Search for neutral-current induced single photon production at the ND280 near detector in T2K

T2k Collaboration The T2k Collaboration, K. Abe, R. Akutsu, A. Ali, C. Andreopoulos, L. Anthony, M. Antonova, S. Aoki, A. Ariga, Y. Ashida, Y. Awataguchi, Y. Azuma, S. Ban, M. Barbi, G. J. Barker, G. Barr, C. Barry, M. Batkiewicz-Kwasniak, F. Bench, V. BerardiS. Berkman, R. M. Berner, L. Berns, S. Bhadra, S. Bienstock, A. Blondel, S. Bolognesi, B. Bourguille, S. B. Boyd, D. Brailsford, A. Bravar, C. Bronner, M. Buizza Avanzini, J. Calcutt, T. Campbell, S. Cao, S. L. Cartwright, M. G. Catanesi, A. Cervera, A. Chappell, C. Checchia, D. Cherdack, N. Chikuma, G. Christodoulou, J. Coleman, G. Collazuol, D. Coplowe, A. Cudd, A. Dabrowska, G. De Rosa, T. Dealtry, P. F. Denner, S. R. Dennis, C. Densham, F. Di Lodovico, N. Dokania, S. Dolan, O. Drapier, K. E. Duffy, J. Dumarchez, P. Dunne, S. Emery-Schrenk, A. Ereditato, P. Fernandez, T. Feusels, A. J. Finch, G. A. Fiorentini, G. Fiorillo, C. Francois, M. Friend, Y. Fujii, R. Fujita, D. Fukuda, Y. Fukuda, K. Gameil, C. Giganti, F. Gizzarelli, T. Golan, M. Gonin, D. R. Hadley, J. T. Haigh, P. Hamacher-Baumann, M. Hartz, T. Hasegawa, N. C. Hastings, T. Hayashino, Y. Hayato, A. Hiramoto, M. Hogan, J. Holeczek, N. T.Hong Van, F. Hosomi, A. K. Ichikawa, M. Ikeda, T. Inoue, R. A. Intonti, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, M. Ishitsuka, K. Iwamoto, A. Izmaylov, B. Jamieson, C. Jesus, M. Jiang, S. Johnson, P. Jonsson, C. K. Jung, M. Kabirnezhad, A. C. Kaboth, T. Kajita, H. Kakuno, J. Kameda, D. Karlen, T. Katori, Y. Kato, E. Kearns, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, H. Kim, J. Kim, S. King, J. Kisiel, A. Knight, A. Knox, T. Kobayashi, L. Koch, T. Koga, A. Konaka, L. L. Kormos, Y. Koshio, K. Kowalik, H. Kubo, Y. Kudenko, R. Kurjata, T. Kutter, M. Kuze, L. Labarga, J. Lagoda, M. Lamoureux, P. Lasorak, M. Laveder, M. Lawe, M. Licciardi, T. Lindner, R. P. Litchfield, X. Li, A. Longhin, J. P. Lopez, T. Lou, L. Ludovici, X. Lu, T. Lux, L. Magaletti, K. Mahn, M. Malek, S. Manly, L. Maret, A. D. Marino, J. F. Martin, P. Martins, T. Maruyama, T. Matsubara, V. Matveev, K. Mavrokoridis, W. Y. Ma, E. Mazzucato, M. McCarthy, N. McCauley, K. S. McFarland, C. McGrew, A. Mefodiev, C. Metelko, M. Mezzetto, A. Minamino, O. Mineev, S. Mine, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, J. Morrison, Th A. Mueller, S. Murphy, Y. Nagai, T. Nakadaira, M. Nakahata, Y. Nakajima, A. Nakamura, K. G. Nakamura, K. Nakamura, K. D. Nakamura, Y. Nakanishi, S. Nakayama, T. Nakaya, K. Nakayoshi, C. Nantais, K. Niewczas, K. Nishikawa, Y. Nishimura, T. S. Nonnenmacher, P. Novella, J. Nowak, H. M. O'Keeffe, L. O'Sullivan, K. Okumura, T. Okusawa, S. M. Oser, R. A. Owen, Y. Oyama, V. Palladino, J. L. Palomino, V. Paolone, W. C. Parker, P. Paudyal, M. Pavin, D. Payne, L. Pickering, C. Pidcott, E. S.Pinzon Guerra, C. Pistillo, B. Popov, K. Porwit, M. Posiadala-Zezula, A. Pritchard, B. Quilain, T. Radermacher, E. Radicioni, P. N. Ratoff, E. Reinherz-Aronis, C. Riccio, E. Rondio, B. Rossi, S. Roth, A. Rubbia, A. C. Ruggeri, A. Rychter, K. Sakashita, F. Sánchez, S. Sasaki, K. Scholberg, J. Schwehr, M. Scott, Y. Seiya, T. Sekiguchi, H. Sekiya, D. Sgalaberna, R. Shah, A. Shaikhiev, F. Shaker, D. Shaw, A. Shaykina, M. Shiozawa, A. Smirnov, M. Smy, J. T. Sobczyk, H. Sobel, Y. Sonoda, J. Steinmann, T. Stewart, P. Stowell, S. Suvorov, A. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, Y. Suzuki, A. A. Sztuc, R. Tacik, M. Tada, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, R. Tamura, H. K. Tanaka, H. A. Tanaka, L. F. Thompson, W. Toki, C. Touramanis, K. M. Tsui, T. Tsukamoto, M. Tzanov, Y. Uchida, W. Uno, M. Vagins, Z. Vallari, D. Vargas, G. Vasseur, C. Vilela, T. Vladisavljevic, V. V. Volkov, T. Wachala, J. Walker, Y. Wang, D. Wark, M. O. Wascko, A. Weber, R. Wendell, M. J. Wilking, C. Wilkinson, J. R. Wilson, R. J. Wilson, C. Wret, Y. Yamada, K. Yamamoto, S. Yamasu, C. Yanagisawa, G. Yang, T. Yano, K. Yasutome, S. Yen, N. Yershov, M. Yokoyama, T. Yoshida, M. Yu, A. Zalewska, J. Zalipska, K. Zaremba, G. Zarnecki, M. Ziembicki, E. D. Zimmerman, M. Zito, S. Zsoldos, A. Zykova

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Abstract

Neutrino neutral-current (NC) induced single photon production is a subleading order process for accelerator-based neutrino beam experiments including T2K. It is, however, an important process to understand because it is a background for electron (anti)neutrino appearance oscillation experiments. Here, we performed the first search of this process below 1 GeV using the finegrained detector at the T2K ND280 off-axis near detector. By reconstructing single photon kinematics from electron positron pairs, we achieved 95% pure gamma ray sample from 5.738 1020 protons-on-targets neutrino mode data. We do not find positive evidence of NC induced single photon production in this sample. We set the model-dependent upper limit on the cross-section for this process, at 0.114 10-38 cm2 (90% C.L.) per nucleon, using the J-PARC off-axis neutrino beam with an average energy of .En. ~ 0.6 GeV. This is the first limit on this process below 1.GeV which is important for current and future oscillation experiments looking for electron neutrino appearance oscillation signals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number08LT01
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Volume46
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

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neutral currents
neutrinos
neutrino beams
detectors
photons
oscillations
electron-positron pairs
accelerators
electrons
kinematics
gamma rays
protons
cross sections
energy

Keywords

  • CP violation
  • Mini- BooNE
  • neutrino
  • neutrino interaction
  • neutrino oscillation
  • T2K

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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The T2k Collaboration, T. C., Abe, K., Akutsu, R., Ali, A., Andreopoulos, C., Anthony, L., ... Zykova, A. (2019). Search for neutral-current induced single photon production at the ND280 near detector in T2K. Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, 46(8), [08LT01]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6471/ab227d

Search for neutral-current induced single photon production at the ND280 near detector in T2K. / The T2k Collaboration, T2k Collaboration; Abe, K.; Akutsu, R.; Ali, A.; Andreopoulos, C.; Anthony, L.; Antonova, M.; Aoki, S.; Ariga, A.; Ashida, Y.; Awataguchi, Y.; Azuma, Y.; Ban, S.; Barbi, M.; Barker, G. J.; Barr, G.; Barry, C.; Batkiewicz-Kwasniak, M.; Bench, F.; Berardi, V.; Berkman, S.; Berner, R. M.; Berns, L.; Bhadra, S.; Bienstock, S.; Blondel, A.; Bolognesi, S.; Bourguille, B.; Boyd, S. B.; Brailsford, D.; Bravar, A.; Bronner, C.; Avanzini, M. Buizza; Calcutt, J.; Campbell, T.; Cao, S.; Cartwright, S. L.; Catanesi, M. G.; Cervera, A.; Chappell, A.; Checchia, C.; Cherdack, D.; Chikuma, N.; Christodoulou, G.; Coleman, J.; Collazuol, G.; Coplowe, D.; Cudd, A.; Dabrowska, A.; Rosa, G. De; Dealtry, T.; Denner, P. F.; Dennis, S. R.; Densham, C.; Lodovico, F. Di; Dokania, N.; Dolan, S.; Drapier, O.; Duffy, K. E.; Dumarchez, J.; Dunne, P.; Emery-Schrenk, S.; Ereditato, A.; Fernandez, P.; Feusels, T.; Finch, A. J.; Fiorentini, G. A.; Fiorillo, G.; Francois, C.; Friend, M.; Fujii, Y.; Fujita, R.; Fukuda, D.; Fukuda, Y.; Gameil, K.; Giganti, C.; Gizzarelli, F.; Golan, T.; Gonin, M.; Hadley, D. R.; Haigh, J. T.; Hamacher-Baumann, P.; Hartz, M.; Hasegawa, T.; Hastings, N. C.; Hayashino, T.; Hayato, Y.; Hiramoto, A.; Hogan, M.; Holeczek, J.; Van, N. T.Hong; Hosomi, F.; Ichikawa, A. K.; Ikeda, M.; Inoue, T.; Intonti, R. A.; Ishida, T.; Ishii, T.; Ishitsuka, M.; Iwamoto, K.; Izmaylov, A.; Jamieson, B.; Jesus, C.; Jiang, M.; Johnson, S.; Jonsson, P.; Jung, C. K.; Kabirnezhad, M.; Kaboth, A. C.; Kajita, T.; Kakuno, H.; Kameda, J.; Karlen, D.; Katori, T.; Kato, Y.; Kearns, E.; Khabibullin, M.; Khotjantsev, A.; Kim, H.; Kim, J.; King, S.; Kisiel, J.; Knight, A.; Knox, A.; Kobayashi, T.; Koch, L.; Koga, T.; Konaka, A.; Kormos, L. L.; Koshio, Y.; Kowalik, K.; Kubo, H.; Kudenko, Y.; Kurjata, R.; Kutter, T.; Kuze, M.; Labarga, L.; Lagoda, J.; Lamoureux, M.; Lasorak, P.; Laveder, M.; Lawe, M.; Licciardi, M.; Lindner, T.; Litchfield, R. P.; Li, X.; Longhin, A.; Lopez, J. P.; Lou, T.; Ludovici, L.; Lu, X.; Lux, T.; Magaletti, L.; Mahn, K.; Malek, M.; Manly, S.; Maret, L.; Marino, A. D.; Martin, J. F.; Martins, P.; Maruyama, T.; Matsubara, T.; Matveev, V.; Mavrokoridis, K.; Ma, W. Y.; Mazzucato, E.; McCarthy, M.; McCauley, N.; McFarland, K. S.; McGrew, C.; Mefodiev, A.; Metelko, C.; Mezzetto, M.; Minamino, A.; Mineev, O.; Mine, S.; Miura, M.; Moriyama, S.; Morrison, J.; Mueller, Th A.; Murphy, S.; Nagai, Y.; Nakadaira, T.; Nakahata, M.; Nakajima, Y.; Nakamura, A.; Nakamura, K. G.; Nakamura, K.; Nakamura, K. D.; Nakanishi, Y.; Nakayama, S.; Nakaya, T.; Nakayoshi, K.; Nantais, C.; Niewczas, K.; Nishikawa, K.; Nishimura, Y.; Nonnenmacher, T. S.; Novella, P.; Nowak, J.; O'Keeffe, H. M.; O'Sullivan, L.; Okumura, K.; Okusawa, T.; Oser, S. M.; Owen, R. A.; Oyama, Y.; Palladino, V.; Palomino, J. L.; Paolone, V.; Parker, W. C.; Paudyal, P.; Pavin, M.; Payne, D.; Pickering, L.; Pidcott, C.; Guerra, E. S.Pinzon; Pistillo, C.; Popov, B.; Porwit, K.; Posiadala-Zezula, M.; Pritchard, A.; Quilain, B.; Radermacher, T.; Radicioni, E.; Ratoff, P. N.; Reinherz-Aronis, E.; Riccio, C.; Rondio, E.; Rossi, B.; Roth, S.; Rubbia, A.; Ruggeri, A. C.; Rychter, A.; Sakashita, K.; Sánchez, F.; Sasaki, S.; Scholberg, K.; Schwehr, J.; Scott, M.; Seiya, Y.; Sekiguchi, T.; Sekiya, H.; Sgalaberna, D.; Shah, R.; Shaikhiev, A.; Shaker, F.; Shaw, D.; Shaykina, A.; Shiozawa, M.; Smirnov, A.; Smy, M.; Sobczyk, J. T.; Sobel, H.; Sonoda, Y.; Steinmann, J.; Stewart, T.; Stowell, P.; Suvorov, S.; Suzuki, A.; Suzuki, S. Y.; Suzuki, Y.; Sztuc, A. A.; Tacik, R.; Tada, M.; Takeda, A.; Takeuchi, Y.; Tamura, R.; Tanaka, H. K.; Tanaka, H. A.; Thompson, L. F.; Toki, W.; Touramanis, C.; Tsui, K. M.; Tsukamoto, T.; Tzanov, M.; Uchida, Y.; Uno, W.; Vagins, M.; Vallari, Z.; Vargas, D.; Vasseur, G.; Vilela, C.; Vladisavljevic, T.; Volkov, V. V.; Wachala, T.; Walker, J.; Wang, Y.; Wark, D.; Wascko, M. O.; Weber, A.; Wendell, R.; Wilking, M. J.; Wilkinson, C.; Wilson, J. R.; Wilson, R. J.; Wret, C.; Yamada, Y.; Yamamoto, K.; Yamasu, S.; Yanagisawa, C.; Yang, G.; Yano, T.; Yasutome, K.; Yen, S.; Yershov, N.; Yokoyama, M.; Yoshida, T.; Yu, M.; Zalewska, A.; Zalipska, J.; Zaremba, K.; Zarnecki, G.; Ziembicki, M.; Zimmerman, E. D.; Zito, M.; Zsoldos, S.; Zykova, A.

In: Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, Vol. 46, No. 8, 08LT01, 01.01.2019.

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The T2k Collaboration, TC, Abe, K, Akutsu, R, Ali, A, Andreopoulos, C, Anthony, L, Antonova, M, Aoki, S, Ariga, A, Ashida, Y, Awataguchi, Y, Azuma, Y, Ban, S, Barbi, M, Barker, GJ, Barr, G, Barry, C, Batkiewicz-Kwasniak, M, Bench, F, Berardi, V, Berkman, S, Berner, RM, Berns, L, Bhadra, S, Bienstock, S, Blondel, A, Bolognesi, S, Bourguille, B, Boyd, SB, Brailsford, D, Bravar, A, Bronner, C, Avanzini, MB, Calcutt, J, Campbell, T, Cao, S, Cartwright, SL, Catanesi, MG, Cervera, A, Chappell, A, Checchia, C, Cherdack, D, Chikuma, N, Christodoulou, G, Coleman, J, Collazuol, G, Coplowe, D, Cudd, A, Dabrowska, A, Rosa, GD, Dealtry, T, Denner, PF, Dennis, SR, Densham, C, Lodovico, FD, Dokania, N, Dolan, S, Drapier, O, Duffy, KE, Dumarchez, J, Dunne, P, Emery-Schrenk, S, Ereditato, A, Fernandez, P, Feusels, T, Finch, AJ, Fiorentini, GA, Fiorillo, G, Francois, C, Friend, M, Fujii, Y, Fujita, R, Fukuda, D, Fukuda, Y, Gameil, K, Giganti, C, Gizzarelli, F, Golan, T, Gonin, M, Hadley, DR, Haigh, JT, Hamacher-Baumann, P, Hartz, M, Hasegawa, T, Hastings, NC, Hayashino, T, Hayato, Y, Hiramoto, A, Hogan, M, Holeczek, J, Van, NTH, Hosomi, F, Ichikawa, AK, Ikeda, M, Inoue, T, Intonti, RA, Ishida, T, Ishii, T, Ishitsuka, M, Iwamoto, K, Izmaylov, A, Jamieson, B, Jesus, C, Jiang, M, Johnson, S, Jonsson, P, Jung, CK, Kabirnezhad, M, Kaboth, AC, Kajita, T, Kakuno, H, Kameda, J, Karlen, D, Katori, T, Kato, Y, Kearns, E, Khabibullin, M, Khotjantsev, A, Kim, H, Kim, J, King, S, Kisiel, J, Knight, A, Knox, A, Kobayashi, T, Koch, L, Koga, T, Konaka, A, Kormos, LL, Koshio, Y, Kowalik, K, Kubo, H, Kudenko, Y, Kurjata, R, Kutter, T, Kuze, M, Labarga, L, Lagoda, J, Lamoureux, M, Lasorak, P, Laveder, M, Lawe, M, Licciardi, M, Lindner, T, Litchfield, RP, Li, X, Longhin, A, Lopez, JP, Lou, T, Ludovici, L, Lu, X, Lux, T, Magaletti, L, Mahn, K, Malek, M, Manly, S, Maret, L, Marino, AD, Martin, JF, Martins, P, Maruyama, T, Matsubara, T, Matveev, V, Mavrokoridis, K, Ma, WY, Mazzucato, E, McCarthy, M, McCauley, N, McFarland, KS, McGrew, C, Mefodiev, A, Metelko, C, Mezzetto, M, Minamino, A, Mineev, O, Mine, S, Miura, M, Moriyama, S, Morrison, J, Mueller, TA, Murphy, S, Nagai, Y, Nakadaira, T, Nakahata, M, Nakajima, Y, Nakamura, A, Nakamura, KG, Nakamura, K, Nakamura, KD, Nakanishi, Y, Nakayama, S, Nakaya, T, Nakayoshi, K, Nantais, C, Niewczas, K, Nishikawa, K, Nishimura, Y, Nonnenmacher, TS, Novella, P, Nowak, J, O'Keeffe, HM, O'Sullivan, L, Okumura, K, Okusawa, T, Oser, SM, Owen, RA, Oyama, Y, Palladino, V, Palomino, JL, Paolone, V, Parker, WC, Paudyal, P, Pavin, M, Payne, D, Pickering, L, Pidcott, C, Guerra, ESP, Pistillo, C, Popov, B, Porwit, K, Posiadala-Zezula, M, Pritchard, A, Quilain, B, Radermacher, T, Radicioni, E, Ratoff, PN, Reinherz-Aronis, E, Riccio, C, Rondio, E, Rossi, B, Roth, S, Rubbia, A, Ruggeri, AC, Rychter, A, Sakashita, K, Sánchez, F, Sasaki, S, Scholberg, K, Schwehr, J, Scott, M, Seiya, Y, Sekiguchi, T, Sekiya, H, Sgalaberna, D, Shah, R, Shaikhiev, A, Shaker, F, Shaw, D, Shaykina, A, Shiozawa, M, Smirnov, A, Smy, M, Sobczyk, JT, Sobel, H, Sonoda, Y, Steinmann, J, Stewart, T, Stowell, P, Suvorov, S, Suzuki, A, Suzuki, SY, Suzuki, Y, Sztuc, AA, Tacik, R, Tada, M, Takeda, A, Takeuchi, Y, Tamura, R, Tanaka, HK, Tanaka, HA, Thompson, LF, Toki, W, Touramanis, C, Tsui, KM, Tsukamoto, T, Tzanov, M, Uchida, Y, Uno, W, Vagins, M, Vallari, Z, Vargas, D, Vasseur, G, Vilela, C, Vladisavljevic, T, Volkov, VV, Wachala, T, Walker, J, Wang, Y, Wark, D, Wascko, MO, Weber, A, Wendell, R, Wilking, MJ, Wilkinson, C, Wilson, JR, Wilson, RJ, Wret, C, Yamada, Y, Yamamoto, K, Yamasu, S, Yanagisawa, C, Yang, G, Yano, T, Yasutome, K, Yen, S, Yershov, N, Yokoyama, M, Yoshida, T, Yu, M, Zalewska, A, Zalipska, J, Zaremba, K, Zarnecki, G, Ziembicki, M, Zimmerman, ED, Zito, M, Zsoldos, S & Zykova, A 2019, 'Search for neutral-current induced single photon production at the ND280 near detector in T2K', Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, vol. 46, no. 8, 08LT01. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6471/ab227d
The T2k Collaboration, T2k Collaboration ; Abe, K. ; Akutsu, R. ; Ali, A. ; Andreopoulos, C. ; Anthony, L. ; Antonova, M. ; Aoki, S. ; Ariga, A. ; Ashida, Y. ; Awataguchi, Y. ; Azuma, Y. ; Ban, S. ; Barbi, M. ; Barker, G. J. ; Barr, G. ; Barry, C. ; Batkiewicz-Kwasniak, M. ; Bench, F. ; Berardi, V. ; Berkman, S. ; Berner, R. M. ; Berns, L. ; Bhadra, S. ; Bienstock, S. ; Blondel, A. ; Bolognesi, S. ; Bourguille, B. ; Boyd, S. B. ; Brailsford, D. ; Bravar, A. ; Bronner, C. ; Avanzini, M. Buizza ; Calcutt, J. ; Campbell, T. ; Cao, S. ; Cartwright, S. L. ; Catanesi, M. G. ; Cervera, A. ; Chappell, A. ; Checchia, C. ; Cherdack, D. ; Chikuma, N. ; Christodoulou, G. ; Coleman, J. ; Collazuol, G. ; Coplowe, D. ; Cudd, A. ; Dabrowska, A. ; Rosa, G. De ; Dealtry, T. ; Denner, P. F. ; Dennis, S. R. ; Densham, C. ; Lodovico, F. Di ; Dokania, N. ; Dolan, S. ; Drapier, O. ; Duffy, K. E. ; Dumarchez, J. ; Dunne, P. ; Emery-Schrenk, S. ; Ereditato, A. ; Fernandez, P. ; Feusels, T. ; Finch, A. J. ; Fiorentini, G. A. ; Fiorillo, G. ; Francois, C. ; Friend, M. ; Fujii, Y. ; Fujita, R. ; Fukuda, D. ; Fukuda, Y. ; Gameil, K. ; Giganti, C. ; Gizzarelli, F. ; Golan, T. ; Gonin, M. ; Hadley, D. R. ; Haigh, J. T. ; Hamacher-Baumann, P. ; Hartz, M. ; Hasegawa, T. ; Hastings, N. C. ; Hayashino, T. ; Hayato, Y. ; Hiramoto, A. ; Hogan, M. ; Holeczek, J. ; Van, N. T.Hong ; Hosomi, F. ; Ichikawa, A. K. ; Ikeda, M. ; Inoue, T. ; Intonti, R. A. ; Ishida, T. ; Ishii, T. ; Ishitsuka, M. ; Iwamoto, K. ; Izmaylov, A. ; Jamieson, B. ; Jesus, C. ; Jiang, M. ; Johnson, S. ; Jonsson, P. ; Jung, C. K. ; Kabirnezhad, M. ; Kaboth, A. C. ; Kajita, T. ; Kakuno, H. ; Kameda, J. ; Karlen, D. ; Katori, T. ; Kato, Y. ; Kearns, E. ; Khabibullin, M. ; Khotjantsev, A. ; Kim, H. ; Kim, J. ; King, S. ; Kisiel, J. ; Knight, A. ; Knox, A. ; Kobayashi, T. ; Koch, L. ; Koga, T. ; Konaka, A. ; Kormos, L. L. ; Koshio, Y. ; Kowalik, K. ; Kubo, H. ; Kudenko, Y. ; Kurjata, R. ; Kutter, T. ; Kuze, M. ; Labarga, L. ; Lagoda, J. ; Lamoureux, M. ; Lasorak, P. ; Laveder, M. ; Lawe, M. ; Licciardi, M. ; Lindner, T. ; Litchfield, R. P. ; Li, X. ; Longhin, A. ; Lopez, J. P. ; Lou, T. ; Ludovici, L. ; Lu, X. ; Lux, T. ; Magaletti, L. ; Mahn, K. ; Malek, M. ; Manly, S. ; Maret, L. ; Marino, A. D. ; Martin, J. F. ; Martins, P. ; Maruyama, T. ; Matsubara, T. ; Matveev, V. ; Mavrokoridis, K. ; Ma, W. Y. ; Mazzucato, E. ; McCarthy, M. ; McCauley, N. ; McFarland, K. S. ; McGrew, C. ; Mefodiev, A. ; Metelko, C. ; Mezzetto, M. ; Minamino, A. ; Mineev, O. ; Mine, S. ; Miura, M. ; Moriyama, S. ; Morrison, J. ; Mueller, Th A. ; Murphy, S. ; Nagai, Y. ; Nakadaira, T. ; Nakahata, M. ; Nakajima, Y. ; Nakamura, A. ; Nakamura, K. G. ; Nakamura, K. ; Nakamura, K. D. ; Nakanishi, Y. ; Nakayama, S. ; Nakaya, T. ; Nakayoshi, K. ; Nantais, C. ; Niewczas, K. ; Nishikawa, K. ; Nishimura, Y. ; Nonnenmacher, T. S. ; Novella, P. ; Nowak, J. ; O'Keeffe, H. M. ; O'Sullivan, L. ; Okumura, K. ; Okusawa, T. ; Oser, S. M. ; Owen, R. A. ; Oyama, Y. ; Palladino, V. ; Palomino, J. L. ; Paolone, V. ; Parker, W. C. ; Paudyal, P. ; Pavin, M. ; Payne, D. ; Pickering, L. ; Pidcott, C. ; Guerra, E. S.Pinzon ; Pistillo, C. ; Popov, B. ; Porwit, K. ; Posiadala-Zezula, M. ; Pritchard, A. ; Quilain, B. ; Radermacher, T. ; Radicioni, E. ; Ratoff, P. N. ; Reinherz-Aronis, E. ; Riccio, C. ; Rondio, E. ; Rossi, B. ; Roth, S. ; Rubbia, A. ; Ruggeri, A. C. ; Rychter, A. ; Sakashita, K. ; Sánchez, F. ; Sasaki, S. ; Scholberg, K. ; Schwehr, J. ; Scott, M. ; Seiya, Y. ; Sekiguchi, T. ; Sekiya, H. ; Sgalaberna, D. ; Shah, R. ; Shaikhiev, A. ; Shaker, F. ; Shaw, D. ; Shaykina, A. ; Shiozawa, M. ; Smirnov, A. ; Smy, M. ; Sobczyk, J. T. ; Sobel, H. ; Sonoda, Y. ; Steinmann, J. ; Stewart, T. ; Stowell, P. ; Suvorov, S. ; Suzuki, A. ; Suzuki, S. Y. ; Suzuki, Y. ; Sztuc, A. A. ; Tacik, R. ; Tada, M. ; Takeda, A. ; Takeuchi, Y. ; Tamura, R. ; Tanaka, H. K. ; Tanaka, H. A. ; Thompson, L. F. ; Toki, W. ; Touramanis, C. ; Tsui, K. M. ; Tsukamoto, T. ; Tzanov, M. ; Uchida, Y. ; Uno, W. ; Vagins, M. ; Vallari, Z. ; Vargas, D. ; Vasseur, G. ; Vilela, C. ; Vladisavljevic, T. ; Volkov, V. V. ; Wachala, T. ; Walker, J. ; Wang, Y. ; Wark, D. ; Wascko, M. O. ; Weber, A. ; Wendell, R. ; Wilking, M. J. ; Wilkinson, C. ; Wilson, J. R. ; Wilson, R. J. ; Wret, C. ; Yamada, Y. ; Yamamoto, K. ; Yamasu, S. ; Yanagisawa, C. ; Yang, G. ; Yano, T. ; Yasutome, K. ; Yen, S. ; Yershov, N. ; Yokoyama, M. ; Yoshida, T. ; Yu, M. ; Zalewska, A. ; Zalipska, J. ; Zaremba, K. ; Zarnecki, G. ; Ziembicki, M. ; Zimmerman, E. D. ; Zito, M. ; Zsoldos, S. ; Zykova, A. / Search for neutral-current induced single photon production at the ND280 near detector in T2K. In: Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics. 2019 ; Vol. 46, No. 8.
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title = "Search for neutral-current induced single photon production at the ND280 near detector in T2K",
abstract = "Neutrino neutral-current (NC) induced single photon production is a subleading order process for accelerator-based neutrino beam experiments including T2K. It is, however, an important process to understand because it is a background for electron (anti)neutrino appearance oscillation experiments. Here, we performed the first search of this process below 1 GeV using the finegrained detector at the T2K ND280 off-axis near detector. By reconstructing single photon kinematics from electron positron pairs, we achieved 95{\%} pure gamma ray sample from 5.738 1020 protons-on-targets neutrino mode data. We do not find positive evidence of NC induced single photon production in this sample. We set the model-dependent upper limit on the cross-section for this process, at 0.114 10-38 cm2 (90{\%} C.L.) per nucleon, using the J-PARC off-axis neutrino beam with an average energy of .En. ~ 0.6 GeV. This is the first limit on this process below 1.GeV which is important for current and future oscillation experiments looking for electron neutrino appearance oscillation signals.",
keywords = "CP violation, Mini- BooNE, neutrino, neutrino interaction, neutrino oscillation, T2K",
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Knight and A. Knox and T. Kobayashi and L. Koch and T. Koga and A. Konaka and Kormos, {L. L.} and Y. Koshio and K. Kowalik and H. Kubo and Y. Kudenko and R. Kurjata and T. Kutter and M. Kuze and L. Labarga and J. Lagoda and M. Lamoureux and P. Lasorak and M. Laveder and M. Lawe and M. Licciardi and T. Lindner and Litchfield, {R. P.} and X. Li and A. Longhin and Lopez, {J. P.} and T. Lou and L. Ludovici and X. Lu and T. Lux and L. Magaletti and K. Mahn and M. Malek and S. Manly and L. Maret and Marino, {A. D.} and Martin, {J. F.} and P. Martins and T. Maruyama and T. Matsubara and V. Matveev and K. Mavrokoridis and Ma, {W. Y.} and E. Mazzucato and M. McCarthy and N. McCauley and McFarland, {K. S.} and C. McGrew and A. Mefodiev and C. Metelko and M. Mezzetto and A. Minamino and O. Mineev and S. Mine and M. Miura and S. Moriyama and J. Morrison and Mueller, {Th A.} and S. Murphy and Y. Nagai and T. Nakadaira and M. Nakahata and Y. Nakajima and A. Nakamura and Nakamura, {K. G.} and K. 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TY - JOUR

T1 - Search for neutral-current induced single photon production at the ND280 near detector in T2K

AU - The T2k Collaboration, T2k Collaboration

AU - Abe, K.

AU - Akutsu, R.

AU - Ali, A.

AU - Andreopoulos, C.

AU - Anthony, L.

AU - Antonova, M.

AU - Aoki, S.

AU - Ariga, A.

AU - Ashida, Y.

AU - Awataguchi, Y.

AU - Azuma, Y.

AU - Ban, S.

AU - Barbi, M.

AU - Barker, G. J.

AU - Barr, G.

AU - Barry, C.

AU - Batkiewicz-Kwasniak, M.

AU - Bench, F.

AU - Berardi, V.

AU - Berkman, S.

AU - Berner, R. M.

AU - Berns, L.

AU - Bhadra, S.

AU - Bienstock, S.

AU - Blondel, A.

AU - Bolognesi, S.

AU - Bourguille, B.

AU - Boyd, S. B.

AU - Brailsford, D.

AU - Bravar, A.

AU - Bronner, C.

AU - Avanzini, M. Buizza

AU - Calcutt, J.

AU - Campbell, T.

AU - Cao, S.

AU - Cartwright, S. L.

AU - Catanesi, M. G.

AU - Cervera, A.

AU - Chappell, A.

AU - Checchia, C.

AU - Cherdack, D.

AU - Chikuma, N.

AU - Christodoulou, G.

AU - Coleman, J.

AU - Collazuol, G.

AU - Coplowe, D.

AU - Cudd, A.

AU - Dabrowska, A.

AU - Rosa, G. De

AU - Dealtry, T.

AU - Denner, P. F.

AU - Dennis, S. R.

AU - Densham, C.

AU - Lodovico, F. Di

AU - Dokania, N.

AU - Dolan, S.

AU - Drapier, O.

AU - Duffy, K. E.

AU - Dumarchez, J.

AU - Dunne, P.

AU - Emery-Schrenk, S.

AU - Ereditato, A.

AU - Fernandez, P.

AU - Feusels, T.

AU - Finch, A. J.

AU - Fiorentini, G. A.

AU - Fiorillo, G.

AU - Francois, C.

AU - Friend, M.

AU - Fujii, Y.

AU - Fujita, R.

AU - Fukuda, D.

AU - Fukuda, Y.

AU - Gameil, K.

AU - Giganti, C.

AU - Gizzarelli, F.

AU - Golan, T.

AU - Gonin, M.

AU - Hadley, D. R.

AU - Haigh, J. T.

AU - Hamacher-Baumann, P.

AU - Hartz, M.

AU - Hasegawa, T.

AU - Hastings, N. C.

AU - Hayashino, T.

AU - Hayato, Y.

AU - Hiramoto, A.

AU - Hogan, M.

AU - Holeczek, J.

AU - Van, N. T.Hong

AU - Hosomi, F.

AU - Ichikawa, A. K.

AU - Ikeda, M.

AU - Inoue, T.

AU - Intonti, R. A.

AU - Ishida, T.

AU - Ishii, T.

AU - Ishitsuka, M.

AU - Iwamoto, K.

AU - Izmaylov, A.

AU - Jamieson, B.

AU - Jesus, C.

AU - Jiang, M.

AU - Johnson, S.

AU - Jonsson, P.

AU - Jung, C. K.

AU - Kabirnezhad, M.

AU - Kaboth, A. C.

AU - Kajita, T.

AU - Kakuno, H.

AU - Kameda, J.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Katori, T.

AU - Kato, Y.

AU - Kearns, E.

AU - Khabibullin, M.

AU - Khotjantsev, A.

AU - Kim, H.

AU - Kim, J.

AU - King, S.

AU - Kisiel, J.

AU - Knight, A.

AU - Knox, A.

AU - Kobayashi, T.

AU - Koch, L.

AU - Koga, T.

AU - Konaka, A.

AU - Kormos, L. L.

AU - Koshio, Y.

AU - Kowalik, K.

AU - Kubo, H.

AU - Kudenko, Y.

AU - Kurjata, R.

AU - Kutter, T.

AU - Kuze, M.

AU - Labarga, L.

AU - Lagoda, J.

AU - Lamoureux, M.

AU - Lasorak, P.

AU - Laveder, M.

AU - Lawe, M.

AU - Licciardi, M.

AU - Lindner, T.

AU - Litchfield, R. P.

AU - Li, X.

AU - Longhin, A.

AU - Lopez, J. P.

AU - Lou, T.

AU - Ludovici, L.

AU - Lu, X.

AU - Lux, T.

AU - Magaletti, L.

AU - Mahn, K.

AU - Malek, M.

AU - Manly, S.

AU - Maret, L.

AU - Marino, A. D.

AU - Martin, J. F.

AU - Martins, P.

AU - Maruyama, T.

AU - Matsubara, T.

AU - Matveev, V.

AU - Mavrokoridis, K.

AU - Ma, W. Y.

AU - Mazzucato, E.

AU - McCarthy, M.

AU - McCauley, N.

AU - McFarland, K. S.

AU - McGrew, C.

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PY - 2019/1/1

Y1 - 2019/1/1

N2 - Neutrino neutral-current (NC) induced single photon production is a subleading order process for accelerator-based neutrino beam experiments including T2K. It is, however, an important process to understand because it is a background for electron (anti)neutrino appearance oscillation experiments. Here, we performed the first search of this process below 1 GeV using the finegrained detector at the T2K ND280 off-axis near detector. By reconstructing single photon kinematics from electron positron pairs, we achieved 95% pure gamma ray sample from 5.738 1020 protons-on-targets neutrino mode data. We do not find positive evidence of NC induced single photon production in this sample. We set the model-dependent upper limit on the cross-section for this process, at 0.114 10-38 cm2 (90% C.L.) per nucleon, using the J-PARC off-axis neutrino beam with an average energy of .En. ~ 0.6 GeV. This is the first limit on this process below 1.GeV which is important for current and future oscillation experiments looking for electron neutrino appearance oscillation signals.

AB - Neutrino neutral-current (NC) induced single photon production is a subleading order process for accelerator-based neutrino beam experiments including T2K. It is, however, an important process to understand because it is a background for electron (anti)neutrino appearance oscillation experiments. Here, we performed the first search of this process below 1 GeV using the finegrained detector at the T2K ND280 off-axis near detector. By reconstructing single photon kinematics from electron positron pairs, we achieved 95% pure gamma ray sample from 5.738 1020 protons-on-targets neutrino mode data. We do not find positive evidence of NC induced single photon production in this sample. We set the model-dependent upper limit on the cross-section for this process, at 0.114 10-38 cm2 (90% C.L.) per nucleon, using the J-PARC off-axis neutrino beam with an average energy of .En. ~ 0.6 GeV. This is the first limit on this process below 1.GeV which is important for current and future oscillation experiments looking for electron neutrino appearance oscillation signals.

KW - CP violation

KW - Mini- BooNE

KW - neutrino

KW - neutrino interaction

KW - neutrino oscillation

KW - T2K

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U2 - 10.1088/1361-6471/ab227d

DO - 10.1088/1361-6471/ab227d

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85070804920

VL - 46

JO - Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics

JF - Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics

SN - 0954-3899

IS - 8

M1 - 08LT01

ER -