Search for proton decay via p→μ+K0 in Super-Kamiokande I, II, and III

C. Regis, K. Abe, Y. Hayato, K. Iyogi, J. Kameda, Y. Koshio, Ll Marti, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, S. Nakayama, Y. Obayashi, H. Sekiya, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeda, Y. Takenaga, K. Ueno, T. Yokozawa, H. KajiT. Kajita, K. Kaneyuki, K. P. Lee, K. Okumura, T. McLachlan, L. Labarga, E. Kearns, J. L. Raaf, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, M. Goldhaber, K. Bays, G. Carminati, W. R. Kropp, S. Mine, A. Renshaw, 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, K. Scholberg, C. W. Walter, R. A. Wendell, T. Wongjirad, T. Ishizuka, S. Tasaka, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, S. N. Smith, T. Hasegawa, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, T. Kobayashi, T. Nakadaira, K. Nakamura, K. Nishikawa, Y. Oyama, K. Sakashita, T. Sekiguchi, T. Tsukamoto, A. T. Suzuki, Y. Takeuchi, K. Ieki, M. Ikeda, H. Kubo, A. Minamino, A. Murakami, T. Nakaya, Y. Fukuda, K. Choi, Y. Itow, G. Mitsuka, M. Miyake, P. Mijakowski, J. Hignight, J. Imber, C. K. Jung, I. Taylor, C. Yanagisawa, H. Ishino, A. Kibayashi, T. Mori, M. Sakuda, J. Takeuchi, Y. Kuno, S. B. Kim, H. Okazawa, Y. Choi, K. Nishijima, M. Koshiba, Y. Totsuka, M. Yokoyama, K. Martens, M. R. Vagins, S. Chen, H. Sui, Z. Yang, H. Zhang, K. Connolly, M. Dziomba, R. J. Wilkes

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Abstract

We have searched for proton decay via p→μ +K0 using data from a 91.7kiloton•year exposure of Super-Kamiokande- I, a 49.2kiloton•year exposure of Super-Kamiokande II, and a 31.9kiloton•year exposure of Super-Kamiokande III. The number of candidate events in the data was consistent with the atmospheric neutrino background expectation and no evidence for proton decay in this mode was found. We set a partial lifetime lower limit of 1.6×1033years at the 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012006
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume86
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 23 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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