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Measurement of the inclusive nu(mu) charged current cross section on iron and hydrocarbon in the T2K on-axis neutrino beam

PHYSICAL REVIEW D 90 (2014) ARTN 052010

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, JC 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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


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.


Measurement of the Inclusive Electron Neutrino Charged Current Cross Section on Carbon with the T2K Near Detector.

Physical review letters 113 (2014) 241803-

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, 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, 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, Y Koshio, W Kropp, H Kubo, Y Kudenko, R Kurjata, T Kutter, J Lagoda, 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, 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, JM Poutissou, R Poutissou, P Przewlocki, B Quilain, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, M Ravonel, MA Rayner, A Redij, M Reeves, E Reinherz-Aronis, 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, 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 Żmuda

The T2K off-axis near detector ND280 is used to make the first differential cross-section measurements of electron neutrino charged current interactions at energies ∼1  GeV as a function of electron momentum, electron scattering angle, and four-momentum transfer of the interaction. The total flux-averaged ν_{e} charged current cross section on carbon is measured to be ⟨σ⟩_{ϕ}=1.11±0.10(stat)±0.18(syst)×10^{-38}  cm^{2}/nucleon. The differential and total cross-section measurements agree with the predictions of two leading neutrino interaction generators, NEUT and GENIE. The NEUT prediction is 1.23×10^{-38}  cm^{2}/nucleon and the GENIE prediction is 1.08×10^{-38}  cm^{2}/nucleon. The total ν_{e} charged current cross-section result is also in agreement with data from the Gargamelle experiment.


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.


Light sterile neutrino sensitivity at the nuSTORM facility

PHYSICAL REVIEW D 89 (2014) ARTN 071301

D Adey, SK Agarwalla, CM Ankenbrandt, R Asfandiyarov, JJ Back, G Barker, E Baussan, R Bayes, S Bhadra, V Blackmore, A Blondel, SA Bogacz, C Booth, SB Boyd, SG Bramsiepe, A Bravar, SJ Brice, AD Bross, F Cadoux, H Cease, A Cervera, J Cobb, D Colling, P Coloma, L Coney, A Dobbs, J Dobson, A Donini, P Dornan, M Dracos, F Dufour, R Edgecock, M Geelhoed, MA Uchida, T Ghosh, JJ Gomez-Cadenas, A de Gouvea, A Haesler, G Hanson, PF Harrison, M Hartz, P Hernandez, JA Hernando Morata, P Hodgson, P Huber, A Izmaylov, Y Karadzhov, T Kobilarcik, J Kopp, L Kormos, A Korzenev, Y Kuno, A Kurup, P Kyberd, JB Lagrange, A Laing, A Liu, JM Link, K Long, K Mahn, C Mariani, C Martin, J Martin, N McCauley, KT McDonald, O Mena, SR Mishra, N Mokhov, J Morfin, Y Mori, W Murray, D Neuffer, R Nichol, E Noah, MA Palmer, S Parke, S Pascoli, J Pasternak, R Plunkett, M Popovic, P Ratoff, M Ravonel, M Rayner, S Ricciardi, C Rogers, P Rubinov, E Santos, A Sato, T Sen, E Scantamburlo, JK Sedgbeer, DR Smith, PJ Smith, JT Sobczyk, L Soby, FJP Soler, M Sorel, P Snopok, P Stamoulis, L Stanco, S Striganov, HA Tanaka, IJ Taylor, C Touramanis, CD Tunnell, Y Uchida, N Vassilopoulos, MO Wascko, A Weber, MJ Wilking, E Wildner, W Winter, N Collaboration


Observation of muon intensity variations by season with the MINOS near detector

PHYSICAL REVIEW D 90 (2014) ARTN 012010

P Adamson, I Anghel, A Aurisano, G Barr, M Bishai, A Blake, GJ Bock, D Bogert, SV Cao, CM Castromonte, S Childress, JAB Coelho, L Corwin, D Cronin-Hennessy, JK de Jong, AV Devan, NE Devenish, MV Diwan, CO Escobar, JJ Evans, E Falk, GJ Feldman, TH Fields, MV Frohne, HR Gallagher, RA Gomes, MC Goodman, P Gouffon, N Graf, R Gran, K Grzelak, A Habig, SR Hahn, J Hartnell, R Hatcher, A Holin, J Huang, J Hylen, GM Irwin, Z Isvan, C James, D Jensen, T Kafka, SMS Kasahara, G Koizumi, M Kordosky, A Kreymer, K Lang, J Ling, PJ Litchfield, P Lucas, WA Mann, ML Marshak, M Mathis, N Mayer, C McGivern, MM Medeiros, R Mehdiyev, JR Meier, MD Messier, WH Miller, SR Mishra, SM Sher, CD Moore, L Mualem, J Musser, D Naples, JK Nelson, HB Newman, RJ Nichol, JA Nowak, J O'Connor, M Orchanian, S Osprey, RB Pahlka, J Paley, RB Patterson, G Pawloski, A Perch, S Phan-Budd, RK Plunkett, N Poonthottathil, X Qiu, A Radovic, B Rebel, C Rosenfeld, HA Rubin, MC Sanchez, J Schneps, A Schreckenberger, P Schreiner, R Sharma, A Sousa, N Tagg, RL Talaga, J Thomas, MA Thomson, X Tian, A Timmons, SC Tognini, R Toner, D Torretta, J Urheim, P Vahle, B Viren, A Weber, RC Webb, C White, L Whitehead, LH Whitehead, SG Wojcicki, R Zwaska, MINOS Collaboration


Combined analysis of νμ disappearance and νμ→νe appearance in MINOS using accelerator and atmospheric neutrinos.

Physical review letters 112 (2014) 191801-

P Adamson, I Anghel, A Aurisano, G Barr, M Bishai, A Blake, GJ Bock, D Bogert, SV Cao, CM Castromonte, D Cherdack, S Childress, JA Coelho, L Corwin, D Cronin-Hennessy, JK de Jong, AV Devan, NE Devenish, MV Diwan, CO Escobar, JJ Evans, E Falk, GJ Feldman, MV Frohne, HR Gallagher, RA Gomes, MC Goodman, P Gouffon, N Graf, R Gran, K Grzelak, A Habig, SR Hahn, J Hartnell, R Hatcher, A Himmel, A Holin, J Huang, J Hylen, GM Irwin, Z Isvan, C James, D Jensen, T Kafka, SM Kasahara, G Koizumi, M Kordosky, A Kreymer, K Lang, J Ling, PJ Litchfield, P Lucas, WA Mann, ML Marshak, N Mayer, C McGivern, MM Medeiros, R Mehdiyev, JR Meier, MD Messier, DG Michael, WH Miller, SR Mishra, S Moed Sher, CD Moore, L Mualem, J Musser, D Naples, JK Nelson, HB Newman, RJ Nichol, JA Nowak, J O'Connor, M Orchanian, RB Pahlka, J Paley, RB Patterson, G Pawloski, A Perch, S Phan-Budd, RK Plunkett, N Poonthottathil, X Qiu, A Radovic, B Rebel, C Rosenfeld, HA Rubin, MC Sanchez, J Schneps, A Schreckenberger, P Schreiner, R Sharma, A Sousa, N Tagg, RL Talaga, J Thomas, MA Thomson, X Tian, A Timmons, SC Tognini, R Toner, D Torretta, G Tzanakos, J Urheim, P Vahle, B Viren, A Weber, RC Webb, C White, L Whitehead, LH Whitehead, SG Wojcicki, R Zwaska

We report on a new analysis of neutrino oscillations in MINOS using the complete set of accelerator and atmospheric data. The analysis combines the ν(μ) disappearance and ν(e) appearance data using the three-flavor formalism. We measure |Δm(32)(2)| = [2.28-2.46] × 10(-3) eV(2) (68% C.L.) and sin(2)θ(23) = 0.35-0.65 (90% C.L.) in the normal hierarchy, and |Δm(32)(2)| = [2.32-2.53] × 10(-3) eV(2) (68% C.L.) and sin(2)θ(23) = 0.34-0.67 (90% C.L.) in the inverted hierarchy. The data also constrain δ(CP), the θ(23} octant degeneracy and the mass hierarchy; we disfavor 36% (11%) of this three-parameter space at 68% (90%) C.L.


The LBNO long-baseline oscillation sensitivities with two conventional neutrino beams at different baselines

ArXiv (2014)

LAGUNALBNO Collaboration, SK Agarwalla, L Agostino, M Aittola, A Alekou, B Andrieu, F Antoniou, R Asfandiyarov, D Autiero, O Bésida, A Balik, P Ballett, I Bandac, D Banerjee, W Bartmann, F Bay, B Biskup, AM Blebea-Apostu, A Blondel, M Bogomilov, S Bolognesi, E Borriello, I Brancus, A Bravar, M Buizza-Avanzini, D Caiulo, M Calin, M Calviani, M Campanelli, C Cantini, G Cata-Danil, S Chakraborty, N Charitonidis, L Chaussard, D Chesneanu, F Chipesiu, P Crivelli, J Dawson, ID Bonis, Y Declais, PDA Sanchez, A Delbart, SD Luise, D Duchesneau, J Dumarchez, I Efthymiopoulos, A Eliseev, S Emery, T Enqvist, K Enqvist, L Epprecht, AN Erykalov, T Esanu, D Franco, M Friend, V Galymov, G Gavrilov, A Gendotti, C Giganti, S Gilardoni, B Goddard, CM Gomoiu, YA Gornushkin, P Gorodetzky, A Haesler, T Hasegawa, S Horikawa, K Huitu, A Izmaylov, A Jipa, K Kainulainen, Y Karadzhov, M Khabibullin, A Khotjantsev, AN Kopylov, A Korzenev, S Kosyanenko, D Kryn, Y Kudenko, P Kuusiniemi, I Lazanu, C Lazaridis, JM Levy, K Loo, J Maalampi, RM Margineanu, J Marteau, C Martin-Mari, V Matveev, E Mazzucato, A Mefodiev, O Mineev, A Mirizzi, B Mitrica, S Murphy, T Nakadaira, S Narita, DA Nesterenko, K Nguyen, K Nikolics, E Noah, Y Novikov, A Oprima, J Osborne, T Ovsyannikova, Y Papaphilippou, S Pascoli, T Patzak, M Pectu, E Pennacchio, L Periale, H Pessard, B Popov, M Ravonel, M Rayner, F Resnati, O Ristea, A Robert, A Rubbia, K Rummukainen, A Saftoiu, K Sakashita, F Sanchez-Galan, J Sarkamo, N Saviano, E Scantamburlo, F Sergiampietri, D Sgalaberna, E Shaposhnikova, M Slupecki, D Smargianaki, D Stanca, R Steerenberg, AR Sterian, P Sterian, S Stoica, C Strabel, J Suhonen, V Suvorov, G Toma, A Tonazzo, WH Trzaska, R Tsenov, K Tuominen, M Valram, G Vankova-Kirilova, F Vannucci, G Vasseur, F Velotti, P Velten, V Venturi, T Viant, S Vihonen, H Vincke, A Vorobyev, A Weber, S Wu, N Yershov, L Zambelli, M Zito

The proposed Long Baseline Neutrino Observatory (LBNO) initially consists of $\sim 20$ kton liquid double phase TPC complemented by a magnetised iron calorimeter, to be installed at the Pyh\"asalmi mine, at a distance of 2300 km from CERN. The conventional neutrino beam is produced by 400 GeV protons accelerated at the SPS accelerator delivering 700 kW of power. The long baseline provides a unique opportunity to study neutrino flavour oscillations over their 1st and 2nd oscillation maxima exploring the $L/E$ behaviour, and distinguishing effects arising from $\delta_{CP}$ and matter. In this paper we show how this comprehensive physics case can be further enhanced and complemented if a neutrino beam produced at the Protvino IHEP accelerator complex, at a distance of 1160 km, and with modest power of 450 kW is aimed towards the same far detectors. We show that the coupling of two independent sub-MW conventional neutrino and antineutrino beams at different baselines from CERN and Protvino will allow to measure CP violation in the leptonic sector at a confidence level of at least $3\sigma$ for 50\% of the true values of $\delta_{CP}$ with a 20 kton detector. With a far detector of 70 kton, the combination allows a $3\sigma$ sensitivity for 75\% of the true values of $\delta_{CP}$ after 10 years of running. Running two independent neutrino beams, each at a power below 1 MW, is more within today's state of the art than the long-term operation of a new single high-energy multi-MW facility, which has several technical challenges and will likely require a learning curve.


Optimised sensitivity to leptonic CP violation from spectral information: the LBNO case at 2300 km baseline

ArXiv (2014)

LAGUNALBNO Collaboration, SK Agarwalla, L Agostino, M Aittola, A Alekou, B Andrieu, F Antoniou, R Asfandiyarov, D Autiero, O Bésida, A Balik, P Ballett, I Bandac, D Banerjee, W Bartmann, F Bay, B Biskup, AM Blebea-Apostu, A Blondel, M Bogomilov, S Bolognesi, E Borriello, I Brancus, A Bravar, M Buizza-Avanzini, D Caiulo, M Calin, M Calviani, M Campanelli, C Cantini, G Cata-Danil, S Chakraborty, N Charitonidis, L Chaussard, D Chesneanu, F Chipesiu, P Crivelli, J Dawson, ID Bonis, Y Declais, PDA Sanchez, A Delbart, SD Luise, D Duchesneau, J Dumarchez, I Efthymiopoulos, A Eliseev, S Emery, T Enqvist, K Enqvist, L Epprecht, AN Erykalov, T Esanu, D Franco, M Friend, V Galymov, G Gavrilov, A Gendotti, C Giganti, S Gilardoni, B Goddard, CM Gomoiu, YA Gornushkin, P Gorodetzky, A Haesler, T Hasegawa, S Horikawa, K Huitu, A Izmaylov, A Jipa, K Kainulainen, Y Karadzhov, M Khabibullin, A Khotjantsev, AN Kopylov, A Korzenev, S Kosyanenko, D Kryn, Y Kudenko, P Kuusiniemi, I Lazanu, C Lazaridis, JM Levy, K Loo, J Maalampi, RM Margineanu, J Marteau, C Martin-Mari, V Matveev, E Mazzucato, A Mefodiev, O Mineev, A Mirizzi, B Mitrica, S Murphy, T Nakadaira, S Narita, DA Nesterenko, K Nguyen, K Nikolics, E Noah, Y Novikov, A Oprima, J Osborne, T Ovsyannikova, Y Papaphilippou, S Pascoli, T Patzak, M Pectu, E Pennacchio, L Periale, H Pessard, B Popov, M Ravonel, M Rayner, F Resnati, O Ristea, A Robert, A Rubbia, K Rummukainen, A Saftoiu, K Sakashita, F Sanchez-Galan, J Sarkamo, N Saviano, E Scantamburlo, F Sergiampietri, D Sgalaberna, E Shaposhnikova, M Slupecki, D Smargianaki, D Stanca, R Steerenberg, AR Sterian, P Sterian, S Stoica, C Strabel, J Suhonen, V Suvorov, G Toma, A Tonazzo, WH Trzaska, R Tsenov, K Tuominen, M Valram, G Vankova-Kirilova, F Vannucci, G Vasseur, F Velotti, P Velten, V Venturi, T Viant, S Vihonen, H Vincke, A Vorobyev, A Weber, S Wu, N Yershov, L Zambelli, M Zito

One of the main goals of the Long Baseline Neutrino Observatory (LBNO) is to study the $L/E$ behaviour (spectral information) of the electron neutrino and antineutrino appearance probabilities, in order to determine the unknown CP-violation phase $\delta_{CP}$ and discover CP-violation in the leptonic sector. The result is based on the measurement of the appearance probabilities in a broad range of energies, covering t he 1st and 2nd oscillation maxima, at a very long baseline of 2300 km. The sensitivity of the experiment can be maximised by optimising the energy spectra of the neutrino and anti-neutrino fluxes. Such an optimisation requires exploring an extended range of parameters describing in details the geometries and properties of the primary protons, hadron target and focusing elements in the neutrino beam line. In this paper we present a numerical solution that leads to an optimised energy spectra and study its impact on the sensitivity of LBNO to discover leptonic CP violation. In the optimised flux both 1st and 2nd oscillation maxima play an important role in the CP sensitivity. The studies also show that this configuration is less sensitive to systematic errors (e.g. on the total event rates) than an experiment which mainly relies on the neutrino-antineutrino asymmetry at the 1st maximum to determine the existence of CP-violation.


Measurement of the neutrino-oxygen neutral-current interaction cross section by observing nuclear deexcitation gamma rays

PHYSICAL REVIEW D 90 (2014) ARTN 072012

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, D Dewhurst, F Di Lodovico, S Di Luise, O Drapier, T Duboyski, K Duffy, F Dufour, J Dumarchez, S Dytman, M Dziewiecki, S Emery-Schrenk, A Ereditato, L Escudero, AJ Finch, GAF Aguirre, 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, L Haegel, 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 Iwamoto, K Iyogi, A Izmaylov, A Jacob, B Jamieson, RA Johnson, S 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, S King, 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, 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, S Martynenko, T Maruyama, J Marzec, EL Mathie, V Matveev, K Mavrokoridis, E Mazzucato, M McCarthy, N McCauley, KS McFarland, C McGrew, A Mefodiev, 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, C Nantais, D Naples, C Nielsen, M Nirkko, K Nishikawa, Y Nishimura, J Nowak, HM O'Keeffe, R Ohta, K Okumura, T Okusawa, W Oryszczak, SM Oser, T Ovsyannikova, RA Owen, Y Oyama, V Palladino, JL Palomino, V Paolone, D Payne, GF Pearce, O Perevozchikov, JD Perkin, Y Petrov, L Pickard, ESP Guerra, C Pistillo, P Plonski, E Poplawska, B Popov, M Posiadala-Zezula, J-M Poutissou, R Poutissou, P Przewlocki, B Quilain, E Radicioni, PN Ratoff, M Ravonel, MAM Rayner, A Redij, M Reeves, E Reinherz-Aronis, C Riccio, 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, F Shaker, 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, 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, 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, T Collaboration


Electron neutrino and antineutrino appearance in the full MINOS data sample.

Phys Rev Lett 110 (2013) 171801-

P Adamson, I Anghel, C Backhouse, G Barr, M Bishai, A Blake, GJ Bock, D Bogert, SV Cao, D Cherdack, S Childress, JA Coelho, L Corwin, D Cronin-Hennessy, JK de Jong, AV Devan, NE Devenish, MV Diwan, CO Escobar, JJ Evans, E Falk, GJ Feldman, MV Frohne, HR Gallagher, RA Gomes, MC Goodman, P Gouffon, N Graf, R Gran, K Grzelak, A Habig, SR Hahn, J Hartnell, R Hatcher, A Himmel, A Holin, J Hylen, GM Irwin, Z Isvan, DE Jaffe, C James, D Jensen, T Kafka, SM Kasahara, G Koizumi, M Kordosky, A Kreymer, K Lang, J Ling, PJ Litchfield, P Lucas, WA Mann, ML Marshak, M Mathis, N Mayer, MM Medeiros, R Mehdiyev, JR Meier, MD Messier, DG Michael, WH Miller, SR Mishra, S Moed Sher, CD Moore, L Mualem, J Musser, D Naples, JK Nelson, HB Newman, RJ Nichol, JA Nowak, JP Ochoa-Ricoux, J O'Connor, WP Oliver, M Orchanian, RB Pahlka, J Paley, RB Patterson, G Pawloski, S Phan-Budd, RK Plunkett, X Qiu, A Radovic, B Rebel, C Rosenfeld, HA Rubin, MC Sanchez, J Schneps, A Schreckenberger, P Schreiner, R Sharma, A Sousa, N Tagg, RL Talaga, J Thomas, MA Thomson, G Tinti, R Toner, D Torretta, G Tzanakos, J Urheim, P Vahle, B Viren, A Weber, RC Webb, C White, L Whitehead, SG Wojcicki, T Yang, R Zwaska, MINOS Collaboration

We report on ν(e) and ν(e) appearance in ν(μ) and ν(μ) beams using the full MINOS data sample. The comparison of these ν(e) and ν(e) appearance data at a 735 km baseline with θ13 measurements by reactor experiments probes δ, the θ23 octant degeneracy, and the mass hierarchy. This analysis is the first use of this technique and includes the first accelerator long-baseline search for ν(μ) → ν(e). Our data disfavor 31% (5%) of the three-parameter space defined by δ, the octant of the θ23, and the mass hierarchy at the 68% (90%) C.L. We measure a value of 2sin(2)(2θ13)sin(2)(θ23) that is consistent with reactor experiments.


Inclusive production of protons, anti-protons, neutrons, deuterons and tritons in p+C collisions at 158 GeV/c beam momentum

European Physical Journal C 73 (2013) 1-66

B Baatar, G Barr, J Bartke, L Betev, O Chvala, J Dolejsi, V Eckardt, HG Fischer, Z Fodor, A Karev, V Kolesnikov, M Kowalski, M Makariev, A Malakhov, M Mateev, G Melkumov, A Rybicki, N Schmitz, P Seyboth, R Stock, G Tinti, D Varga, G Vesztergombi, S Wenig

The production of protons, anti-protons, neutrons, deuterons and tritons in minimum bias p+C interactions is studied using a sample of 385 734 inelastic events obtained with the NA49 detector at the CERN SPS at 158 GeV/c beam momentum. The data cover a phase space area ranging from 0 to 1.9 GeV/c in transverse momentum and in Feynman x from -0.8 to 0.95 for protons, from -0.2 to 0.3 for anti-protons and from 0.1 to 0.95 for neutrons. Existing data in the far backward hemisphere are used to extend the coverage for protons and light nuclear fragments into the region of intra-nuclear cascading. The use of corresponding data sets obtained in hadron-proton collisions with the same detector allows for the detailed analysis and model-independent separation of the three principle components of hadronization in p+C interactions, namely projectile fragmentation, target fragmentation of participant nucleons and intra-nuclear cascading. © 2013 The Author(s).


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.


Comparisons of annual modulations in MINOS with the event rate modulation in CoGeNT

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

P Adamson, I Anghel, G Barr, M Bishai, A Blake, GJ Bock, D Bogert, SV Cao, S Childress, JAB Coelho, L Corwin, D Cronin-Hennessy, JK De Jong, AV Devan, NE Devenish, MV Diwan, CO Escobar, JJ Evans, E Falk, GJ Feldman, MV Frohne, HR Gallagher, RA Gomes, MC Goodman, P Gouffon, N Graf, R Gran, K Grzelak, A Habig, J Hartnell, R Hatcher, A Himmel, A Holin, J Hylen, GM Irwin, Z Isvan, DE Jaffe, C James, D Jensen, T Kafka, SMS Kasahara, G Koizumi, S Kopp, M Kordosky, A Kreymer, K Lang, J Ling, PJ Litchfield, P Lucas, WA Mann, ML Marshak, M Mathis, N Mayer, AM McGowan, MM Medeiros, R Mehdiyev, JR Meier, MD Messier, WH Miller, SR Mishra, S Moed Sher, CD Moore, L Mualem, J Musser, D Naples, JK Nelson, HB Newman, RJ Nichol, JA Nowak, J O'Connor, WP Oliver, M Orchanian, RB Pahlka, J Paley, RB Patterson, G Pawloski, S Phan-Budd, RK Plunkett, X Qiu, A Radovic, B Rebel, C Rosenfeld, HA Rubin, MC Sanchez, J Schneps, A Schreckenberger, P Schreiner, R Sharma, A Sousa, N Tagg, RL Talaga, J Thomas, MA Thomson, R Toner, D Torretta, G Tzanakos, J Urheim, P Vahle, B Viren, A Weber, RC Webb, C White, L Whitehead, SG Wojcicki, R Zwaska

The CoGeNT Collaboration has recently published results from a fifteen month data set which indicate an annual modulation in the event rate similar to what is expected from weakly interacting massive particle interactions. It has been suggested that the CoGeNT modulation may actually be caused by other annually modulating phenomena, specifically the flux of atmospheric muons underground or the radon level in the laboratory. We have compared the phase of the CoGeNT data modulation to that of the concurrent atmospheric muon and radon data collected by the MINOS experiment which occupies an adjacent experimental hall in the Soudan Underground Laboratory. The results presented are obtained by performing a shape-free χ2 data-to-data comparison and from a simultaneous fit of the MINOS and CoGeNT data to phase-shifted sinusoidal functions. Both tests indicate that the phase of the CoGeNT modulation is inconsistent with the phases of the MINOS muon and radon modulations at the 3.0σ level. © 2013 American Physical Society.


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.


The T2K Side Muon Range Detector (SMRD)

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 698 (2013) 135-146

S Aoki, G Barr, M Batkiewicz, J Błocki, JD Brinson, W Coleman, A Da̧browska, I Danko, M Dziewiecki, B Ellison, L Golyshkin, R Gould, T Hara, J Haremza, B Hartfiel, J Holeczek, A Izmaylov, M Khabibullin, A Khotjantsev, D Kiełczewska, A Kilinski, J Kisiel, Y Kudenko, N Kulkarni, R Kurjata, T Kutter, J Łagoda, J Liu, J Marzec, W Metcalf, C Metelko, P Mijakowski, O Mineev, D Naples, M Nauman, TC Nicholls, D Northacker, J Nowak, M Noy, V Paolone, GF Pearce, O Perevozchikov, M Posiadała, P Przewłocki, W Qian, M Raymond, J Reid, E Rondio, E Shabalin, M Siyad, D Smith, J Sobczyk, M Stodulski, R Sulej, J Świerblewski, AT Suzuki, T Szegłowski, M Szeptycka, M Thorpe, T Wa̧chała, D Warner, A Weber, T Yano, N Yershov, A Zalewska, K Zaremba, M Ziembicki

The T2K experiment is a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment aiming to observe the appearance of νe in a νμ beam. The νμ beam is produced at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC), observed with the 295 km distant Super-Kamiokande Detector and monitored by a suite of near detectors at 280 m from the proton target. The near detectors include a magnetized off-axis detector (ND280) which measures the unoscillated neutrino flux and neutrino cross-sections. The present paper describes the outermost component of ND280 which is a Side Muon Range Detector (SMRD) composed of scintillation counters with embedded wavelength shifting fibers and Multi-Pixel Photon Counter readout. The components, performance and response of the SMRD are presented. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.


Search for flavor-changing non-standard neutrino interactions by MINOS

Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 88 (2013)

P Adamson, G Barr, M Bishai, A Blake, GJ Bock, D Bogert, SV Cao, D Cherdack, S Childress, JAB Coelho, L Corwin, D Cronin-Hennessy, JK De Jong, AV Devan, NE Devenish, MV Diwan, CO Escobar, JJ Evans, E Falk, GJ Feldman, MV Frohne, HR Gallagher, RA Gomes, MC Goodman, P Gouffon, N Graf, R Gran, K Grzelak, A Habig, J Hartnell, R Hatcher, A Himmel, A Holin, J Hylen, GM Irwin, Z Isvan, C James, D Jensen, T Kafka, SMS Kasahara, G Koizumi, M Kordosky, A Kreymer, K Lang, J Ling, PJ Litchfield, P Lucas, WA Mann, ML Marshak, M Mathis, N Mayer, MM Medeiros, R Mehdiyev, JR Meier, MD Messier, WH Miller, SR Mishra, S Moed Sher, CD Moore, L Mualem, S Mufson, J Musser, D Naples, JK Nelson, HB Newman, RJ Nichol, JA Nowak, WP Oliver, M Orchanian, RB Pahlka, J Paley, RB Patterson, G Pawloski, S Phan-Budd, RK Plunkett, X Qiu, A Radovic, B Rebel, C Rosenfeld, HA Rubin, MC Sanchez, J Schneps, A Schreckenberger, P Schreiner, R Sharma, A Sousa, N Tagg, RL Talaga, J Thomas, MA Thomson, R Toner, D Torretta, G Tzanakos, J Urheim, P Vahle, B Viren, A Weber, RC Webb, C White, L Whitehead, SG Wojcicki, R Zwaska

We report new constraints on flavor-changing non-standard neutrino interactions from the MINOS experiment, in which neutrino versus antineutrino interactions can be distinguished on an event-by-event basis. We analyzed a combined set of beam neutrino and antineutrino data from the well-understood NuMI beam, and found no evidence for deviations from standard neutrino mixing. The observed energy spectra constrain the non-standard neutrino interactions parameter to the range -0.20<εμτ<0.07(90%C.L.). © 2013 American Physical Society.