Neutrino trident production at near detectors

  • May 31, 2018, 2:30 pm US/Central
  • Wilson Hall, Curia II
  • Matheus Hostert, IPPP Durham
  • Jessica
  • Inspires

Neutrino trident scattering is the production of a charged lepton pair in the coulomb field of a nucleus. It is a rare but observable process expected to occur at near detectors of neutrino oscillation experiments. In this talk, I will revisit the calculation of the trident scattering rate, addressing certain inconsistencies in the literature and presenting revised predictions for the total and differential event rates for relevant experiments. I will then argue that backgrounds can be kept under control and that certain channels could be seen for the first time at these facilities. Finally, I will dedicate some time to discuss what kind of of new physics one can look for in these processes.