MiniBooNE, MINOS+ and IceCube data imply a baroque neutrino sector

Liao, Jiajun (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA) (School of Physics, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China) ; Marfatia, Danny (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA) ; Whisnant, Kerry (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, USA)

11 January 2019

Abstract: The 4.8σ anomaly in MiniBooNE data cannot be reconciled with MINOS+ and IceCube data within the vanilla framework of neutrino oscillations involving an eV-mass sterile neutrino. We show that an apparently consistent picture can be drawn if charged-current and neutral-current nonstandard neutrino interactions are at work in the 3+1 neutrino scheme. It appears that either the neutrino sector is more elaborate than usually envisioned, or one or more data sets needs revision.


Published in: Physical Review D 99 (2019)
Published by: APS
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.99.015016
arXiv: 1810.01000
License: CC-BY-4.0



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