Upper bound on neutrino mass based on T2K neutrino timing measurements

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© 2016 American Physical Society. The Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) long-baseline neutrino experiment consists of a muon neutrino beam, produced at the J-PARC accelerator, a near detector complex and a large 295-km-distant far detector. The present work utilizes the T2K event timing measurements at the near and far detectors to study neutrino time of flight as a function of derived neutrino energy. Under the assumption of a relativistic relation between energy and time of flight, constraints on the neutrino rest mass can be derived. The sub-GeV neutrino beam in conjunction with timing precision of order tens of ns provide sensitivity to neutrino mass in the few MeV/c2 range. We study the distribution of relative arrival times of muon and electron neutrino candidate events at the T2K far detector as a function of neutrino energy. The 90% C.L. upper limit on the mixture of neutrino mass eigenstates represented in the data sample is found to be mν2<5.6 MeV2/c4.

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  • Abe, K; Adam, J; Aihara, H; Akiri, T; Andreopoulos, C; Aoki, S; Ariga, A; Assylbekov, S; Autiero, D; Barbi, M; Barker, GJ; Barr, G; Bartet-Friburg, P; Bass, M; Batkiewicz, M; Bay, F; Berardi, V; Berger, BE; Berkman, S; Bhadra, S; Blaszczyk, FDM; Blondel, A; Bojechko, C; Bolognesi, S; Bordoni, S; Boyd, SB; Brailsford, D; Bravar, A; Bronner, C; Buchanan, N; Calland, RG; Caravaca Rodríguez, J; Cartwright, SL; Castillo, R; Catanesi, MG; Cervera, A; Cherdack, D; Chikuma, N; Christodoulou, G; Clifton, A; Coleman, J; Coleman, SJ; Collazuol, G; Connolly, K; Cremonesi, L; Dabrowska, A; Danko, I; Das, R; Davis, S; De Perio, P; De Rosa, G; Dealtry, T; Dennis, SR; Densham, C; Dewhurst, D; Di Lodovico, F; Di Luise, S; Dolan, S; Drapier, O; Duboyski, T; Duffy, K; Dumarchez, J; Dytman, S; Dziewiecki, M; Emery-Schrenk, S; Ereditato, A; Escudero, L; Feusels, T; Finch, AJ; Fiorentini, GA; Friend, M; Fujii, Y; Fukuda, Y; Furmanski, AP; Galymov, V; Garcia, A; Giffin, S; Giganti, C; Gilje, K; Goeldi, D; Golan, T; Gonin, M; Grant, N; Gudin, D; Hadley, DR; Haegel, L; Haesler, A; Haigh, MD; Hamilton, P; Hansen, D; Hara, T; Hartz, M; Hasegawa, T; Hastings, NC; Hayashino, T; Hayato, Y; Hearty, C; Helmer, RL; Hierholzer, M; Hignight, J

Published Date

  • January 27, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 1

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2470-0029

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2470-0010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.012006

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  • Scopus