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Title: Search for heavy neutral lepton production in K+ decays

Abstract

Here, a search for heavy neutral lepton production in K+ decays using a data sample collected with a minimum bias trigger by the NA62 experiment at CERN in 2015 is reported. Upper limits at the 10-7 to 10-6 level are established on the elements of the extended neutrino mixing matrix.

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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
Contributing Org.:
The NA62 Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1437173
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; 05H12UM5; 05H15UMCNA; 1506088; 268062; 336581; 404716; RBFR12JF2Z; UF100308; UF0758946; ST/J00412X/1; ST/M005798/1
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics Letters B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 778; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

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Cortina Gil, E., Minucci, E., Padolski, S., Petrov, P., Velghe, B., Georgiev, G., Kozhuharov, V., Litov, L., Numao, T., Bryman, D., Fu, J., Husek, T., Kampf, K., Zamkovsky, M., Aliberti, R., Khoriauli, G., Kunze, J., Lomidze, D., Marchevski, R., Peruzzo, L., Vormstein, M., Wanke, R., Dalpiaz, P., Fiorini, M., Gamberini, E., Neri, I., Norton, A., Petrucci, F., Wahl, H., Cotta Ramusino, A., Gianoli, A., Iacopini, E., Latino, G., Lenti, M., Bizzeti, A., Bucci, F., Volpe, R., Antonelli, A., Gonnella, F., Lamanna, G., Lanfranchi, G., Mannocchi, G., Martellotti, S., Moulson, M., Raggi, M., Spadaro, T., Ambrosino, F., Capussela, T., Corvino, M., Di Filippo, D., Massarotti, P., Mirra, M., Napolitano, M., Saracino, G., Anzivino, G., Brizioli, F., Imbergamo, E., Lollini, R., Santoni, C., Barbanera, M., Cenci, P., Checcucci, B., Duk, V., Lubrano, P., Lupi, M., Pepe, M., Piccini, M., Costantini, F., Di Lella, L., Doble, N., Giorgi, M., Giudici, S., Pedreschi, E., Sozzi, M., Cerri, C., Fantechi, R., Piandani, R., Pinzino, J., Pontisso, L., Spinella, F., Mannelli, I., D'Agostini, G., Biagioni, A., Leonardi, E., Lonardo, A., Valente, P., Vicini, P., Ammendola, R., Bonaiuto, V., De Simone, N., Federici, L., Fucci, A., Salamon, A., Sargeni, F., Arcidiacono, R., Bloch-Devaux, B., Boretto, M., Iacobuzio, L., Menichetti, E., Migliore, E., Soldi, D., Biino, C., Filippi, A., Marchetto, F., Engelfried, J., Estrada-Tristan, N., Bragadireanu, A. M., Ghinescu, S. A., Hutanu, O. E., Enik, T., Falaleev, V., Kekelidze, V., Korotkova, A., Madigozhin, D., Misheva, M., Molokanova, N., Movchan, S., Polenkevich, I., Potrebenikov, Yu., Shkarovskiy, S., Zinchenko, A., Fedotov, S., Gushchin, E., Khotyantsev, A., Kleimenova, A., Kudenko, Y., Kurochka, V., Medvedeva, M., Mefodev, A., Shaikhiev, A., Kholodenko, S., Kurshetsov, V., Obraztsov, V., Ostankov, A., Semenov, V., Sugonyaev, V., Yushchenko, O., Bician, L., Blazek, T., Cerny, V., Koval, M., Kucerova, Z., Ceccucci, A., Danielsson, H., Duval, F., Döbrich, B., Gatignon, L., Guida, R., Hahn, F., Jenninger, B., Laycock, P., Lehmann Miotto, G., Lichard, P., Mapelli, A., Noy, M., Palladino, V., Perrin-Terrin, M., Ruggiero, G., Ryjov, V., Venditti, S., Brunetti, M. B., Fascianelli, V., Goudzovski, E., Lazzeroni, C., Lurkin, N., Newson, F., Parkinson, C., Romano, A., Sergi, A., Sturgess, A., Swallow, J., Heath, H., Page, R., Trilov, S., Angelucci, B., Britton, D., Graham, C., Protopopescu, D., Dainton, J. B., Fry, J. R., Fulton, L., Hutchcroft, D., Massri, K., Maurice, E., Wrona, B., Conovaloff, A., Cooper, P., Coward, D., and Rubin, P.. Search for heavy neutral lepton production in K+ decays. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2018.01.031.
Cortina Gil, E., Minucci, E., Padolski, S., Petrov, P., Velghe, B., Georgiev, G., Kozhuharov, V., Litov, L., Numao, T., Bryman, D., Fu, J., Husek, T., Kampf, K., Zamkovsky, M., Aliberti, R., Khoriauli, G., Kunze, J., Lomidze, D., Marchevski, R., Peruzzo, L., Vormstein, M., Wanke, R., Dalpiaz, P., Fiorini, M., Gamberini, E., Neri, I., Norton, A., Petrucci, F., Wahl, H., Cotta Ramusino, A., Gianoli, A., Iacopini, E., Latino, G., Lenti, M., Bizzeti, A., Bucci, F., Volpe, R., Antonelli, A., Gonnella, F., Lamanna, G., Lanfranchi, G., Mannocchi, G., Martellotti, S., Moulson, M., Raggi, M., Spadaro, T., Ambrosino, F., Capussela, T., Corvino, M., Di Filippo, D., Massarotti, P., Mirra, M., Napolitano, M., Saracino, G., Anzivino, G., Brizioli, F., Imbergamo, E., Lollini, R., Santoni, C., Barbanera, M., Cenci, P., Checcucci, B., Duk, V., Lubrano, P., Lupi, M., Pepe, M., Piccini, M., Costantini, F., Di Lella, L., Doble, N., Giorgi, M., Giudici, S., Pedreschi, E., Sozzi, M., Cerri, C., Fantechi, R., Piandani, R., Pinzino, J., Pontisso, L., Spinella, F., Mannelli, I., D'Agostini, G., Biagioni, A., Leonardi, E., Lonardo, A., Valente, P., Vicini, P., Ammendola, R., Bonaiuto, V., De Simone, N., Federici, L., Fucci, A., Salamon, A., Sargeni, F., Arcidiacono, R., Bloch-Devaux, B., Boretto, M., Iacobuzio, L., Menichetti, E., Migliore, E., Soldi, D., Biino, C., Filippi, A., Marchetto, F., Engelfried, J., Estrada-Tristan, N., Bragadireanu, A. M., Ghinescu, S. A., Hutanu, O. E., Enik, T., Falaleev, V., Kekelidze, V., Korotkova, A., Madigozhin, D., Misheva, M., Molokanova, N., Movchan, S., Polenkevich, I., Potrebenikov, Yu., Shkarovskiy, S., Zinchenko, A., Fedotov, S., Gushchin, E., Khotyantsev, A., Kleimenova, A., Kudenko, Y., Kurochka, V., Medvedeva, M., Mefodev, A., Shaikhiev, A., Kholodenko, S., Kurshetsov, V., Obraztsov, V., Ostankov, A., Semenov, V., Sugonyaev, V., Yushchenko, O., Bician, L., Blazek, T., Cerny, V., Koval, M., Kucerova, Z., Ceccucci, A., Danielsson, H., Duval, F., Döbrich, B., Gatignon, L., Guida, R., Hahn, F., Jenninger, B., Laycock, P., Lehmann Miotto, G., Lichard, P., Mapelli, A., Noy, M., Palladino, V., Perrin-Terrin, M., Ruggiero, G., Ryjov, V., Venditti, S., Brunetti, M. B., Fascianelli, V., Goudzovski, E., Lazzeroni, C., Lurkin, N., Newson, F., Parkinson, C., Romano, A., Sergi, A., Sturgess, A., Swallow, J., Heath, H., Page, R., Trilov, S., Angelucci, B., Britton, D., Graham, C., Protopopescu, D., Dainton, J. B., Fry, J. R., Fulton, L., Hutchcroft, D., Massri, K., Maurice, E., Wrona, B., Conovaloff, A., Cooper, P., Coward, D., & Rubin, P.. Search for heavy neutral lepton production in K+ decays. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2018.01.031
Cortina Gil, E., Minucci, E., Padolski, S., Petrov, P., Velghe, B., Georgiev, G., Kozhuharov, V., Litov, L., Numao, T., Bryman, D., Fu, J., Husek, T., Kampf, K., Zamkovsky, M., Aliberti, R., Khoriauli, G., Kunze, J., Lomidze, D., Marchevski, R., Peruzzo, L., Vormstein, M., Wanke, R., Dalpiaz, P., Fiorini, M., Gamberini, E., Neri, I., Norton, A., Petrucci, F., Wahl, H., Cotta Ramusino, A., Gianoli, A., Iacopini, E., Latino, G., Lenti, M., Bizzeti, A., Bucci, F., Volpe, R., Antonelli, A., Gonnella, F., Lamanna, G., Lanfranchi, G., Mannocchi, G., Martellotti, S., Moulson, M., Raggi, M., Spadaro, T., Ambrosino, F., Capussela, T., Corvino, M., Di Filippo, D., Massarotti, P., Mirra, M., Napolitano, M., Saracino, G., Anzivino, G., Brizioli, F., Imbergamo, E., Lollini, R., Santoni, C., Barbanera, M., Cenci, P., Checcucci, B., Duk, V., Lubrano, P., Lupi, M., Pepe, M., Piccini, M., Costantini, F., Di Lella, L., Doble, N., Giorgi, M., Giudici, S., Pedreschi, E., Sozzi, M., Cerri, C., Fantechi, R., Piandani, R., Pinzino, J., Pontisso, L., Spinella, F., Mannelli, I., D'Agostini, G., Biagioni, A., Leonardi, E., Lonardo, A., Valente, P., Vicini, P., Ammendola, R., Bonaiuto, V., De Simone, N., Federici, L., Fucci, A., Salamon, A., Sargeni, F., Arcidiacono, R., Bloch-Devaux, B., Boretto, M., Iacobuzio, L., Menichetti, E., Migliore, E., Soldi, D., Biino, C., Filippi, A., Marchetto, F., Engelfried, J., Estrada-Tristan, N., Bragadireanu, A. M., Ghinescu, S. A., Hutanu, O. E., Enik, T., Falaleev, V., Kekelidze, V., Korotkova, A., Madigozhin, D., Misheva, M., Molokanova, N., Movchan, S., Polenkevich, I., Potrebenikov, Yu., Shkarovskiy, S., Zinchenko, A., Fedotov, S., Gushchin, E., Khotyantsev, A., Kleimenova, A., Kudenko, Y., Kurochka, V., Medvedeva, M., Mefodev, A., Shaikhiev, A., Kholodenko, S., Kurshetsov, V., Obraztsov, V., Ostankov, A., Semenov, V., Sugonyaev, V., Yushchenko, O., Bician, L., Blazek, T., Cerny, V., Koval, M., Kucerova, Z., Ceccucci, A., Danielsson, H., Duval, F., Döbrich, B., Gatignon, L., Guida, R., Hahn, F., Jenninger, B., Laycock, P., Lehmann Miotto, G., Lichard, P., Mapelli, A., Noy, M., Palladino, V., Perrin-Terrin, M., Ruggiero, G., Ryjov, V., Venditti, S., Brunetti, M. B., Fascianelli, V., Goudzovski, E., Lazzeroni, C., Lurkin, N., Newson, F., Parkinson, C., Romano, A., Sergi, A., Sturgess, A., Swallow, J., Heath, H., Page, R., Trilov, S., Angelucci, B., Britton, D., Graham, C., Protopopescu, D., Dainton, J. B., Fry, J. R., Fulton, L., Hutchcroft, D., Massri, K., Maurice, E., Wrona, B., Conovaloff, A., Cooper, P., Coward, D., and Rubin, P.. Sun . "Search for heavy neutral lepton production in K+ decays". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2018.01.031. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1437173.
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title = {Search for heavy neutral lepton production in K+ decays},
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abstractNote = {Here, a search for heavy neutral lepton production in K+ decays using a data sample collected with a minimum bias trigger by the NA62 experiment at CERN in 2015 is reported. Upper limits at the 10-7 to 10-6 level are established on the elements of the extended neutrino mixing matrix.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2018.01.031},
journal = {Physics Letters B},
number = C,
volume = 778,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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