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Title: Activating the fourth neutrino of the 3 + 1 scheme

Abstract

Nonstandard interactions (NSI) of neutrinos with matter has received renewed interest in recent years. In particular, it has been shown that NSI can reconcile the 3 + 1 solution with IceCube atmospheric data with E v > 500 GeV, provided that the effective coupling of NSI is large, e.g., -6G F. The main goal of the present paper is to show that contrary to intuition, it is possible to build viable models with large NSI by invoking a new U(l) gauge symmetry with gauge boson of mass -10 eV. We refer to these new constructions as 3 + 1 + U(l) models. In the framework of a 3 + 1 solution to LSND and MiniBooNE anomalies, we show that this novel NSI can help to solve the tension with cosmological bounds and constraints from IceCube atmospheric data with E v > 500 GeV. As a result, we then discuss the implications of the MINOS and MINOS+ results for the 3 + 1 + U(l) scenario.

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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1493657
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1497375
Report Number(s):
BNL-211302-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 035003
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; SC0019163
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review D Journal Volume: 99 Journal Issue: 3; 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; neutrino; LSND; standard model; anomalies; IceCube; NSI; phenomenology; boson; symmetry; GeV

Citation Formats

Denton, Peter B., Farzan, Yasaman, and Shoemaker, Ian M. Activating the fourth neutrino of the 3 + 1 scheme. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.035003.
Denton, Peter B., Farzan, Yasaman, & Shoemaker, Ian M. Activating the fourth neutrino of the 3 + 1 scheme. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.035003.
Denton, Peter B., Farzan, Yasaman, and Shoemaker, Ian M. Wed . "Activating the fourth neutrino of the 3 + 1 scheme". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.035003.
@article{osti_1493657,
title = {Activating the fourth neutrino of the 3 + 1 scheme},
author = {Denton, Peter B. and Farzan, Yasaman and Shoemaker, Ian M.},
abstractNote = {Nonstandard interactions (NSI) of neutrinos with matter has received renewed interest in recent years. In particular, it has been shown that NSI can reconcile the 3 + 1 solution with IceCube atmospheric data with Ev > 500 GeV, provided that the effective coupling of NSI is large, e.g., -6GF. The main goal of the present paper is to show that contrary to intuition, it is possible to build viable models with large NSI by invoking a new U(l) gauge symmetry with gauge boson of mass -10 eV. We refer to these new constructions as 3 + 1 + U(l) models. In the framework of a 3 + 1 solution to LSND and MiniBooNE anomalies, we show that this novel NSI can help to solve the tension with cosmological bounds and constraints from IceCube atmospheric data with Ev > 500 GeV. As a result, we then discuss the implications of the MINOS and MINOS+ results for the 3 + 1 + U(l) scenario.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.99.035003},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 3,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Here we display some of the most relevant bounds on the B - L gauge coupling in the mediator mass range of interest. These include stellar cooling in the Sun and horizontal branch stars in globular clusters [31,32), bounds from n - Pb scattering data [33], meson decaysmore » [34,35), and fifth force searches [36).« less

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