Prospects for using coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering to measure the nuclear neutron form factor

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Journal Article (Review)

We review the prospects of using coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CENNS) to measure the nuclear neutron form factor. The merits and limitations of several potential neutrino sources are discussed. The effects of detector shape uncertainty and detector size on a measurement of the neutron RMS radius are also considered. We find that the detector spectral shape uncertainty is the important limiting factor on a measurement of the neutron RMS radius. In order to measure the neutron RMS radius to 5%, the spectral shape uncertainty of the detector needs to be known to 1% or better. © 2013 World Scientific Publishing Company.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Patton, KM; McLaughlin, GC; Scholberg, K

Published Date

  • June 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 6

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0218-3013

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1142/S0218301313300130

Citation Source

  • Scopus