Updated T2K measurements of muon neutrino and antineutrino disappearance using 1.5 x10 21 protons on target

Abe, K. and Amey, J. and Andreopoulos, C. and Antonova, M. and Aoki, S. and Ariga, A. and Ashida, Y. and Autiero, D. and Ban, S. and Barbi, M. and Barker, G. J. and Barr, G. and Barry, C. and Bartet-Friburg, P. and Batkiewicz, M. and Berardi, V. and Berkman, S. and Bhadra, S. and Bienstock, S. and Blondel, A. and Bolognesi, S. and Bordoni, S. and Brailsford, D. and Bravar, A. and Bronner, C. and Avanzini, M. Buizza and Calland, R. G. 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 Coplowe, D. and Dealtry, T. and Finch, A. J. and Knox, A. and Kormos, L. L. and Lamont, I. and Lawe, M. and Nowak, J. and O'Keeffe, H. M. and Ratoff, P. N. and Shaw, D. and Southwell, L. (2017) Updated T2K measurements of muon neutrino and antineutrino disappearance using 1.5 x10 21 protons on target. Physical Review D, 96 (1). ISSN 1550-7998

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Abstract

We report measurements by the T2K experiment of the parameters $\theta_{23}$ and $\Delta m^{2}_{32}$ governing the disappearance of muon neutrinos and antineutrinos in the three flavor neutrino oscillation model. Utilizing the ability of the experiment to run with either a mainly neutrino or a mainly antineutrino beam, the parameters are measured separately for neutrinos and antineutrinos. Using $7.482 \times 10^{20}$ POT in neutrino running mode and $7.471 \times 10^{20}$ POT in antineutrino mode, T2K obtained, $\sin^{2}(\theta_{23})=0.51^{+0.08}_{-0.07}$ and $\Delta m^{2}_{32} = 2.53^{+0.15}_{-0.13} \times 10^{-3}$eV$^{2}$/c$^{4}$ for neutrinos, and $\sin^{2}({\overline{\theta}}_{23})=0.42^{+0.25}_{-0.07}$ and ${\Delta\overline{m}^2}_{32} = 2.55^{+0.33}_{-0.27} \times 10^{-3}$eV$^{2}$/c$^{4}$ for antineutrinos (assuming normal mass ordering). No significant differences between the values of the parameters describing the disappearance of muon neutrinos and antineutrinos were observed.

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Journal Article
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Physical Review D
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87048
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13 Jul 2017 15:26
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