Indication of electron neutrino appearance from an accelerator-produced off-axis muon neutrino beam

Abe, K. et al. (2011) Indication of electron neutrino appearance from an accelerator-produced off-axis muon neutrino beam. Physical Review Letters, 107(4), 041801. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.041801)

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Abstract

The T2K experiment observes indications of ν μ → ν e appearance in data accumulated with 1.43 × 10 20 protons on target. Six events pass all selection criteria at the far detector. In a three-flavor neutrino oscillation scenario with | Δ m 2 23 | = 2.4 × 10 − 3     eV 2 , sin  2 2 θ 23 = 1 and sin  2 2 θ 13 = 0 , the expected number of such events is 1.5 ± 0.3 ( syst ) . Under this hypothesis, the probability to observe six or more candidate events is 7 × 10 − 3 , equivalent to 2.5 σ significance. At 90% C.L., the data are consistent with 0.03 ( 0.04 ) < sin  2 2 θ 13 < 0.28 ( 0.34 ) for δ C P = 0 and a normal (inverted) hierarchy.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Litchfield, Dr Phillip
Authors: Abe, K., Abgrall, N., Ajima, Y., Aihara, H., Albert, J. B., Andreopoulos, C., Andrieu, B., Aoki, S., Araoka, O., Argyriades, J., Ariga, A., Ariga, T., Assylbekov, S., Autiero, D., Badertscher, A., Barbi, M., Barker, G. J., Barr, G., Bass, M., Bay, F., Bentham, S., Berardi, V., Berger, B. E., Bertram, I., Besnier, M., Beucher, J., Beznosko, D., Bhadra, S., Blaszczyk, F. d.M. M., Blondel, A., Bojechko, C., Bouchez, J., Boyd, S. B., Bravar, A., Bronner, C., Brook-Roberge, D. G., Buchanan, N., Budd, H., Calvet, D., Cartwright, S. L., Carver, A., Castillo, R., Catanesi, M. G., Cazes, A., Cervera, A., Chavez, C., Choi, S., Christodoulou, G., Coleman, J., Coleman, W., Collazuol, G., Connolly, K., Curioni, A., Dabrowska, A., Danko, I., Das, R., Davies, G. S., Davis, S., Day, M., De Rosa, G., de André, J. P. A. M., de Perio, P., Delbart, A., Densham, C., Di Lodovico, F., Di Luise, S., Dinh Tran, P., Dobson, J., Dore, U., Drapier, O., Dufour, F., Dumarchez, J., Dytman, S., Dziewiecki, M., Dziomba, M., Emery, S., Ereditato, A., Escudero, L., Esposito, L. S., Fechner, M., Ferrero, A., Finch, A. J., Frank, E., Fujii, Y., Fukuda, Y., Galymov, V., Gannaway, F. C., Gaudin, A., Gendotti, A., George, M. A., Giffin, S., Giganti, C., Gilje, K., Golan, T., Goldhaber, M., Gomez-Cadenas, J. J., Gonin, M., Grant, N., Grant, A., Gumplinger, P., Guzowski, P., Haesler, A., Haigh, M. D., Hamano, K., Hansen, C., Hansen, D., Hara, T., Harrison, P. F., Hartfiel, B., Hartz, M., Haruyama, T., Hasegawa, T., Hastings, N. C., Hastings, S., Hatzikoutelis, A., Hayashi, K., Hayato, Y., Hearty, C., Helmer, R. L., Henderson, R., Higashi, N., Hignight, J., Hirose, E., Holeczek, J., Horikawa, S., Hyndman, A., Ichikawa, A. K., Ieki, K., Ieva, M., Iida, M., Ikeda, M., Ilic, J., Imber, J., Ishida, T., Ishihara, C., Ishii, T., Ives, S. J., Iwasaki, M., Iyogi, K., Izmaylov, A., Jamieson, B., Johnson, R. A., Joo, K. K., Jover-Manas, G. V., Jung, C. K., Kaji, H., Kajita, T., Kakuno, H., Kameda, J., Kaneyuki, K., Karlen, D., Kasami, K., Kato, I., Kearns, E., Khabibullin, M., Khanam, F., Khotjantsev, A., Kielczewska, D., Kikawa, T., Kim, J., Kim, J. Y., Kim, S. B., Kimura, N., Kirby, B., Kisiel, J., Kitching, P., Kobayashi, T., Kogan, G., Koike, S., Konaka, A., Kormos, L. L., Korzenev, A., Koseki, K., Koshio, Y., Kouzuma, Y., Kowalik, K., Kravtsov, V., Kreslo, I., Kropp, W., Kubo, H., Kudenko, Y., Kulkarni, N., Kurjata, R., Kutter, T., Lagoda, J., Laihem, K., Laveder, M., Lee, K. P., Le, P. T., Levy, J. M., Licciardi, C., Lim, I. T., Lindner, T., Litchfield, R. P., Litos, M., Longhin, A., Lopez, G. D., Loverre, P. F., Ludovici, L., Lux, T., Macaire, M., Mahn, K., Makida, Y., Malek, M., Manly, S., Marchionni, A., Marino, A. D., Marteau, J., Martin, J. F., Maruyama, T., Maryon, T., Marzec, J., Masliah, P., Mathie, E. L., Matsumura, C., Matsuoka, K., Matveev, V., Mavrokoridis, K., Mazzucato, E., McCauley, N., McFarland, K. S., McGrew, C., McLachlan, T., Messina, M., Metcalf, W., Metelko, C., Mezzetto, M., Mijakowski, P., Miller, C. A., Minamino, A., Mineev, O., Mine, S., Missert, A. D., Mituka, G., Miura, M., Mizouchi, K., Monfregola, L., Moreau, F., Morgan, B., Moriyama, S., Muir, A., Murakami, A., Murdoch, M., Murphy, S., Myslik, J., Nakadaira, T., Nakahata, M., Nakai, T., Nakajima, K., Nakamoto, T., Nakamura, K., Nakayama, S., Nakaya, T., Naples, D., Navin, M. L., Nelson, B., Nicholls, T. C., Nishikawa, K., Nishino, H., Nowak, J. A., Noy, M., Obayashi, Y., Ogitsu, T., Ohhata, H., Okamura, T., Okumura, K., Okusawa, T., Oser, S. M., Otani, M., Owen, R. A., Oyama, Y., Ozaki, T., Pac, M. Y., Palladino, V., Paolone, V., Paul, P., Payne, D., Pearce, G. F., Perkin, J. D., Pettinacci, V., Pierre, F., Poplawska, E., Popov, B., Posiadala, M., Poutissou, J.-M., Poutissou, R., Przewlocki, P., Qian, W., Raaf, J. L., Radicioni, E., Ratoff, P. N., Raufer, T. M., Ravonel, M., Raymond, M., Retiere, F., Robert, A., Rodrigues, P. A., Rondio, E., Roney, J. M., Rossi, B., Roth, S., Rubbia, A., Ruterbories, D., Sabouri, S., Sacco, R., Sakashita, K., Sánchez, F., Sarrat, A., Sasaki, K., Scholberg, K., Schwehr, J., Scott, M., Scully, D. I., Seiya, Y., Sekiguchi, T., Sekiya, H., Shibata, M., Shimizu, Y., Shiozawa, M., Short, S., Siyad, M., Smith, R. J., Smy, M., Sobczyk, J. T., Sobel, H., Sorel, M., Stahl, A., Stamoulis, P., Steinmann, J., Still, B., Stone, J., Strabel, C., Sulak, L. R., Sulej, R., Sutcliffe, P., Suzuki, A., Suzuki, K., Suzuki, S., Suzuki, S. Y., Suzuki, Y., Suzuki, Y., Szeglowski, T., Szeptycka, M., Tacik, R., Tada, M., Takahashi, S., Takeda, A., Takenaga, Y., Takeuchi, Y., Tanaka, K., Tanaka, H. A., Tanaka, M., Tanaka, M. M., Tanimoto, N., Tashiro, K., Taylor, I., Terashima, A., Terhorst, D., Terri, R., Thompson, L. F., Thorley, A., Toki, W., Tomaru, T., Totsuka, Y., Touramanis, C., Tsukamoto, T., Tzanov, M., Uchida, Y., Ueno, K., Vacheret, A., Vagins, M., Vasseur, G., Wachala, T., Walding, J. J., Waldron, A. V., Walter, C. W., Wanderer, P. J., Wang, J., Ward, M. A., Ward, G. P., Wark, D., Wascko, M. O., Weber, A., Wendell, R., West, N., Whitehead, L. H., Wikström, G., Wilkes, R. J., Wilking, M. J., Wilson, J. R., Wilson, R. J., Wongjirad, T., Yamada, S., Yamada, Y., Yamamoto, A., Yamamoto, K., Yamanoi, Y., Yamaoka, H., Yanagisawa, C., Yano, T., Yen, S., Yershov, N., Yokoyama, M., Zalewska, A., Zalipska, J., Zambelli, L., Zaremba, K., Ziembicki, M., Zimmerman, E. D., Zito, M., and Żmuda, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114
Published Online:18 July 2011

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