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Title: Observables sensitive to absolute neutrino masses: A reappraisal after WMAP 3-year and first MINOS results

Abstract

In the light of recent neutrino oscillation and nonoscillation data, we revisit the phenomenological constraints applicable to three observables sensitive to absolute neutrino masses: The effective neutrino mass in single beta decay (m{sub {beta}}); the effective Majorana neutrino mass in neutrinoless double beta decay (m{sub {beta}}{sub {beta}}); and the sum of neutrino masses in cosmology ({sigma}). In particular, we include the constraints coming from the first Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS) data and from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) three-year (3y) data, as well as other relevant cosmological data and priors. We find that the largest neutrino squared mass difference is determined with a 15% accuracy (at 2{sigma}) after adding MINOS to world data. We also find upper bounds on the sum of neutrino masses {sigma} ranging from {approx}2 eV (WMAP-3y data only) to {approx}0.2 eV (all cosmological data) at 2{sigma}, in agreement with previous studies. In addition, we discuss the connection of such bounds with those placed on the matter power spectrum normalization parameter {sigma}{sub 8}. We show how the partial degeneracy between {sigma} and {sigma}{sub 8} in WMAP-3y data is broken by adding further cosmological data, and how the overall preference of such data for relativelymore » high values of {sigma}{sub 8} pushes the upper bound of {sigma} in the sub-eV range. Finally, for various combination of data sets, we revisit the (in)compatibility between current {sigma} and m{sub {beta}}{sub {beta}} constraints (and claims), and derive quantitative predictions for future single and double beta decay experiments.« less

Authors:
; ;  [1]; ;  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Dipartimento di Fisica and Sezione INFN di Bari, Via Amendola 173, 70126, Bari (Italy)
  2. Dipartimento di Fisica and Sezione INFN, Universita degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome (Italy)
  3. (United Kingdom)
  4. Astrophysics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH (United Kingdom)
  5. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21020041
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.053001; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ACCURACY; ANISOTROPY; COSMIC NEUTRINOS; COSMOLOGY; DATA ANALYSIS; DOUBLE BETA DECAY; ENERGY SPECTRA; MASS DIFFERENCE; MICROWAVE RADIATION; NEUTRINO DETECTION; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; NEUTRINO REACTIONS; REST MASS

Citation Formats

Fogli, G. L., Lisi, E., Marrone, A., Melchiorri, A., Serra, P., Palazzo, A., Astrophysics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH, Silk, J., and Slosar, A.. Observables sensitive to absolute neutrino masses: A reappraisal after WMAP 3-year and first MINOS results. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.053001.
Fogli, G. L., Lisi, E., Marrone, A., Melchiorri, A., Serra, P., Palazzo, A., Astrophysics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH, Silk, J., & Slosar, A.. Observables sensitive to absolute neutrino masses: A reappraisal after WMAP 3-year and first MINOS results. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.053001.
Fogli, G. L., Lisi, E., Marrone, A., Melchiorri, A., Serra, P., Palazzo, A., Astrophysics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH, Silk, J., and Slosar, A.. Thu . "Observables sensitive to absolute neutrino masses: A reappraisal after WMAP 3-year and first MINOS results". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.053001.
@article{osti_21020041,
title = {Observables sensitive to absolute neutrino masses: A reappraisal after WMAP 3-year and first MINOS results},
author = {Fogli, G. L. and Lisi, E. and Marrone, A. and Melchiorri, A. and Serra, P. and Palazzo, A. and Astrophysics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH and Silk, J. and Slosar, A.},
abstractNote = {In the light of recent neutrino oscillation and nonoscillation data, we revisit the phenomenological constraints applicable to three observables sensitive to absolute neutrino masses: The effective neutrino mass in single beta decay (m{sub {beta}}); the effective Majorana neutrino mass in neutrinoless double beta decay (m{sub {beta}}{sub {beta}}); and the sum of neutrino masses in cosmology ({sigma}). In particular, we include the constraints coming from the first Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS) data and from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) three-year (3y) data, as well as other relevant cosmological data and priors. We find that the largest neutrino squared mass difference is determined with a 15% accuracy (at 2{sigma}) after adding MINOS to world data. We also find upper bounds on the sum of neutrino masses {sigma} ranging from {approx}2 eV (WMAP-3y data only) to {approx}0.2 eV (all cosmological data) at 2{sigma}, in agreement with previous studies. In addition, we discuss the connection of such bounds with those placed on the matter power spectrum normalization parameter {sigma}{sub 8}. We show how the partial degeneracy between {sigma} and {sigma}{sub 8} in WMAP-3y data is broken by adding further cosmological data, and how the overall preference of such data for relatively high values of {sigma}{sub 8} pushes the upper bound of {sigma} in the sub-eV range. Finally, for various combination of data sets, we revisit the (in)compatibility between current {sigma} and m{sub {beta}}{sub {beta}} constraints (and claims), and derive quantitative predictions for future single and double beta decay experiments.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.053001},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 5,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}