General neutrino interactions at the DUNE near detector

Bischer, Ingolf (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Postfach 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany) ; Rodejohann, Werner (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Postfach 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany)

11 February 2019

Abstract: We consider the effect of general neutrino interactions (scalar, vector, pseudoscalar, axial vector, and tensor) in neutrino-electron scattering at the DUNE near detector. Those interactions can be associated with heavy new physics and their effect is to cause distortions in the recoil spectrum of the electrons. We show that for some cases energy scales up to 9 TeV are accessible after a 5 year run and that current bounds on interaction parameters can be improved by up to an order of magnitude. The full set of general interactions includes the usually considered neutrino-electron nonstandard matter interactions, and the near detector will give limits comparable but complementary to the ones from the analysis of neutrino oscillations in the far detector.

Published in: Physical Review D 99 (2019)
Published by: APS
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.99.036006
arXiv: 1810.02220
License: CC-BY-4.0

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