More results from the OPERA experiment

G. Galati, N. Agafonova, A. Aleksandrov, A. Anokhina, S. Aoki, A. Ariga, T. Ariga, D. Bender, A. Bertolin, I. Bodnarchuk, C. Bozza, R. Brugnera, A. Buonaura, S. Buontempo, B. Büttner, M. Chernyavskiy, A. Chukanov, L. Consiglio, N. D'Ambrosio, G. De LellisM. De Serio, P. Del Amo Sanchez, A. Di Crescenzo, D. Di Ferdinando, N. Di Marco, S. Dmitrievski, M. Dracos, D. Duchesneau, S. Dusini, T. Dzhatdoev, J. Ebert, A. Ereditato, R. A. Fini, F. Fornari, T. Fukuda, A. Garfagnini, J. Goldberg, Y. Gornushkin, G. Grella, A. M. Guler, C. Gustavino, C. Hagner, T. Hara, H. Hayakawa, A. Hollnagel, B. Hosseini, K. Ishiguro, K. Jakovcic, C. Jollet, C. Kamiscioglu, M. Kamiscioglu, S. H. Kim, N. Kitagawa, B. Klicek, K. Kodama, M. Komatsu, U. Kose, I. Kreslo, F. Laudisio, A. Lauria, A. Ljubicic, A. Longhin, P. F. Loverre, M. Malenica, A. Malgin, G. Mandrioli, T. Matsuo, V. Matveev, N. Mauri, E. Medinaceli, A. Meregaglia, S. Mikado, M. Miyanishi, F. Mizutani, P. Monacelli, M. C. Montesi, K. Morishima, M. T. Muciaccia, N. Naganawa, T. Naka, M. Nakamura, T. Nakano, K. Niwa, S. Ogawa, T. Omura, K. Osaki, A. Paoloni, L. Paparella, B. D. Park, L. Pasqualini, A. Pastore, L. Patrizii, H. Pessard, D. Podgrudkov, N. Polukhina, M. Pozzato, F. Pupilli, M. Roda, T. Roganova, H. Rokujo, G. Rosa, O. Ryazhskaya, O. Sato, A. Schembri, I. Shakirianova, T. Shchedrina, A. Sheshukov, E. Shibayama, H. Shibuya, T. Shiraishi, G. Shoziyoev, S. Simone, C. Sirignano, G. Sirri, A. Sotnikov, M. Spinetti, L. Stanco, N. Starkov, S. M. Stellacci, M. Stipcevic, P. Strolin, S. Takahashi, M. Tenti, F. Terranova, V. Tioukov, S. Vasina, P. Vilain, E. Voevodina, L. Votano, J. L. Vuilleumier, G. Wilquet, C. S. Yoon

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Abstract

The OPERA experiment reached its main goal by proving the appearance of vτ in the CNGS vμ beam. Five vτ candidates were detected with a S/B ratio of ∼ 10, allowing to reject the null hypothesis at 5.1σ. The search has been extended by loosening the selection criteria in order to improve the statistical uncertainty. One of the vτ candidates selected with the new strategy shows a double vertex topology and, after a dedicated multivariate analysis, is compatible with being a v interaction with charm production. Based on the enlarged data sample the estimation of Δm223 in appearance mode is being performed. The search for ve interactions has been extended over the full data set with a more than twofold increase in statistics: data are compatible with the non-oscillation hypothesis in the three-flavour mixing model. The implications of the electron neutrino sample in the framework of the 3+1 sterile mode will lead to exclusion limits on sin2μe. Finally, the analysis of the annual modulation of cosmic muons is introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Article number160
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Galati, G., Agafonova, N., Aleksandrov, A., Anokhina, A., Aoki, S., Ariga, A., Ariga, T., Bender, D., Bertolin, A., Bodnarchuk, I., Bozza, C., Brugnera, R., Buonaura, A., Buontempo, S., Büttner, B., Chernyavskiy, M., Chukanov, A., Consiglio, L., D'Ambrosio, N., ... Yoon, C. S. (2017). More results from the OPERA experiment. Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C, 40(5), [160]. https://doi.org/10.1393/ncc/i2017-17160-0