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Title: Neutrinos in large extra dimensions and short-baseline ν e appearance

Abstract

Here, we show that, in the presence of bulk masses, sterile neutrinos propagating in large extra dimensions (LED) can induce electron-neutrino appearance effects. This is in contrast to what happens in the standard LED scenario, and hence LED models with explicit bulk masses have the potential to address the MiniBooNE and LSND appearance results as well as the reactor and Gallium anomalies. A special feature in our scenario is that the mixing of the first Kaluza-Klein modes to active neutrinos can be suppressed, making the contribution of heavier sterile neutrinos to oscillations relatively more important. We study the implications of this neutrino mass generation mechanism for current and future neutrino oscillation experiments and show that the Short Baseline Neutrino Program at Fermilab will be able to efficiently probe such a scenario. In addition, this framework leads to massive Dirac neutrinos and thus precludes any signal in neutrinoless double beta decay experiments.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4];  [5]
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States)
  2. The Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology, Hong Kong S.A.R. (China)
  3. Univ. Estadual Paulista, SP (Brazil)
  4. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  5. Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1439473
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1409127
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-17-338-T; arXiv:1708.09548
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 1620927; TRN: US1900623
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; AC02-06CH11357; FG02-13ER41958
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Carena, Marcela, Li, Ying -Ying, Machado, Camila S., Machado, Pedro A. N., and Wagner, Carlos E. M. Neutrinos in large extra dimensions and short-baseline νe appearance. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.095014.
Carena, Marcela, Li, Ying -Ying, Machado, Camila S., Machado, Pedro A. N., & Wagner, Carlos E. M. Neutrinos in large extra dimensions and short-baseline νe appearance. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.095014.
Carena, Marcela, Li, Ying -Ying, Machado, Camila S., Machado, Pedro A. N., and Wagner, Carlos E. M. Thu . "Neutrinos in large extra dimensions and short-baseline νe appearance". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.095014. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1439473.
@article{osti_1439473,
title = {Neutrinos in large extra dimensions and short-baseline νe appearance},
author = {Carena, Marcela and Li, Ying -Ying and Machado, Camila S. and Machado, Pedro A. N. and Wagner, Carlos E. M.},
abstractNote = {Here, we show that, in the presence of bulk masses, sterile neutrinos propagating in large extra dimensions (LED) can induce electron-neutrino appearance effects. This is in contrast to what happens in the standard LED scenario, and hence LED models with explicit bulk masses have the potential to address the MiniBooNE and LSND appearance results as well as the reactor and Gallium anomalies. A special feature in our scenario is that the mixing of the first Kaluza-Klein modes to active neutrinos can be suppressed, making the contribution of heavier sterile neutrinos to oscillations relatively more important. We study the implications of this neutrino mass generation mechanism for current and future neutrino oscillation experiments and show that the Short Baseline Neutrino Program at Fermilab will be able to efficiently probe such a scenario. In addition, this framework leads to massive Dirac neutrinos and thus precludes any signal in neutrinoless double beta decay experiments.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.96.095014},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 9,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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