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Title: Search for flavor-changing nonstandard neutrino interactions using ν e appearance in MINOS

Abstract

In this paper, we report new constraints on flavor-changing nonstandard neutrino interactions from the MINOS long-baseline experiment using ν e and ν¯ e appearance candidate events from predominantly ν μ and ν¯ μ beams. We used a statistical selection algorithm to separate ν e candidates from background events, enabling an analysis of the combined MINOS neutrino and antineutrino data. Finally, we observe no deviations from standard neutrino mixing, and thus place constraints on the nonstandard interaction matter effect, |ϵ |, and phase, (δ CP + δ ), using a 30-bin likelihood fit.

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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
MINOS Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1358023
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1338640
Report Number(s):
BNL-113843-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; R&D Project: PO-022; KA2201020
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; search; flavor; nonstandard; neutrino

Citation Formats

Adamson, P., Anghel, I., Aurisano, A., Barr, G., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bock, G. J., Bogert, D., Cao, S. V., Carroll, T. J., Castromonte, C. M., Chen, R., Childress, S., Coelho, J. A. B., Corwin, L., Cronin-Hennessy, D., de Jong, J. K., De Rijck, S., Devan, A. V., Devenish, N. E., Diwan, M. V., Escobar, C. O., Evans, J. J., Falk, E., Feldman, G. J., Flanagan, W., Frohne, M. V., Gabrielyan, M., Gallagher, H. R., Germani, S., Gomes, R. A., Goodman, M. C., Gouffon, P., Graf, N., Gran, R., Grzelak, K., Habig, A., Hahn, S. R., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Holin, A., Huang, J., Hylen, J., Irwin, G. M., Isvan, Z., James, C., Jensen, D., Kafka, T., Kasahara, S. M. S., Koizumi, G., Kordosky, M., Kreymer, A., Lang, K., Ling, J., Litchfield, P. J., Lucas, P., Mann, W. A., Marshak, M. L., Mayer, N., McGivern, C., Medeiros, M. M., Mehdiyev, R., Meier, J. R., Messier, M. D., Miller, W. H., Mishra, S. R., Moed Sher, S., Moore, C. D., Mualem, L., Musser, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Newman, H. B., Nichol, R. J., Nowak, J. A., O’Connor, J., Orchanian, M., Pahlka, R. B., Paley, J., Patterson, R. B., Pawloski, G., Perch, A., Pfützner, M. M., Phan, D. D., Phan-Budd, S., Plunkett, R. K., Poonthottathil, N., Qiu, X., Radovic, A., Rebel, B., Rosenfeld, C., Rubin, H. A., Sail, P., Sanchez, M. C., Schneps, J., Schreckenberger, A., Schreiner, P., Sharma, R., Sousa, A., Tagg, N., Talaga, R. L., Thomas, J., Thomson, M. A., Tian, X., Timmons, A., Todd, J., Tognini, S. C., Toner, R., Torretta, D., Tzanakos, G., Urheim, J., Vahle, P., Viren, B., Weber, A., Webb, R. C., White, C., Whitehead, L., Whitehead, L. H., Wojcicki, S. G., and Zwaska, R. Search for flavor-changing nonstandard neutrino interactions using νe appearance in MINOS. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.012005.
Adamson, P., Anghel, I., Aurisano, A., Barr, G., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bock, G. J., Bogert, D., Cao, S. V., Carroll, T. J., Castromonte, C. M., Chen, R., Childress, S., Coelho, J. A. B., Corwin, L., Cronin-Hennessy, D., de Jong, J. K., De Rijck, S., Devan, A. V., Devenish, N. E., Diwan, M. V., Escobar, C. O., Evans, J. J., Falk, E., Feldman, G. J., Flanagan, W., Frohne, M. V., Gabrielyan, M., Gallagher, H. R., Germani, S., Gomes, R. A., Goodman, M. C., Gouffon, P., Graf, N., Gran, R., Grzelak, K., Habig, A., Hahn, S. R., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Holin, A., Huang, J., Hylen, J., Irwin, G. M., Isvan, Z., James, C., Jensen, D., Kafka, T., Kasahara, S. M. S., Koizumi, G., Kordosky, M., Kreymer, A., Lang, K., Ling, J., Litchfield, P. J., Lucas, P., Mann, W. A., Marshak, M. L., Mayer, N., McGivern, C., Medeiros, M. M., Mehdiyev, R., Meier, J. R., Messier, M. D., Miller, W. H., Mishra, S. R., Moed Sher, S., Moore, C. D., Mualem, L., Musser, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Newman, H. B., Nichol, R. J., Nowak, J. A., O’Connor, J., Orchanian, M., Pahlka, R. B., Paley, J., Patterson, R. B., Pawloski, G., Perch, A., Pfützner, M. M., Phan, D. D., Phan-Budd, S., Plunkett, R. K., Poonthottathil, N., Qiu, X., Radovic, A., Rebel, B., Rosenfeld, C., Rubin, H. A., Sail, P., Sanchez, M. C., Schneps, J., Schreckenberger, A., Schreiner, P., Sharma, R., Sousa, A., Tagg, N., Talaga, R. L., Thomas, J., Thomson, M. A., Tian, X., Timmons, A., Todd, J., Tognini, S. C., Toner, R., Torretta, D., Tzanakos, G., Urheim, J., Vahle, P., Viren, B., Weber, A., Webb, R. C., White, C., Whitehead, L., Whitehead, L. H., Wojcicki, S. G., & Zwaska, R. Search for flavor-changing nonstandard neutrino interactions using νe appearance in MINOS. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.012005.
Adamson, P., Anghel, I., Aurisano, A., Barr, G., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bock, G. J., Bogert, D., Cao, S. V., Carroll, T. J., Castromonte, C. M., Chen, R., Childress, S., Coelho, J. A. B., Corwin, L., Cronin-Hennessy, D., de Jong, J. K., De Rijck, S., Devan, A. V., Devenish, N. E., Diwan, M. V., Escobar, C. O., Evans, J. J., Falk, E., Feldman, G. J., Flanagan, W., Frohne, M. V., Gabrielyan, M., Gallagher, H. R., Germani, S., Gomes, R. A., Goodman, M. C., Gouffon, P., Graf, N., Gran, R., Grzelak, K., Habig, A., Hahn, S. R., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Holin, A., Huang, J., Hylen, J., Irwin, G. M., Isvan, Z., James, C., Jensen, D., Kafka, T., Kasahara, S. M. S., Koizumi, G., Kordosky, M., Kreymer, A., Lang, K., Ling, J., Litchfield, P. J., Lucas, P., Mann, W. A., Marshak, M. L., Mayer, N., McGivern, C., Medeiros, M. M., Mehdiyev, R., Meier, J. R., Messier, M. D., Miller, W. H., Mishra, S. R., Moed Sher, S., Moore, C. D., Mualem, L., Musser, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Newman, H. B., Nichol, R. J., Nowak, J. A., O’Connor, J., Orchanian, M., Pahlka, R. B., Paley, J., Patterson, R. B., Pawloski, G., Perch, A., Pfützner, M. M., Phan, D. D., Phan-Budd, S., Plunkett, R. K., Poonthottathil, N., Qiu, X., Radovic, A., Rebel, B., Rosenfeld, C., Rubin, H. A., Sail, P., Sanchez, M. C., Schneps, J., Schreckenberger, A., Schreiner, P., Sharma, R., Sousa, A., Tagg, N., Talaga, R. L., Thomas, J., Thomson, M. A., Tian, X., Timmons, A., Todd, J., Tognini, S. C., Toner, R., Torretta, D., Tzanakos, G., Urheim, J., Vahle, P., Viren, B., Weber, A., Webb, R. C., White, C., Whitehead, L., Whitehead, L. H., Wojcicki, S. G., and Zwaska, R. Mon . "Search for flavor-changing nonstandard neutrino interactions using νe appearance in MINOS". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.012005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1358023.
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abstractNote = {In this paper, we report new constraints on flavor-changing nonstandard neutrino interactions from the MINOS long-baseline experiment using νe and ν¯e appearance candidate events from predominantly νμ and ν¯μ beams. We used a statistical selection algorithm to separate νe candidates from background events, enabling an analysis of the combined MINOS neutrino and antineutrino data. Finally, we observe no deviations from standard neutrino mixing, and thus place constraints on the nonstandard interaction matter effect, |ϵeτ|, and phase, (δCP + δeτ), using a 30-bin likelihood fit.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.95.012005},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 1,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 09 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Mon Jan 09 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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