Limits on sterile neutrino mixing using atmospheric neutrinos in Super-Kamiokande

K. Abe, Y. Haga, Y. Hayato, M. Ikeda, K. Iyogi, J. Kameda, Y. Kishimoto, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, Y. Nakano, S. Nakayama, H. Sekiya, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeda, H. Tanaka, T. Tomura, K. Ueno, R. A. WendellT. Yokozawa, T. Irvine, T. Kajita, I. Kametani, K. Kaneyuki, K. P. Lee, T. McLachlan, Y. Nishimura, E. Richard, K. Okumura, L. Labarga, P. Fernandez, J. Gustafson, E. Kearns, J. L. Raaf, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, S. Berkman, H. A. Tanaka, S. Tobayama, M. Goldhaber, G. Carminati, W. R. Kropp, S. Mine, P. Weatherly, A. Renshaw, M. B. Smy, H. W. Sobel, V. Takhistov, K. S. Ganezer, B. L. Hartfiel, J. Hill, W. E. Keig, N. Hong, J. Y. Kim, I. T. Lim, T. Akiri, A. Himmel, K. Scholberg, C. W. Walter, T. Wongjirad, T. Ishizuka, S. Tasaka, J. S. Jang, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, S. N. Smith, T. Hasegawa, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, T. Kobayashi, T. Nakadaira, K. Nakamura, Y. Oyama, K. Sakashita, T. Sekiguchi, T. Tsukamoto, A. T. Suzuki, Y. Takeuchi, C. Bronner, S. Hirota, K. Huang, K. Ieki, T. Kikawa, A. Minamino, A. Murakami, T. Nakaya, K. Suzuki, S. Takahashi, K. Tateishi, Y. Fukuda, K. Choi, Y. Itow, G. Mitsuka, P. Mijakowski, J. Hignight, J. Imber, C. K. Jung, C. Yanagisawa, H. Ishino, A. Kibayashi, Y. Koshio, T. Mori, M. Sakuda, R. Yamaguchi, T. Yano, Y. Kuno, R. Tacik, S. B. Kim, H. Okazawa, Y. Choi, K. Nishijima, M. Koshiba, Y. Suda, Y. Totsuka, M. Yokoyama, K. Martens, Ll Marti, M. R. Vagins, J. F. Martin, P. De Perio, A. Konaka, M. J. Wilking, S. Chen, Y. Zhang, K. Connolly, R. J. Wilkes

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We present limits on sterile neutrino mixing using 4,438 live-days of atmospheric neutrino data from the Super-Kamiokande experiment. We search for fast oscillations driven by an eV2-scale mass splitting and for oscillations into sterile neutrinos instead of tau neutrinos at the atmospheric mass splitting. When performing both of these searches we assume that the sterile mass splitting is large, allowing sin2(Δm2L/4E) to be approximated as 0.5, and we assume that there is no mixing between electron neutrinos and sterile neutrinos (|Ue4|2=0). No evidence of sterile oscillations is seen and we limit |Uμ4|2 to less than 0.041 and |Uτ4|2 to less than 0.18 for Δm2>0.1eV2 at the 90% C.L. in a 3+1 framework. The approximations that can be made with atmospheric neutrinos allow these limits to be easily applied to 3+N models, and we provide our results in a generic format to allow comparisons with other sterile neutrino models.

本文言語English
論文番号052019
ジャーナルPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
91
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 3 24
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
  • 物理学および天文学(その他)

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