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Constraints on neutrino decay lifetime using long-baseline charged and neutral current data

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Author(s):
Gomes, R. A. [1, 2] ; Gomes, A. L. G. [1] ; Peres, O. L. G. [3, 4]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Goias, Inst Fis, BR-74001970 Goiania, Go - Brazil
[2] Argonne Natl Lab, Argonne, IL 60439 - USA
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Fis Gleb Wataghin, BR-13083859 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[4] Abdus Salaam Int Ctr Theoret Phys, Abdus Salam Int Ctr Theoret Phys, I-34010 Trieste - Italy
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physics Letters B; v. 740, p. 345-352, JAN 5 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 23
Abstract

We investigate the status of a scenario involving oscillations and decay for charged and neutral current data from the MINOS and T2K experiments. We first present an analysis of charged current neutrino and anti-neutrino data from MINOS in the framework of oscillation with decay and obtain a best fit for non-zero decay parameter alpha(3). The MINOS charged and neutral current data analysis results in the best fit for vertical bar Delta m(32)(2)vertical bar = 2.34 x10(-3) eV(2), sin(2) theta(23) = 0.60 and zero decay parameter, which corresponds to the limit for standard oscillations. Our combined MINOS and T2K analysis reports a constraint at the 90% confidence level for the neutrino decay lifetime tau(3)/m(3) > 2.8 x 10(-12) s/eV. This is the best limit based only on accelerator produced neutrinos. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/16389-1 - Neutrino phenomenology
Grantee:Orlando Luis Goulart Peres
Support type: Regular Research Grants