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Title: Beyond standard model searches in the MiniBooNE experiment

The MiniBooNE experiment has contributed substantially to beyond standard model searches in the neutrino sector. The experiment was originally designed to test the Δm2~1eV2 region of the sterile neutrino hypothesis by observing νe(ν-e) charged current quasielastic signals from a νμ(ν-μ) beam. MiniBooNE observed excesses of νe and ν-e candidate events in neutrino and antineutrino mode, respectively. To date, these excesses have not been explained within the neutrino standard model (νSM); the standard model extended for three massive neutrinos. Confirmation is required by future experiments such as MicroBooNE. MiniBooNE also provided an opportunity for precision studies of Lorentz violation. The results set strict limits for the first time on several parameters of the standard-model extension, the generic formalism for considering Lorentz violation. Most recently, an extension to MiniBooNE running, with a beam tuned in beam-dump mode, is being performed to search for dark sector particles. In addition, this review describes these studies, demonstrating that short baseline neutrino experiments are rich environments in new physics searches.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Queen Mary Univ. of London, London (United Kingdom)
  2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1156510
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB--14-122-E
Journal ID: ISSN 1687-7357; PII: 362971; 362971; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1404.7759; TRN: US1500458
Grant/Contract Number:
PHY1205175
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advances in High Energy Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2015; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-7357
Publisher:
Hindawi
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS