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Title: Sterile neutrinos

Abstract

We characterize statistically the indications of a presence of one or more light sterile neutrinos from MiniBooNE and LSND data, together with the reactor and gallium anomalies, in the global context. The compatibility of the aforementioned signals with null results from solar, atmospheric, reactor, and accelerator experiments is evaluated. We conclude that a severe tension is present in the global fit, and therefore the addition of eV-scale sterile neutrinos does not satisfactorily explain the anomalies.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. PRISMA Cluster of Excellence & Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University, 55099 Mainz (Germany)
  2. Departamento de Física Teórica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Cantoblanco E-28049 Madrid (Spain)
  3. (Spain)
  4. Instituto de Física Teórica UAM/CSIC, Calle Nicolás Cabrera 13-15, Cantoblanco E-28049 Madrid (Spain)
  5. Institute for Nuclear Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22609093
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1743; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: CETUP 2015: Workshop on dark matter, neutrino physics and astrophysics, Deadwood, SD (United States), 15 Jun - 17 Jul 2015, PPC 2015: 9. international conference on interconnections between particle physics and cosmology, Deadwood, SD (United States), 15 Jun - 17 Jul 2015; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COSMIC NEUTRINOS; DATA PROCESSING; NEUTRINOS; SOLAR NEUTRINOS; STERILE NEUTRINOS

Citation Formats

Kopp, J., Machado, P. A. N., E-mail: pedro.machado@uam.es, Instituto de Física Teórica UAM/CSIC, Calle Nicolás Cabrera 13-15, Cantoblanco E-28049 Madrid, Maltoni, M., and Schwetz, T.. Sterile neutrinos. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4953310.
Kopp, J., Machado, P. A. N., E-mail: pedro.machado@uam.es, Instituto de Física Teórica UAM/CSIC, Calle Nicolás Cabrera 13-15, Cantoblanco E-28049 Madrid, Maltoni, M., & Schwetz, T.. Sterile neutrinos. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4953310.
Kopp, J., Machado, P. A. N., E-mail: pedro.machado@uam.es, Instituto de Física Teórica UAM/CSIC, Calle Nicolás Cabrera 13-15, Cantoblanco E-28049 Madrid, Maltoni, M., and Schwetz, T.. Tue . "Sterile neutrinos". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4953310.
@article{osti_22609093,
title = {Sterile neutrinos},
author = {Kopp, J. and Machado, P. A. N., E-mail: pedro.machado@uam.es and Instituto de Física Teórica UAM/CSIC, Calle Nicolás Cabrera 13-15, Cantoblanco E-28049 Madrid and Maltoni, M. and Schwetz, T.},
abstractNote = {We characterize statistically the indications of a presence of one or more light sterile neutrinos from MiniBooNE and LSND data, together with the reactor and gallium anomalies, in the global context. The compatibility of the aforementioned signals with null results from solar, atmospheric, reactor, and accelerator experiments is evaluated. We conclude that a severe tension is present in the global fit, and therefore the addition of eV-scale sterile neutrinos does not satisfactorily explain the anomalies.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4953310},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 1743,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 21 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Tue Jun 21 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}