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Title: A sterile neutrino at MiniBooNE and IceCube

Abstract

We discuss the possibility that a sterile neutrino of mass around 50 MeV slightly mixed with the muon flavor may be the origin of the MiniBooNE anomaly. We show that its production in the atmosphere in a fraction of kaon decays would imply an excess of contained showers at IceCube from down-going and near-horizontal directions.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. CAFPE and Depto. Física Teórica y del Cosmos, Universidad de Granada, 18071 Granada (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22306069
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1606; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2. Russian-Spanish congress on particle and nuclear physics at all scales, astroparticle physics and cosmology, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 1-4 Oct 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; FLAVOR MODEL; KAONS; MASS; MEV RANGE 10-100; MUONS; NEUTRINOS; ORIGIN; PARTICLE DECAY; SHOWERS

Citation Formats

Masip, Manuel. A sterile neutrino at MiniBooNE and IceCube. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4891116.
Masip, Manuel. A sterile neutrino at MiniBooNE and IceCube. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4891116.
Masip, Manuel. Wed . "A sterile neutrino at MiniBooNE and IceCube". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4891116.
@article{osti_22306069,
title = {A sterile neutrino at MiniBooNE and IceCube},
author = {Masip, Manuel},
abstractNote = {We discuss the possibility that a sterile neutrino of mass around 50 MeV slightly mixed with the muon flavor may be the origin of the MiniBooNE anomaly. We show that its production in the atmosphere in a fraction of kaon decays would imply an excess of contained showers at IceCube from down-going and near-horizontal directions.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4891116},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1606,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jul 23 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Wed Jul 23 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
}