Search for trilepton nucleon decay via p →e+νν and p →μ+νν in the Super-Kamiokande experiment

V. Takhistov, K. Abe, Y. Haga, Y. Hayato, M. Ikeda, K. Iyogi, J. Kameda, Y. Kishimoto, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, Y. Nakano, S. Nakayama, H. Sekiya, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeda, H. Tanaka, T. Tomura, K. UenoR. A. Wendell, T. Yokozawa, T. Irvine, T. Kajita, I. Kametani, K. Kaneyuki, K. P. Lee, T. McLachlan, Y. Nishimura, E. Richard, K. Okumura, L. Labarga, P. Fernandez, S. Berkman, H. A. Tanaka, S. Tobayama, J. Gustafson, E. Kearns, J. L. Raaf, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, M. Goldhaber, G. Carminati, W. R. Kropp, S. Mine, P. Weatherly, A. Renshaw, M. B. Smy, H. W. Sobel, K. S. Ganezer, B. L. Hartfiel, J. Hill, W. E. Keig, N. Hong, J. Y. Kim, I. T. Lim, T. Akiri, A. Himmel, K. Scholberg, C. W. Walter, T. Wongjirad, T. Ishizuka, S. Tasaka, J. S. Jang, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, S. N. Smith, T. Hasegawa, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, T. Kobayashi, T. Nakadaira, K. Nakamura, Y. Oyama, K. Sakashita, T. Sekiguchi, T. Tsukamoto, A. T. Suzuki, Y. Takeuchi, C. Bronner, S. Hirota, K. Huang, K. Ieki, T. Kikawa, A. Minamino, A. Murakami, T. Nakaya, K. Suzuki, S. Takahashi, K. Tateishi, Y. Fukuda, K. Choi, Y. Itow, G. Mitsuka, P. Mijakowski, J. Hignight, J. Imber, C. K. Jung, C. Yanagisawa, H. Ishino, A. Kibayashi, Y. Koshio, T. Mori, M. Sakuda, R. Yamaguchi, T. Yano, Y. Kuno, R. Tacik, S. B. Kim, H. Okazawa, Y. Choi, K. Nishijima, M. Koshiba, Y. Suda, Y. Totsuka, M. Yokoyama, K. Martens, Ll Marti, M. R. Vagins, J. F. Martin, P. De Perio, A. Konaka, M. J. Wilking, S. Chen, Y. Zhang, K. Connolly, R. J. Wilkes

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Abstract

The trilepton nucleon decay modes p→e+νν and p→μ+νν violate |Δ(B-L)| by two units. Using data from a 273.4 ktyr exposure of Super-Kamiokande a search for these decays yields a fit consistent with no signal. Accordingly, lower limits on the partial lifetimes of τp→e+νν>1.7×1032 years and τp→μ+νν>2.2×1032 years at a 90% confidence level are obtained. These limits can constrain Grand Unified Theories which allow for such processes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume113
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 4 2014

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Takhistov, V., Abe, K., Haga, Y., Hayato, Y., Ikeda, M., Iyogi, K., Kameda, J., Kishimoto, Y., Miura, M., Moriyama, S., Nakahata, M., Nakano, Y., Nakayama, S., Sekiya, H., Shiozawa, M., Suzuki, Y., Takeda, A., Tanaka, H., Tomura, T., ... Wilkes, R. J. (2014). Search for trilepton nucleon decay via p →e+νν and p →μ+νν in the Super-Kamiokande experiment. Physical Review Letters, 113(10), [101801]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.101801