross sections at 3 GeV ≲ Eν ≲100 GeV is presented. These cross sections are of particular interest for the detector optimization and data processing and interpretation in the future Megaton-scale experiments like PINGU, ORCA, and Hyper-Kamiokande. Finite masses of charged leptons and target mass corrections in exclusive and deep inelastic (ν̅)νN interactions are taken into account. A new set of QCD NNLO parton density functions, ABMP15, is used for calculation of the DIS cross sections. The sensitivity of the cross sections to phenomenological parameters and to extrapolations of the nucleon structure functions to small x and Q2 is studied. An agreement within the uncertainties of our calculations with experimental data is demonstrated.
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