Measurement of neutrino and antineutrino neutral-current quasielasticlike interactions on oxygen by detecting nuclear deexcitation γ rays

Abe, K. et al. (2019) Measurement of neutrino and antineutrino neutral-current quasielasticlike interactions on oxygen by detecting nuclear deexcitation γ rays. Physical Review D, 100(11), 112009. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.100.112009)

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Abstract

Neutrino- and antineutrino-oxygen neutral-current quasielasticlike interactions are measured at Super-Kamiokande using nuclear deexcitation γ rays to identify signal-like interactions in data from a 14.94 ( 16.35 ) × 10 20 protons-on-target exposure of the T2K neutrino (antineutrino) beam. The measured flux-averaged cross sections on oxygen nuclei are ⟨ σ ν − NCQE ⟩ = 1.70 ± 0.17 ( stat . ) + 0.51 − 0.38 ( syst . ) × 10 − 38     cm 2 / oxygen with a flux-averaged energy of 0.82 GeV and ⟨ σ ¯ ν − NCQE ⟩ = 0.98 ± 0.16 ( stat . ) + 0.26 − 0.19 ( syst . ) × 10 − 38     cm 2 / oxygen with a flux-averaged energy of 0.68 GeV, for neutrinos and antineutrinos, respectively. These results are the most precise to date, and the antineutrino result is the first cross section measurement of this channel. They are compared with various theoretical predictions. The impact on evaluation of backgrounds to searches for supernova relic neutrinos at present and future water Cherenkov detectors is also discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Litchfield, Dr Phillip and Soler, Professor Paul and Eklund, Professor Lars and Nugent, Mr John
Authors: Abe, K., Akutsu, R., Ali, A., Alt, C., Andreopoulos, C., Anthony, L., Antonova, M., Aoki, S., Ariga, A., Ashida, Y., Atkin, E. T., Awataguchi, Y., Ban, S., Barbi, M., Barker, G. J., Barr, G., Barry, C., Batkiewicz-Kwasniak, M., Beloshapkin, A., Bench, F., Berardi, V., Berkman, S., Berns, L., Bhadra, S., Bienstock, S., Blondel, A., Bolognesi, S., Bourguille, B., Boyd, S. B., Brailsford, D., Bravar, A., Bravo Berguño, D., Bronner, C., Bubak, A., Buizza Avanzini, M., Calcutt, J., Campbell, T., Cao, S., Cartwright, S. L., Catanesi, M. G., Cervera, A., Chappell, A., Checchia, C., Cherdack, D., Chikuma, N., Christodoulou, G., Coleman, J., Collazuol, G., Cook, L., Coplowe, D., Cudd, A., Dabrowska, A., De Rosa, G., Dealtry, T., Denner, P. F., Dennis, S. R., Densham, C., Di Lodovico, F., Dokania, N., Dolan, S., Drapier, O., Dumarchez, J., Dunne, P., Eklund, L., Emery-Schrenk, S., Ereditato, A., Fernandez, P., Feusels, T., Finch, A. J., Fiorentini, G. A., Fiorillo, G., Francois, C., Friend, M., Fujii, Y., Fujita, R., Fukuda, D., Fukuda, R., Fukuda, Y., Gameil, K., Giganti, C., Golan, T., Gonin, M., Gorin, A., Guigue, M., Hadley, D. R., Haigh, J. T., Hamacher-Baumann, P., Hartz, M., Hasegawa, T., Hastings, N. C., Hayashino, T., Hayato, Y., Hiramoto, A., Hogan, M., Holeczek, J., Hong Van, N. T., Iacob, F., Ichikawa, A. K., Ikeda, M., Ishida, T., Ishii, T., Ishitsuka, M., Iwamoto, K., Izmaylov, A., Jamieson, B., Jenkins, S. J., Jesús-Valls, C., Jiang, M., Johnson, S., Jonsson, P., Jung, C. K., Kabirnezhad, M., Kaboth, A. C., Kajita, T., Kakuno, H., Kameda, J., Karlen, D., Kasetti, S. P., Kataoka, Y., Katori, T., Kato, Y., Kearns, E., Khabibullin, M., Khotjantsev, A., Kikawa, T., Kim, H., Kim, J., King, S., Kisiel, J., Knight, A., Knox, A., Kobayashi, T., Koch, L., Koga, T., Konaka, A., Kormos, L. L., Koshio, Y., Kowalik, K., Kubo, H., Kudenko, Y., Kukita, N., Kuribayashi, S., Kurjata, R., Kutter, T., Kuze, M., Labarga, L., Lagoda, J., Lamoureux, M., Laveder, M., Lawe, M., Licciardi, M., Lindner, T., Litchfield, R. P., Liu, S. L., Li, X., Longhin, A., Ludovici, L., Lu, X., Lux, T., Machado, L. N., Magaletti, L., Mahn, K., Malek, M., Manly, S., Maret, L., Marino, A. D., Martin, J. F., Maruyama, T., Matsubara, T., Matsushita, K., Matveev, V., Mavrokoridis, K., Mazzucato, E., McCarthy, M., McCauley, N., McFarland, K. S., McGrew, C., Mefodiev, A., Metelko, C., Mezzetto, M., Minamino, A., Mineev, O., Mine, S., Miura, M., Molina Bueno, L., Moriyama, S., Morrison, J., Mueller, T. A., Munteanu, L., Murphy, S., Nagai, Y., Nakadaira, T., Nakahata, M., Nakajima, Y., Nakamura, A., Nakamura, K. G., Nakamura, K., Nakayama, S., Nakaya, T., Nakayoshi, K., Nantais, C., Ngoc, T. V., Niewczas, K., Nishikawa, K., Nishimura, Y., Nonnenmacher, T. S., Nova, F., Novella, P., Nowak, J., Nugent, J. C., O’Keeffe, H. M., O’Sullivan, L., Odagawa, T., Okumura, K., Okusawa, T., Oser, S. M., Owen, R. A., Oyama, Y., Palladino, V., Palomino, J. L., Paolone, V., Parker, W. C., Paudyal, P., Pavin, M., Payne, D., Penn, G. C., Pickering, L., Pidcott, C., Pinzon Guerra, E. S., Pistillo, C., Popov, B., Porwit, K., Posiadala-Zezula, M., Pritchard, A., Quilain, B., Radermacher, T., Radicioni, E., Radics, B., Ratoff, P. N., Reinherz-Aronis, E., Riccio, C., Rondio, E., Roth, S., Rubbia, A., Ruggeri, A. C., Rychter, A., Sakashita, K., Sánchez, F., Schloesser, C. M., Scholberg, K., Schwehr, J., Scott, M., Seiya, Y., Sekiguchi, T., Sekiya, H., Sgalaberna, D., Shah, R., Shaikhiev, A., Shaker, F., Shaykina, A., Shiozawa, M., Shorrock, W., Shvartsman, A., Smirnov, A., Smy, M., Sobczyk, J. T., Sobel, H., Soler, F. J. P., Sonoda, Y., Steinmann, J., Suvorov, S., Suzuki, A., Suzuki, S. Y., Suzuki, Y., Sztuc, A. A., Tada, M., Tajima, M., Takeda, A., Takeuchi, Y., Tanaka, H. K., Tanaka, H. A., Tanaka, S., Thompson, L. F., Toki, W., Touramanis, C., Tsui, K. M., Tsukamoto, T., Tzanov, M., Uchida, Y., Uno, W., Vagins, M., Valder, S., Vallari, Z., Vargas, D., Vasseur, G., Vilela, C., Vinning, W. G. S., Vladisavljevic, T., Volkov, V. V., Wachala, T., Walker, J., Walsh, J. G., Wang, Y., Wark, D., Wascko, M. O., Weber, A., Wendell, R., Wilking, M. J., Wilkinson, C., Wilson, J. R., Wilson, R. J., Wood, K., Wret, C., Yamada, Y., Yamamoto, K., Yanagisawa, C., Yang, G., Yano, T., Yasutome, K., Yen, S., Yershov, N., Yokoyama, M., Yoshida, T., Yu, M., Zalewska, A., Zalipska, J., Zaremba, K., Zarnecki, G., Ziembicki, M., Zimmerman, E. D., Zito, M., Zsoldos, S., and Zykova, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:2470-0010
ISSN (Online):2470-0029
Published Online:30 December 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review D 100(11): 112009
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