In this paper we study nuclear effects in the neutrino production of pions. We found that in a Bjorken kinematics, for moderate xB accessible in ongoing and forthcoming neutrino experiments, the cross section is dominated by the incoherent contribution; the coherent contribution becomes visible only for small |t |≲1 /RA2, which requires xB≲0.1 . Our results could be relevant to the kinematics of the ongoing MINERvA experiment in the middle-energy regime. We provide a code which could be used for the evaluation of the neutrino induced deeply virtual meson production observables using different parametrizations of generalized parton distributions and different models of nuclear structure.
Physical Review D
- Pub Date:
- April 2015
- Neutrino interactions;
- Hadron-induced high- and super-high-energy interactions;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 7 pages, 4 figures. Minor corrections in text. Accepted for publication in PRD