Search for proton decay through p → ¯νK+ in a large water cherenkov detector

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We present results of a search for proton decays, p → ¯νK+, using data from a 33kt?yr exposure of the Super-Kamiokande detector. Two decay modes of the kaon, K+ → µ+νµ and K+ → π+π0, were studied. The data were consistent with the background expected from atmospheric neutrinos; therefore a lower limit on the partial lifetime of the proton τ/B(p → ¯νK+) was found to be 6.7 × 1032 years at 90% confidence level. © 1999 The American Physical Society.

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  • Hayato, Y; Earl, M; Fukuda, Y; Hayakawa, T; Inoue, K; Ishihara, K; Ishino, H; Itow, Y; Kajita, T; Kameda, J; Kasuga, S; Kobayashi, K; Kobayashi, Y; Koshio, Y; Miura, M; Nakahata, M; Nakayama, S; Obayashi, Y; Okada, A; Okumura, K; Sakurai, N; Shiozawa, M; Suzuki, Y; Takeuchi, H; Takeuchi, Y; Totsuka, Y; Yamada, S; Habig, A; Kearns, E; Messier, MD; Scholberg, K; Stone, JL; Sulak, LR; Walter, CW; Goldhaber, M; Barszczak, T; Casper, D; Gajewski, W; Kropp, WR; Mine, S; Price, LR; Smy, M; Sobel, HW; Vagins, MR; Ganezer, KS; Keig, WE; Ellsworth, RW; Tasaka, S; Kibayashi, A; Learned, JG; Matsuno, S; Stenger, VJ; Takemori, D; Ishii, T; Kanzaki, J; Kobayashi, T; Nakamura, K; Nishikawa, K; Oyama, Y; Sakai, A; Sakuda, M; Sasaki, O; Echigo, S; Kohama, M; Suzuki, AT; Haines, TJ; Blaufuss, E; Kim, BK; Sanford, R; Svoboda, R; Chen, ML; Goodman, JA; Sullivan, GW; Hill, J; Jung, CK; Martens, K; Mauger, C; Mc Grew, C; Sharkey, E; Viren, B; Yanagisawa, C; Doki, W; Kirisawa, M; Inaba, S; Miyano, K; Okazawa, H; Saji, C; Takahashi, M; Takahata, M; Higuchi, K; Nagashima, Y; Takita, M; Yamaguchi, T; Yoshida, M; Kim, SB; Etoh, M; Hasegawa, A; Hasegawa, T; Hatakeyama, S

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1529 - 1533

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.1529

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