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Title: Study of the wave packet treatment of neutrino oscillation at Daya Bay

The disappearance of reactor $$\bar{\nu}_e$$ observed by the Daya Bay experiment is examined in the framework of a model in which the neutrino is described by a wave packet with a relative intrinsic momentum dispersion $$\sigma_\text{rel}$$. Three pairs of nuclear reactors and eight antineutrino detectors, each with good energy resolution, distributed among three experimental halls, supply a high-statistics sample of $$\bar{\nu}_e$$ acquired at nine different baselines. This provides a unique platform to test the effects which arise from the wave packet treatment of neutrino oscillation. The modified survival probability formula was used to fit Daya Bay data, providing the first experimental limits: $$2.38 \cdot 10^{-17} < \sigma_{\rm rel} < 0.23$$. Treating the dimensions of the reactor cores and detectors as constraints, the limits are improved: $$10^{-14} \lesssim \sigma_{\rm rel} < 0.23$$, and an upper limit of $$\sigma_{\rm rel} <0.20$$ is obtained. All limits correspond to a 95\% C.L. Furthermore, the effect due to the wave packet nature of neutrino oscillation is found to be insignificant for reactor antineutrinos detected by the Daya Bay experiment thus ensuring an unbiased measurement of the oscillation parameters $$\sin^22\theta_{13}$$ and $$\Delta m^2_{32}$$ within the plane wave model.
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Report Number(s):
BNL-114473-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044; ark:/13030/qt6hm7b1fw; TRN: US1702945
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231; SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 77; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
Daya Bay Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; wave packet; neutrino oscillation; neutrino mixing; decoherence in neutrino oscillation; reactor; Daya Bay
OSTI Identifier:
1408467
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1408719

An, FP, Balantekin, AB, Band, HR, Bishai, M, Blyth, S, Cao, D, Cao, GF, Cao, J, Cen, WR, Chan, YL, Chang, JF, Chang, LC, Chang, Y, Chen, HS, Chen, QY, Chen, SM, Chen, YX, Chen, Y, Cheng, J-H, Cheng, J, Cheng, YP, Cheng, ZK, Cherwinka, JJ, Chu, MC, Chukanov, A, Cummings, JP, Arcos, JD, Deng, ZY, Ding, XF, Ding, YY, Diwan, MV, Dolgareva, M, Dove, J, Dwyer, DA, Edwards, WR, Gill, R, Gonchar, M, Gong, GH, Gong, H, Grassi, M, Gu, WQ, Guan, MY, Guo, L, Guo, XH, Guo, Z, Hackenburg, RW, Han, R, Hans, S, He, M, Heeger, KM, Heng, YK, Higuera, A, Hor, YK, Hsiung, YB, Hu, BZ, Hu, T, Hu, W, Huang, EC, Huang, HX, Huang, XT, Huber, P, Huo, W, Hussain, G, Jaffe, DE, Jaffke, P, Jen, KL, Jetter, S, Ji, XP, Ji, XL, Jiao, JB, Johnson, RA, Joshi, J, Kang, L, Kettell, SH, Kohn, S, Kramer, M, Kwan, KK, Kwok, MW, Kwok, T, Langford, TJ, Lau, K, Lebanowski, L, Lee, J, Lee, JHC, Lei, RT, Leitner, R, Leung, JKC, Li, C, Li, DJ, Li, F, Li, GS, Li, QJ, Li, S, Li, SC, Li, WD, Li, XN, Li, YF, Li, ZB, Liang, H, Lin, CJ, Lin, GL, Lin, S, Lin, SK, Lin, Y-C, Ling, JJ, Link, JM, Littenberg, L, Littlejohn, BR, Liu, DW, Liu, JL, Liu, JC, Loh, CW, Lu, C, Lu, HQ, Lu, JS, Luk, KB, Lv, Z, Ma, QM, Ma, XY, Ma, XB, Ma, YQ, Malyshkin, Y, Caicedo, DAM, McKeown, RD, Mitchell, I, Mooney, M, Nakajima, Y, Napolitano, J, Naumov, D, Naumova, E, Ngai, HY, Ning, Z, Ochoa-Ricoux, JP, Olshevskiy, A, Pan, H-R, Park, J, Patton, S, Pec, V, Peng, JC, Pinsky, L, Pun, CSJ, Qi, FZ, Qi, M, Qian, X, Raper, N, Ren, J, Rosero, R, Roskovec, B, Ruan, XC, Steiner, H, Sun, GX, Sun, JL, Tang, W, Taychenachev, D, Treskov, K, Tsang, KV, Tull, CE, Viaux, N, Viren, B, Vorobel, V, Wang, CH, Wang, M, Wang, NY, Wang, RG, Wang, W, Wang, X, Wang, YF, Wang, Z, Wang, Z, Wang, ZM, Wei, HY, Wen, LJ, Whisnant, K, White, CG, Whitehead, L, Wise, T, Wong, HLH, Wong, SCF, Worcester, E, Wu, C-H, Wu, Q, Wu, WJ, Xia, DM, Xia, JK, Xing, ZZ, Xu, JY, Xu, JL, Xu, Y, Xue, T, Yang, CG, Yang, H, Yang, L, Yang, MS, Yang, MT, Ye, M, Ye, Z, Yeh, M, Young, BL, Yu, ZY, Zeng, S, Zhan, L, Zhang, C, Zhang, HH, Zhang, JW, Zhang, QM, Zhang, XT, Zhang, YM, Zhang, YX, Zhang, YM, Zhang, ZJ, Zhang, ZY, Zhang, ZP, Zhao, J, Zhao, QW, Zhao, YB, Zhong, WL, Zhou, L, Zhou, N, Zhuang, HL, and Zou, JH. Study of the wave packet treatment of neutrino oscillation at Daya Bay. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-4970-y.
An, FP, Balantekin, AB, Band, HR, Bishai, M, Blyth, S, Cao, D, Cao, GF, Cao, J, Cen, WR, Chan, YL, Chang, JF, Chang, LC, Chang, Y, Chen, HS, Chen, QY, Chen, SM, Chen, YX, Chen, Y, Cheng, J-H, Cheng, J, Cheng, YP, Cheng, ZK, Cherwinka, JJ, Chu, MC, Chukanov, A, Cummings, JP, Arcos, JD, Deng, ZY, Ding, XF, Ding, YY, Diwan, MV, Dolgareva, M, Dove, J, Dwyer, DA, Edwards, WR, Gill, R, Gonchar, M, Gong, GH, Gong, H, Grassi, M, Gu, WQ, Guan, MY, Guo, L, Guo, XH, Guo, Z, Hackenburg, RW, Han, R, Hans, S, He, M, Heeger, KM, Heng, YK, Higuera, A, Hor, YK, Hsiung, YB, Hu, BZ, Hu, T, Hu, W, Huang, EC, Huang, HX, Huang, XT, Huber, P, Huo, W, Hussain, G, Jaffe, DE, Jaffke, P, Jen, KL, Jetter, S, Ji, XP, Ji, XL, Jiao, JB, Johnson, RA, Joshi, J, Kang, L, Kettell, SH, Kohn, S, Kramer, M, Kwan, KK, Kwok, MW, Kwok, T, Langford, TJ, Lau, K, Lebanowski, L, Lee, J, Lee, JHC, Lei, RT, Leitner, R, Leung, JKC, Li, C, Li, DJ, Li, F, Li, GS, Li, QJ, Li, S, Li, SC, Li, WD, Li, XN, Li, YF, Li, ZB, Liang, H, Lin, CJ, Lin, GL, Lin, S, Lin, SK, Lin, Y-C, Ling, JJ, Link, JM, Littenberg, L, Littlejohn, BR, Liu, DW, Liu, JL, Liu, JC, Loh, CW, Lu, C, Lu, HQ, Lu, JS, Luk, KB, Lv, Z, Ma, QM, Ma, XY, Ma, XB, Ma, YQ, Malyshkin, Y, Caicedo, DAM, McKeown, RD, Mitchell, I, Mooney, M, Nakajima, Y, Napolitano, J, Naumov, D, Naumova, E, Ngai, HY, Ning, Z, Ochoa-Ricoux, JP, Olshevskiy, A, Pan, H-R, Park, J, Patton, S, Pec, V, Peng, JC, Pinsky, L, Pun, CSJ, Qi, FZ, Qi, M, Qian, X, Raper, N, Ren, J, Rosero, R, Roskovec, B, Ruan, XC, Steiner, H, Sun, GX, Sun, JL, Tang, W, Taychenachev, D, Treskov, K, Tsang, KV, Tull, CE, Viaux, N, Viren, B, Vorobel, V, Wang, CH, Wang, M, Wang, NY, Wang, RG, Wang, W, Wang, X, Wang, YF, Wang, Z, Wang, Z, Wang, ZM, Wei, HY, Wen, LJ, Whisnant, K, White, CG, Whitehead, L, Wise, T, Wong, HLH, Wong, SCF, Worcester, E, Wu, C-H, Wu, Q, Wu, WJ, Xia, DM, Xia, JK, Xing, ZZ, Xu, JY, Xu, JL, Xu, Y, Xue, T, Yang, CG, Yang, H, Yang, L, Yang, MS, Yang, MT, Ye, M, Ye, Z, Yeh, M, Young, BL, Yu, ZY, Zeng, S, Zhan, L, Zhang, C, Zhang, HH, Zhang, JW, Zhang, QM, Zhang, XT, Zhang, YM, Zhang, YX, Zhang, YM, Zhang, ZJ, Zhang, ZY, Zhang, ZP, Zhao, J, Zhao, QW, Zhao, YB, Zhong, WL, Zhou, L, Zhou, N, Zhuang, HL, & Zou, JH. Study of the wave packet treatment of neutrino oscillation at Daya Bay. United States. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-4970-y.
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@article{osti_1408467,
title = {Study of the wave packet treatment of neutrino oscillation at Daya Bay},
author = {An, FP and Balantekin, AB and Band, HR and Bishai, M and Blyth, S and Cao, D and Cao, GF and Cao, J and Cen, WR and Chan, YL and Chang, JF and Chang, LC and Chang, Y and Chen, HS and Chen, QY and Chen, SM and Chen, YX and Chen, Y and Cheng, J-H and Cheng, J and Cheng, YP and Cheng, ZK and Cherwinka, JJ and Chu, MC and Chukanov, A and Cummings, JP and Arcos, JD and Deng, ZY and Ding, XF and Ding, YY and Diwan, MV and Dolgareva, M and Dove, J and Dwyer, DA and Edwards, WR and Gill, R and Gonchar, M and Gong, GH and Gong, H and Grassi, M and Gu, WQ and Guan, MY and Guo, L and Guo, XH and Guo, Z and Hackenburg, RW and Han, R and Hans, S and He, M and Heeger, KM and Heng, YK and Higuera, A and Hor, YK and Hsiung, YB and Hu, BZ and Hu, T and Hu, W and Huang, EC and Huang, HX and Huang, XT and Huber, P and Huo, W and Hussain, G and Jaffe, DE and Jaffke, P and Jen, KL and Jetter, S and Ji, XP and Ji, XL and Jiao, JB and Johnson, RA and Joshi, J and Kang, L and Kettell, SH and Kohn, S and Kramer, M and Kwan, KK and Kwok, MW and Kwok, T and Langford, TJ and Lau, K and Lebanowski, L and Lee, J and Lee, JHC and Lei, RT and Leitner, R and Leung, JKC and Li, C and Li, DJ and Li, F and Li, GS and Li, QJ and Li, S and Li, SC and Li, WD and Li, XN and Li, YF and Li, ZB and Liang, H and Lin, CJ and Lin, GL and Lin, S and Lin, SK and Lin, Y-C and Ling, JJ and Link, JM and Littenberg, L and Littlejohn, BR and Liu, DW and Liu, JL and Liu, JC and Loh, CW and Lu, C and Lu, HQ and Lu, JS and Luk, KB and Lv, Z and Ma, QM and Ma, XY and Ma, XB and Ma, YQ and Malyshkin, Y and Caicedo, DAM and McKeown, RD and Mitchell, I and Mooney, M and Nakajima, Y and Napolitano, J and Naumov, D and Naumova, E and Ngai, HY and Ning, Z and Ochoa-Ricoux, JP and Olshevskiy, A and Pan, H-R and Park, J and Patton, S and Pec, V and Peng, JC and Pinsky, L and Pun, CSJ and Qi, FZ and Qi, M and Qian, X and Raper, N and Ren, J and Rosero, R and Roskovec, B and Ruan, XC and Steiner, H and Sun, GX and Sun, JL and Tang, W and Taychenachev, D and Treskov, K and Tsang, KV and Tull, CE and Viaux, N and Viren, B and Vorobel, V and Wang, CH and Wang, M and Wang, NY and Wang, RG and Wang, W and Wang, X and Wang, YF and Wang, Z and Wang, Z and Wang, ZM and Wei, HY and Wen, LJ and Whisnant, K and White, CG and Whitehead, L and Wise, T and Wong, HLH and Wong, SCF and Worcester, E and Wu, C-H and Wu, Q and Wu, WJ and Xia, DM and Xia, JK and Xing, ZZ and Xu, JY and Xu, JL and Xu, Y and Xue, T and Yang, CG and Yang, H and Yang, L and Yang, MS and Yang, MT and Ye, M and Ye, Z and Yeh, M and Young, BL and Yu, ZY and Zeng, S and Zhan, L and Zhang, C and Zhang, HH and Zhang, JW and Zhang, QM and Zhang, XT and Zhang, YM and Zhang, YX and Zhang, YM and Zhang, ZJ and Zhang, ZY and Zhang, ZP and Zhao, J and Zhao, QW and Zhao, YB and Zhong, WL and Zhou, L and Zhou, N and Zhuang, HL and Zou, JH},
abstractNote = {The disappearance of reactor $\bar{\nu}_e$ observed by the Daya Bay experiment is examined in the framework of a model in which the neutrino is described by a wave packet with a relative intrinsic momentum dispersion $\sigma_\text{rel}$. Three pairs of nuclear reactors and eight antineutrino detectors, each with good energy resolution, distributed among three experimental halls, supply a high-statistics sample of $\bar{\nu}_e$ acquired at nine different baselines. This provides a unique platform to test the effects which arise from the wave packet treatment of neutrino oscillation. The modified survival probability formula was used to fit Daya Bay data, providing the first experimental limits: $2.38 \cdot 10^{-17} < \sigma_{\rm rel} < 0.23$. Treating the dimensions of the reactor cores and detectors as constraints, the limits are improved: $10^{-14} \lesssim \sigma_{\rm rel} < 0.23$, and an upper limit of $\sigma_{\rm rel} <0.20$ is obtained. All limits correspond to a 95\% C.L. Furthermore, the effect due to the wave packet nature of neutrino oscillation is found to be insignificant for reactor antineutrinos detected by the Daya Bay experiment thus ensuring an unbiased measurement of the oscillation parameters $\sin^22\theta_{13}$ and $\Delta m^2_{32}$ within the plane wave model.},
doi = {10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-4970-y},
journal = {European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields},
number = 9,
volume = 77,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}