Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science and Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 02139, Cambridge, MA, USA
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Accepted: 1 October 2006
Published online: 16 February 2007
Inclusive electron scattering cross-sections in the quasielastic and resonance regions for few GeV electrons are well represented in terms of scaling functions and scaling variables, the so-called superscaling analysis (SuSA). The concepts of scaling of the first and second kinds and superscaling are discussed, as are several mechanisms which are known to yield scaling violations. Given the high quality of scaling for cross-sections at appropriate kinematics, it is shown how the ideas can be turned around to provide predictions for both charge-changing and neutral current neutrino reactions with nuclei at comparable kinematics.
PACS: 23.40.Bw Weak-interaction and lepton (including neutrino) aspects – / 24.10.Jv Relativistic models – / 25.30.-c Lepton-induced reactions – / 25.30.Fj Inelastic electron scattering to continuum –
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