Search for νμ→νe oscillations with the OPERA experiment in the CNGS beam

OPERA, Collaboration; Ariga, Akitaka; Ariga, Tomoko; Ben Dhahbi, Anis; Brunetti, Giulia; Ereditato, Antonio; Juget, Frédéric; Kawada, Jiro; Kimura, Mitsuhiro; Kreslo, Igor; Mancini Terracciano, Carlo; Meisel, Frank; Pistillo, Ciro; Pretzl, Klaus-Peter; Strauss, Thomas; Tufanli, Serhan; Vuilleumier, Jean-Luc (2013). Search for νμ→νe oscillations with the OPERA experiment in the CNGS beam. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013(7), 004. Springer 10.1007/JHEP07(2013)004

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A first result of the search for nu(mu)->nu(e) oscillations in the OPERA experiment, located at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory, is presented. The experiment looked for the appearance of nu(e) in the CNGS neutrino beam using the data collected in 2008 and 2009. Data are compatible with the non-oscillation hypothesis in the three-flavour mixing model. A further analysis of the same data constrains the non-standard oscillation parameters theta(new) and Delta m(new)(2) suggested by the LSND and MiniBooNE experiments. For large Delta m(new)(2) values (>0.1 eV(2)), the OPERA 90% C.L. upper limit on sin(2)(2 theta(new)) based on a Bayesian statistical method reaches the value 7.2 x 10(-3).

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)
10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)

UniBE Contributor:

Ariga, Akitaka; Ariga, Tomoko; Ben Dhahbi, Anis; Brunetti, Giulia; Ereditato, Antonio; Juget, Frédéric; Kawada, Jiro; Kimura, Mitsuhiro; Kreslo, Igor; Mancini Terracciano, Carlo; Meisel, Frank; Pistillo, Ciro; Pretzl, Klaus-Peter; Strauss, Thomas; Tufanli, Serhan and Vuilleumier, Jean-Luc

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1029-8479

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Stettler

Date Deposited:

11 Sep 2014 11:10

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2016 01:54

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/JHEP07(2013)004

Web of Science ID:

000323202600004

ArXiv ID:

1303.3953v2

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwähnt.

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.58423

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58423

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