Search for light sterile neutrinos with the T2K far detector Super-Kamiokande at a baseline of 295 km

Abe, K. and Akutsu, R. and Andreopoulos, C. and Antonova, M. and Aoki, S. and Ariga, A. and Ashida, Y. and Awataguchi, Y. and Azuma, Y. and Ban, S. and Barbi, M. and Barker, G. J. and Barr, G. and Barry, C. and Batkiewicz-Kwasniak, M. and Bench, F. and Berardi, V. and Berkman, S. and Berner, R. M. and Berns, L. and Bhadra, S. and Bienstock, S. and Blondel, A. and Bolognesi, S. and Bourguille, B. and Brailsford, D. and Bravar, A. and Bronner, C. and Avanzini, M. Buizza and Calcutt, J. and Campbell, T. and Cao, S. and Catanesi, M. G. and Cervera, A. and Chappell, A. and Checchia, C. and Cherdack, D. and Chikuma, N. and Christodoulou, G. and Coleman, J. and Collazuol, G. and Dealtry, T. and Finch, A. J. and Knox, A. and Kormos, L. L. and Lawe, M. and Nowak, J. and O'Keeffe, H. M. and Ratoff, P. N. and Shaw, D. (2019) Search for light sterile neutrinos with the T2K far detector Super-Kamiokande at a baseline of 295 km. Physical Review D, 99 (7). ISSN 1550-7998

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Abstract

We perform a search for light sterile neutrinos using the data from the T2K far detector at a baseline of 295 km, with an exposure of 14.7 (7.6)$\times 10^{20}$ protons on target in neutrino (antineutrino) mode. A selection of neutral current interaction samples are also used to enhance the sensitivity to sterile mixing. No evidence of sterile neutrino mixing in the 3+1 model was found from a simultaneous fit to the charged-current muon, electron and neutral current neutrino samples. We set the most stringent limit on the sterile oscillation amplitude $\sin^2\theta_{24}$ for the sterile neutrino mass splitting $\Delta m^2_{41}

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Journal Article
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Physical Review D
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© 2019 American Physical Society
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132476
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09 Apr 2019 14:05
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