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Measurement of the intrinsic electron neutrino component in the T2K neutrino beam with the ND280 detector

PHYSICAL REVIEW D 89 (2014) ARTN 092003

K Abe, J Adam, H Aihara, T Akiri, C Andreopoulos, S Aoki, A Ariga, T Ariga, S Assylbekov, D Autiero, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, M Bass, M Batkiewicz, F Bay, SW Bentham, V Berardi, BE Berger, S Berkman, I Bertram, S Bhadra, FDM Blaszczyk, A Blondel, C Bojechko, S Bordoni, SB Boyd, D Brailsford, A Bravar, C Bronner, N Buchanan, RG Calland, J Caravaca Rodriguez, SL Cartwright, R Castillo, MG Catanesi, A Cervera, D Cherdack, G Christodoulou, A Clifton, J Coleman, SJ Coleman, G Collazuol, K Connolly, L Cremonesi, A Dabrowska, I Danko, R Das, S Davis, P de Perio, G De Rosa, T Dealtry, SR Dennis, C Densham, F Di Lodovico, S Di Luise, O Drapier, T Duboyski, K Duffy, F Dufour, J Dumarchez, S Dytman, M Dziewiecki, S Emery, A Ereditato, L Escudero, AJ Finch, L Floetotto, M Friend, Y Fujii, Y Fukuda, AP Furmanski, V Galymov, S Giffin, C Giganti, K Gilje, D Goeldi, T Golan, JJ Gomez-Cadenas, M Gonin, N Grant, D Gudin, DR Hadley, A Haesler, MD Haigh, P Hamilton, D Hansen, T Hara, M Hartz, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, Y Hayato, C Hearty, RL Helmer, M Hierholzer, J Hignight, A Hillairet, A Himmel, T Hiraki, S Hirota, J Holeczek, S Horikawa, K Huang, AK Ichikawa, K Ieki, M Ieva, M Ikeda, J Imber, J Insler, TJ Irvine, T Ishida, T Ishii, SJ Ives, E Iwai, K Iyogi, A Izmaylov, A Jacob, B Jamieson, RA Johnson, JH Jo, P Jonsson, CK Jung, M Kabirnezhad, AC Kaboth, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, Y Kanazawa, D Karlen, I Karpikov, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, A Khotjantsev, D Kielczewska, T Kikawa, A Kilinski, J Kim, J Kisiel, P Kitching, T Kobayashi, L Koch, A Kolaceke, A Konaka, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, K Koseki, Y Koshio, I Kreslo, W Kropp, H Kubo, Y Kudenko, S Kumaratunga, R Kurjata, T Kutter, J Lagoda, K Laihem, I Lamont, E Larkin, M Laveder, M Lawe, M Lazos, KP Lee, T Lindner, C Lister, RP Litchfield, A Longhin, L Ludovici, M Macaire, L Magaletti, K Mahn, M Malek, S Manly, AD Marino, J Marteau, JF Martin, T Maruyama, J Marzec, EL Mathie, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, M McCarthy, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, C Metelko, M Mezzetto, P Mijakowski, CA Miller, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, A Missert, M Miura, L Monfregola, S Moriyama, TA Mueller, A Murakami, M Murdoch, S Murphy, J Myslik, T Nagasaki, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, T Nakai, K Nakamura, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, K Nakayoshi, D Naples, C Nielsen, M Nirkko, K Nishikawa, Y Nishimura, HM O'Keeffe, R Ohta, K Okumura, T Okusawa, W Oryszczak, SM Oser, RA Owen, Y Oyama, V Palladino, J Palomino, V Paolone, D Payne, O Perevozchikov, JD Perkin, Y Petrov, L Pickard, ESP Guerra, C Pistillo, P Plonski, E Poplawska, B Popov, M Posiadala, J-M Poutissou, R Poutissou, P Przewlocki, B Quilain, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, M Ravonel, MAM Rayner, A Redij, M Reeves, E Reinherz-Aronis, F Retiere, A Robert, PA Rodrigues, P Rojas, E Rondio, S Roth, A Rubbia, D Ruterbories, R Sacco, K Sakashita, F Sanchez, F Sato, E Scantamburlo, K Scholberg, S Schoppmann, J Schwehr, M Scott, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, D Sgalaberna, M Shiozawa, S Short, Y Shustrov, P Sinclair, B Smith, RJ Smith, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, M Sorel, L Southwell, P Stamoulis, J Steinmann, B Still, Y Suda, A Suzuki, K Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, T Szeglowski, R Tacik, M Tada, S Takahashi, A Takeda, Y Takeuchi, HK Tanaka, HA Tanaka, MM Tanaka, D Terhorst, R Terri, LF Thompson, A Thorley, S Tobayama, W Toki, T Tomura, Y Totsuka, C Touramanis, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, K Ueno, A Vacheret, M Vagins, G Vasseur, T Wachala, AV Waldron, CW Walter, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, RJ Wilkes, MJ Wilking, C Wilkinson, Z Williamson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, T Wongjirad, Y Yamada, K Yamamoto, C Yanagisawa, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yuan, M Yu, A Zalewska, J Zalipska, L Zambelli, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, J Zmuda, T Collaboration


Observation of electron neutrino appearance in a muon neutrino beam.

Phys Rev Lett 112 (2014) 061802-

K Abe, J Adam, H Aihara, T Akiri, C Andreopoulos, S Aoki, A Ariga, T Ariga, S Assylbekov, D Autiero, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, M Bass, M Batkiewicz, F Bay, SW Bentham, V Berardi, BE Berger, S Berkman, I Bertram, S Bhadra, FD Blaszczyk, A Blondel, C Bojechko, S Bordoni, SB Boyd, D Brailsford, A Bravar, C Bronner, N Buchanan, RG Calland, J Caravaca Rodríguez, SL Cartwright, R Castillo, MG Catanesi, A Cervera, D Cherdack, G Christodoulou, A Clifton, J Coleman, SJ Coleman, G Collazuol, K Connolly, L Cremonesi, A Dabrowska, I Danko, R Das, S Davis, P de Perio, G De Rosa, T Dealtry, SR Dennis, C Densham, F Di Lodovico, S Di Luise, O Drapier, T Duboyski, K Duffy, F Dufour, J Dumarchez, S Dytman, M Dziewiecki, S Emery, A Ereditato, L Escudero, AJ Finch, L Floetotto, M Friend, Y Fujii, Y Fukuda, AP Furmanski, V Galymov, A Gaudin, S Giffin, C Giganti, K Gilje, D Goeldi, T Golan, JJ Gomez-Cadenas, M Gonin, N Grant, D Gudin, DR Hadley, A Haesler, MD Haigh, P Hamilton, D Hansen, T Hara, M Hartz, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, Y Hayato, C Hearty, RL Helmer, M Hierholzer, J Hignight, A Hillairet, A Himmel, T Hiraki, S Hirota, J Holeczek, S Horikawa, K Huang, AK Ichikawa, K Ieki, M Ieva, M Ikeda, J Imber, J Insler, TJ Irvine, T Ishida, T Ishii, SJ Ives, K Iyogi, A Izmaylov, A Jacob, B Jamieson, RA Johnson, JH Jo, P Jonsson, CK Jung, AC Kaboth, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, Y Kanazawa, D Karlen, I Karpikov, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, A Khotjantsev, D Kielczewska, T Kikawa, A Kilinski, J Kim, J Kisiel, P Kitching, T Kobayashi, L Koch, A Kolaceke, A Konaka, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, K Koseki, Y Koshio, I Kreslo, W Kropp, H Kubo, Y Kudenko, S Kumaratunga, R Kurjata, T Kutter, J Lagoda, K Laihem, I Lamont, M Laveder, M Lawe, M Lazos, KP Lee, C Licciardi, T Lindner, C Lister, RP Litchfield, A Longhin, L Ludovici, M Macaire, L Magaletti, K Mahn, M Malek, S Manly, AD Marino, J Marteau, JF Martin, T Maruyama, J Marzec, EL Mathie, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, M McCarthy, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, C Metelko, M Mezzetto, P Mijakowski, CA Miller, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, A Missert, M Miura, L Monfregola, S Moriyama, TA Mueller, A Murakami, M Murdoch, S Murphy, J Myslik, T Nagasaki, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, T Nakai, K Nakamura, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, K Nakayoshi, D Naples, C Nielsen, M Nirkko, K Nishikawa, Y Nishimura, HM O'Keeffe, R Ohta, K Okumura, T Okusawa, W Oryszczak, SM Oser, RA Owen, Y Oyama, V Palladino, V Paolone, D Payne, GF Pearce, O Perevozchikov, JD Perkin, Y Petrov, LJ Pickard, ES Pinzon Guerra, C Pistillo, P Plonski, E Poplawska, B Popov, M Posiadala, JM Poutissou, R Poutissou, P Przewlocki, B Quilain, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, M Ravonel, MA Rayner, A Redij, M Reeves, E Reinherz-Aronis, F Retiere, A Robert, PA Rodrigues, P Rojas, E Rondio, S Roth, A Rubbia, D Ruterbories, R Sacco, K Sakashita, F Sánchez, F Sato, E Scantamburlo, K Scholberg, J Schwehr, M Scott, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, D Sgalaberna, M Shiozawa, S Short, Y Shustrov, P Sinclair, B Smith, RJ Smith, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, M Sorel, L Southwell, P Stamoulis, J Steinmann, B Still, Y Suda, A Suzuki, K Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, T Szeglowski, R Tacik, M Tada, S Takahashi, A Takeda, Y Takeuchi, HK Tanaka, HA Tanaka, MM Tanaka, D Terhorst, R Terri, LF Thompson, A Thorley, S Tobayama, W Toki, T Tomura, Y Totsuka, C Touramanis, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, K Ueno, A Vacheret, M Vagins, G Vasseur, T Wachala, AV Waldron, CW Walter, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, RJ Wilkes, MJ Wilking, C Wilkinson, Z Williamson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, T Wongjirad, Y Yamada, K Yamamoto, C Yanagisawa, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yuan, A Zalewska, J Zalipska, L Zambelli, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, J Zmuda, T2K Collaboration

The T2K experiment has observed electron neutrino appearance in a muon neutrino beam produced 295 km from the Super-Kamiokande detector with a peak energy of 0.6 GeV. A total of 28 electron neutrino events were detected with an energy distribution consistent with an appearance signal, corresponding to a significance of 7.3σ when compared to 4.92±0.55 expected background events. In the Pontecorvo-Maki-Nakagawa-Sakata mixing model, the electron neutrino appearance signal depends on several parameters including three mixing angles θ12, θ23, θ13, a mass difference Δm(32)(2) and a CP violating phase δ(CP). In this neutrino oscillation scenario, assuming |Δm(32)(2)|=2.4×10(-3)  eV(2), sin(2)θ(23)=0.5, and Δm322>0 (Δm(32)(2)<0), a best-fit value of sin(2)2θ(13)=0.140(-0.032)(+0.038) (0.170(-0.037)(+0.045)) is obtained at δ(CP)=0. When combining the result with the current best knowledge of oscillation parameters including the world average value of θ(13) from reactor experiments, some values of δ(CP) are disfavored at the 90% C.L.


Measurement of the inclusive νμ charged current cross section on iron and hydrocarbon in the T2K on-axis neutrino beam

Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology American Physical Society 90 (2014)

K Abe, J Adam, H Aihara, T Akiri, C Andreopoulos, S Aoki, A Ariga, S Assylbekov, D Autiero, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, M Bass, M Batkiewicz, F Bay, V Berardi, BE Berger, S Berkman, S Bhadra, FDM Blaszczyk, A Blondel, C Bojechko, S Bordoni, SB Boyd, D Brailsford, A Bravar, C Bronner, N Buchanan, RG Calland, J Caravaca Rodríguez, SL Cartwright, R Castillo, MG Catanesi, A Cervera, D Cherdack, G Christodoulou, A Clifton, J Coleman, SJ Coleman, G Collazuol, K Connolly, L Cremonesi, A Dabrowska, I Danko, R Das, S Davis, P De Perio, G De Rosa, T Dealtry, SR Dennis, C Densham, D Dewhurst, F Di Lodovico, S Di Luise, O Drapier, T Duboyski, K Duffy, J Dumarchez, S Dytman, M Dziewiecki, S Emery-Schrenk, A Ereditato, L Escudero, AJ Finch, M Friend, Y Fujii, Y Fukuda, AP Furmanski, V Galymov, S Giffin, C Giganti, K Gilje, D Goeldi, T Golan, M Gonin, N Grant, D Gudin, DR Hadley, A Haesler, MD Haigh, P Hamilton, D Hansen, T Hara, M Hartz, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, Y Hayato, C Hearty, RL Helmer, M Hierholzer, J Hignight, A Hillairet, A Himmel, T Hiraki, S Hirota, J Holeczek, S Horikawa, K Huang, AK Ichikawa, K Ieki, M Ieva, M Ikeda, J Imber, J Insler, TJ Irvine, T Ishida, T Ishii, E Iwai, K Iwamoto, K Iyogi, A Izmaylov, A Jacob, B Jamieson, RA Johnson, JH Jo, P Jonsson, CK Jung, M Kabirnezhad, AC Kaboth, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, Y Kanazawa, D Karlen, I Karpikov, T Katori, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, A Khotjantsev, D Kielczewska, T Kikawa, A Kilinski, J Kim, J Kisiel, P Kitching, T Kobayashi, L Koch, A Kolaceke, A Konaka, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, K Koseki, Y Koshio, I Kreslo, W Kropp, H Kubo, Y Kudenko, R Kurjata, T Kutter, J Lagoda, K Laihem, I Lamont, E Larkin, M Laveder, M Lawe, M Lazos, T Lindner, C Lister, RP Litchfield, A Longhin, L Ludovici, L Magaletti, K Mahn, M Malek, S Manly, AD Marino, J Marteau, JF Martin, S Martynenko, T Maruyama, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, M McCarthy, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, C Metelko, P Mijakowski, CA Miller, A Minamino, O Mineev, A Missert, M Miura, S Moriyama, TA Mueller, A Murakami, M Murdoch, S Murphy, J Myslik, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, K Nakamura, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, K Nakayoshi, C Nielsen, M Nirkko, K Nishikawa, Y Nishimura, HM O'Keeffe, R Ohta, K Okumura, T Okusawa, W Oryszczak, SM Oser, M Otani, RA Owen, Y Oyama, V Palladino, JL Palomino, V Paolone, D Payne, O Perevozchikov, JD Perkin, Y Petrov, L Pickard, ES Pinzon Guerra, C Pistillo, P Plonski, E Poplawska, B Popov, M Posiadala, J-M Poutissou, R Poutissou, P Przewlocki, B Quilain, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, M Ravonel, MAM Rayner, A Redij, M Reeves, E Reinherz-Aronis, F Retiere, PA Rodrigues, P Rojas, E Rondio, S Roth, A Rubbia, D Ruterbories, R Sacco, K Sakashita, F Sánchez, F Sato, E Scantamburlo, K Scholberg, S Schoppmann, J Schwehr, M Scott, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, D Sgalaberna, M Shiozawa, S Short, Y Shustrov, P Sinclair, B Smith, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, M Sorel, L Southwell, P Stamoulis, J Steinmann, B Still, Y Suda, A Suzuki, K Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, T Szeglowski, R Tacik, M Tada, S Takahashi, A Takeda, Y Takeuchi, HK Tanaka, HA Tanaka, MM Tanaka, D Terhorst, R Terri, LF Thompson, A Thorley, S Tobayama, W Toki, T Tomura, Y Totsuka, C Touramanis, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, A Vacheret, M Vagins, G Vasseur, T Wachala, AV Waldron, CW Walter, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, RJ Wilkes, MJ Wilking, C Wilkinson, Z Williamson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, T Wongjirad, Y Yamada, K Yamamoto, C Yanagisawa, T Yano, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yuan, M Yu, A Zalewska, J Zalipska, L Zambelli, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, J Zmuda

We report a measurement of the νμ inclusive charged current cross sections on iron and hydrocarbon in the Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) on-axis neutrino beam. The measured inclusive charged current cross sections on iron and hydrocarbon averaged over the T2K on-axis flux with a mean neutrino energy of 1.51 GeV are (1.444±0.002(stat)-0.157+0.189(syst))×10-38cm2/nucleon and (1.379±0.009(stat)-0.147+0.178(syst))×10-38cm2/nucleon, respectively, and their cross-section ratio is 1.047±0.007(stat)±0.035(syst). These results agree well with the predictions of the neutrino interaction model, and thus we checked the correct treatment of the nuclear effect for iron and hydrocarbon targets in the model within the measurement precisions.


Recent Results from the T2K Experiment

Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements 246-247 (2014) 23-28

K Abe, N Abgrall, H Aihara, T Akiri, C Andreopoulos, S Aoki, A Ariga, T Ariga, S Assylbekov, D Autiero, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, M Bass, M Batkiewicz, F Bay, SW Bentham, V Berardi, BE Berger, S Berkman, I Bertram, S Bhadra, FDM Blaszczyk, A Blondel, C Bojechko, SB Boyd, D Brailsford, A Bravar, C Bronner, N Buchanan, RG Calland, J Caravaca Rodríguez, SL Cartwright, R Castillo, MG Catanesi, A Cervera, D Cherdack, G Christodoulou, A Clifton, J Coleman, SJ Coleman, G Collazuol, K Connolly, L Cremonesi, A Curioni, A Dabrowska, I Danko, R Das, S Davis, P de Perio, G De Rosa, T Dealtry, SR Dennis, C Densham, F Di Lodovico, S Di Luise, O Drapier, T Duboyski, F Dufour, J Dumarchez, S Dytman, M Dziewiecki, S Emery, A Ereditato, L Escudero, AJ Finch, E Frank, M Friend, Y Fujii, Y Fukuda, AP Furmanski, V Galymov, A Gaudin, S Giffin, C Giganti, K Gilje, T Golan, JJ Gomez-Cadenas, M Gonin, N Grant, D Gudin, DR Hadley, A Haesler, MD Haigh, P Hamilton, D Hansen, T Hara, M Hartz, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, Y Hayato, C Hearty, RL Helmer, M Hierholzer, J Hignight, A Hillairet, A Himmel, T Hiraki, S Hirota, J Holeczek, S Horikawa, K Huang, AK Ichikawa, K Ieki, M Ieva, M Ikeda, J Imber, J Insler, TJ Irvine, T Ishida, T Ishii, SJ Ives, K Iyogi, A Izmaylov, A Jacob, B Jamieson, RA Johnson, JH Jo, P Jonsson, KK Joo, CK Jung, AC Kaboth, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, Y Kanazawa, D Karlen, I Karpikov, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, A Khotjantsev, D Kielczewska, T Kikawa, A Kilinski, J Kim, SB Kim, J Kisiel, P Kitching, T Kobayashi, G Kogan, A Kolaceke, A Konaka, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, K Koseki, Y Koshio, I Kreslo, W Kropp, H Kubo, Y Kudenko, S Kumaratunga, R Kurjata, T Kutter, J Lagoda, K Laihem, M Laveder, M Lawe, M Lazos, KP Lee, C Licciardi, IT Lim, T Lindner, C Lister, RP Litchfield, A Longhin, GD Lopez, L Ludovici, M Macaire, L Magaletti, K Mahn, M Malek, S Manly, AD Marino, J Marteau, JF Martin, T Maruyama, J Marzec, P Masliah, EL Mathie, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, C Metelko, P Mijakowski, CA Miller, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, A Missert, M Miura, L Monfregola, S Moriyama, TA Mueller, A Murakami, M Murdoch, S Murphy, J Myslik, T Nagasaki, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, T Nakai, K Nakamura, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, K Nakayoshi, C Nielsen, M Nirkko, K Nishikawa, Y Nishimura, HM O'Keeffe, R Ohta, K Okumura, T Okusawa, W Oryszczak, SM Oser, M Otani, RA Owen, Y Oyama, MY Pac, V Palladino, V Paolone, D Payne, GF Pearce, O Perevozchikov, JD Perkin, Y Petrov, ES Pinzon Guerra, C Pistillo, P Plonski, E Poplawska, B Popov, M Posiadala, J-M Poutissou, R Poutissou, P Przewlocki, B Quilain, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, M Ravonel, MAM Rayner, A Redij, M Reeves, E Reinherz-Aronis, F Retiere, A Robert, PA Rodrigues, E Rondio, S Roth, A Rubbia, D Ruterbories, R Sacco, K Sakashita, F Sánchez, E Scantamburlo, K Scholberg, J Schwehr, M Scott, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, D Sgalaberna, M Shiozawa, S Short, Y Shustrov, P Sinclair, B Smith, RJ Smith, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, M Sorel, L Southwell, P Stamoulis, J Steinmann, B Still, Y Suda, A Suzuki, K Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, T Szeglowski, R Tacik, M Tada, S Takahashi, A Takeda, Y Takeuchi, HA Tanaka, MM Tanaka, IJ Taylor, D Terhorst, R Terri, LF Thompson, A Thorley, S Tobayama, W Toki, T Tomura, Y Totsuka, C Touramanis, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, K Ueno, A Vacheret, M Vagins, G Vasseur, T Wachala, AV Waldron, CW Walter, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, RJ Wilkes, MJ Wilking, C Wilkinson, Z Williamson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, T Wongjirad, Y Yamada, K Yamamoto, C Yanagisawa, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yuan, A Zalewska, J Zalipska, L Zambelli, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, J Zmuda

The Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) experiment studies neutrino oscillations using a beam of muon neutrinos produced by an accelerator. The neutrinos travel from J-PARC on the east coast of Japan and are detected 295 kilometers further away in the Super-Kamiokande detector. A complex of near detectors located 280 meters away from the neutrino production target is used to better characterize the neutrino beam and reduce systematic uncertainties. The experiment aims at measuring electronic neutrino appearance (νμ→νe oscillation) to measure the neutrino mixing angle θ13, and muon neutrino disappearance to measure the neutrino mixing angle θ23 and mass splitting |δm322|. We report here electron neutrino appearance results using three years of data, recorded until the 2012 summer, as well as muon neutrino disappearance results based on the data coming from the first two years of the experiment. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.


Precise measurement of the neutrino mixing parameter θ23 from muon neutrino disappearance in an off-axis beam.

Physical review letters 112 (2014) 181801-

K Abe, J Adam, H Aihara, T Akiri, C Andreopoulos, S Aoki, A Ariga, T Ariga, S Assylbekov, D Autiero, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, M Bass, M Batkiewicz, F Bay, SW Bentham, V Berardi, BE Berger, S Berkman, I Bertram, S Bhadra, F Blaszczyk, A Blondel, C Bojechko, S Bordoni, SB Boyd, D Brailsford, A Bravar, C Bronner, N Buchanan, RG Calland, J Caravaca Rodríguez, SL Cartwright, R Castillo, MG Catanesi, A Cervera, D Cherdack, G Christodoulou, A Clifton, J Coleman, SJ Coleman, G Collazuol, K Connolly, L Cremonesi, A Dabrowska, I Danko, R Das, S Davis, P de Perio, G De Rosa, T Dealtry, SR Dennis, C Densham, F Di Lodovico, S Di Luise, O Drapier, T Duboyski, K Duffy, F Dufour, J Dumarchez, S Dytman, M Dziewiecki, S Emery, A Ereditato, L Escudero, AJ Finch, L Floetotto, M Friend, Y Fujii, Y Fukuda, AP Furmanski, V Galymov, S Giffin, C Giganti, K Gilje, D Goeldi, T Golan, M Gonin, N Grant, D Gudin, DR Hadley, A Haesler, MD Haigh, P Hamilton, D Hansen, T Hara, M Hartz, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, Y Hayato, C Hearty, RL Helmer, M Hierholzer, J Hignight, A Hillairet, A Himmel, T Hiraki, S Hirota, J Holeczek, S Horikawa, K Huang, AK Ichikawa, K Ieki, M Ieva, M Ikeda, J Imber, J Insler, TJ Irvine, T Ishida, T Ishii, SJ Ives, E Iwai, K Iyogi, A Izmaylov, A Jacob, B Jamieson, RA Johnson, JH Jo, P Jonsson, CK Jung, M Kabirnezhad, AC Kaboth, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, Y Kanazawa, D Karlen, I Karpikov, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, A Khotjantsev, D Kielczewska, T Kikawa, A Kilinski, J Kim, J Kisiel, P Kitching, T Kobayashi, L Koch, A Kolaceke, A Konaka, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, K Koseki, Y Koshio, I Kreslo, W Kropp, H Kubo, Y Kudenko, S Kumaratunga, R Kurjata, T Kutter, J Lagoda, K Laihem, I Lamont, M Laveder, M Lawe, M Lazos, KP Lee, T Lindner, C Lister, RP Litchfield, A Longhin, L Ludovici, M Macaire, L Magaletti, K Mahn, M Malek, S Manly, AD Marino, J Marteau, JF Martin, T Maruyama, J Marzec, EL Mathie, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, M McCarthy, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, C Metelko, M Mezzetto, P Mijakowski, CA Miller, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, A Missert, M Miura, L Monfregola, S Moriyama, TA Mueller, A Murakami, M Murdoch, S Murphy, J Myslik, T Nagasaki, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, T Nakai, K Nakamura, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, K Nakayoshi, D Naples, C Nielsen, M Nirkko, K Nishikawa, Y Nishimura, HM O'Keeffe, R Ohta, K Okumura, T Okusawa, W Oryszczak, SM Oser, RA Owen, Y Oyama, V Palladino, J Palomino, V Paolone, D Payne, O Perevozchikov, JD Perkin, Y Petrov, L Pickard, ES Pinzon Guerra, C Pistillo, P Plonski, E Poplawska, B Popov, M Posiadala, JM Poutissou, R Poutissou, P Przewlocki, B Quilain, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, M Ravonel, MA Rayner, A Redij, M Reeves, E Reinherz-Aronis, F Retiere, A Robert, PA Rodrigues, P Rojas, E Rondio, S Roth, A Rubbia, D Ruterbories, R Sacco, K Sakashita, F Sánchez, F Sato, E Scantamburlo, K Scholberg, S Schoppmann, J Schwehr, M Scott, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, D Sgalaberna, M Shiozawa, S Short, Y Shustrov, P Sinclair, B Smith, RJ Smith, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, M Sorel, L Southwell, P Stamoulis, J Steinmann, B Still, Y Suda, A Suzuki, K Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, T Szeglowski, R Tacik, M Tada, S Takahashi, A Takeda, Y Takeuchi, HK Tanaka, HA Tanaka, MM Tanaka, D Terhorst, R Terri, LF Thompson, A Thorley, S Tobayama, W Toki, T Tomura, Y Totsuka, C Touramanis, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, K Ueno, A Vacheret, M Vagins, G Vasseur, T Wachala, AV Waldron, CW Walter, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, RJ Wilkes, MJ Wilking, C Wilkinson, Z Williamson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, T Wongjirad, Y Yamada, K Yamamoto, C Yanagisawa, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yuan, M Yu, A Zalewska, J Zalipska, L Zambelli, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, J Żmuda

New data from the T2K neutrino oscillation experiment produce the most precise measurement of the neutrino mixing parameter θ23. Using an off-axis neutrino beam with a peak energy of 0.6 GeV and a data set corresponding to 6.57×10(20) protons on target, T2K has fit the energy-dependent νμ oscillation probability to determine oscillation parameters. The 68% confidence limit on sin(2)(θ23) is 0.514(-0.056)(+0.055) (0.511±0.055), assuming normal (inverted) mass hierarchy. The best-fit mass-squared splitting for normal hierarchy is Δm32(2)=(2.51±0.10)×10(-3)  eV(2)/c(4) (inverted hierarchy: Δm13(2)=(2.48±0.10)×10(-3)  eV(2)/c(4)). Adding a model of multinucleon interactions that affect neutrino energy reconstruction is found to produce only small biases in neutrino oscillation parameter extraction at current levels of statistical uncertainty.


The mass-hierarchy and CP-violation discovery reach of the LBNO long-baseline neutrino experiment

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS (2014) ARTN 094

SK Agarwalla, L Agostino, M Aittola, A Alekou, B Andrieu, D Angus, F Antoniou, A Ariga, T Ariga, R Asfandiyarov, D Autiero, P Ballett, I Bandac, D Banerjee, GJ Barker, G Barr, W Bartmann, F Bay, V Berardi, I Bertram, O Besida, AM Blebea-Apostu, A Blondel, M Bogomilov, E Borriello, S Boyd, I Brancus, A Bravar, M Buizza-Avanzini, F Cafagna, M Calin, M Calviani, M Campanelli, C Cantini, O Caretta, G Cata-Danil, MG Catanesi, A Cervera, S Chakraborty, L Chaussard, D Chesneanu, F Chipesiu, G Christodoulou, J Coleman, P Crivelli, T Davenne, J Dawson, I De Bonis, J De Jong, Y Declais, PDA Sanchez, A Delbart, C Densham, F Di Lodovico, S Di Luise, D Duchesneau, J Dumarchez, I Efthymiopoulos, A Eliseev, S Emery, K Enqvist, T Enqvist, L Epprecht, A Ereditato, AN Erykalov, T Esanu, AJ Finch, MD Fitton, D Franco, V Galymov, G Gavrilov, A Gendotti, C Giganti, B Goddard, JJ Gomez, CM Gomoiu, YA Gornushkin, P Gorodetzky, N Grant, A Haesler, MD Haigh, T Hasegawa, S Haug, M Hierholzer, J Hissa, S Horikawa, K Huitu, J Ilic, AN Ioannisian, A Izmaylov, A Jipa, K Kainulainen, T Kalliokoski, Y Karadzhov, J Kawada, M Khabibullin, A Khotjantsev, E Kokko, AN Kopylov, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, S Kosyanenko, I Kreslo, D Kryn, Y Kudenko, VA Kudryavtsev, J Kumpulainen, P Kuusiniemi, J Lagoda, I Lazanu, J-M Levy, RP Litchfield, K Loo, P Loveridge, J Maalampi, L Magaletti, RM Margineanu, J Marteau, C Martin-Mari, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, N McCauley, A Mercadante, O Mineev, A Mirizzi, B Mitrica, B Morgan, M Murdoch, S Murphy, K Mursula, S Narita, DA Nesterenko, K Nguyen, K Nikolics, E Noah, Y Novikov, H O'Keeffe, J Odell, A Oprima, V Palladino, Y Papaphilippou, S Pascoli, T Patzak, D Payne, M Pectu, E Pennacchio, L Periale, H Pessard, C Pistillo, B Popov, P Przewlocki, M Quinto, E Radicioni, Y Ramachers, PN Ratoff, M Ravonel, M Rayner, F Resnati, O Ristea, A Robert, E Rondio, A Rubbia, K Rummukainen, R Sacco, A Saftoiu, K Sakashita, J Sarkamo, F Sato, N Saviano, E Scantamburlo, F Sergiampietri, D Sgalaberna, E Shaposhnikova, M Slupecki, M Sorel, NJC Spooner, A Stahl, D Stanca, R Steerenberg, AR Sterian, P Sterian, B Still, S Stoica, T Strauss, J Suhonen, V Suvorov, M Szeptycka, R Terri, LF Thompson, G Toma, A Tonazzo, C Touramanis, WH Trzaska, R Tsenov, K Tuominen, A Vacheret, M Valram, G Vankova-Kirilova, F Vanucci, G Vasseur, F Velotti, P Velten, T Viant, H Vincke, A Virtanen, A Vorobyev, D Wark, A Weber, M Weber, C Wiebusch, JR Wilson, S Wu, N Yershov, J Zalipska, M Zito, LAGUNA-LBNO Collaboration


Performance of a prototype large area neutron detector based on 6LiF:ZnS(Ag) with MPPC read-out

IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (2013)

A Vacheret, PR Scovell, M Haigh, Y Shitov, A Waldron, A Weber, A Giudicelli, A Fierfort

Systems based on 6LiF:ZnS(Ag) are good alternatives to 3He neutron detectors. Whilst the neutron absorption is well characterized in 6LiF:ZnS(Ag) layers, the detector efficiency is more likely to depend upon the light collection efficiency and light attenuation or uniformity across the active area - which can be large. We developed a segmented large area system (2 × 0.3 × 0.12) m comprising 16 neutron sensitive strips (1.6 m long) with embedded wavelength shifting fibers read out by MPPCs. The detector design is flexible and scalable and can be adapted to various applications. The active volume segmentation gives additional position sensitivity not possible with more monolithic designs. It also adds robustness to large fluxes of gamma-rays by triggering on smaller area ensuring a good operation in a mixed field of neutrons and other radiation. We report here the development and test of the prototype with calibrated sources of neutrons and gamma-rays. Measurements made at the Physical National Laboratory (UK) demonstrated a neutron detection rate of 3.05 n/s/ng at 2 m and a GARRn of 1.01. Studies of the uniformity of the efficiency and a drive by test were also conducted. © 2013 IEEE.


Publisher's Note: T2K neutrino flux prediction

Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 87 (2013)

K Abe, N Abgrall, H Aihara, T Akiri, JB Albert, C Andreopoulos, S Aoki, A Ariga, T Ariga, S Assylbekov, D Autiero, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, M Bass, M Batkiewicz, F Bay, SW Bentham, V Berardi, BE Berger, S Berkman, I Bertram, D Beznosko, S Bhadra, FDM Blaszczyk, A Blondel, C Bojechko, S Boyd, A Bravar, C Bronner, DG Brook-Roberge, N Buchanan, RG Calland, J Caravaca Rodriguez, SL Cartwright, R Castillo, M-G Catanesi, A Cervera, D Cherdack, G Christodoulou, A Clifton, J Coleman, SJ Coleman, G Collazuol, K Connolly, A Curioni, A Dabrowska, I Danko, R Das, S Davis, M Day, JPAM De Andre, P De Perio, G De Rosa, T Dealtry, C Densham, F Di Lodovico, S Di Luise, J Dobson, T Duboyski, F Dufour, J Dumarchez, S Dytman, M Dziewiecki, M Dziomba, S Emery, A Ereditato, L Escudero, LS Esposito, AJ Finch, E Frank, M Friend, Y Fujii, Y Fukuda, V Galymov, A Gaudin, S Giffin, C Giganti, K Gilje, T Golan, JJ Gomez-Cadenas, M Gonin, N Grant, D Gudin, P Guzowski, DR Hadley, A Haesler, MD Haigh, D Hansen, T Hara, M Hartz, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, Y Hayato, C Hearty, RL Helmer, J Hignight, A Hillairet, A Himmel, T Hiraki, J Holeczek, S Horikawa, K Huang, A Hyndman, AK Ichikawa, K Ieki, M Ieva, M Ikeda, J Imber, J Insler, T Ishida, T Ishii, SJ Ives, K Iyogi, A Izmaylov, B Jamieson, RA Johnson, JH Jo, P Jonsson, KK Joo, GV Jover-Manas, CK Jung, H Kaji, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, Y Kanazawa, D Karlen, I Karpikov, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, F Khanam, A Khotjantsev, D Kielczewska, T Kikawa, A Kilinski, JY Kim, J Kim, SB Kim, B Kirby, J Kisiel, P Kitching, T Kobayashi, G Kogan, A Konaka, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, K Koseki, Y Koshio, K Kowalik, I Kreslo, W Kropp, H Kubo, Y Kudenko, S Kumaratunga, R Kurjata, T Kutter, J Lagoda, K Laihem, A Laing, M Laveder, M Lawe, KP Lee, C Licciardi, IT Lim, T Lindner, C Lister, RP Litchfield, A Longhin, GD Lopez, L Ludovici, M MacAire, L Magaletti, K Mahn, M Malek, S Manly, A Marchionni, AD Marino, J Marteau, JF Martin, T Maruyama, J Marzec, P Masliah, EL Mathie, C Matsumura, K Matsuoka, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, T McLachlan, M Messina, C Metelko, M Mezzetto, P Mijakowski, CA Miller, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, A Missert, M Miura, L Monfregola, S Moriyama, TA Mueller, A Murakami, M Murdoch, S Murphy, J Myslik, T Nagasaki, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, T Nakai, K Nakajima, K Nakamura, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, K Nakayoshi, D Naples, TC Nicholls, C Nielsen, K Nishikawa, Y Nishimura, HM O'Keeffe, Y Obayashi, R Ohta, K Okumura, W Oryszczak, SM Oser, M Otani, RA Owen, Y Oyama, MY Pac, V Palladino, V Paolone, D Payne, GF Pearce, O Perevozchikov, JD Perkin, ES Pinzon Guerra, P Plonski, E Poplawska, B Popov, M Posiadala, J-M Poutissou, R Poutissou, P Przewlocki, B Quilain, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, M Ravonel, MA Rayner, M Reeves, E Reinherz-Aronis, F Retiere, PA Rodrigues, E Rondio, B Rossi, S Roth, A Rubbia, D Ruterbories, R Sacco, K Sakashita, F Sánchez, E Scantamburlo, K Scholberg, J Schwehr, M Scott, DI Scully, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, M Shibata, M Shiozawa, S Short, Y Shustrov, P Sinclair, B Smith, RJ Smith, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, M Sorel, L Southwell, P Stamoulis, J Steinmann, B Still, R Sulej, A Suzuki, K Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, T Szeglowski, M Szeptycka, R Tacik, M Tada, S Takahashi, A Takeda, Y Takeuchi, HA Tanaka, M Tanaka, MM Tanaka, IJ Taylor, D Terhorst, R Terri, LF Thompson, A Thorley, S Tobayama, W Toki, T Tomura, Y Totsuka, C Touramanis, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, K Ueno, A Vacheret, M Vagins, G Vasseur, T Wachala, AV Waldron, CW Walter, J Wang, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, G Wikström, RJ Wilkes, MJ Wilking, C Wilkinson, Z Williamson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, T Wongjirad, Y Yamada, K Yamamoto, C Yanagisawa, T Yano, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yuan, A Zalewska, L Zambelli, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, J Åmuda


T2K neutrino flux prediction

Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 87 (2013)

K Abe, N Abgrall, H Aihara, T Akiri, JB Albert, C Andreopoulos, S Aoki, A Ariga, T Ariga, S Assylbekov, D Autiero, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, M Bass, M Batkiewicz, F Bay, SW Bentham, V Berardi, BE Berger, S Berkman, I Bertram, D Beznosko, S Bhadra, FDM Blaszczyk, A Blondel, C Bojechko, S Boyd, A Bravar, C Bronner, DG Brook-Roberge, N Buchanan, RG Calland, J Caravaca Rodríguez, SL Cartwright, R Castillo, M-G Catanesi, A Cervera, D Cherdack, G Christodoulou, A Clifton, J Coleman, SJ Coleman, G Collazuol, K Connolly, A Curioni, A Dabrowska, I Danko, R Das, S Davis, M Day, JPAM De André, P De Perio, G De Rosa, T Dealtry, C Densham, F Di Lodovico, S Di Luise, J Dobson, T Duboyski, F Dufour, J Dumarchez, S Dytman, M Dziewiecki, M Dziomba, S Emery, A Ereditato, L Escudero, LS Esposito, AJ Finch, E Frank, M Friend, Y Fujii, Y Fukuda, V Galymov, A Gaudin, S Giffin, C Giganti, K Gilje, T Golan, JJ Gomez-Cadenas, M Gonin, N Grant, D Gudin, P Guzowski, DR Hadley, A Haesler, MD Haigh, D Hansen, T Hara, M Hartz, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, Y Hayato, C Hearty, RL Helmer, J Hignight, A Hillairet, A Himmel, T Hiraki, J Holeczek, S Horikawa, K Huang, A Hyndman, AK Ichikawa, K Ieki, M Ieva, M Ikeda, J Imber, J Insler, T Ishida, T Ishii, SJ Ives, K Iyogi, A Izmaylov, B Jamieson, RA Johnson, JH Jo, P Jonsson, KK Joo, GV Jover-Manas, CK Jung, H Kaji, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, Y Kanazawa, D Karlen, I Karpikov, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, F Khanam, A Khotjantsev, D Kielczewska, T Kikawa, A Kilinski, JY Kim, J Kim, SB Kim, B Kirby, J Kisiel, P Kitching, T Kobayashi, G Kogan, A Konaka, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, K Koseki, Y Koshio, K Kowalik, I Kreslo, W Kropp, H Kubo, Y Kudenko, S Kumaratunga, R Kurjata, T Kutter, J Lagoda, K Laihem, A Laing, M Laveder, M Lawe, KP Lee, C Licciardi, IT Lim, T Lindner, C Lister, RP Litchfield, A Longhin, GD Lopez, L Ludovici, M MacAire, L Magaletti, K Mahn, M Malek, S Manly, A Marchionni, AD Marino, J Marteau, JF Martin, T Maruyama, J Marzec, P Masliah, EL Mathie, C Matsumura, K Matsuoka, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, T McLachlan, M Messina, C Metelko, M Mezzetto, P Mijakowski, CA Miller, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, A Missert, M Miura, L Monfregola, S Moriyama, TA Mueller, A Murakami, M Murdoch, S Murphy, J Myslik, T Nagasaki, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, T Nakai, K Nakajima, K Nakamura, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, K Nakayoshi, D Naples, TC Nicholls, C Nielsen, K Nishikawa, Y Nishimura, HM O'Keeffe, Y Obayashi, R Ohta, K Okumura, W Oryszczak, SM Oser, M Otani, RA Owen, Y Oyama, MY Pac, V Palladino, V Paolone, D Payne, GF Pearce, O Perevozchikov, JD Perkin, ES Pinzon Guerra, P Plonski, E Poplawska, B Popov, M Posiadala, J-M Poutissou, R Poutissou, P Przewlocki, B Quilain, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, M Ravonel, MA Rayner, M Reeves, E Reinherz-Aronis, F Retiere, PA Rodrigues, E Rondio, B Rossi, S Roth, A Rubbia, D Ruterbories, R Sacco, K Sakashita, F Sánchez, E Scantamburlo, K Scholberg, J Schwehr, M Scott, DI Scully, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, M Shibata, M Shiozawa, S Short, Y Shustrov, P Sinclair, B Smith, RJ Smith, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, M Sorel, L Southwell, P Stamoulis, J Steinmann, B Still, R Sulej, A Suzuki, K Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, T Szeglowski, M Szeptycka, R Tacik, M Tada, S Takahashi, A Takeda, Y Takeuchi, HA Tanaka, M Tanaka, MM Tanaka, IJ Taylor, D Terhorst, R Terri, LF Thompson, A Thorley, S Tobayama, W Toki, T Tomura, Y Totsuka, C Touramanis, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, K Ueno, A Vacheret, M Vagins, G Vasseur, T Wachala, AV Waldron, CW Walter, J Wang, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, G Wikström, RJ Wilkes, MJ Wilking, C Wilkinson, Z Williamson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, T Wongjirad, Y Yamada, K Yamamoto, C Yanagisawa, T Yano, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yuan, A Zalewska, L Zambelli, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, J Åmuda

The Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) experiment studies neutrino oscillations using an off-axis muon neutrino beam with a peak energy of about 0.6 GeV that originates at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex accelerator facility. Interactions of the neutrinos are observed at near detectors placed at 280 m from the production target and at the far detector - Super-Kamiokande - located 295 km away. The flux prediction is an essential part of the successful prediction of neutrino interaction rates at the T2K detectors and is an important input to T2K neutrino oscillation and cross section measurements. A FLUKA and GEANT3-based simulation models the physical processes involved in the neutrino production, from the interaction of primary beam protons in the T2K target, to the decay of hadrons and muons that produce neutrinos. The simulation uses proton beam monitor measurements as inputs. The modeling of hadronic interactions is reweighted using thin target hadron production data, including recent charged pion and kaon measurements from the NA61/SHINE experiment. For the first T2K analyses the uncertainties on the flux prediction are evaluated to be below 15% near the flux peak. The uncertainty on the ratio of the flux predictions at the far and near detectors is less than 2% near the flux peak. © 2013 American Physical Society.


Measurement of the inclusive nu(mu) charged current cross section on carbon in the near detector of the T2K experiment

PHYSICAL REVIEW D 87 (2013) ARTN 092003

K Abe, N Abgrall, H Aihara, T Akiri, JB Albert, C Andreopoulos, S Aoki, A Ariga, T Ariga, S Assylbekov, D Autiero, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, M Bass, M Batkiewicz, F Bay, SW Bentham, V Berardi, BE Berger, S Berkman, I Bertram, D Beznosko, S Bhadra, FDM Blaszczyk, A Blondel, C Bojechko, S Boyd, D Brailsford, A Bravar, C Bronner, DG Brook-Roberge, N Buchanan, RG Calland, J Caravaca Rodriguez, SL Cartwright, R Castillo, MG Catanesi, A Cervera, D Cherdack, G Christodoulou, A Clifton, J Coleman, SJ Coleman, G Collazuol, K Connolly, L Cremonesi, A Curioni, A Dabrowska, I Danko, R Das, S Davis, M Day, JPAM de Andre, P de Perio, G De Rosa, T Dealtry, SR Dennis, C Densham, F Di Lodovico, S Di Luise, J Dobson, O Drapier, T Duboyski, F Dufour, J Dumarchez, S Dytman, M Dziewiecki, M Dziomba, S Emery, A Ereditato, L Escudero, AJ Finch, E Frank, M Friend, Y Fujii, Y Fukuda, AP Furmanski, V Galymov, A Gaudin, S Giffin, C Giganti, K Gilje, T Golan, JJ Gomez-Cadenas, M Gonin, N Grant, D Gudin, P Guzowski, DR Hadley, A Haesler, MD Haigh, P Hamilton, D Hansen, T Hara, M Hartz, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, Y Hayato, C Hearty, RL Helmer, M Hierholzer, J Hignight, A Hillairet, A Himmel, T Hiraki, J Holeczek, S Horikawa, K Huang, AK Ichikawa, K Ieki, M Ieva, M Ikeda, J Imber, J Insler, TJ Irvine, T Ishida, T Ishii, SJ Ives, K Iyogi, A Izmaylov, A Jacob, B Jamieson, RA Johnson, JH Jo, P Jonsson, KK Joo, CK Jung, A Kaboth, H Kaji, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, Y Kanazawa, D Karlen, I Karpikov, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, F Khanam, A Khotjantsev, D Kielczewska, T Kikawa, A Kilinski, JY Kim, J Kim, SB Kim, B Kirby, J Kisiel, P Kitching, T Kobayashi, G Kogan, A Kolaceke, A Konaka, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, K Koseki, Y Koshio, K Kowalik, I Kreslo, W Kropp, H Kubo, Y Kudenko, S Kumaratunga, R Kurjata, T Kutter, J Lagoda, K Laihem, A Laing, M Laveder, M Lawe, KP Lee, C Licciardi, IT Lim, T Lindner, C Lister, RP Litchfield, A Longhin, GD Lopez, L Ludovici, M Macaire, L Magaletti, K Mahn, M Malek, S Manly, A Marchionni, AD Marino, J Marteau, JF Martin, T Maruyama, J Marzec, P Masliah, EL Mathie, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, T McLachlan, M Messina, C Metelko, M Mezzetto, P Mijakowski, CA Miller, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, A Missert, M Miura, L Monfregola, S Moriyama, TA Mueller, A Murakami, M Murdoch, S Murphy, J Myslik, T Nagasaki, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, T Nakai, K Nakajima, K Nakamura, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, K Nakayoshi, D Naples, TC Nicholls, C Nielsen, K Nishikawa, Y Nishimura, HM O'Keeffe, Y Obayashi, R Ohta, K Okumura, T Okusawa, W Oryszczak, SM Oser, M Otani, RA Owen, Y Oyama, MY Pac, V Palladino, V Paolone, D Payne, GF Pearce, O Perevozchikov, JD Perkin, ESP Guerra, P Plonski, E Poplawska, B Popov, M Posiadala, J-M Poutissou, R Poutissou, P Przewlocki, B Quilain, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, M Ravonel, MAM Rayner, M Reeves, E Reinherz-Aronis, F Retiere, A Robert, PA Rodrigues, E Rondio, S Roth, A Rubbia, D Ruterbories, R Sacco, K Sakashita, F Sanchez, E Scantamburlo, K Scholberg, J Schwehr, M Scott, DI Scully, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, D Sgalaberna, M Shibata, M Shiozawa, S Short, Y Shustrov, P Sinclair, B Smith, RJ Smith, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, M Sorel, L Southwell, P Stamoulis, J Steinmann, B Still, A Suzuki, K Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, T Szeglowski, M Szeptycka, R Tacik, M Tada, S Takahashi, A Takeda, Y Takeuchi, HA Tanaka, MM Tanaka, M Tanaka, IJ Taylor, D Terhorst, R Terri, LF Thompson, A Thorley, S Tobayama, W Toki, T Tomura, Y Totsuka, C Touramanis, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, K Ueno, A Vacheret, M Vagins, G Vasseur, T Wachala, AV Waldron, CW Walter, J Wang, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, RJ Wilkes, MJ Wilking, C Wilkinson, Z Williamson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, T Wongjirad, Y Yamada, K Yamamoto, C Yanagisawa, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yuan, A Zalewska, L Zambelli, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, J Zmuda, T Collaboration


Low background anti-neutrino monitoring with an innovative composite solid scintillator detector

IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (2013)

PR Scovell, A Vacheret, A Baird, N Ryder, A Weber, Y Shitov, B Coupe, S Kachelva, E Koonen, AS Cucoanes, M Fallot, F Yermia, B Freret, P Signorotti

The detection of anti-neutrinos from nuclear reactors at close stand-off is a challenging measurement. The requirements for a remote monitoring device that could be used for close stand-off reactor core monitoring is difficult to meet with standard liquid scintillator technologies. Due to the low rate of anti-neutrinos detectable within 10 m from research reactors the detection efficiency has to be as high as possible with a relatively compact and safe design. The more practical aspects of the system are usually difficult to meet because these systems have to be deployed at low overburden where reactor gamma-ray and neutron backgrounds are a few orders of magnitude higher than the anti-neutrino rate. Large and costly passive shielding is usually needed to reduce these backgrounds closer to the anti-neutrino rate (typically 10 -4 Hz/tonne). A novel approach to measuring reactor anti-neutrinos was developed based on composite Polyvynil-Toluene and 6LiF:ZnS(Ag) scintillators. The system is highly segmented and read out by a network of wavelength shifting fibers and MPPCs which enables accurate localization of the outgoing positron and neutron. This more precise imaging of the interaction help with discriminating backgrounds and thus limits the required passive shielding around the detector. We report the expected performance from a Geant4 Monte-Carlo simulation of the system and the test of a 8 kg active mass prototype deployed at the BR2 reactor in Mol, Belgium. Measurements of the reactor on and off backgrounds rates and energy spectrum of signal candidates are presented using data collected at BR2 during summer 2013. © 2013 IEEE.


The electromagnetic calorimeter for the T2K near detector ND280

Journal of Instrumentation 8 (2013)

D Allan, C Andreopoulos, C Angelsen, GJ Barker, G Barr, S Bentham, I Bertram, S Boyd, K Briggs, RG Calland, J Carroll, SL Cartwright, A Carver, C Chavez, G Christodoulou, J Coleman, P Cooke, G Davies, C Densham, F Di Lodovico, J Dobson, T Duboyski, T Durkin, DL Evans, A Finch, M Fitton, FC Gannaway, A Grant, N Grant, S Grenwood, P Guzowski, D Hadley, M Haigh, PF Harrison, A Hatzikoutelis, TDJ Haycock, A Hyndman, J Ilic, S Ives, AC Kaboth, V Kasey, L Kellet, M Khaleeq, G Kogan, LL Kormos, M Lawe, TB Lawson, C Lister, RP Litchfield, M Lockwood, M Malek, T Maryon, P Masliah, K Mavrokoridis, N McCauley, I Mercer, C Metelko, B Morgan, J Morris, A Muir, M Murdoch, T Nicholls, M Noy, HM O'Keeffe, RA Owen, D Payne, GF Pearce, JD Perkin, E Poplawska, R Preece, W Qian, P Ratoff, T Raufer, M Raymond, M Reeves, D Richards, M Rooney, R Sacco, S Sadler, P Schaack, M Scott, DI Scully, S Short, M Siyad, R Smith, B Still, P Sutcliffe, IJ Taylor, R Terri, LF Thompson, A Thorley, M Thorpe, C Timis, C Touramanis, MA Uchida, Y Uchida, A Vacheret, JF Van Schalkwyk, O Veledar, AV Waldron, MA Ward, GP Ward, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, N West, LH Whitehead, C Wilkinson, JR Wilson

The T2K experiment studies oscillations of an off-axis muon neutrino beam between the J-PARC accelerator complex and the Super-Kamiokande detector. Special emphasis is placed on measuring the mixing angle θ 13 by observing νe appearance via the sub-dominant νμ νe oscillation and searching for CP violation in the lepton sector. The experiment includes a sophisticated, off-axis, near detector, the ND280, situated 280 m downstream of the neutrino production target in order to measure the properties of the neutrino beam and to understand better neutrino interactions at the energy scale below a few GeV. The data collected with the ND280 are used to study charged- and neutral-current neutrino interaction rates and kinematics prior to oscillation, in order to reduce uncertainties in the oscillation measurements by the far detector. A key element of the near detector is the ND280 electromagnetic calorimeter (ECal), consisting of active scintillator bars sandwiched between lead sheets and read out with multi-pixel photon counters (MPPCs). The ECal is vital to the reconstruction of neutral particles, and the identification of charged particle species. The ECal surrounds the Pi-0 detector (PØD) and the tracking region of the ND280, and is enclosed in the former UA1/NOMAD dipole magnet. This paper describes the design, construction and assembly of the ECal, as well as the materials from which it is composed. The electronic and data acquisition (DAQ) systems are discussed, and performance of the ECal modules, as deduced from measurements with particle beams, cosmic rays, the calibration system, and T2K data, is described.© 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd and Sissa Medialab srl.


Evidence of electron neutrino appearance in a muon neutrino beam

PHYSICAL REVIEW D 88 (2013) ARTN 032002

K4 Abe, N1 Abgrall, H4 Aihara, T1 Akiri, JB1 Albert, C4 Andreopoulos, S2 Aoki, A0 Ariga, T0 Ariga, S0 Assylbekov, D3 Autiero, M3 Barbi, GJ5 Barker, G3 Barr, M0 Bass, M1 Batkiewicz, F1 Bay, SW2 Bentham, V2 Berardi, BE0 Berger, S0 Berkman, I2 Bertram, D3 Beznosko, S5 Bhadra, FDM2 Blaszczyk, A1 Blondel, C5 Bojechko, S5 Boyd, D1 Brailsford, A1 Bravar, C2 Bronner, DG0 Brook-Roberge, N0 Buchanan, RG2 Calland, JC1 Rodriguez, SL4 Cartwright, R1 Castillo, MG2 Catanesi, A1 Cervera, D0 Cherdack, G2 Christodoulou, A0 Clifton, J2 Coleman, SJ0 Coleman, G2 Collazuol, K5 Connolly, L3 Cremonesi, A1 Curioni, A1 Dabrowska, I3 Danko, R0 Das, S5 Davis, M4 Day, JPAM1 de Andre, P4 de Perio, G2 De Rosa, DT4 35, DS5 45, C4 Densham, F3 Di Lodovico, S1 Di Luise, J1 Dobson, O1 Drapier, T3 Duboyski, F1 Dufour, J3 Dumarchez, S3 Dytman, M5 Dziewiecki, M5 Dziomba, S0 Emery, A0 Ereditato, L1 Escudero, AJ2 Finch, E0 Frank, M1 Friend, Y1 Fujii, Y3 Fukuda, A5 Furmanski, V0 Galymov, A5 Gaudin, S3 Giffin, C3 Giganti, K3 Gilje, T5 Golan, JJ1 Gomez-Cadenas, M1 Gonin, N2 Grant, D2 Gudin, DR5 Hadley, A1 Haesler, MD5 Haigh, P1 Hamilton, D3 Hansen, T2 Hara, HM5 49, T1 Hasegawa, NC3 Hastings, Y4 Hayato, C0 Hearty, RL5 Helmer, M0 Hierholzer, J3 Hignight, A5 Hillairet, A1 Himmel, T2 Hiraki, S2 Hirota, J4 Holeczek, S1 Horikawa, K2 Huang, AK2 Ichikawa, K2 Ieki, M1 Ieva, M2 Ikeda, J3 Imber, J2 Insler, TJ4 Irvine, T1 Ishida, T1 Ishii, SJ1 Ives, K4 Iyogi, IA2 18, A3 Jacob, B5 Jamieson, RA0 Johnson, JH3 Jo, P1 Jonsson, KK0 Joo, CK3 Jung, A1 Kaboth, H4 Kaji, T4 Kajita, H4 Kakuno, J4 Kameda, Y4 Kanazawa, KD5 50, I2 Karpikov, E0 Kearns, M2 Khabibullin, F0 Khanam, A2 Khotjantsev, D5 Kielczewska, T2 Kikawa, A3 Kilinski, JY0 Kim, J0 Kim, SB4 Kim, B0 Kirby, J4 Kisiel, P0 Kitching, T1 Kobayashi, G1 Kogan, A3 Kolaceke, A5 Konaka, LL2 Kormos, A1 Korzenev, K1 Koseki, Y4 Koshio, K3 Kowalik, I0 Kreslo, W0 Kropp, H2 Kubo, Y2 Kudenko, S5 Kumaratunga, R5 Kurjata, T2 Kutter, J3 Lagoda, K4 Laihem, A4 Laing, M2 Laveder, M4 Lawe, M2 Lazos, KP4 Lee, C3 Licciardi, IT0 Lim, T5 Lindner, C5 Lister, LRP5 26, A2 Longhin, GD3 Lopez, L2 Ludovici, M0 Macaire, L2 Magaletti, K5 Mahn, M1 Malek, S4 Manly, A1 Marchionni, AD0 Marino, J3 Marteau, JF4 Martin, T1 Maruyama, J5 Marzec, P1 Masliah, EL3 Mathie, V2 Matveev, K2 Mavrokoridis, E0 Mazzucato, N2 McCauley, KS4 McFarland, C3 McGrew, T4 McLachlan, M0 Messina, C4 Metelko, M2 Mezzetto, P3 Mijakowski, CA5 Miller, A2 Minamino, O2 Mineev, S0 Mine, A0 Missert, M4 Miura, L1 Monfregola, S4 Moriyama, TA1 Mueller, A2 Murakami, M2 Murdoch, MS1 14, J5 Myslik, T2 Nagasaki, T1 Nakadaira, M4 Nakahata, T3 Nakai, K3 Nakajima, K1 Nakamura, S4 Nakayama, T2 Nakaya, K1 Nakayoshi, D3 Naples, TC4 Nicholls, C0 Nielsen, M0 Nirkko, K1 Nishikawa, Y4 Nishimura, HM3 O'Keeffe, Y4 Obayashi, R1 Ohta, K4 Okumura, T3 Okusawa, W5 Oryszczak, SM0 Oser, M2 Otani, RA3 Owen, Y1 Oyama, MY1 Pac, V2 Palladino, V3 Paolone, D2 Payne, GF4 Pearce, O2 Perevozchikov, JD4 Perkin, Y0 Petrov, ESP5 Guerra, P5 Plonski, E3 Poplawska, B3 Popov, M5 Posiadala, J-M5 Poutissou, R5 Poutissou, P3 Przewlocki, B1 Quilain, E2 Radicioni, PN2 Ratoff, M1 Ravonel, MAM1 Rayner, M2 Reeves, E0 Reinherz-Aronis, F5 Retiere, A3 Robert, PA4 Rodrigues, E3 Rondio, S4 Roth, A1 Rubbia, D0 Ruterbories, R3 Sacco, K1 Sakashita, F1 Sanchez, E1 Scantamburlo, K1 Scholberg, J0 Schwehr, M1 Scott, DI5 Scully, Y3 Seiya, T1 Sekiguchi, H4 Sekiya, D1 Sgalaberna, M1 Shibata, M4 Shiozawa, S1 Short, Y2 Shustrov, P1 Sinclair, B1 Smith, RJ3 Smith, M0 Smy, JT5 Sobczyk, H0 Sobel, M1 Sorel, L2 Southwell, P1 Stamoulis, J4 Steinmann, B3 Still, A2 Suzuki, K2 Suzuki, SY1 Suzuki, Y4 Suzuki, T4 Szeglowski, M3 Szeptycka, TR3 50, M1 Tada, S2 Takahashi, A4 Takeda, Y2 Takeuchi, HA0 Tanaka, MM1 Tanaka, M1 Tanaka, IJ3 Taylor, D4 Terhorst, R3 Terri, LF4 Thompson, A2 Thorley, S0 Tobayama, W0 Toki, T4 Tomura, YA Totsuka, C2 Touramanis, T1 Tsukamoto, M2 Tzanov, Y1 Uchida, K4 Ueno, A3 Vacheret, M0 Vagins, G0 Vasseur, T0 Wachala, AV3 Waldron, CW1 Walter, WD4 19, MO1 Wascko, WA4 35, R4 Wendell, RJ5 Wilkes, MJ5 Wilking, C4 Wilkinson, Z3 Williamson, JR3 Wilson, RJ0 Wilson, T1 Wongjirad, Y1 Yamada, K3 Yamamoto, C3 Yanagisawa, S5 Yen, N2 Yershov, M4 Yokoyama, T0 Yuan, A1 Zalewska, L3 Zambelli, K5 Zaremba, M5 Ziembicki, ED0 Zimmerman, M0 Zito, J5 Zmuda, T Collaboration


Measurement of neutrino oscillation parameters from muon neutrino disappearance with an off-axis beam

(2013)

T2K Collaboration


First muon-neutrino disappearance study with an off-axis beam

PHYSICAL REVIEW D 85 (2012) ARTN 031103

K Abe, N Abgrall, Y Ajima, H Aihara, JB Albert, C Andreopoulos, B Andrieu, MD Anerella, S Aoki, O Araoka, J Argyriades, A Ariga, T Ariga, S Assylbekov, D Autiero, A Badertscher, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, M Bass, M Batkiewicz, F Bay, S Bentham, V Berardi, BE Berger, I Bertram, M Besnier, J Beucher, D Beznosko, S Bhadra, FDMM Blaszczyk, A Blondel, C Bojechko, J Bouchez, SB Boyd, A Bravar, C Bronner, DG Brook-Roberge, N Buchanan, H Budd, RG Calland, D Calvet, J Caravaca Rodriguez, SL Cartwright, A Carver, R Castillo, MG Catanesi, A Cazes, A Cervera, C Chavez, S Choi, G Christodoulou, J Coleman, G Collazuol, W Coleman, K Connolly, A Curioni, A Dabrowska, I Danko, R Das, GS Davies, S Davis, M Day, G De Rosa, JPAM de Andre, P de Perio, T Dealtry, A Delbart, C Densham, F Di Lodovico, S Di Luise, PD Tran, J Dobson, U Dore, O Drapier, T Duboyski, F Dufour, J Dumarchez, S Dytman, M Dziewiecki, M Dziomba, S Emery, A Ereditato, JE Escallier, L Escudero, LS Esposito, M Fechner, A Ferrero, AJ Finch, E Frank, Y Fujii, Y Fukuda, V Galymov, GL Ganetis, FC Gannaway, A Gaudin, A Gendotti, MA George, S Giffin, C Giganti, K Gilje, AK Ghosh, T Golan, M Goldhaber, JJ Gomez-Cadenas, S Gomi, M Gonin, N Grant, A Grant, P Gumplinger, P Guzowski, DR Hadley, A Haesler, MD Haigh, K Hamano, C Hansen, D Hansen, T Hara, PF Harrison, B Hartfiel, M Hartz, T Haruyama, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, A Hatzikoutelis, K Hayashi, Y Hayato, C Hearty, RL Helmer, R Henderson, N Higashi, J Hignight, A Hillairet, T Hiraki, E Hirose, J Holeczek, S Horikawa, K Huang, A Hyndman, AK Ichikawa, K Ieki, M Ieva, M Iida, M Ikeda, J Ilic, J Imber, T Ishida, C Ishihara, T Ishii, SJ Ives, M Iwasaki, K Iyogi, A Izmaylov, B Jamieson, RA Johnson, KK Joo, GV Jover-Manas, CK Jung, H Kaji, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, K Kaneyuki, D Karlen, K Kasami, I Kato, H Kawamuko, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, F Khanam, A Khotjantsev, D Kielczewska, T Kikawa, J Kim, JY Kim, SB Kim, N Kimura, B Kirby, J Kisiel, P Kitching, T Kobayashi, G Kogan, S Koike, A Konaka, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, K Koseki, Y Koshio, Y Kouzuma, K Kowalik, V Kravtsov, I Kreslo, W Kropp, H Kubo, J Kubota, Y Kudenko, N Kulkarni, Y Kurimoto, R Kurjata, T Kutter, J Lagoda, K Laihem, M Laveder, M Lawe, KP Lee, PT Le, JM Levy, C Licciardi, IT Lim, T Lindner, C Lister, RP Litchfield, M Litos, A Longhin, GD Lopez, PF Loverre, L Ludovici, T Lux, M Macaire, L Magaletti, K Mahn, Y Makida, M Malek, S Manly, A Marchionni, AD Marino, AJ Marone, J Marteau, JF Martin, T Maruyama, T Maryon, J Marzec, P Masliah, EL Mathie, C Matsumura, K Matsuoka, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, T McLachlan, M Messina, W Metcalf, C Metelko, M Mezzetto, P Mijakowski, CA Miller, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, AD Missert, G Mituka, M Miura, K Mizouchi, L Monfregola, F Moreau, B Morgan, S Moriyama, A Muir, A Murakami, JF Muratore, M Murdoch, S Murphy, J Myslik, N Nagai, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, T Nakai, K Nakajima, T Nakamoto, K Nakamura, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, D Naples, ML Navin, TC Nicholls, B Nielsen, C Nielsen, K Nishikawa, H Nishino, K Nitta, T Nobuhara, JA Nowak, Y Obayashi, T Ogitsu, H Ohhata, T Okamura, K Okumura, T Okusawa, SM Oser, M Otani, RA Owen, Y Oyama, T Ozaki, MY Pac, V Palladino, V Paolone, P Paul, D Payne, GF Pearce, JD Perkin, V Pettinacci, F Pierre, E Poplawska, B Popov, M Posiadala, J-M Poutissou, R Poutissou, P Przewlocki, W Qian, JL Raaf, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, TM Raufer, M Ravonel, M Raymond, M Reeves, F Retiere, A Robert, PA Rodrigues, E Rondio, JM Roney, B Rossi, S Roth, A Rubbia, D Ruterbories, S Sabouri, R Sacco, K Sakashita, F Sanchez, A Sarrat, K Sasaki, K Scholberg, J Schwehr, M Scott, DI Scully, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, M Shibata, Y Shimizu, M Shiozawa, S Short, PD Sinclair, M Siyad, BM Smith, RJ Smith, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, M Sorel, A Stahl, P Stamoulis, J Steinmann, B Still, J Stone, C Strabel, R Sulej, A Suzuki, K Suzuki, S Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, Y Suzuki, T Szeglowski, M Szeptycka, R Tacik, M Tada, M Taguchi, S Takahashi, A Takeda, Y Takenaga, Y Takeuchi, K Tanaka, HA Tanaka, M Tanaka, MM Tanaka, N Tanimoto, K Tashiro, I Taylor, A Terashima, D Terhorst, R Terri, LF Thompson, A Thorley, W Toki, S Tobayama, T Tomaru, Y Totsuka, C Touramanis, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, K Ueno, A Vacheret, M Vagins, G Vasseur, O Veledar, T Wachala, JJ Walding, AV Waldron, CW Walter, PJ Wanderer, J Wang, MA Ward, GP Ward, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, N West, LH Whitehead, G Wikstroem, RJ Wilkes, MJ Wilking, Z Williamson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, T Wongjirad, S Yamada, Y Yamada, A Yamamoto, K Yamamoto, Y Yamanoi, H Yamaoka, T Yamauchi, C Yanagisawa, T Yano, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yuan, A Zalewska, J Zalipska, L Zambelli, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, J Zmuda, T Collaboration


SNO+ Liquid Scintillator Characterization: Timing, Quenching, and Energy Scale

Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements 229-232 (2012) 549-549

E O'Sullivan, HS Wan Chan Tseung, N Tolich, HM O'Keeffe, M Chen

This contribution describes laboratory measurements designed to investigate the optical properties of linear alkybenzene (LAB). Presented here is the measurement of the scintillation light timing profiles due to alpha and beta-particle excitation, the calculation of alpha/beta discrimination capability based on these timing distributions, and the investigation of electron energy scale. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.


Combining neutrino oscillation experiments with the Feldman-Cousins method

New Journal of Physics 14 (2012)

AV Waldron, MD Haigh, A Weber

In this paper we describe how two or more experimental results can be combined within the procedure of Feldman and Cousins, to provide combined confidence limits on the physical parameters of interest. We demonstrate the technique by combining the recent electron neutrino appearance results from T2K and MINOS. Our best fit point is sin 2 2θ 13 = 0.08 (0.11) and δ = 1.1 (2.0)π; in addition we exclude sin2 2θ 13 = 0 at 2.7σ (2.8σ) for the normal (inverted) neutrino mass hierarchy. © IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft.


First muon-neutrino disappearance study with an off-axis beam

Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 85 (2012)

K Abe, N Abgrall, Y Ajima, H Aihara, JB Albert, C Andreopoulos, B Andrieu, MD Anerella, S Aoki, O Araoka, J Argyriades, A Ariga, T Ariga, S Assylbekov, D Autiero, A Badertscher, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, M Bass, M Batkiewicz, F Bay, S Bentham, V Berardi, BE Berger, I Bertram, M Besnier, J Beucher, D Beznosko, S Bhadra, FDMM Blaszczyk, A Blondel, C Bojechko, J Bouchez, SB Boyd, A Bravar, C Bronner, DG Brook-Roberge, N Buchanan, H Budd, RG Calland, D Calvet, J Caravaca Rodríguez, SL Cartwright, A Carver, R Castillo, MG Catanesi, A Cazes, A Cervera, C Chavez, S Choi, G Christodoulou, J Coleman, G Collazuol, W Coleman, K Connolly, A Curioni, A Dabrowska, I Danko, R Das, GS Davies, S Davis, M Day, G De Rosa, JPAM De André, P De Perio, T Dealtry, A Delbart, C Densham, F Di Lodovico, S Di Luise, P Dinh Tran, J Dobson, U Dore, O Drapier, T Duboyski, F Dufour, J Dumarchez, S Dytman, M Dziewiecki, M Dziomba, S Emery, A Ereditato, JE Escallier, L Escudero, LS Esposito, M Fechner, A Ferrero, AJ Finch, E Frank, Y Fujii, Y Fukuda, V Galymov, GL Ganetis, FC Gannaway, A Gaudin, A Gendotti, MA George, S Giffin, C Giganti, K Gilje, AK Ghosh, T Golan, M Goldhaber, JJ Gomez-Cadenas, S Gomi, M Gonin, N Grant, A Grant, P Gumplinger, P Guzowski, DR Hadley, A Haesler, MD Haigh, K Hamano, C Hansen, D Hansen, T Hara, PF Harrison, B Hartfiel, M Hartz, T Haruyama, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, A Hatzikoutelis, K Hayashi, Y Hayato, C Hearty, RL Helmer, R Henderson, N Higashi, J Hignight, A Hillairet, T Hiraki, E Hirose, J Holeczek, S Horikawa, K Huang, A Hyndman, AK Ichikawa, K Ieki, M Ieva, M Iida, M Ikeda, J Ilic, J Imber, T Ishida, C Ishihara, T Ishii, SJ Ives, M Iwasaki, K Iyogi, A Izmaylov, B Jamieson, RA Johnson, KK Joo, GV Jover-Manas, CK Jung, H Kaji, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, K Kaneyuki, D Karlen, K Kasami, I Kato, H Kawamuko, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, F Khanam, A Khotjantsev, D Kielczewska, T Kikawa, J Kim, JY Kim, SB Kim, N Kimura, B Kirby, J Kisiel, P Kitching, T Kobayashi, G Kogan, S Koike, A Konaka, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, K Koseki, Y Koshio, Y Kouzuma, K Kowalik, V Kravtsov, I Kreslo, W Kropp, H Kubo, J Kubota, Y Kudenko, N Kulkarni, Y Kurimoto, R Kurjata, T Kutter, J Lagoda, K Laihem, M Laveder, M Lawe, KP Lee, PT Le, JM Levy, C Licciardi, IT Lim, T Lindner, C Lister, RP Litchfield, M Litos, A Longhin, GD Lopez, PF Loverre, L Ludovici, T Lux, M MacAire, L Magaletti, K Mahn, Y Makida, M Malek, S Manly, A Marchionni, AD Marino, AJ Marone, J Marteau, JF Martin, T Maruyama, T Maryon, J Marzec, P Masliah, EL Mathie, C Matsumura, K Matsuoka, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, T McLachlan, M Messina, W Metcalf, C Metelko, M Mezzetto, P Mijakowski, CA Miller, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, AD Missert, G Mituka, M Miura, K Mizouchi, L Monfregola, F Moreau, B Morgan, S Moriyama, A Muir, A Murakami, JF Muratore, M Murdoch, S Murphy, J Myslik, N Nagai, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, T Nakai, K Nakajima, T Nakamoto, K Nakamura, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, D Naples, ML Navin, TC Nicholls, B Nielsen, C Nielsen, K Nishikawa, H Nishino, K Nitta, T Nobuhara, JA Nowak, Y Obayashi, T Ogitsu, H Ohhata, T Okamura, K Okumura, T Okusawa, SM Oser, M Otani, RA Owen, Y Oyama, T Ozaki, MY Pac, V Palladino, V Paolone, P Paul, D Payne, GF Pearce, JD Perkin, V Pettinacci, F Pierre, E Poplawska, B Popov, M Posiadala, J-M Poutissou, R Poutissou, P Przewlocki, W Qian, JL Raaf, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, TM Raufer, M Ravonel, M Raymond, M Reeves, F Retiere, A Robert, PA Rodrigues, E Rondio, JM Roney, B Rossi, S Roth, A Rubbia, D Ruterbories, S Sabouri, R Sacco, K Sakashita, F Sánchez, A Sarrat, K Sasaki, K Scholberg, J Schwehr, M Scott, DI Scully, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, M Shibata, Y Shimizu, M Shiozawa, S Short, PD Sinclair, M Siyad, BM Smith, RJ Smith, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, M Sorel, A Stahl, P Stamoulis, J Steinmann, B Still, J Stone, C Strabel, R Sulej, A Suzuki, K Suzuki, S Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, Y Suzuki, T Szeglowski, M Szeptycka, R Tacik, M Tada, M Taguchi, S Takahashi, A Takeda, Y Takenaga, Y Takeuchi, K Tanaka, HA Tanaka, M Tanaka, MM Tanaka, N Tanimoto, K Tashiro, I Taylor, A Terashima, D Terhorst, R Terri, LF Thompson, A Thorley, W Toki, S Tobayama, T Tomaru, Y Totsuka, C Touramanis, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, K Ueno, A Vacheret, M Vagins, G Vasseur, O Veledar, T Wachala, JJ Walding, AV Waldron, CW Walter, PJ Wanderer, J Wang, MA Ward, GP Ward, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, N West, LH Whitehead, G Wikström, RJ Wilkes, MJ Wilking, Z Williamson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, T Wongjirad, S Yamada, Y Yamada, A Yamamoto, K Yamamoto, Y Yamanoi, H Yamaoka, T Yamauchi, C Yanagisawa, T Yano, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yuan, A Zalewska, J Zalipska, L Zambelli, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, J Zmuda

We report a measurement of muon-neutrino disappearance in the T2K experiment. The 295-km muon-neutrino beam from Tokai to Kamioka is the first implementation of the off-axis technique in a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. With data corresponding to 1.43×1020 protons on target, we observe 31 fully-contained single μ-like ring events in Super-Kamiokande, compared with an expectation of 104±14(syst) events without neutrino oscillations. The best-fit point for two-flavor ν μ→ν τ oscillations is sin2(2θ 23)=0.98 and |Δm322|=2.65×10 -3eV2. The boundary of the 90% confidence region includes the points ( sin2(2θ 23), |Δm322|)=(1.0,3.1×10 -3eV2), (0.84, 2.65×10 -3eV2) and (1.0, 2.2×10 -3eV2). © 2012 American Physical Society.


Results from a scintillator test deployment in SNO+

Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements 229-232 (2012) 552-552

HM O'Keeffe, C Kraus, HS Wan Chan Tseung, JR Wilson

A study of several optical properties of linear alkylbenzene scintillator were made using a source deployment in the SNO+ detector. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.


Measurements of the T2K neutrino beam properties using the INGRID on-axis near detector

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 694 (2012) 211-223

K Abe, N Abgrall, Y Ajima, H Aihara, JB Albert, C Andreopoulos, B Andrieu, MD Anerella, S Aoki, O Araoka, J Argyriades, A Ariga, T Ariga, S Assylbekov, D Autiero, A Badertscher, M Barbi, GJ Barker, G Barr, M Bass, M Batkiewicz, F Bay, S Bentham, V Berardi, BE Berger, I Bertram, M Besnier, J Beucher, D Beznosko, S Bhadra, FDM Blaszczyk, J Blocki, A Blondel, C Bojechko, J Bouchez, SB Boyd, A Bravar, C Bronner, DG Brook-Roberge, N Buchanan, H Budd, D Calvet, SL Cartwright, A Carver, R Castillo, MG Catanesi, A Cazes, A Cervera, C Chavez, S Choi, G Christodoulou, J Coleman, G Collazuol, W Coleman, K Connolly, A Curioni, A Dabrowska, I Danko, R Das, GS Davies, S Davis, M Day, G De Rosa, JPAM De André, P De Perio, T Dealtry, A Delbart, C Densham, F Di Lodovico, S Di Luise, P Dinh Tran, J Dobson, U Dore, O Drapier, F Dufour, J Dumarchez, S Dytman, M Dziewiecki, M Dziomba, S Emery, A Ereditato, JE Escallier, L Escudero, LS Esposito, M Fechner, A Ferrero, AJ Finch, E Frank, Y Fujii, Y Fukuda, V Galymov, GL Ganetis, FC Gannaway, A Gaudin, A Gendotti, M George, S Giffin, C Giganti, K Gilje, AK Ghosh, T Golan, M Goldhaber, JJ Gomez-Cadenas, S Gomi, M Gonin, N Grant, A Grant, P Gumplinger, P Guzowski, A Haesler, MD Haigh, K Hamano, C Hansen, D Hansen, T Hara, PF Harrison, B Hartfiel, M Hartz, T Haruyama, T Hasegawa, NC Hastings, A Hatzikoutelis, K Hayashi, Y Hayato, C Hearty, RL Helmer, R Henderson, N Higashi, J Hignight, A Hillairet, E Hirose, J Holeczek, S Horikawa, A Hyndman, AK Ichikawa, K Ieki, M Ieva, M Iida, M Ikeda, J Ilic, J Imber, T Ishida, C Ishihara, T Ishii, SJ Ives, M Iwasaki, K Iyogi, A Izmaylov, B Jamieson, RA Johnson, KK Joo, GV Jover-Manas, CK Jung, H Kaji, T Kajita, H Kakuno, J Kameda, K Kaneyuki, D Karlen, K Kasami, I Kato, H Kawamuko, E Kearns, M Khabibullin, F Khanam, A Khotjantsev, D Kielczewska, T Kikawa, J Kim, JY Kim, SB Kim, N Kimura, B Kirby, J Kisiel, P Kitching, T Kobayashi, G Kogan, S Koike, A Konaka, LL Kormos, A Korzenev, K Koseki, Y Koshio, Y Kouzuma, K Kowalik, V Kravtsov, I Kreslo, W Kropp, H Kubo, J Kubota, Y Kudenko, N Kulkarni, Y Kurimoto, R Kurjata, T Kutter, J Lagoda, K Laihem, M Laveder, KP Lee, PT Le, JM Levy, C Licciardi, IT Lim, T Lindner, RP Litchfield, M Litos, A Longhin, GD Lopez, PF Loverre, L Ludovici, T Lux, M MacAire, K Mahn, Y Makida, M Malek, S Manly, A Marchionni, AD Marino, AJ Marone, J Marteau, JF Martin, T Maruyama, T Maryon, J Marzec, P Masliah, EL Mathie, C Matsumura, K Matsuoka, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, T McLachlan, M Messina, W Metcalf, C Metelko, M Mezzetto, P Mijakowski, CA Miller, A Minamino, O Mineev, S Mine, AD Missert, G Mituka, M Miura, K Mizouchi, L Monfregola, F Moreau, B Morgan, S Moriyama, A Muir, A Murakami, JF Muratore, M Murdoch, S Murphy, J Myslik, N Nagai, T Nakadaira, M Nakahata, T Nakai, K Nakajima, T Nakamoto, K Nakamura, S Nakayama, T Nakaya, D Naples, ML Navin, B Nelson, TC Nicholls, C Nielsen, K Nishikawa, H Nishino, K Nitta, T Nobuhara, JA Nowak, Y Obayashi, T Ogitsu, H Ohhata, T Okamura, K Okumura, T Okusawa, SM Oser, M Otani, RA Owen, Y Oyama, T Ozaki, MY Pac, V Palladino, V Paolone, P Paul, D Payne, GF Pearce, JD Perkin, V Pettinacci, F Pierre, E Poplawska, B Popov, M Posiadala, J-M Poutissou, R Poutissou, P Przewlocki, W Qian, JL Raaf, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, TM Raufer, M Ravonel, M Raymond, F Retiere, A Robert, PA Rodrigues, E Rondio, JM Roney, B Rossi, S Roth, A Rubbia, D Ruterbories, S Sabouri, R Sacco, K Sakashita, F Sánchez, A Sarrat, K Sasaki, K Scholberg, J Schwehr, M Scott, DI Scully, Y Seiya, T Sekiguchi, H Sekiya, M Shibata, Y Shimizu, M Shiozawa, S Short, M Siyad, RJ Smith, M Smy, JT Sobczyk, H Sobel, M Sorel, A Stahl, P Stamoulis, J Steinmann, B Still, J Stone, M Stodulski, C Strabel, R Sulej, A Suzuki, K Suzuki, S Suzuki, SY Suzuki, Y Suzuki, Y Suzuki, J Swierblewski, T Szeglowski, M Szeptycka, R Tacik, M Tada, M Taguchi, S Takahashi, A Takeda, Y Takenaga, Y Takeuchi, K Tanaka, HA Tanaka, M Tanaka, MM Tanaka, N Tanimoto, K Tashiro, I Taylor, A Terashima, D Terhorst, R Terri, LF Thompson, A Thorley, W Toki, S Tobayama, T Tomaru, Y Totsuka, C Touramanis, T Tsukamoto, M Tzanov, Y Uchida, K Ueno, A Vacheret, M Vagins, G Vasseur, T Wachala, JJ Walding, AV Waldron, CW Walter, PJ Wanderer, J Wang, MA Ward, GP Ward, D Wark, MO Wascko, A Weber, R Wendell, N West, LH Whitehead, G Wikström, RJ Wilkes, MJ Wilking, Z Williamson, JR Wilson, RJ Wilson, T Wongjirad, S Yamada, Y Yamada, A Yamamoto, K Yamamoto, Y Yamanoi, H Yamaoka, T Yamauchi, C Yanagisawa, T Yano, S Yen, N Yershov, M Yokoyama, T Yuan, A Zalewska, J Zalipska, L Zambelli, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki, ED Zimmerman, M Zito, J Zmuda

Precise measurement of neutrino beam direction and intensity was achieved based on a new concept with modularized neutrino detectors. INGRID (Interactive Neutrino GRID) is an on-axis near detector for the T2K long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. INGRID consists of 16 identical modules arranged in horizontal and vertical arrays around the beam center. The module has a sandwich structure of iron target plates and scintillator trackers. INGRID directly monitors the muon neutrino beam profile center and intensity using the number of observed neutrino events in each module. The neutrino beam direction is measured with accuracy better than 0.4 mrad from the measured profile center. The normalized event rate is measured with 4% precision. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.