Search for electron antineutrino appearance in a long-baseline muon antineutrino beam

Abe, K. et al. (2020) Search for electron antineutrino appearance in a long-baseline muon antineutrino beam. Physical Review Letters, 124(16), 161802. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.161802)

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Abstract

Electron antineutrino appearance is measured by the T2K experiment in an accelerator-produced antineutrino beam, using additional neutrino beam operation to constrain parameters of the Pontecorvo-Maki-Nakagawa-Sakata (PMNS) mixing matrix. T2K observes 15 candidate electron antineutrino events with a background expectation of 9.3 events. Including information from the kinematic distribution of observed events, the hypothesis of no electron antineutrino appearance is disfavored with a significance of 2.40 σ and no discrepancy between data and PMNS predictions is found. A complementary analysis that introduces an additional free parameter which allows non-PMNS values of electron neutrino and antineutrino appearance also finds no discrepancy between data and PMNS predictions.

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Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ruggles, Mr Charlie and Eklund, Prof Lars and Soler, Professor Paul and Litchfield, Dr Phillip and Nugent, Mr John
Authors: Abe, K., Akutsu, R., Ali, A., Alt, C., Andreopoulos, C., Anthony, L., Antonova, M., Aoki, S., Ariga, A., Asada, Y., Ashida, Y., Atkin, E. T., Awataguchi, Y., Ban, S., Barbi, M., Barker, G. J., Barr, G., Barrow, D., 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., Doyle, T. A., 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., Fusshoeller, K., 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., Jakkapu, M., 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., Kostin, A., 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., Marti-Magro, L., 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., Pasternak, J., Paudyal, P., Pavin, M., Payne, D., Penn, G. C., Pickering, L., Pidcott, C., Pintaudi, G., 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., Ruggles, C. A., 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., Towstego, T., 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 Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114
Published Online:21 April 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review Letters 124(16): 161802
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