Test of Lorentz invariance with atmospheric neutrinos

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© 2015 American Physical Society. A search for neutrino oscillations induced by Lorentz violation has been performed using 4,438 live-days of Super-Kamiokande atmospheric neutrino data. The Lorentz violation is included in addition to standard three-flavor oscillations using the nonperturbative standard model extension (SME), allowing the use of the full range of neutrino path lengths, ranging from 15 to 12,800 km, and energies ranging from 100 MeV to more than 100 TeV in the search. No evidence of Lorentz violation was observed, so limits are set on the renormalizable isotropic SME coefficients in the eμ, μτ, and eτ sectors, improving the existing limits by up to 7 orders of magnitude and setting limits for the first time in the neutrino μτ sector of the SME.

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Cited Authors

  • Abe, K; Haga, Y; Hayato, Y; Ikeda, M; Iyogi, K; Kameda, J; Kishimoto, Y; Miura, M; Moriyama, S; Nakahata, M; Nakano, Y; Nakayama, S; Sekiya, H; Shiozawa, M; Suzuki, Y; Takeda, A; Tanaka, H; Tomura, T; Ueno, K; Wendell, RA; Yokozawa, T; Irvine, T; Kajita, T; Kametani, I; Kaneyuki, K; Lee, KP; McLachlan, T; Nishimura, Y; Richard, E; Okumura, K; Labarga, L; Fernandez, P; Gustafson, J; Kearns, E; Raaf, JL; Stone, JL; Sulak, LR; Berkman, S; Tanaka, HA; Tobayama, S; Goldhaber, M; Carminati, G; Kropp, WR; Mine, S; Weatherly, P; Renshaw, A; Smy, MB; Sobel, HW; Takhistov, V; Ganezer, KS; Hartfiel, BL; Hill, J; Keig, WE; Hong, N; Kim, JY; Lim, IT; Akiri, T; Himmel, A; Scholberg, K; Walter, CW; Wongjirad, T; Ishizuka, T; Tasaka, S; Jang, JS; Learned, JG; Matsuno, S; Smith, SN; Hasegawa, T; Ishida, T; Ishii, T; Kobayashi, T; Nakadaira, T; Nakamura, K; Oyama, Y; Sakashita, K; Sekiguchi, T

Published Date

  • March 3, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 5

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.91.052003

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  • Scopus