Neutrino-oxygen interactions role of nuclear physics in the atmospheric neutrino anomaly

Abstract : The apparent anomaly in the ratio of muon to electron atmospheric neutrinos first observed by Kamiokande and IMB has been confirmed by Super-Kamiokande and Soudan-2. The experimental analysis, including the asymmetry in the zenithal distributions of the $ \mu-\mathrm{type} $ events in Super-Kamiokande gives a strong support to the neutrino oscillation hypothesis to solve the anomaly. In this work we are interested by the role of nuclear physics in the neutrino-oxygen reactions used to detect the atmospheric neutrinos. We point out that multi-nucleon excitations of np-nh type and that nuclear correlations could modify an experimental analysis à la Super-Kamiokande because they lead to a substantial enhancement of the number of 1 \v{C}erenkov ring retained events.
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J. Marteau, J. Delorme, M. Ericson. Neutrino-oxygen interactions role of nuclear physics in the atmospheric neutrino anomaly. Rencontres de Moriond session on Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories, Mar 1999, Les Houches, France. pp.9. <in2p3-00002735>

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