Precise Measurement of the Neutrino Mixing Parameter θ₂₃ from Muon Neutrino Disappearance in an Off-Axis Beam

Ariga, Akitaka; Ariga, Tomoko; Ereditato, Antonio; Göldi, Damian; Hierholzer, Martin; Kreslo, Igor; Nirkko, Martti; Pistillo, Ciro; Redij, Asmita Ajit (2014). Precise Measurement of the Neutrino Mixing Parameter θ₂₃ from Muon Neutrino Disappearance in an Off-Axis Beam. Physical review letters, 112(18), p. 181801. American Physical Society 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.181801

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New data from the T2K neutrino oscillation experiment produce the most precise measurement of the neutrino mixing parameter θ 23 . Using an off-axis neutrino beam with a peak energy of 0.6 GeV and a data set corresponding to 6.57×10 20 protons on target, T2K has fit the energy-dependent ν μ oscillation probability to determine oscillation parameters. The 68% confidence limit on sin 2 (θ 23 ) is 0.514 +0.055 −0.056 (0.511±0.055 ), assuming normal (inverted) mass hierarchy. The best-fit mass-squared splitting for normal hierarchy is Δm 2 32 =(2.51±0.10)×10 −3   eV 2 /c 4 (inverted hierarchy: Δm 2 13 =(2.48±0.10)×10 −3   eV 2 /c 4 ). Adding a model of multinucleon interactions that affect neutrino energy reconstruction is found to produce only small biases in neutrino oscillation parameter extraction at current levels of statistical uncertainty.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Ariga, Akitaka; Ariga, Tomoko; Ereditato, Antonio; Göldi, Damian; Hierholzer, Martin; Kreslo, Igor; Nirkko, Martti; Pistillo, Ciro and Redij, Asmita Ajit

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

0031-9007

Publisher:

American Physical Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jan Dirk Brinksma-Albrecht

Date Deposited:

01 Jun 2015 16:26

Last Modified:

20 Jan 2016 11:12

Publisher DOI:

10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.181801

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwähnt.

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.68755

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/68755

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