Evidence of electron neutrino appearance in a muon neutrino beam


Journal Article

The T2K Collaboration reports evidence for electron neutrino appearance at the atmospheric mass splitting, |Δm322|≈2.4×10-3 eV2. An excess of electron neutrino interactions over background is observed from a muon neutrino beam with a peak energy of 0.6 GeV at the Super-Kamiokande (SK) detector 295 km from the beam's origin. Signal and background predictions are constrained by data from near detectors located 280 m from the neutrino production target. We observe 11 electron neutrino candidate events at the SK detector when a background of 3.3±0.4(syst) events is expected. The background-only hypothesis is rejected with a p value of 0.0009 (3.1σ), and a fit assuming νμ→νe oscillations with sinâ¡22θ23=1, δCP=0 and |Δm322|=2.4×10-3 eV2 yields sinâ¡22θ13=0.088-0.039+0. 049(stat+syst). © 2013 American Physical Society.

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  • Abe, K; Abgrall, N; Aihara, H; Akiri, T; Albert, JB; Andreopoulos, C; Aoki, S; Ariga, A; Ariga, T; Assylbekov, S; Autiero, D; Barbi, M; Barker, GJ; Barr, G; Bass, M; Batkiewicz, M; Bay, F; Bentham, SW; Berardi, V; Berger, BE; Berkman, S; Bertram, I; Beznosko, D; Bhadra, S; Blaszczyk, FDM; Blondel, A; Bojechko, C; Boyd, S; Brailsford, D; Bravar, A; Bronner, C; Brook-Roberge, DG; Buchanan, N; Calland, RG; Caravaca Rodríguez, J; Cartwright, SL; Castillo, R; Catanesi, MG; Cervera, A; Cherdack, D; Christodoulou, G; Clifton, A; Coleman, J; Coleman, SJ; Collazuol, G; Connolly, K; Cremonesi, L; Curioni, A; Dabrowska, A; Danko, I; Das, R; Davis, S; Day, M; De André, JPAM; De Perio, P; De Rosa, G; Dealtry, T; Dennis, S; Densham, C; Di Lodovico, F; Di Luise, S; Dobson, J; Drapier, O; Duboyski, T; Dufour, F; Dumarchez, J; Dytman, S; Dziewiecki, M; Dziomba, M; Emery, S; Ereditato, A; Escudero, L; Finch, AJ; Frank, E; Friend, M; Fujii, Y; Fukuda, Y; Furmanski, A; Galymov, V; Gaudin, A; Giffin, S; Giganti, C; Gilje, K; Golan, T; Gomez-Cadenas, JJ; Gonin, M; Grant, N; Gudin, D; Hadley, DR; Haesler, A; Haigh, MD; Hamilton, P; Hansen, D; Hara, T; Hartz, M; Hasegawa, T; Hastings, NC; Hayato, Y; Hearty, C; Helmer, RL

Published Date

  • August 5, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 88 / 3

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.88.032002

Citation Source

  • Scopus