Measurement of neutrino oscillation parameters from muon neutrino disappearance with an off-axis beam

Abe, K. et al. (2013) Measurement of neutrino oscillation parameters from muon neutrino disappearance with an off-axis beam. Physical Review Letters, 111(21), 211803. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.211803)

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Abstract

The T2K Collaboration reports a precision measurement of muon neutrino disappearance with an off-axis neutrino beam with a peak energy of 0.6 GeV. Near detector measurements are used to constrain the neutrino flux and cross section parameters. The Super-Kamiokande far detector, which is 295 km downstream of the neutrino production target, collected data corresponding to 3.01 × 10 20 protons on target. In the absence of neutrino oscillations, 205 ± 17 (syst) events are expected to be detected while only 58 muon neutrino event candidates are observed. A fit to the neutrino rate and energy spectrum, assuming three neutrino flavors and normal mass hierarchy yields a best-fit mixing angle sin  2 ( θ 23 ) = 0.514 ± 0.082 and mass splitting | Δ m 2 32 | = 2.44 + 0.17 − 0.15 × 10 − 3     eV 2 / c 4 . Our result corresponds to the maximal oscillation disappearance probability.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Litchfield, Dr Phillip
Authors: Abe, K., Adam, J., Aihara, H., Akiri, T., Andreopoulos, C., Aoki, S., Ariga, A., Ariga, T., Assylbekov, S., Autiero, D., Barbi, M., Barker, G. J., Barr, G., Bass, M., Batkiewicz, M., Bay, F., Bentham, S. W., Berardi, V., Berger, B. E., Berkman, S., Bertram, I., Bhadra, S., Blaszczyk, F. d. M., Blondel, A., Bojechko, C., Bordoni, S., Boyd, S. B., Brailsford, D., Bravar, A., Bronner, C., Buchanan, N., Calland, R. G., Caravaca Rodríguez, J., Cartwright, S. L., Castillo, R., Catanesi, M. G., Cervera, A., Cherdack, D., Christodoulou, G., Clifton, A., Coleman, J., Coleman, S. J., Collazuol, G., Connolly, K., Cremonesi, L., Curioni, A., Dabrowska, A., Danko, I., Das, R., Davis, S., de Perio, P., De Rosa, G., Dealtry, T., Dennis, S. R., Densham, C., Di Lodovico, F., Di Luise, S., Drapier, O., Duboyski, T., Duffy, K., Dufour, F., Dumarchez, J., Dytman, S., Dziewiecki, M., Emery, S., Ereditato, A., Escudero, L., Finch, A. J., Frank, E., Friend, M., Fujii, Y., Fukuda, Y., Furmanski, A. P., Galymov, V., Gaudin, A., Giffin, S., Giganti, C., Gilje, K., Golan, T., Gomez-Cadenas, J. J., Gonin, M., Grant, N., Gudin, D., Hadley, D. R., Haesler, A., Haigh, M. D., Hamilton, P., Hansen, D., Hara, T., Hartz, M., Hasegawa, T., Hastings, N. C., Hayato, Y., Hearty, C., Helmer, R. L., Hierholzer, M., Hignight, J., Hillairet, A., Himmel, A., Hiraki, T., Hirota, S., Holeczek, J., Horikawa, S., Huang, K., Ichikawa, A. K., Ieki, K., Ieva, M., Ikeda, M., Imber, J., Insler, J., Irvine, T. J., Ishida, T., Ishii, T., Ives, S. J., Iyogi, K., Izmaylov, A., Jacob, A., Jamieson, B., Johnson, R. A., Jo, J. H., Jonsson, P., Joo, K. K., Jung, C. K., Kaboth, A. C., Kajita, T., Kakuno, H., Kameda, J., Kanazawa, Y., Karlen, D., Karpikov, I., Kearns, E., Khabibullin, M., Khotjantsev, A., Kielczewska, D., Kikawa, T., Kilinski, A., Kim, J., Kim, S. B., Kisiel, J., Kitching, P., Kobayashi, T., Kogan, G., Kolaceke, A., Konaka, A., Kormos, L. L., Korzenev, A., Koseki, K., Koshio, Y., Kreslo, I., Kropp, W., Kubo, H., Kudenko, Y., Kumaratunga, S., Kurjata, R., Kutter, T., Lagoda, J., Laihem, K., Laveder, M., Lawe, M., Lazos, M., Lee, K. P., Licciardi, C., Lim, I. T., Lindner, T., Lister, C., Litchfield, R. P., Longhin, A., Lopez, G. D., Ludovici, L., Macaire, M., Magaletti, L., Mahn, K., Malek, M., Manly, S., Marino, A. D., Marteau, J., Martin, J. F., Maruyama, T., Marzec, J., Masliah, P., Mathie, E. L., Matveev, V., Mavrokoridis, K., Mazzucato, E., McCarthy, M., McCauley, N., McFarland, K. S., McGrew, C., Metelko, C., Mijakowski, P., Miller, C. A., Minamino, A., Mineev, O., Mine, S., Missert, A., Miura, M., Monfregola, L., Moriyama, S., Mueller, T. A., Murakami, A., Murdoch, M., Murphy, S., Myslik, J., Nagasaki, T., Nakadaira, T., Nakahata, M., Nakai, T., Nakamura, K., Nakayama, S., Nakaya, T., Nakayoshi, K., Naples, D., Nielsen, C., Nirkko, M., Nishikawa, K., Nishimura, Y., O’Keeffe, H. M., Ohta, R., Okumura, K., Okusawa, T., Oryszczak, W., Oser, S. M., Otani, M., Owen, R. A., Oyama, Y., Pac, M. Y., Palladino, V., Paolone, V., Payne, D., Pearce, G. F., Perevozchikov, O., Perkin, J. D., Petrov, Y., Pinzon Guerra, E. S., Pistillo, C., Plonski, P., Poplawska, E., Popov, B., Posiadala, M., Poutissou, J.-M., Poutissou, R., Przewlocki, P., Quilain, B., Radicioni, E., Ratoff, P. N., Ravonel, M., Rayner, M. A. M., Redij, A., Reeves, M., Reinherz-Aronis, E., Retiere, F., Robert, A., Rodrigues, P. A., Rondio, E., Roth, S., Rubbia, A., Ruterbories, D., Sacco, R., Sakashita, K., Sánchez, F., Sato, F., Scantamburlo, E., Scholberg, K., Schwehr, J., Scott, M., Seiya, Y., Sekiguchi, T., Sekiya, H., Sgalaberna, D., Shiozawa, M., Short, S., Shustrov, Y., Sinclair, P., Smith, B., Smith, R. J., Smy, M., Sobczyk, J. T., Sobel, H., Sorel, M., Southwell, L., Stamoulis, P., Steinmann, J., Still, B., Suda, Y., Suzuki, A., Suzuki, K., Suzuki, S. Y., Suzuki, Y., Szeglowski, T., Tacik, R., Tada, M., Takahashi, S., Takeda, A., Takeuchi, Y., Tanaka, H. K., Tanaka, H. A., Tanaka, M. M., Taylor, I. J., Terhorst, D., Terri, R., Thompson, L. F., Thorley, A., Tobayama, S., Toki, W., Tomura, T., Totsuka, Y., Touramanis, C., Tsukamoto, T., Tzanov, M., Uchida, Y., Ueno, K., Vacheret, A., Vagins, M., Vasseur, G., Wachala, T., Waldron, A. V., Walter, C. W., Wark, D., Wascko, M. O., Weber, A., Wendell, R., Wilkes, R. J., Wilking, M. J., Wilkinson, C., Williamson, Z., Wilson, J. R., Wilson, R. J., Wongjirad, T., Yamada, Y., Yamamoto, K., Yanagisawa, C., Yen, S., Yershov, N., Yokoyama, M., Yuan, T., 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:19 November 2013

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