Measurement of atmospheric neutrino flux consistent with tau neutrino appearance

K. Abe, Y. Hayato, T. Iida, K. Ishihara, J. Kameda, Y. Koshio, A. Minamino, C. Mitsuda, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, Y. Obayashi, H. Ogawa, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, K. Ueshima, I. Higuchi, C. IshiharaM. Ishitsuka, T. Kajita, K. Kaneyuki, G. Mitsuka, S. Nakayama, H. Nishino, K. Okumura, C. Saji, Y. Takenaga, Y. Totsuka, S. Clark, S. Desai, F. Dufour, E. Kearns, S. Likhoded, M. Litos, J. L. Raaf, 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, M. R. Vagins, K. S. Ganezer, J. E. Hill, W. E. Keig, J. S. Jang, J. Y. Kim, I. T. Lim, K. Scholberg, N. Tanimoto, C. W. Walter, R. Wendell, R. W. Ellsworth, S. Tasaka, E. Guillian, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, M. D. Messier, A. K. Ichikawa, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, T. Iwashita, T. Kobayashi, T. Nakadaira, K. Nakamura, K. Nitta, Y. Oyama, 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, G. W. Sullivan, A. Habig, R. Gran, Y. Fukuda, T. Sato, Y. Itow, T. Koike, C. K. Jung, T. Kato, K. Kobayashi, M. Malek, C. McGrew, A. Sarrat, R. Terri, C. Yanagisawa, N. Tamura, M. Sakuda, M. Sugihara, Y. Kuno, M. Yoshida, S. B. Kim, J. Yoo, T. Ishizuka, H. Okazawa, Y. Choi, H. K. Seo, Y. Gando, T. Hasegawa, K. Inoue, H. Ishii, K. Nishijima, H. Ishino, Y. Watanabe, M. Koshiba, D. Kielczewska, J. Zalipska, H. G. Berns, K. K. Shiraishi, K. Washburn, R. J. Wilkes

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Abstract

A search for the appearance of tau neutrinos from νμ↔ντ oscillations in the atmospheric neutrinos has been performed using 1489.2 days of atmospheric neutrino data from the Super-Kamiokande-I experiment. A best fit tau neutrino appearance signal of 138±48(stat)-32+15(syst) events is obtained with an expectation of 78±26(syst). The hypothesis of no tau neutrino appearance is disfavored by 2.4 sigma.

Original languageEnglish
Article number171801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume97
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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    Abe, K., Hayato, Y., Iida, T., Ishihara, K., Kameda, J., Koshio, Y., Minamino, A., Mitsuda, C., Miura, M., Moriyama, S., Nakahata, M., Obayashi, Y., Ogawa, H., Shiozawa, M., Suzuki, Y., Takeda, A., Takeuchi, Y., Ueshima, K., Higuchi, I., ... Wilkes, R. J. (2006). Measurement of atmospheric neutrino flux consistent with tau neutrino appearance. Physical Review Letters, 97(17), [171801]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.171801