Search for dinucleon decay into kaons in super-kamiokande

M. Litos, K. Abe, Y. Hayato, T. Iida, M. Ikeda, K. Iyogi, J. Kameda, K. Kobayashi, Y. Koshio, Y. Kozuma, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, S. Nakayama, Y. Obayashi, H. Ogawa, H. Sekiya, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, A. TakedaY. Takenaga, Y. Takeuchi, K. Ueno, K. Ueshima, H. Watanabe, S. Yamada, T. Yokozawa, S. Hazama, C. Ishihara, H. Kaji, T. Kajita, K. Kaneyuki, T. McLachlan, K. Okumura, Y. Shimizu, N. Tanimoto, M. R. Vagins, E. Kearns, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, F. Dufour, J. L. Raaf, B. Henning, M. Goldhaber, K. Bays, D. Casper, J. P. Cravens, W. R. Kropp, S. Mine, C. Regis, M. B. Smy, H. W. Sobel, K. S. Ganezer, J. Hill, W. E. Keig, J. S. Jang, J. Y. Kim, I. T. Lim, J. B. Albert, T. Wongjirad, R. Wendell, K. Scholberg, C. W. Walter, S. Tasaka, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, Y. Watanabe, T. Hasegawa, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, T. Kobayashi, T. Nakadaira, K. Nakamura, K. Nishikawa, H. Nishino, Y. Oyama, K. Sakashita, T. Sekiguchi, T. Tsukamoto, A. T. Suzuki, A. Minamino, T. Nakaya, Y. Fukuda, Y. Itow, G. Mitsuka, T. Tanaka, C. K. Jung, G. Lopez, C. McGrew, R. Terri, C. Yanagisawa, N. Tamura, H. Ishino, A. Kibayashi, S. Mino, T. Mori, M. Sakuda, H. Toyota, Y. Kuno, M. Yoshida, S. B. Kim, B. S. Yang, T. Ishizuka, H. Okazawa, Y. Choi, K. Nishijima, Y. Yokosawa, M. Koshiba, M. Yokoyama, Y. Totsuka, S. Chen, Y. Heng, Z. Yang, H. Zhang, D. Kielczewska, P. Mijakowski, K. Connolly, M. Dziomba, E. Thrane, R. J. Wilkes

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Abstract

A search for the dinucleon decay pp→K+K+ has been performed using 91.6kton·yr data from Super-Kamiokande-I. This decay provides a sensitive probe of the R-parity-violating parameter λ112′′. A boosted decision tree analysis found no signal candidates in the data. The expected background was 0.28±0.19 atmospheric neutrino induced events and the estimated signal detection efficiency was 12.6%±3.2%. A lower limit of 1.7×1032years has been placed on the partial lifetime of the decay O16→C14K+K+ at 90% C.L. A corresponding upper limit of 7.8×10-9 has been placed on the parameter λ112′′.

Original languageEnglish
Article number131803
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume112
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 4 2014

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    Litos, M., Abe, K., Hayato, Y., Iida, T., Ikeda, M., Iyogi, K., Kameda, J., Kobayashi, K., Koshio, Y., Kozuma, Y., Miura, M., Moriyama, S., Nakahata, M., Nakayama, S., Obayashi, Y., Ogawa, H., Sekiya, H., Shiozawa, M., Suzuki, Y., ... Wilkes, R. J. (2014). Search for dinucleon decay into kaons in super-kamiokande. Physical Review Letters, 112(13), [131803]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.131803