Upper bound on neutrino mass based on T2K neutrino timing measurements

Abe, K. et al. (2016) Upper bound on neutrino mass based on T2K neutrino timing measurements. Physical Review D, 93, 012006. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.012006)

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Abstract

The Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) long-baseline neutrino experiment consists of a muon neutrino beam, produced at the J-PARC accelerator, a near detector complex and a large 295-km-distant far detector. The present work utilizes the T2K event timing measurements at the near and far detectors to study neutrino time of flight as a function of derived neutrino energy. Under the assumption of a relativistic relation between energy and time of flight, constraints on the neutrino rest mass can be derived. The sub-GeV neutrino beam in conjunction with timing precision of order tens of ns provide sensitivity to neutrino mass in the few MeV/c2 range. We study the distribution of relative arrival times of muon and electron neutrino candidate events at the T2K far detector as a function of neutrino energy. The 90% C.L. upper limit on the mixture of neutrino mass eigenstates represented in the data sample is found to be m 2 ν<5.6  MeV2/c4.

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., Assylbekov, S., Autiero, D., Barbi, M., Barker, G. J., Barr, G., Bartet-Friburg, P., Bass, M., Batkiewicz, M., Bay, F., Berardi, V., Berger, B. E., Berkman, S., Bhadra, S., Blaszczyk, F. d. M., Blondel, A., Bojechko, C., Bolognesi, S., 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., Chikuma, N., Christodoulou, G., Clifton, A., Coleman, J., Coleman, S. J., Collazuol, G., Connolly, K., Cremonesi, L., Dabrowska, A., Danko, I., Das, R., Davis, S., de Perio, P., De Rosa, G., Dealtry, T., Dennis, S. R., Densham, C., Dewhurst, D., Di Lodovico, F., Di Luise, S., Dolan, S., Drapier, O., Duboyski, T., Duffy, K., Dumarchez, J., Dytman, S., Dziewiecki, M., Emery-Schrenk, S., Ereditato, A., Escudero, L., Feusels, T., Finch, A. J., Fiorentini, G. A., Friend, M., Fujii, Y., Fukuda, Y., Furmanski, A. P., Galymov, V., Garcia, A., Giffin, S., Giganti, C., Gilje, K., Goeldi, D., Golan, T., Gonin, M., Grant, N., Gudin, D., Hadley, D. R., Haegel, L., Haesler, A., Haigh, M. D., Hamilton, P., Hansen, D., Hara, T., Hartz, M., Hasegawa, T., Hastings, N. C., Hayashino, T., Hayato, Y., Hearty, C., Helmer, R. L., Hierholzer, M., Hignight, J., Hillairet, A., Himmel, A., Hiraki, T., Hirota, S., Holeczek, J., Horikawa, S., Hosomi, F., Huang, K., Ichikawa, A. K., Ieki, K., Ieva, M., Ikeda, M., Imber, J., Insler, J., Irvine, T. J., Ishida, T., Ishii, T., Iwai, E., Iwamoto, K., Iyogi, K., Izmaylov, A., Jacob, A., Jamieson, B., Jiang, M., Johnson, R. A., Johnson, S., Jo, J. H., Jonsson, P., Jung, C. K., Kabirnezhad, M., Kaboth, A. C., Kajita, T., Kakuno, H., Kameda, J., Kanazawa, Y., Karlen, D., Karpikov, I., Katori, T., Kearns, E., Khabibullin, M., Khotjantsev, A., Kielczewska, D., Kikawa, T., Kilinski, A., Kim, J., King, S., Kisiel, J., Kitching, P., Kobayashi, T., Koch, L., Koga, T., Kolaceke, A., Konaka, A., Kopylov, A., Kormos, L. L., Korzenev, A., Koshio, Y., Kropp, W., Kubo, H., Kudenko, Y., Kurjata, R., Kutter, T., Lagoda, J., Lamont, I., Larkin, E., Laveder, M., Lawe, M., Lazos, M., Lindner, T., Lister, C., Litchfield, R. P., Longhin, A., Lopez, J. P., Ludovici, L., Magaletti, L., Mahn, K., Malek, M., Manly, S., Marino, A. D., Marteau, J., Martin, J. F., Martins, P., Martynenko, S., Maruyama, T., Matveev, V., Mavrokoridis, K., Mazzucato, E., McCarthy, M., McCauley, N., McFarland, K. S., McGrew, C., Mefodiev, A., Metelko, C., Mezzetto, M., Mijakowski, P., Miller, C. A., Minamino, A., Mineev, O., Missert, A., Miura, M., Moriyama, S., Mueller, T. A., Murakami, A., Murdoch, M., Murphy, S., Myslik, J., Nakadaira, T., Nakahata, M., Nakamura, K. G., Nakamura, K., Nakayama, S., Nakaya, T., Nakayoshi, K., Nantais, C., Nielsen, C., Nirkko, M., Nishikawa, K., Nishimura, Y., Nowak, J., O’Keeffe, H. M., Ohta, R., Okumura, K., Okusawa, T., Oryszczak, W., Oser, S. M., Ovsyannikova, T., Owen, R. A., Oyama, Y., Palladino, V., Palomino, J. L., Paolone, V., Payne, D., Perevozchikov, O., Perkin, J. D., Petrov, Y., Pickard, L., Pinzon Guerra, E. S., Pistillo, C., Plonski, P., Poplawska, E., Popov, B., Posiadala-Zezula, 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., Riccio, C., Rodrigues, P. A., Rojas, P., Rondio, E., Roth, S., Rubbia, A., Ruterbories, D., Rychter, A., Sacco, R., Sakashita, K., Sánchez, F., Sato, F., Scantamburlo, E., Scholberg, K., Schoppmann, S., Schwehr, J., Scott, M., Seiya, Y., Sekiguchi, T., Sekiya, H., Sgalaberna, D., Shah, R., Shaker, F., Shaw, D., Shiozawa, M., Short, S., Shustrov, Y., Sinclair, P., Smith, B., 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., Tacik, R., Tada, M., Takahashi, S., Takeda, A., Takeuchi, Y., Tanaka, H. K., Tanaka, H. A., Tanaka, M. M., 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., Vacheret, A., Vagins, M., Vasseur, G., Wachala, T., Wakamatsu, K., Walter, C. W., Wark, D., Warzycha, W., 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., Yano, T., Yen, S., Yershov, N., Yokoyama, M., Yoo, J., Yoshida, K., Yuan, T., Yu, 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 D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:2470-0010
ISSN (Online):2470-0029
Published Online:27 January 2016
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