Search for proton decay via p→e+π0 in a large water cherenkov detector

Super-Kamiokande Collaboration

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We have searched for proton decay via p→e+π0 using data from a 25.5ktonyr exposure of the Super-Kamiokande detector. We find no candidate events with an expected background induced by atmospheric neutrinos of 0.1 events. From these data, we set a lower limit on the partial lifetime of the proton τ/Bp→e+π0 to be 1.6×1033years at a 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3319-3323
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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