Updated measurements of muon neutrino and antineutrino disappearance

April 20, 2017

English:
We report measurements by the T2K experiment of the parameters θ23 and ∆m232 governing the disappearance of muon neutrinos and antineutrinos in the three flavor neutrino oscillation model. Utilizing the ability of the experiment to run with either a mainly neutrino or a mainly antineutrino beam, the parameters are measured separately for neutrinos and antineutrinos. Using 7.482 × 1020 POT in neutrino running mode and 7.471 × 1020 POT in antineutrino mode, T2K obtains sin223) = 0.51+0.08−0.07 and ∆m232 = 2.53+0.15−0.13 × 10−3 eV2/c4 for neutrinos, and sin2(θ̅23) = 0.47+0.25−0.07  and ∆m̅232 = 2.55+0.33−0.27 × 10−3 eV2/c4 for antineutrinos (assuming normal mass ordering). No significant differences between the values of the parameters describing the disappearance of muon neutrinos and antineutrinos were observed.

 

t2k-2016-numu-numubar

Top panels show the reconstructed energy distribution of the 135 far detector νμ-CCQE candidate events (left) and 66 ν̅μ-CCQE candidate events (right), with predicted spectra for best fit and no oscillation cases. Bottom panels show the ratio to unoscillated predictions.

日本語:
We report measurements by the T2K experiment of the parameters θ23 and ∆m232 governing the disappearance of muon neutrinos and antineutrinos in the three flavor neutrino oscillation model. Utilizing the ability of the experiment to run with either a mainly neutrino or a mainly antineutrino beam, the parameters are measured separately for neutrinos and antineutrinos. Using 7.482 × 1020 POT in neutrino running mode and 7.471 × 1020 POT in antineutrino mode, T2K obtains sin223) = 0.51+0.08−0.07 and ∆m232 = 2.53+0.15−0.13 × 10−3 eV2/c4 for neutrinos, and sin2(θ̅23) = 0.47+0.25−0.07  and ∆m̅232 = 2.55+0.33−0.27 × 10−3 eV2/c4 for antineutrinos (assuming normal mass ordering). No significant differences between the values of the parameters describing the disappearance of muon neutrinos and antineutrinos were observed.

 

t2k-2016-numu-numubar

Top panels show the reconstructed energy distribution of the 135 far detector νμ-CCQE candidate events (left) and 66 ν̅μ-CCQE candidate events (right), with predicted spectra for best fit and no oscillation cases. Bottom panels show the ratio to unoscillated predictions.