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Title: Neutrino oscillation probabilities through the looking glass

Abstract

In this paper we review different expansions for neutrino oscillation probabilities in matter in the context of long-baseline neutrino experiments. We examine the accuracy and computational efficiency of different exact and approximate expressions. We find that many of the expressions used in the literature are not precise enough for the next generation of long-baseline experiments, but several of them are while maintaining comparable simplicity. Furthermore the results of this paper can be used as guidance to both phenomenologists and experimentalists when implementing the various oscillation expressions into their analysis tools.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Univ. de Valencia - CSIC, Burjassot (Spain)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  4. Institut de Física Corpuscular (CSIC – Univ. de València), Paterna (Spain)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (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:
1501447
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1902.00517; {IFIC/19-07; FERMILAB-PUB-19-009-T; IFIC/19-07
Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693; 1718343
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 791; 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; Neutrino physics; Neutrino oscillations in matter

Citation Formats

Barenboim, Gabriela A., Denton, Peter B., Parke, Stephen J., and Ternes, Christoph Andreas. Neutrino oscillation probabilities through the looking glass. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2019.03.002.
Barenboim, Gabriela A., Denton, Peter B., Parke, Stephen J., & Ternes, Christoph Andreas. Neutrino oscillation probabilities through the looking glass. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2019.03.002.
Barenboim, Gabriela A., Denton, Peter B., Parke, Stephen J., and Ternes, Christoph Andreas. Thu . "Neutrino oscillation probabilities through the looking glass". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2019.03.002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1501447.
@article{osti_1501447,
title = {Neutrino oscillation probabilities through the looking glass},
author = {Barenboim, Gabriela A. and Denton, Peter B. and Parke, Stephen J. and Ternes, Christoph Andreas},
abstractNote = {In this paper we review different expansions for neutrino oscillation probabilities in matter in the context of long-baseline neutrino experiments. We examine the accuracy and computational efficiency of different exact and approximate expressions. We find that many of the expressions used in the literature are not precise enough for the next generation of long-baseline experiments, but several of them are while maintaining comparable simplicity. Furthermore the results of this paper can be used as guidance to both phenomenologists and experimentalists when implementing the various oscillation expressions into their analysis tools.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2019.03.002},
journal = {Physics Letters. Section B},
number = C,
volume = 791,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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