Physics of Particles and Nuclei

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 670–673 | Cite as

Lepton Pair Production in Neutrino–Nucleus Scattering

  • I. A. AlikhanovEmail author


The impact of the emission of new light gauge bosons in neutrino–nucleus scattering on the observed signal is studied. As an example, a model with a neutral vector boson \(Z{\kern 1pt} ^{'}\) with a mass of a few tens of MeV, interacting with neutrinos via the \(V - A\) current, is considered. An equivalent \(Z{\kern 1pt} ^{'}\) boson spectrum for neutrinos is introduced. The corresponding correction to the total neutrino–nucleus scattering cross section as a function of the collision energy is calculated. This correction for several values of the model parameters allowed by the existing experimental bounds is presented.



This work was supported by the Program of Fundamental Research of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Physics of Fundamental Interactions and Nuclear Technologies”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Baksan Neutrino Observatory, Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of SciencesNeutrino.Russia
  2. 2.Institute of Applied Mathematics and Automation, Kabardino-Balkar Science Center, Russian Academy of SciencesNalchikRussia

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