Meson-exchange currents in quasielastic electron scattering in a generalized superscaling approach
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SuperscalingQuasielastic electron scatteringMeson-exchange currentsRelativistic mean field
Casale, P.R.; Amaro, J.E.; Barbaro, M.B. Meson-Exchange Currents in Quasielastic Electron Scattering in a Generalized Superscaling Approach. Symmetry 2023, 15, 1709. [https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15091709]
SponsorshipMCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 PID2020-114767GB-I00; FEDER; Junta de Andalucía A-FQM-390-UGR20; Junta de Andalucía FQM-225; INFN Project NUCSYS; University of Turin Project BARM-RILO-23-01
We introduce a method for consistently incorporating meson-exchange currents (MEC) within the superscaling analysis with relativistic effective mass, featuring a new scaling variable, (Formula presented.), and single-nucleon cross-sections derived from the relativistic mean field (RMF) model of nuclear matter. The single-nucleon prefactor is obtained from the 1p1h matrix element of the one-body current, combined with the two-body current, averaged over a momentum distribution of Fermi kind. The approach is applied to selected quasielastic cross-sectional data on (Formula presented.) C. The results reveal a departure from scaling behavior, yet, intriguingly, the data collapse into a discernible band that is parametrized using a simple function of (Formula presented.). This calculation, as developed, is not intended to provide pinpoint precision in extracting nuclear responses. Instead, it offers a global description of the quasielastic data with a considerable level of uncertainty. However, this approach effectively captures the overall trends of the quasielastic data beyond the Fermi gas model with a minimal number of parameters. The model incorporates partially transverse enhancement of the response, as embedded within the relativistic mean field framework. However, it does not account for enhancements attributed to the combined effects of tensor correlations and MEC, given that the initial RMF model lacks these correlations. A potential avenue for improvement involves starting with a correlated Fermi gas model to incorporate additional enhancements into single-nucleon responses. This study serves as a practical demonstration of implementing such corrections.