Measurement of the tau neutrino cross section in atmospheric neutrino oscillations with Super-Kamiokande

Li, Z. (Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA) ; Abe, K. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Bronner, C. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) ; Hayato, Y. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Ikeda, M. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) ; Iyogi, K. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) ; Kameda, J. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Kato, Y. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) ; Kishimoto, Y. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Marti, Ll. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) ; Miura, M. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Moriyama, S. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Nakahata, M. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Nakajima, Y. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Nakano, Y. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) ; Nakayama, S. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Orii, A. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) ; Pronost, G. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) ; Sekiya, H. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Shiozawa, M. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Sonoda, Y. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) ; Takeda, A. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Takenaka, A. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) ; Tanaka, H. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) ; Tasaka, S. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) ; Tomura, T. (Kamioka Observatory, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kamioka, Gifu 506-1205, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Akutsu, R. (Research Center for Cosmic Neutrinos, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8582, Japan) ; Kajita, T. (Research Center for Cosmic Neutrinos, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8582, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Nishimura, Y. (Research Center for Cosmic Neutrinos, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8582, Japan) ; Okumura, K. (Research Center for Cosmic Neutrinos, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8582, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Tsui, K. M. (Research Center for Cosmic Neutrinos, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8582, Japan) ; Fernandez, P. (Department of Theoretical Physics, University Autonoma Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain) ; Labarga, L. (Department of Theoretical Physics, University Autonoma Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain) ; Blaszczyk, F. d. M. (Department of Physics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA) ; Gustafson, J. (Department of Physics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA) ; Kachulis, C. (Department of Physics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA) ; Kearns, E. (Department of Physics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Raaf, J. L. (Department of Physics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA) ; Stone, J. L. 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(Department of Physics, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California 90747, USA) ; Hill, J. (Department of Physics, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California 90747, USA) ; Kim, J. Y. (Department of Physics, Chonnam National University, Kwangju 500-757, Korea) ; Lim, I. T. (Department of Physics, Chonnam National University, Kwangju 500-757, Korea) ; Park, R. G. (Department of Physics, Chonnam National University, Kwangju 500-757, Korea) ; Himmel, A. (Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA) ; O’Sullivan, E. (Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA) ; Scholberg, K. (Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Walter, C. W. (Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Ishizuka, T. (Junior College, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan) ; Nakamura, T. (Department of Physics, Gifu University, Gifu 501-1193, Japan) ; Jang, J. S. (GIST College, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju 500-712, Korea) ; Choi, K. (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA) ; Learned, J. G. (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA) ; Matsuno, S. (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA) ; Smith, S. N. (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA) ; Amey, J. (Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom) ; Litchfield, R. P. (Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom) ; Ma, W. Y. (Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom) ; Uchida, Y. (Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom) ; Wascko, M. O. (Department of Physics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom) ; Cao, S. (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan) ; Friend, M. (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan) ; Hasegawa, T. (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan) ; Ishida, T. (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan) ; Ishii, T. (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan) ; Kobayashi, T. 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(Department of Physics, Kobe University, Kobe, Hyogo 657-8501, Japan) ; Suzuki, A. T. (Department of Physics, Kobe University, Kobe, Hyogo 657-8501, Japan) ; Takeuchi, Y. (Department of Physics, Kobe University, Kobe, Hyogo 657-8501, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Yano, T. (Department of Physics, Kobe University, Kobe, Hyogo 657-8501, Japan) ; Hayashino, T. (Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan) ; Hiraki, T. (Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan) ; Hirota, S. (Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan) ; Huang, K. (Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan) ; Jiang, M. (Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan) ; Mori, M. (Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan) ; Nakamura, KE. (Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan) ; Nakaya, T. (Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Patel, N. D. (Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan) ; Wendell, R. A. (Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Anthony, L. H. V. (Department of Physics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZE, United Kingdom) ; McCauley, N. (Department of Physics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZE, United Kingdom) ; Pritchard, A. 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(Department of Physics, Okayama University, Okayama, Okayama 700-8530, Japan) ; Ishino, H. (Department of Physics, Okayama University, Okayama, Okayama 700-8530, Japan) ; Kibayashi, A. (Department of Physics, Okayama University, Okayama, Okayama 700-8530, Japan) ; Koshio, Y. (Department of Physics, Okayama University, Okayama, Okayama 700-8530, Japan) (Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan) ; Nagata, H. (Department of Physics, Okayama University, Okayama, Okayama 700-8530, Japan) ; Sakuda, M. (Department of Physics, Okayama University, Okayama, Okayama 700-8530, Japan) ; Xu, C. (Department of Physics, Okayama University, Okayama, Okayama 700-8530, Japan) ; Kuno, Y. (Department of Physics, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan) ; Wark, D. (Department of Physics, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 3PU, United Kingdom) (STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, and Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington OX11 0QX, United Kingdom) ; Di Lodovico, F. (School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom) ; Richards, B. (School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom) ; Sedgwick, S. M. (School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom) ; Tacik, R. (Department of Physics, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, Saskatchewan S4SOA2, Canada) (TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T2A3 Canada) ; Kim, S. B. (Department of Physics, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea) ; Cole, A. (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom) ; Thompson, L. 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(Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8551, Japan) ; Yoshida, T. (Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8551, Japan) ; Ishitsuka, M. (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Noda, Chiba 278-8510, Japan) ; Martin, J. F. (Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A7, Canada) ; Nantais, C. M. (Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A7, Canada) ; Tanaka, H. A. (Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A7, Canada) ; Towstego, T. (Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A7, Canada) ; Konaka, A. (TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T2A3 Canada) ; Chen, S. (Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China) ; Wan, L. (Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China) ; Zhang, Y. (Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China) ; Minamino, A. (Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan) ; Wilkes, R. J. (Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-1560, USA)

13 September 2018

Abstract: Using 5326 days of atmospheric neutrino data, a search for atmospheric tau neutrino appearance has been performed in the Super-Kamiokande experiment. Super-Kamiokande measures the tau normalization to be 1.47±0.32 under the assumption of normal neutrino hierarchy, relative to the expectation of unity with neutrino oscillation. The result excludes the hypothesis of no-tau appearance with a significance level of 4.6σ. The inclusive charged-current tau neutrino cross section averaged by the tau neutrino flux at Super-Kamiokande is measured to be (0.94±0.20)×1038 cm2. The measurement is consistent with the Standard Model prediction, agreeing to within 1.5σ.


Published in: Physical Review D 98 (2018)
Published by: APS
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.052006
arXiv: 1711.09436
License: CC-BY-4.0



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