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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2013, Article ID 143184, 11 pages
Research Article

Cross Sections of Charged Current Neutrino Scattering off 132Xe for the Supernova Detection

Department of Physical Sciences and Applications, Hellenic Army Academy, Vari, Attica 16673, Greece

Received 28 November 2012; Accepted 19 January 2013

Academic Editor: Joseph Formaggio

Copyright © 2013 P. C. Divari. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The total cross sections as well as the neutrino event rates are calculated in the charged current neutrino and antineutrino scattering off 132Xe isotope at neutrino energies  MeV. Transitions to excited nuclear states are calculated in the framework of quasiparticle random-phase approximation. The contributions from different multipoles are shown for various neutrino energies. Flux-averaged cross sections are obtained by convolving the cross sections with a two-parameter Fermi-Dirac distribution. The flux-averaged cross sections are also calculated using terrestrial neutrino sources based on conventional sources (muon decay at rest) or on low-energy beta-beams.