Indications of neutrino oscillation in a 250 km long-baseline experiment

M. H. Ahn, S. Aoki, H. Bhang, S. Boyd, D. Casper, J. H. Choi, S. Fukuda, Y. Fukuda, W. Gajewski, T. Hara, M. Hasegawa, T. Hasegawa, Y. Hayato, J. Hill, A. K. Ichikawa, A. Ikeda, T. Inagaki, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, M. IshitsukaY. Itow, T. Iwashita, H. I. Jang, J. S. Jang, E. J. Jeon, C. K. Jung, T. Kajita, J. Kameda, K. Kaneyuki, I. Kato, E. Kearns, A. Kibayashi, D. Kielczewska, K. Kobayashi, B. J. Kim, C. O. Kim, J. Y. Kim, S. B. Kim, T. Kobayashi, M. Kohama, Y. Koshio, W. R. Kropp, J. G. Learned, S. H. Lim, I. T. Lim, H. Maesaka, K. Martens, T. Maruyama, S. Matsuno, C. Mauger, C. Mcgrew, S. Mine, M. Miura, K. Miyano, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, K. Nakamura, I. Nakano, F. Nakata, T. Nakaya, S. Nakayama, T. Namba, K. Nishikawa, S. Nishiyama, S. Noda, A. Obayashi, A. Okada, T. Ooyabu, Y. Oyama, M. Y. Pac, H. Park, M. Sakuda, N. Sakurai, N. Sasao, K. Scholberg, E. Sharkey, M. Shiozawa, H. So, H. W. Sobel, A. Stachyra, J. L. Stone, Y. Suga, L. R. Sulak, A. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, Y. Takeuchi, N. Tamura, T. Toshito, Y. Totsuka, M. R. Vagins, C. W. Walter, R. J. Wilkes, S. Yamada, S. Yamamoto, C. Yanagisawa, H. Yokoyama, J. Yoo, M. Yoshida, J. Zalipska

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Abstract

A study was performed on Kamioka long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment (K2K). The indications of neutrino oscillation such as a reduction of flux together with a distortion of the energy spectrum were observed in the experiment. In Super Kamiokande (SK), 250 km from the neutrino production point, fifty-six beam neutrino events were observed. It was found that the probability that the measurements at SK is explained by statistical fluctuation without neutrino oscillation is less than 1%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number041801
Pages (from-to)418011-418015
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume90
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2003

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    Ahn, M. H., Aoki, S., Bhang, H., Boyd, S., Casper, D., Choi, J. H., Fukuda, S., Fukuda, Y., Gajewski, W., Hara, T., Hasegawa, M., Hasegawa, T., Hayato, Y., Hill, J., Ichikawa, A. K., Ikeda, A., Inagaki, T., Ishida, T., Ishii, T., ... Zalipska, J. (2003). Indications of neutrino oscillation in a 250 km long-baseline experiment. Physical Review Letters, 90(4), 418011-418015. [041801].