Evidence for an oscillatory signature in atmospheric neutrino oscillations

Y. Ashie, J. Hosaka, K. Ishihara, Y. Itow, J. Kameda, Yusuke Koshio, A. Minamino, C. Mitsuda, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, T. Namba, R. Nambu, Y. Obayashi, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, Y. Takeuchi, K. Taki, S. Yamada, M. IshitsukaT. Kajita, K. Kaneyuki, S. Nakayama, A. Okada, K. Okumura, T. Ooyabu, C. Saji, Y. Takenaga, S. Desai, E. Kearns, S. Likhoded, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, C. W. Walter, W. Wang, M. Goldhaber, D. Casper, J. P. Cravens, W. Gajewski, W. R. Kropp, D. W. Liu, S. Mine, M. B. Smy, H. W. Sobel, C. W. Sterner, M. R. Vagins, K. S. Ganezer, J. Hill, W. E. Keig, J. S. Jang, J. Y. Kim, I. T. Lim, R. W. Ellsworth, S. Tasaka, G. Guillian, A. Kibayashi, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, D. Takemori, M. D. Messier, Y. Hayato, A. K. Ichikawa, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, T. Iwashita, T. Kobayashi, T. Maruyama, K. Nakamura, K. Nitta, Y. Oyama, Makoto Sakuda, Y. Totsuka, A. T. Suzuki, M. Hasegawa, K. Hayashi, T. Inagaki, I. Kato, H. Maesaka, T. Morita, T. Nakaya, K. Nishikawa, T. Sasaki, S. Ueda, S. Yamamoto, T. J. Haines, S. Dazeley, S. Hatakeyama, R. Svoboda, E. Blaufuss, J. A. Goodman, G. W. Sullivan, D. Turcan, K. Scholberg, A. Habig, Y. Fukuda, C. K. Jung, T. Kato, K. Kobayashi, M. Malek, C. Mauger, C. McGrew, A. Sarrat, E. Sharkey, C. Yanagisawa, T. Toshito, K. Miyano, N. Tamura, J. Ishii, Y. Kuno, Y. Nagashima, M. Takita, M. Yoshida, S. B. Kim, J. Yoo, H. Okazawa, T. Ishizuka, Y. Choi, H. K. Seo, Y. Gando, T. Hasegawa, K. Inoue, J. Shirai, A. Suzuki, M. Koshiba, Y. Nakajima, K. Nishijima, T. Harada, Hirokazu Ishino, R. Nishimura, Y. Watanabe, D. Kielczewska, J. Zalipska, H. G. Berns, R. Gran, K. K. Shiraishi, A. Stachyra, K. Washburn, R. J. Wilkes

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The survival probability of muon neutrinos was analyzed as a function of L/E using atmospheric neutrino events observed in Super-Kamiokande. Alternative models that could explain the zenith angle and energy dependent deficit of the atmospheric muon neutrinos were disfavored. The neutrino energy was estimated from the total energy of charged particles observed in the inner detector (ID). It was concluded that the observed L/E distribution gives the first direct evidence that the neutrino survival probability obeys the sinusoidal function as predicted by neutrino flavor oscillations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume93
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 3 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Ashie, Y., Hosaka, J., Ishihara, K., Itow, Y., Kameda, J., Koshio, Y., ... Wilkes, R. J. (2004). Evidence for an oscillatory signature in atmospheric neutrino oscillations. Physical Review Letters, 93(10), [101801]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.101801

Evidence for an oscillatory signature in atmospheric neutrino oscillations. / Ashie, Y.; Hosaka, J.; Ishihara, K.; Itow, Y.; Kameda, J.; Koshio, Yusuke; Minamino, A.; Mitsuda, C.; Miura, M.; Moriyama, S.; Nakahata, M.; Namba, T.; Nambu, R.; Obayashi, Y.; Shiozawa, M.; Suzuki, Y.; Takeuchi, Y.; Taki, K.; Yamada, S.; Ishitsuka, M.; Kajita, T.; Kaneyuki, K.; Nakayama, S.; Okada, A.; Okumura, K.; Ooyabu, T.; Saji, C.; Takenaga, Y.; Desai, S.; Kearns, E.; Likhoded, S.; Stone, J. L.; Sulak, L. R.; Walter, C. W.; Wang, W.; Goldhaber, M.; Casper, D.; Cravens, J. P.; Gajewski, W.; Kropp, W. R.; Liu, D. W.; Mine, S.; Smy, M. B.; Sobel, H. W.; Sterner, C. W.; Vagins, M. R.; Ganezer, K. S.; Hill, J.; Keig, W. E.; Jang, J. S.; Kim, J. Y.; Lim, I. T.; Ellsworth, R. W.; Tasaka, S.; Guillian, G.; Kibayashi, A.; Learned, J. G.; Matsuno, S.; Takemori, D.; Messier, M. D.; Hayato, Y.; Ichikawa, A. K.; Ishida, T.; Ishii, T.; Iwashita, T.; Kobayashi, T.; Maruyama, T.; Nakamura, K.; Nitta, K.; Oyama, Y.; Sakuda, Makoto; Totsuka, Y.; Suzuki, A. T.; Hasegawa, M.; Hayashi, K.; Inagaki, T.; Kato, I.; Maesaka, H.; Morita, T.; Nakaya, T.; Nishikawa, K.; Sasaki, T.; Ueda, S.; Yamamoto, S.; Haines, T. J.; Dazeley, S.; Hatakeyama, S.; Svoboda, R.; Blaufuss, E.; Goodman, J. A.; Sullivan, G. W.; Turcan, D.; Scholberg, K.; Habig, A.; Fukuda, Y.; Jung, C. K.; Kato, T.; Kobayashi, K.; Malek, M.; Mauger, C.; McGrew, C.; Sarrat, A.; Sharkey, E.; Yanagisawa, C.; Toshito, T.; Miyano, K.; Tamura, N.; Ishii, J.; Kuno, Y.; Nagashima, Y.; Takita, M.; Yoshida, M.; Kim, S. B.; Yoo, J.; Okazawa, H.; Ishizuka, T.; Choi, Y.; Seo, H. K.; Gando, Y.; Hasegawa, T.; Inoue, K.; Shirai, J.; Suzuki, A.; Koshiba, M.; Nakajima, Y.; Nishijima, K.; Harada, T.; Ishino, Hirokazu; Nishimura, R.; Watanabe, Y.; Kielczewska, D.; Zalipska, J.; Berns, H. G.; Gran, R.; Shiraishi, K. K.; Stachyra, A.; Washburn, K.; Wilkes, R. J.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 93, No. 10, 101801, 03.09.2004.

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Ashie, Y, Hosaka, J, Ishihara, K, Itow, Y, Kameda, J, Koshio, Y, Minamino, A, Mitsuda, C, Miura, M, Moriyama, S, Nakahata, M, Namba, T, Nambu, R, Obayashi, Y, Shiozawa, M, Suzuki, Y, Takeuchi, Y, Taki, K, Yamada, S, Ishitsuka, M, Kajita, T, Kaneyuki, K, Nakayama, S, Okada, A, Okumura, K, Ooyabu, T, Saji, C, Takenaga, Y, Desai, S, Kearns, E, Likhoded, S, Stone, JL, Sulak, LR, Walter, CW, Wang, W, Goldhaber, M, Casper, D, Cravens, JP, Gajewski, W, Kropp, WR, Liu, DW, Mine, S, Smy, MB, Sobel, HW, Sterner, CW, Vagins, MR, Ganezer, KS, Hill, J, Keig, WE, Jang, JS, Kim, JY, Lim, IT, Ellsworth, RW, Tasaka, S, Guillian, G, Kibayashi, A, Learned, JG, Matsuno, S, Takemori, D, Messier, MD, Hayato, Y, Ichikawa, AK, Ishida, T, Ishii, T, Iwashita, T, Kobayashi, T, Maruyama, T, Nakamura, K, Nitta, K, Oyama, Y, Sakuda, M, Totsuka, Y, Suzuki, AT, Hasegawa, M, Hayashi, K, Inagaki, T, Kato, I, Maesaka, H, Morita, T, Nakaya, T, Nishikawa, K, Sasaki, T, Ueda, S, Yamamoto, S, Haines, TJ, Dazeley, S, Hatakeyama, S, Svoboda, R, Blaufuss, E, Goodman, JA, Sullivan, GW, Turcan, D, Scholberg, K, Habig, A, Fukuda, Y, Jung, CK, Kato, T, Kobayashi, K, Malek, M, Mauger, C, McGrew, C, Sarrat, A, Sharkey, E, Yanagisawa, C, Toshito, T, Miyano, K, Tamura, N, Ishii, J, Kuno, Y, Nagashima, Y, Takita, M, Yoshida, M, Kim, SB, Yoo, J, Okazawa, H, Ishizuka, T, Choi, Y, Seo, HK, Gando, Y, Hasegawa, T, Inoue, K, Shirai, J, Suzuki, A, Koshiba, M, Nakajima, Y, Nishijima, K, Harada, T, Ishino, H, Nishimura, R, Watanabe, Y, Kielczewska, D, Zalipska, J, Berns, HG, Gran, R, Shiraishi, KK, Stachyra, A, Washburn, K & Wilkes, RJ 2004, 'Evidence for an oscillatory signature in atmospheric neutrino oscillations', Physical Review Letters, vol. 93, no. 10, 101801. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.101801
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