Improved search for Ivμ→ve oscillation in a long-baseline accelerator experiment

S. Yamamoto, J. Zalipska, E. Aliu, S. Andringa, S. Aoki, J. Argyriades, K. Asakura, R. Ashie, F. Berghaus, H. Berns, H. Bhang, A. Blondel, S. Borghi, J. Bouchez, J. Burguet-Castell, D. Casper, J. Catala, C. Cavata, A. Cervera, S. M. ChenK. O. Cho, J. H. Choi, U. Dore, X. Espinal, M. Fechner, E. Fernandez, Y. Fukuda, J. Gomez-Cadenas, R. Gran, T. Hara, M. Hasegawa, T. Hasegawa, K. Hayashi, Y. Hayato, R. L. Helmer, K. Hiraide, J. Hosaka, A. K. Ichikawa, M. Iinuma, A. Ikeda, T. Inagaki, T. Ishida, K. Ishihara, T. Ishii, M. Ishitsuka, Y. Itow, T. Iwashita, H. I. Jang, E. J. Jeon, I. S. Jeong, K. K. Joo, G. Jover, C. K. Jung, T. Kajita, J. Kameda, K. Kaneyuki, I. Kato, E. Kearns, D. Kerr, C. O. Kim, M. Khabibullin, A. Khotjantsev, D. Kielczewska, J. Y. Kim, S. B. Kim, P. Kitching, K. Kobayashi, T. Kobayashi, A. Konaka, Y. Koshio, W. Kropp, J. Kubota, Y. Kudenko, Y. Kuno, Y. Kurimoto, T. Kutter, J. Learned, S. Likhoded, I. T. Lim, P. F. Loverre, L. Ludovici, H. Maesaka, J. Mallet, C. Mariani, S. Matsuno, V. Matveev, K. McConnel, C. McGrew, S. Mikheyev, A. Minamino, S. Mine, O. Mineev, C. Mitsuda, M. Miura, Y. Moriguchi, T. Morita, S. Moriyama, T. Nakadaira, M. Nakahata, K. Nakamura

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    Abstract

    We performed an improved search for a†'Îe oscillation with the KEK to Kamioka (K2K) long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment, using the full data sample of 9.2ã-1019 protons on target. No evidence for a îe appearance signal was found, and we set bounds on the îa†Îe oscillation parameters. At Î"m2=2.8ã- 10-3eV2, the best-fit value of the K2K îÎdisappearance analysis, we set an upper limit of sina¡22iîe<0.13 at a 90% confidence level. © 2006 The American Physical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number181801
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume96
    Issue number18
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2006

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