Three flavor neutrino oscillation analysis of atmospheric neutrinos in Super-Kamiokande

J. Hosaka*, K. Ishihara, J. Kameda, Y. Koshio, A. Minamino, C. Mitsuda, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, T. Namba, Y. Obayashi, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, S. Yamada, I. Higuchi, M. Ishitsuka, T. Kajita, K. KaneyukiG. Mitsuka, S. Nakayama, H. Nishino, A. Okada, K. Okumura, C. Saji, Y. Takenaga, S. Clark, S. Desai, E. Kearns, S. Likhoded, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, W. Wang, M. Goldhaber, D. Casper, J. P. Cravens, W. R. Kropp, D. W. Liu, S. Mine, C. Regis, M. B. Smy, H. W. Sobel, C. W. Sterner, M. R. Vagins, K. S. Ganezer, J. E. Hill, W. E. Keig, J. S. Jang, J. Y. Kim, I. T. Lim, K. Scholberg, C. W. Walter, R. Wendell, R. W. Ellsworth, S. Tasaka, E. Guillian, A. Kibayashi, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, M. D. Messier, Y. Hayato, A. K. Ichikawa, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, T. Iwashita, T. Kobayashi, T. Nakadaira, K. Nakamura, K. Nitta, Y. Oyama, Y. Totsuka, A. T. Suzuki, M. Hasegawa, I. Kato, H. Maesaka, T. Nakaya, K. Nishikawa, T. Sasaki, H. Sato, S. Yamamoto, M. Yokoyama, T. J. Haines, S. Dazeley, S. Hatakeyama, R. Svoboda, E. Blaufuss, J. A. Goodman, G. W. Sullivan, D. Turcan, J. Cooley, A. Habig, Y. Fukuda, T. Sato, Y. Itow, C. K. Jung, T. Kato, K. Kobayashi, M. Malek, C. Mauger, C. McGrew, A. Sarrat, C. Yanagisawa, N. Tamura, M. Sakuda, Y. Kuno, M. Yoshida, S. B. Kim, J. Yoo, T. Ishizuka, H. Okazawa, Y. Choi, H. K. Seo, Y. Gando, T. Hasegawa, K. Inoue, J. Shirai, A. Suzuki, K. Nishijima, H. Ishino, Y. Watanabe, M. Koshiba, D. Kielczewska, J. Zalipska, H. G. Berns, R. Gran, K. K. Shiraishi, A. Stachyra, K. Washburn, R. J. Wilkes

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Abstract

We report on the results of a three-flavor oscillation analysis using Super-Kamiokande I atmospheric neutrino data, with the assumption of one mass scale dominance (Δm122=0). No significant flux change due to matter effect, which occurs when neutrinos propagate inside the Earth for θ13≠0, has been seen either in a multi-GeV νe-rich sample or in a νμ-rich sample. Both normal and inverted mass hierarchy hypotheses are tested and both are consistent with observation. Using Super-Kamiokande data only, 2-dimensional 90% confidence allowed regions are obtained: mixing angles are constrained to sin 2θ13<0.14 and 0.37<sin 2θ23<0.65 for the normal mass hierarchy. Weaker constraints, sin 2θ13<0.27 and 0.37<sin 2θ23<0.69, are obtained for the inverted mass hierarchy case.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032002
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume74
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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