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Title: Testing New Physics Explanations of the MiniBooNE Anomaly at Neutrino Scattering Experiments

Abstract

Heavy neutrinos with additional interactions have recently been proposed as an explanation to the MiniBooNE excess. These scenarios often rely on marginally boosted particles to explain the excess angular spectrum, thus predicting large rates at higher-energy neutrino-electron scattering experiments. We place new constraints on this class of models based on neutrino-electron scattering sideband measurements performed at $$\mathrm{MINER}\mathcal{ν}\mathrm{A}$$ and CHARM-II. A simultaneous explanation of the angular and energy distributions of the MiniBooNE excess in terms of heavy neutrinos with light mediators is severely constrained by our analysis. In general, high-energy neutrino-electron scattering experiments provide strong constraints on explanations of the MiniBooNE observation involving light mediators.

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Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1580458
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1523426
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1812.08768; IPPP/18/113/FERMILAB-PUB-18-686-A-ND-PPD-T; IPPP/18/113; FERMILAB-PUB-18-686-A-ND-PPD-T
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; 261801
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters Journal Volume: 123 Journal Issue: 26; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Argüelles, Carlos A., Hostert, Matheus, and Tsai, Yu-Dai. Testing New Physics Explanations of the MiniBooNE Anomaly at Neutrino Scattering Experiments. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.261801.
Argüelles, Carlos A., Hostert, Matheus, & Tsai, Yu-Dai. Testing New Physics Explanations of the MiniBooNE Anomaly at Neutrino Scattering Experiments. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.261801.
Argüelles, Carlos A., Hostert, Matheus, and Tsai, Yu-Dai. Thu . "Testing New Physics Explanations of the MiniBooNE Anomaly at Neutrino Scattering Experiments". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.261801.
@article{osti_1580458,
title = {Testing New Physics Explanations of the MiniBooNE Anomaly at Neutrino Scattering Experiments},
author = {Argüelles, Carlos A. and Hostert, Matheus and Tsai, Yu-Dai},
abstractNote = {Heavy neutrinos with additional interactions have recently been proposed as an explanation to the MiniBooNE excess. These scenarios often rely on marginally boosted particles to explain the excess angular spectrum, thus predicting large rates at higher-energy neutrino-electron scattering experiments. We place new constraints on this class of models based on neutrino-electron scattering sideband measurements performed at $\mathrm{MINER}\mathcal{ν}\mathrm{A}$ and CHARM-II. A simultaneous explanation of the angular and energy distributions of the MiniBooNE excess in terms of heavy neutrinos with light mediators is severely constrained by our analysis. In general, high-energy neutrino-electron scattering experiments provide strong constraints on explanations of the MiniBooNE observation involving light mediators.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.261801},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 26,
volume = 123,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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