Observation of tau neutrino appearance in the CNGS beam with the OPERA experiment

N. Agafonova, A. Aleksandrov, A. Anokhina, S. Aoki, A. Ariga, T. Ariga, T. Asada, D. Bender, A. Bertolin, C. Bozza, R. Brugnera, A. Buonaura, S. Buontempo, B. Büttner, M. Chernyavsky, A. Chukanov, L. Consiglio, N. D'Ambrosio, G. De Lellis, M. De Serio & 127 others 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, T. Fukuda, G. Galati, A. Garfagnini, G. Giacomelli, C. Goellnitz, J. Goldberg, Y. Gornushkin, G. Grella, M. Guler, C. Gustavino, C. Hagner, T. Hara, T. Hayakawa, A. Hollnagel, B. Hosseini, H. Ishida, K. Ishiguro, K. Jakovcic, C. Jollet, C. Kamiscioglu, M. Kamiscioglu, T. Katsuragawa, J. Kawada, H. Kawahara, J. H. Kim, S. H. Kim, N. Kitagawa, B. Klicek, K. Kodama, M. Komatsu, U. Kose, I. Kreslo, A. Lauria, J. Lenkeit, A. Ljubicic, A. Longhin, P. Loverre, M. Malenica, A. Malgin, G. Mandrioli, T. Matsuo, V. Matveev, N. Mauri, E. Medinaceli, A. Meregaglia, M. Meyer, S. Mikado, M. Miyanishi, P. Monacelli, M. C. Montesi, K. Morishima, M. T. Muciaccia, N. Naganawa, T. Naka, M. Nakamura, T. Nakano, Y. Nakatsuka, K. Niwa, S. Ogawa, N. Okateva, A. Olshevsky, T. Omura, K. Ozaki, A. Paoloni, B. D. Park, I. G. Park, L. Pasqualini, A. Pastore, L. Patrizii, H. Pessard, C. Pistillo, D. Podgrudkov, N. Polukhina, M. Pozzato, F. Pupilli, M. Roda, T. Roganova, H. Rokujo, G. Rosa, O. Ryazhskaya, O. Sato, A. Schembri, I. Shakiryanova, T. Shchedrina, A. Sheshukov, H. Shibuya, T. Shiraishi, G. Shoziyoev, S. Simone, M. Sioli, C. Sirignano, G. Sirri, M. Spinetti, L. Stanco, N. Starkov, S. M. Stellacci, M. Stipcevic, P. Strolin, S. Takahashi, M. Tenti, F. Terranova, V. Tioukov, S. Tufanli, A. Umemoto, P. Vilain, M. Vladimirov, L. Votano, J. L. Vuilleumier, G. Wilquet, B. Wonsak, C. S. Yoon, I. Yaguchi, M. Yoshimoto, S. Zemskova, A. Zghiche

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The OPERA experiment is searching for νμ ν τ oscillations in appearance mode, i.e., via the direct detection of \tau leptons in \nu -\tau charged-current interactions. The evidence of \nu -\mu \rightarrow \nu -\tau appearance has been previously reported with three \nu -\tau candidate events using a sub-sample of data from the 2008-2012 runs. We report here a fourth \nu -\tau candidate event, with the \tau decaying into a hadron, found after adding the 2012 run events without any muon in the final state to the data sample. Given the number of analyzed events and the low background, \nu -\mu \rightarrow \nu -\tau oscillations are established with a significance of 4.2\sigma.

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Article number101C01
JournalProgress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics
Volume2014
Issue number10
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Publication statusPublished - Jul 2 2014
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Observation of tau neutrino appearance in the CNGS beam with the OPERA experiment. / Agafonova, N.; Aleksandrov, A.; Anokhina, A.; Aoki, S.; Ariga, A.; Ariga, T.; Asada, T.; Bender, D.; Bertolin, A.; Bozza, C.; Brugnera, R.; Buonaura, A.; Buontempo, S.; Büttner, B.; Chernyavsky, M.; Chukanov, A.; Consiglio, L.; D'Ambrosio, N.; De Lellis, G.; De Serio, M.; Del Amo Sanchez, P.; Di Crescenzo, A.; Di Ferdinando, D.; Di Marco, N.; Dmitrievski, S.; Dracos, M.; Duchesneau, D.; Dusini, S.; Dzhatdoev, T.; Ebert, J.; Ereditato, A.; Fini, R. A.; Fukuda, T.; Galati, G.; Garfagnini, A.; Giacomelli, G.; Goellnitz, C.; Goldberg, J.; Gornushkin, Y.; Grella, G.; Guler, M.; Gustavino, C.; Hagner, C.; Hara, T.; Hayakawa, T.; Hollnagel, A.; Hosseini, B.; Ishida, H.; Ishiguro, K.; Jakovcic, K.; Jollet, C.; Kamiscioglu, C.; Kamiscioglu, M.; Katsuragawa, T.; Kawada, J.; Kawahara, H.; Kim, J. H.; Kim, S. H.; Kitagawa, N.; Klicek, B.; Kodama, K.; Komatsu, M.; Kose, U.; Kreslo, I.; Lauria, A.; Lenkeit, J.; Ljubicic, A.; Longhin, A.; Loverre, P.; Malenica, M.; Malgin, A.; Mandrioli, G.; Matsuo, T.; Matveev, V.; Mauri, N.; Medinaceli, E.; Meregaglia, A.; Meyer, M.; Mikado, S.; Miyanishi, M.; Monacelli, P.; Montesi, M. C.; Morishima, K.; Muciaccia, M. T.; Naganawa, N.; Naka, T.; Nakamura, M.; Nakano, T.; Nakatsuka, Y.; Niwa, K.; Ogawa, S.; Okateva, N.; Olshevsky, A.; Omura, T.; Ozaki, K.; Paoloni, A.; Park, B. D.; Park, I. G.; Pasqualini, L.; Pastore, A.; Patrizii, L.; Pessard, H.; Pistillo, C.; Podgrudkov, D.; Polukhina, N.; Pozzato, M.; Pupilli, F.; Roda, M.; Roganova, T.; Rokujo, H.; Rosa, G.; Ryazhskaya, O.; Sato, O.; Schembri, A.; Shakiryanova, I.; Shchedrina, T.; Sheshukov, A.; Shibuya, H.; Shiraishi, T.; Shoziyoev, G.; Simone, S.; Sioli, M.; Sirignano, C.; Sirri, G.; Spinetti, M.; Stanco, L.; Starkov, N.; Stellacci, S. M.; Stipcevic, M.; Strolin, P.; Takahashi, S.; Tenti, M.; Terranova, F.; Tioukov, V.; Tufanli, S.; Umemoto, A.; Vilain, P.; Vladimirov, M.; Votano, L.; Vuilleumier, J. L.; Wilquet, G.; Wonsak, B.; Yoon, C. S.; Yaguchi, I.; Yoshimoto, M.; Zemskova, S.; Zghiche, A.

In: Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Vol. 2014, No. 10, 101C01, 02.07.2014.

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Agafonova, N, Aleksandrov, A, Anokhina, A, Aoki, S, Ariga, A, Ariga, T, Asada, T, Bender, D, Bertolin, A, Bozza, C, Brugnera, R, Buonaura, A, Buontempo, S, Büttner, B, Chernyavsky, M, Chukanov, A, Consiglio, L, D'Ambrosio, N, De Lellis, G, De Serio, M, Del Amo Sanchez, P, Di Crescenzo, A, Di Ferdinando, D, Di Marco, N, Dmitrievski, S, Dracos, M, Duchesneau, D, Dusini, S, Dzhatdoev, T, Ebert, J, Ereditato, A, Fini, RA, Fukuda, T, Galati, G, Garfagnini, A, Giacomelli, G, Goellnitz, C, Goldberg, J, Gornushkin, Y, Grella, G, Guler, M, Gustavino, C, Hagner, C, Hara, T, Hayakawa, T, Hollnagel, A, Hosseini, B, Ishida, H, Ishiguro, K, Jakovcic, K, Jollet, C, Kamiscioglu, C, Kamiscioglu, M, Katsuragawa, T, Kawada, J, Kawahara, H, Kim, JH, Kim, SH, Kitagawa, N, Klicek, B, Kodama, K, Komatsu, M, Kose, U, Kreslo, I, Lauria, A, Lenkeit, J, Ljubicic, A, Longhin, A, Loverre, P, Malenica, M, Malgin, A, Mandrioli, G, Matsuo, T, Matveev, V, Mauri, N, Medinaceli, E, Meregaglia, A, Meyer, M, Mikado, S, Miyanishi, M, Monacelli, P, Montesi, MC, Morishima, K, Muciaccia, MT, Naganawa, N, Naka, T, Nakamura, M, Nakano, T, Nakatsuka, Y, Niwa, K, Ogawa, S, Okateva, N, Olshevsky, A, Omura, T, Ozaki, K, Paoloni, A, Park, BD, Park, IG, Pasqualini, L, Pastore, A, Patrizii, L, Pessard, H, Pistillo, C, Podgrudkov, D, Polukhina, N, Pozzato, M, Pupilli, F, Roda, M, Roganova, T, Rokujo, H, Rosa, G, Ryazhskaya, O, Sato, O, Schembri, A, Shakiryanova, I, Shchedrina, T, Sheshukov, A, Shibuya, H, Shiraishi, T, Shoziyoev, G, Simone, S, Sioli, M, Sirignano, C, Sirri, G, Spinetti, M, Stanco, L, Starkov, N, Stellacci, SM, Stipcevic, M, Strolin, P, Takahashi, S, Tenti, M, Terranova, F, Tioukov, V, Tufanli, S, Umemoto, A, Vilain, P, Vladimirov, M, Votano, L, Vuilleumier, JL, Wilquet, G, Wonsak, B, Yoon, CS, Yaguchi, I, Yoshimoto, M, Zemskova, S & Zghiche, A 2014, 'Observation of tau neutrino appearance in the CNGS beam with the OPERA experiment', Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, vol. 2014, no. 10, 101C01. https://doi.org/10.1093/ptep/ptu132
Agafonova, N. ; Aleksandrov, A. ; Anokhina, A. ; Aoki, S. ; Ariga, A. ; Ariga, T. ; Asada, T. ; Bender, D. ; Bertolin, A. ; Bozza, C. ; Brugnera, R. ; Buonaura, A. ; Buontempo, S. ; Büttner, B. ; Chernyavsky, M. ; Chukanov, A. ; Consiglio, L. ; D'Ambrosio, N. ; De Lellis, G. ; De Serio, M. ; Del Amo Sanchez, P. ; Di Crescenzo, A. ; Di Ferdinando, D. ; Di Marco, N. ; Dmitrievski, S. ; Dracos, M. ; Duchesneau, D. ; Dusini, S. ; Dzhatdoev, T. ; Ebert, J. ; Ereditato, A. ; Fini, R. A. ; Fukuda, T. ; Galati, G. ; Garfagnini, A. ; Giacomelli, G. ; Goellnitz, C. ; Goldberg, J. ; Gornushkin, Y. ; Grella, G. ; Guler, M. ; Gustavino, C. ; Hagner, C. ; Hara, T. ; Hayakawa, T. ; Hollnagel, A. ; Hosseini, B. ; Ishida, H. ; Ishiguro, K. ; Jakovcic, K. ; Jollet, C. ; Kamiscioglu, C. ; Kamiscioglu, M. ; Katsuragawa, T. ; Kawada, J. ; Kawahara, H. ; Kim, J. H. ; Kim, S. H. ; Kitagawa, N. ; Klicek, B. ; Kodama, K. ; Komatsu, M. ; Kose, U. ; Kreslo, I. ; Lauria, A. ; Lenkeit, J. ; Ljubicic, A. ; Longhin, A. ; Loverre, P. ; Malenica, M. ; Malgin, A. ; Mandrioli, G. ; Matsuo, T. ; Matveev, V. ; Mauri, N. ; Medinaceli, E. ; Meregaglia, A. ; Meyer, M. ; Mikado, S. ; Miyanishi, M. ; Monacelli, P. ; Montesi, M. C. ; Morishima, K. ; Muciaccia, M. T. ; Naganawa, N. ; Naka, T. ; Nakamura, M. ; Nakano, T. ; Nakatsuka, Y. ; Niwa, K. ; Ogawa, S. ; Okateva, N. ; Olshevsky, A. ; Omura, T. ; Ozaki, K. ; Paoloni, A. ; Park, B. D. ; Park, I. G. ; Pasqualini, L. ; Pastore, A. ; Patrizii, L. ; Pessard, H. ; Pistillo, C. ; Podgrudkov, D. ; Polukhina, N. ; Pozzato, M. ; Pupilli, F. ; Roda, M. ; Roganova, T. ; Rokujo, H. ; Rosa, G. ; Ryazhskaya, O. ; Sato, O. ; Schembri, A. ; Shakiryanova, I. ; Shchedrina, T. ; Sheshukov, A. ; Shibuya, H. ; Shiraishi, T. ; Shoziyoev, G. ; Simone, S. ; Sioli, M. ; Sirignano, C. ; Sirri, G. ; Spinetti, M. ; Stanco, L. ; Starkov, N. ; Stellacci, S. M. ; Stipcevic, M. ; Strolin, P. ; Takahashi, S. ; Tenti, M. ; Terranova, F. ; Tioukov, V. ; Tufanli, S. ; Umemoto, A. ; Vilain, P. ; Vladimirov, M. ; Votano, L. ; Vuilleumier, J. L. ; Wilquet, G. ; Wonsak, B. ; Yoon, C. S. ; Yaguchi, I. ; Yoshimoto, M. ; Zemskova, S. ; Zghiche, A. / Observation of tau neutrino appearance in the CNGS beam with the OPERA experiment. In: Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics. 2014 ; Vol. 2014, No. 10.
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