Final NOMAD results on νμ→ντ and νe→ντ oscillations including a new search for ντ appearance using hadronic τ decays

P. Astier, D. Autiero, A. Baldisseri, M. Baldo-Ceolin, M. Banner, G. Bassompierre, K. Benslama, N. Besson, I. Bird, B. Blumenfeld, F. Bobisut, J. Bouchez, S. Boyd, A. Bueno, S. Bunyatov, L. Camilleri, A. Cardini, P. W. Cattaneo, V. Cavasinni, A. Cervera-VillanuevaA. Chukanov, G. Collazuol, G. Conforto, C. Conta, M. Contalbrigo, R. Cousins, D. Daniels, H. Degaudenzi, T. del Prete, A. de Santo, T. Dignan, L. di Lella, E. do Couto e Silva, J. Dumarchez, M. Ellis, G. J. Feldman, R. Ferrari, D. Ferrère, V. Flaminio, M. Fraternali, J. M. Gaillard, E. Gangler, A. Geiser, D. Geppert, D. Gibin, S. Gninenko, A. Godley, J. J. Gomez-Cadenas, J. Gosset, C. Gößling, M. Gouanère, A. Grant, G. Graziani, A. Guglielmi, C. Hagner, J. Hernando, D. Hubbard, P. Hurst, N. Hyett, E. Iacopini, C. Joseph, F. Juget, M. Kirsanov, O. Klimov, J. Kokkonen, A. Kovzelev, A. Krasnoperov, D. Kustov, V. E. Kuznetsov, S. Lacaprara, C. Lachaud, B. Lakic, A. Lanza, L. la Rotonda, M. Laveder, A. Letessier-Selvon, J. M. Levy, L. Linssen, A. Ljubičić, J. Long, A. Lupi, A. Marchionni, F. Martelli, X. Méchain, J. P. Mendiburu, J. P. Meyer, M. Mezzetto, S. R. Mishra, G. F. Moorhead, D. Naumov, P. Nédélec, Yu Nefedov, C. Nguyen-Mau, D. Orestano, F. Pastore, L. S. Peak, E. Pennacchio, H. Pessard, R. Petti, A. Placci, G. Polesello, D. Pollmann, A. Polyarush, B. Popov, C. Poulsen, J. Rico, P. Riemann, C. Roda, A. Rubbia, F. Salvatore, K. Schahmaneche, B. Schmidt, T. Schmidt, A. Sconza, M. Sevior, D. Sillou, F. J.P. Soler, G. Sozzi, D. Steele, U. Stiegler, M. Stipčević, T. Stolarczyk, M. Tareb-Reyes, G. N. Taylor, V. Tereshchenko, A. Toropin, A. M. Touchard, S. N. Tovey, M. T. Tran, E. Tsesmelis, J. Ulrichs, L. Vacavant, M. Valdata-Nappi, V. Valuev, F. Vannucci, K. E. Varvell, M. Veltri, V. Vercesi, G. Vidal-Sitjes, J. M. Vieira, T. Vinogradova, F. V. Weber, T. Weisse, F. F. Wilson, L. J. Winton, B. D. Yabsley, H. Zaccone, K. Zuber, P. Zuccon

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Abstract

Results from the ντ appearance search in a neutrino beam using the full NOMAD data sample are reported. A new analysis unifies all the hadronic τ decays, significantly improving the overall sensitivity of the experiment to oscillations. The "blind analysis" of all topologies yields no evidence for an oscillation signal. In the two-family oscillation scenario, this sets a 90% CL allowed region in the sin2μτ-Δm2 plane which includes sin2μτ<3.3×10-4 at large Δm2 and Δm2< 0.7 eV2/c4 at sin2μτ=1. The corresponding contour in the νe→ντ oscillation hypothesis results in sin2<1.5×10-2 at large Δm2 and Δm2<5.9 eV2/c4 at sin2=1. We also derive limits on effective couplings of the τ lepton to νμ or νe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-39
Number of pages37
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume611
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 17 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Appearance
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Astier, P., Autiero, D., Baldisseri, A., Baldo-Ceolin, M., Banner, M., Bassompierre, G., ... Zuccon, P. (2001). Final NOMAD results on νμ→ντ and νe→ντ oscillations including a new search for ντ appearance using hadronic τ decays. Nuclear Physics B, 611(1-3), 3-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0550-3213(01)00339-X

Final NOMAD results on νμ→ντ and νe→ντ oscillations including a new search for ντ appearance using hadronic τ decays. / Astier, P.; Autiero, D.; Baldisseri, A.; Baldo-Ceolin, M.; Banner, M.; Bassompierre, G.; Benslama, K.; Besson, N.; Bird, I.; Blumenfeld, B.; Bobisut, F.; Bouchez, J.; Boyd, S.; Bueno, A.; Bunyatov, S.; Camilleri, L.; Cardini, A.; Cattaneo, P. W.; Cavasinni, V.; Cervera-Villanueva, A.; Chukanov, A.; Collazuol, G.; Conforto, G.; Conta, C.; Contalbrigo, M.; Cousins, R.; Daniels, D.; Degaudenzi, H.; del Prete, T.; de Santo, A.; Dignan, T.; di Lella, L.; do Couto e Silva, E.; Dumarchez, J.; Ellis, M.; Feldman, G. J.; Ferrari, R.; Ferrère, D.; Flaminio, V.; Fraternali, M.; Gaillard, J. M.; Gangler, E.; Geiser, A.; Geppert, D.; Gibin, D.; Gninenko, S.; Godley, A.; Gomez-Cadenas, J. J.; Gosset, J.; Gößling, C.; Gouanère, M.; Grant, A.; Graziani, G.; Guglielmi, A.; Hagner, C.; Hernando, J.; Hubbard, D.; Hurst, P.; Hyett, N.; Iacopini, E.; Joseph, C.; Juget, F.; Kirsanov, M.; Klimov, O.; Kokkonen, J.; Kovzelev, A.; Krasnoperov, A.; Kustov, D.; Kuznetsov, V. E.; Lacaprara, S.; Lachaud, C.; Lakic, B.; Lanza, A.; la Rotonda, L.; Laveder, M.; Letessier-Selvon, A.; Levy, J. M.; Linssen, L.; Ljubičić, A.; Long, J.; Lupi, A.; Marchionni, A.; Martelli, F.; Méchain, X.; Mendiburu, J. P.; Meyer, J. P.; Mezzetto, M.; Mishra, S. R.; Moorhead, G. F.; Naumov, D.; Nédélec, P.; Nefedov, Yu; Nguyen-Mau, C.; Orestano, D.; Pastore, F.; Peak, L. S.; Pennacchio, E.; Pessard, H.; Petti, R.; Placci, A.; Polesello, G.; Pollmann, D.; Polyarush, A.; Popov, B.; Poulsen, C.; Rico, J.; Riemann, P.; Roda, C.; Rubbia, A.; Salvatore, F.; Schahmaneche, K.; Schmidt, B.; Schmidt, T.; Sconza, A.; Sevior, M.; Sillou, D.; Soler, F. J.P.; Sozzi, G.; Steele, D.; Stiegler, U.; Stipčević, M.; Stolarczyk, T.; Tareb-Reyes, M.; Taylor, G. N.; Tereshchenko, V.; Toropin, A.; Touchard, A. M.; Tovey, S. N.; Tran, M. T.; Tsesmelis, E.; Ulrichs, J.; Vacavant, L.; Valdata-Nappi, M.; Valuev, V.; Vannucci, F.; Varvell, K. E.; Veltri, M.; Vercesi, V.; Vidal-Sitjes, G.; Vieira, J. M.; Vinogradova, T.; Weber, F. V.; Weisse, T.; Wilson, F. F.; Winton, L. J.; Yabsley, B. D.; Zaccone, H.; Zuber, K.; Zuccon, P.

In: Nuclear Physics B, Vol. 611, No. 1-3, 17.09.2001, p. 3-39.

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Astier, P, Autiero, D, Baldisseri, A, Baldo-Ceolin, M, Banner, M, Bassompierre, G, Benslama, K, Besson, N, Bird, I, Blumenfeld, B, Bobisut, F, Bouchez, J, Boyd, S, Bueno, A, Bunyatov, S, Camilleri, L, Cardini, A, Cattaneo, PW, Cavasinni, V, Cervera-Villanueva, A, Chukanov, A, Collazuol, G, Conforto, G, Conta, C, Contalbrigo, M, Cousins, R, Daniels, D, Degaudenzi, H, del Prete, T, de Santo, A, Dignan, T, di Lella, L, do Couto e Silva, E, Dumarchez, J, Ellis, M, Feldman, GJ, Ferrari, R, Ferrère, D, Flaminio, V, Fraternali, M, Gaillard, JM, Gangler, E, Geiser, A, Geppert, D, Gibin, D, Gninenko, S, Godley, A, Gomez-Cadenas, JJ, Gosset, J, Gößling, C, Gouanère, M, Grant, A, Graziani, G, Guglielmi, A, Hagner, C, Hernando, J, Hubbard, D, Hurst, P, Hyett, N, Iacopini, E, Joseph, C, Juget, F, Kirsanov, M, Klimov, O, Kokkonen, J, Kovzelev, A, Krasnoperov, A, Kustov, D, Kuznetsov, VE, Lacaprara, S, Lachaud, C, Lakic, B, Lanza, A, la Rotonda, L, Laveder, M, Letessier-Selvon, A, Levy, JM, Linssen, L, Ljubičić, A, Long, J, Lupi, A, Marchionni, A, Martelli, F, Méchain, X, Mendiburu, JP, Meyer, JP, Mezzetto, M, Mishra, SR, Moorhead, GF, Naumov, D, Nédélec, P, Nefedov, Y, Nguyen-Mau, C, Orestano, D, Pastore, F, Peak, LS, Pennacchio, E, Pessard, H, Petti, R, Placci, A, Polesello, G, Pollmann, D, Polyarush, A, Popov, B, Poulsen, C, Rico, J, Riemann, P, Roda, C, Rubbia, A, Salvatore, F, Schahmaneche, K, Schmidt, B, Schmidt, T, Sconza, A, Sevior, M, Sillou, D, Soler, FJP, Sozzi, G, Steele, D, Stiegler, U, Stipčević, M, Stolarczyk, T, Tareb-Reyes, M, Taylor, GN, Tereshchenko, V, Toropin, A, Touchard, AM, Tovey, SN, Tran, MT, Tsesmelis, E, Ulrichs, J, Vacavant, L, Valdata-Nappi, M, Valuev, V, Vannucci, F, Varvell, KE, Veltri, M, Vercesi, V, Vidal-Sitjes, G, Vieira, JM, Vinogradova, T, Weber, FV, Weisse, T, Wilson, FF, Winton, LJ, Yabsley, BD, Zaccone, H, Zuber, K & Zuccon, P 2001, 'Final NOMAD results on νμ→ντ and νe→ντ oscillations including a new search for ντ appearance using hadronic τ decays', Nuclear Physics B, vol. 611, no. 1-3, pp. 3-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0550-3213(01)00339-X
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AU - Conforto, G.

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AU - Dignan, T.

AU - di Lella, L.

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AU - Dumarchez, J.

AU - Ellis, M.

AU - Feldman, G. J.

AU - Ferrari, R.

AU - Ferrère, D.

AU - Flaminio, V.

AU - Fraternali, M.

AU - Gaillard, J. M.

AU - Gangler, E.

AU - Geiser, A.

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AU - Gibin, D.

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AU - Godley, A.

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AU - Gouanère, M.

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AU - Graziani, G.

AU - Guglielmi, A.

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AU - Hernando, J.

AU - Hubbard, D.

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AU - Hyett, N.

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AU - Krasnoperov, A.

AU - Kustov, D.

AU - Kuznetsov, V. E.

AU - Lacaprara, S.

AU - Lachaud, C.

AU - Lakic, B.

AU - Lanza, A.

AU - la Rotonda, L.

AU - Laveder, M.

AU - Letessier-Selvon, A.

AU - Levy, J. M.

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AU - Ljubičić, A.

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AU - Marchionni, A.

AU - Martelli, F.

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AU - Mendiburu, J. P.

AU - Meyer, J. P.

AU - Mezzetto, M.

AU - Mishra, S. R.

AU - Moorhead, G. F.

AU - Naumov, D.

AU - Nédélec, P.

AU - Nefedov, Yu

AU - Nguyen-Mau, C.

AU - Orestano, D.

AU - Pastore, F.

AU - Peak, L. S.

AU - Pennacchio, E.

AU - Pessard, H.

AU - Petti, R.

AU - Placci, A.

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AU - Veltri, M.

AU - Vercesi, V.

AU - Vidal-Sitjes, G.

AU - Vieira, J. M.

AU - Vinogradova, T.

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AU - Weisse, T.

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N2 - Results from the ντ appearance search in a neutrino beam using the full NOMAD data sample are reported. A new analysis unifies all the hadronic τ decays, significantly improving the overall sensitivity of the experiment to oscillations. The "blind analysis" of all topologies yields no evidence for an oscillation signal. In the two-family oscillation scenario, this sets a 90% CL allowed region in the sin22θμτ-Δm2 plane which includes sin22θμτ<3.3×10-4 at large Δm2 and Δm2< 0.7 eV2/c4 at sin22θμτ=1. The corresponding contour in the νe→ντ oscillation hypothesis results in sin22θeτ<1.5×10-2 at large Δm2 and Δm2<5.9 eV2/c4 at sin22θeτ=1. We also derive limits on effective couplings of the τ lepton to νμ or νe.

AB - Results from the ντ appearance search in a neutrino beam using the full NOMAD data sample are reported. A new analysis unifies all the hadronic τ decays, significantly improving the overall sensitivity of the experiment to oscillations. The "blind analysis" of all topologies yields no evidence for an oscillation signal. In the two-family oscillation scenario, this sets a 90% CL allowed region in the sin22θμτ-Δm2 plane which includes sin22θμτ<3.3×10-4 at large Δm2 and Δm2< 0.7 eV2/c4 at sin22θμτ=1. The corresponding contour in the νe→ντ oscillation hypothesis results in sin22θeτ<1.5×10-2 at large Δm2 and Δm2<5.9 eV2/c4 at sin22θeτ=1. We also derive limits on effective couplings of the τ lepton to νμ or νe.

KW - Appearance

KW - Neutrino mass

KW - Neutrino oscillations

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