Improved search for Ivμ→ve oscillation in a long-baseline accelerator experiment

S. Yamamoto*, J. Zalipska, E. Aliu, S. Andringa, S. Aoki, J. Argyriades, K. Asakura, R. Ashie, F. Berghaus, H. Berns, H. Bhang, A. Blondel, S. Borghi, J. Bouchez, J. Burguet-Castell, D. Casper, J. Catala, C. Cavata, A. Cervera, S. M. ChenK. O. Cho, J. H. Choi, U. Dore, X. Espinal, M. Fechner, E. Fernandez, Y. Fukuda, J. Gomez-Cadenas, R. Gran, T. Hara, M. Hasegawa, T. Hasegawa, K. Hayashi, Y. Hayato, R. L. Helmer, K. Hiraide, J. Hosaka, A. K. Ichikawa, M. Iinuma, A. Ikeda, T. Inagaki, T. Ishida, K. Ishihara, T. Ishii, M. Ishitsuka, Y. Itow, T. Iwashita, H. I. Jang, E. J. Jeon, I. S. Jeong, K. K. Joo, G. Jover, C. K. Jung, T. Kajita, J. Kameda, K. Kaneyuki, I. Kato, E. Kearns, D. Kerr, C. O. Kim, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, D. Kielczewska, J. Y. Kim, S. B. Kim, P. Kitching, K. Kobayashi, T. Kobayashi, A. Konaka, Y. Koshio, W. Kropp, J. Kubota, Y. Kudenko, Y. Kuno, Y. Kurimoto, T. Kutter, J. Learned, S. Likhoded, I. T. Lim, P. F. Loverre, L. Ludovici, H. Maesaka, J. Mallet, C. Mariani, S. Matsuno, V. Matveev, K. McConnel, C. McGrew, S. Mikheyev, A. Minamino, S. Mine, O. Mineev, C. Mitsuda, M. Miura, Y. Moriguchi, T. Morita, S. Moriyama, T. Nakadaira, M. Nakahata, K. Nakamura, I. Nakano, T. Nakaya, S. Nakayama, T. Namba, R. Nambu, S. Nawang, K. Nishikawa, K. Nitta, F. Nova, P. Novella, Y. Obayashi, A. Okada, K. Okumura, S. M. Oser, Y. Oyama, M. Y. Pac, F. Pierre, A. Rodriguez, C. Saji, M. Sakuda, F. Sanchez, A. Sarrat, T. Sasaki, H. Sato, K. Scholberg, R. Schroeter, M. Sekiguchi, M. Shiozawa, K. Shiraishi, G. Sitjes, M. Smy, H. Sobel, M. Sorel, J. Stone, L. Sulak, A. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, T. Takahashi, Y. Takenaga, Y. Takeuchi, K. Taki, Y. Takubo, N. Tamura, M. Tanaka, R. Terri, S. T'Jampens, A. Tornero-Lopez, Y. Totsuka, S. Ueda, M. Vagins, L. Whitehead, C. W. Walter, W. Wang, R. J. Wilkes, S. Yamada, C. Yanagisawa, N. Yershov, H. Yokoyama, M. Yokoyama, J. Yoo, M. Yoshida

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Abstract

We performed an improved search for a†'Îe oscillation with the KEK to Kamioka (K2K) long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment, using the full data sample of 9.2ã-1019 protons on target. No evidence for a îe appearance signal was found, and we set bounds on the îa†Îe oscillation parameters. At Î"m2=2.8ã- 10-3eV2, the best-fit value of the K2K îÎdisappearance analysis, we set an upper limit of sina¡22iîe<0.13 at a 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Article number181801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume96
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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