Search for heavy neutrinos in K+ →μ+νH decays

A. V. Artamonov, B. Bassalleck, B. Bhuyan, E. W. Blackmore, D. A. Bryman, S. Chen, I. H. Chiang, I. A. Christidi, P. S. Cooper, M. V. Diwan, J. S. Frank, T. Fujiwara, J. Hu, J. Ives, A. O. Izmaylov, D. E. Jaffe, S. Kabe, S. H. Kettell, M. M. Khabibullin, A. N. KhotjantsevP. Kitching, M. Kobayashi, T. K. Komatsubara, A. Konaka, Yu G. Kudenko, L. G. Landsberg, B. Lewis, K. K. Li, L. S. Littenberg, J. A. Macdonald, J. Mildenberger, O. V. Mineev, M. Miyajima, K. Mizouchi, N. Muramatsu, T. Nakano, M. Nomachi, T. Nomura, T. Numao, V. F. Obraztsov, K. Omata, D. I. Patalakha, R. Poutissou, G. Redlinger, T. Sato, T. Sekiguchi, A. T. Shaikhiev, T. Shinkawa, R. C. Strand, S. Sugimoto, Y. Tamagawa, R. Tschirhart, T. Tsunemi, D. V. Vavilov, B. Viren, Zhe Wang, Hanyu Wei, N. V. Yershov, Y. Yoshimura, T. Yoshioka

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Abstract

Evidence of a heavy neutrino, νH, in the K+→μ+νH decays was sought using the E949 experimental data with an exposure of 1.70×1012 stopped kaons. With the major background from the radiative K+→μ+νμγ decay understood and suppressed, upper limits (90% C.L.) on the neutrino mixing matrix element between the muon and heavy neutrinos, |UμH|2, were set at the level of 10-7 to 10-9 for the heavy neutrino mass region 175 to 300MeV/c2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052001
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume91
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Artamonov, A. V., Bassalleck, B., Bhuyan, B., Blackmore, E. W., Bryman, D. A., Chen, S., ... Yoshioka, T. (2015). Search for heavy neutrinos in K+ →μ+νH decays. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 91(5), [052001]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.91.052001