Final tau-neutrino results from the DONuT experiment

K. Kodama, N. Ushida, C. Andreopoulos, N. Saoulidou, G. Tzanakos, P. Yager, B. Baller, D. Boehnlein, W. Freeman, B. Lundberg, J. Morfin, R. Rameika, S. H. Chung, J. S. Song, C. S. Yoon, P. Berghaus, M. Kubantsev, N. W. Reay, R. Sidwell, N. StantonS. Yoshida, S. Aoki, T. Hara, J. T. Rhee, D. Ciampa, C. Erickson, M. Graham, E. Maher, K. Heller, R. Rusack, R. Schwienhorst, J. Sielaff, J. Trammell, J. Wilcox, T. Furukawa, K. Hoshino, H. Jiko, M. Komatsu, M. Nakamura, T. Nakano, K. Niwa, N. Nonaka, K. Okada, B. D. Park, O. Sato, S. Takahashi, V. Paolone, C. Rosenfeld, A. Kulik, T. Kafka, W. Oliver, T. Patzak, J. Schneps

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The DONuT experiment collected data in 1997 and published first results in 2000 based on four observed ντ charged-current (CC) interactions. The final analysis of the data collected in the experiment is presented in this paper, based on 3.6×1017 protons on target using the 800 GeV Tevatron beam at Fermilab. The number of observed ντ CC events is 9 with an estimated background of 1.5 events, from a total of 578 observed neutrino interactions. We calculate the ντ CC cross section as a function of one parameter. Assuming Ds mesons are the sole source for ντ, the energy-independent part of the total CC cross section can be parametrized as σconst(ντ )=2.51n1.52×10-40cm2GeV-1 for n 4, where n is the parameter controlling the longitudinal part of the Ds differential cross section of the form dσ/dxF (1-|xF|)n. The analysis could not distinguish between ντ and ν̄τ. The value of n obtained from Pythia simulations, n=6.1, gives an estimated value of σconst(ντ)=(0.39±0.13±0.13) ×10-38cm2GeV-1.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052002
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume78
Issue number5
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Publication statusPublished - Sep 11 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Kodama, K., Ushida, N., Andreopoulos, C., Saoulidou, N., Tzanakos, G., Yager, P., ... Schneps, J. (2008). Final tau-neutrino results from the DONuT experiment. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 78(5), [052002]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.78.052002

Final tau-neutrino results from the DONuT experiment. / Kodama, K.; Ushida, N.; Andreopoulos, C.; Saoulidou, N.; Tzanakos, G.; Yager, P.; Baller, B.; Boehnlein, D.; Freeman, W.; Lundberg, B.; Morfin, J.; Rameika, R.; Chung, S. H.; Song, J. S.; Yoon, C. S.; Berghaus, P.; Kubantsev, M.; Reay, N. W.; Sidwell, R.; Stanton, N.; Yoshida, S.; Aoki, S.; Hara, T.; Rhee, J. T.; Ciampa, D.; Erickson, C.; Graham, M.; Maher, E.; Heller, K.; Rusack, R.; Schwienhorst, R.; Sielaff, J.; Trammell, J.; Wilcox, J.; Furukawa, T.; Hoshino, K.; Jiko, H.; Komatsu, M.; Nakamura, M.; Nakano, T.; Niwa, K.; Nonaka, N.; Okada, K.; Park, B. D.; Sato, O.; Takahashi, S.; Paolone, V.; Rosenfeld, C.; Kulik, A.; Kafka, T.; Oliver, W.; Patzak, T.; Schneps, J.

In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol. 78, No. 5, 052002, 11.09.2008.

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Kodama, K, Ushida, N, Andreopoulos, C, Saoulidou, N, Tzanakos, G, Yager, P, Baller, B, Boehnlein, D, Freeman, W, Lundberg, B, Morfin, J, Rameika, R, Chung, SH, Song, JS, Yoon, CS, Berghaus, P, Kubantsev, M, Reay, NW, Sidwell, R, Stanton, N, Yoshida, S, Aoki, S, Hara, T, Rhee, JT, Ciampa, D, Erickson, C, Graham, M, Maher, E, Heller, K, Rusack, R, Schwienhorst, R, Sielaff, J, Trammell, J, Wilcox, J, Furukawa, T, Hoshino, K, Jiko, H, Komatsu, M, Nakamura, M, Nakano, T, Niwa, K, Nonaka, N, Okada, K, Park, BD, Sato, O, Takahashi, S, Paolone, V, Rosenfeld, C, Kulik, A, Kafka, T, Oliver, W, Patzak, T & Schneps, J 2008, 'Final tau-neutrino results from the DONuT experiment', Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 78, no. 5, 052002. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.78.052002
Kodama K, Ushida N, Andreopoulos C, Saoulidou N, Tzanakos G, Yager P et al. Final tau-neutrino results from the DONuT experiment. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 2008 Sep 11;78(5). 052002. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.78.052002
Kodama, K. ; Ushida, N. ; Andreopoulos, C. ; Saoulidou, N. ; Tzanakos, G. ; Yager, P. ; Baller, B. ; Boehnlein, D. ; Freeman, W. ; Lundberg, B. ; Morfin, J. ; Rameika, R. ; Chung, S. H. ; Song, J. S. ; Yoon, C. S. ; Berghaus, P. ; Kubantsev, M. ; Reay, N. W. ; Sidwell, R. ; Stanton, N. ; Yoshida, S. ; Aoki, S. ; Hara, T. ; Rhee, J. T. ; Ciampa, D. ; Erickson, C. ; Graham, M. ; Maher, E. ; Heller, K. ; Rusack, R. ; Schwienhorst, R. ; Sielaff, J. ; Trammell, J. ; Wilcox, J. ; Furukawa, T. ; Hoshino, K. ; Jiko, H. ; Komatsu, M. ; Nakamura, M. ; Nakano, T. ; Niwa, K. ; Nonaka, N. ; Okada, K. ; Park, B. D. ; Sato, O. ; Takahashi, S. ; Paolone, V. ; Rosenfeld, C. ; Kulik, A. ; Kafka, T. ; Oliver, W. ; Patzak, T. ; Schneps, J. / Final tau-neutrino results from the DONuT experiment. In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 2008 ; Vol. 78, No. 5.
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