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Title: New constraints on heavy neutral leptons from Super-Kamiokande data

Abstract

Abstract Heavy neutral leptons are predicted in many extensions of the Standard Model with massive neutrinos. If kinematically accessible, they can be copiously produced from kaon and pion decays in atmospheric showers, and subsequently decay inside large neutrino detectors. We perform a search for these long-lived particles using Super-Kamiokande multi-GeV neutrino data and derive stringent limits on the mixing with electron, muon and tau neutrinos as a function of the long-lived particle mass. We also present the limits on the branching ratio versus lifetime plane, which are helpful in determining the constraints in non-minimal models where the heavy neutral leptons have new interactions with the Standard Model.

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OSTI Identifier:
1619343
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0020250
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields Journal Volume: 80 Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media
Country of Publication:
Germany
Language:
English

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Coloma, P., Hernández, P., Muñoz, V., and Shoemaker, I. M. New constraints on heavy neutral leptons from Super-Kamiokande data. Germany: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-7795-z.
Coloma, P., Hernández, P., Muñoz, V., & Shoemaker, I. M. New constraints on heavy neutral leptons from Super-Kamiokande data. Germany. doi:https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-7795-z
Coloma, P., Hernández, P., Muñoz, V., and Shoemaker, I. M. Thu . "New constraints on heavy neutral leptons from Super-Kamiokande data". Germany. doi:https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-7795-z.
@article{osti_1619343,
title = {New constraints on heavy neutral leptons from Super-Kamiokande data},
author = {Coloma, P. and Hernández, P. and Muñoz, V. and Shoemaker, I. M.},
abstractNote = {Abstract Heavy neutral leptons are predicted in many extensions of the Standard Model with massive neutrinos. If kinematically accessible, they can be copiously produced from kaon and pion decays in atmospheric showers, and subsequently decay inside large neutrino detectors. We perform a search for these long-lived particles using Super-Kamiokande multi-GeV neutrino data and derive stringent limits on the mixing with electron, muon and tau neutrinos as a function of the long-lived particle mass. We also present the limits on the branching ratio versus lifetime plane, which are helpful in determining the constraints in non-minimal models where the heavy neutral leptons have new interactions with the Standard Model.},
doi = {10.1140/epjc/s10052-020-7795-z},
journal = {European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields},
number = 3,
volume = 80,
place = {Germany},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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