Test of Lorentz and CPT violation with short baseline neutrino oscillation excesses
Author(s)Bugel, Leonard G.; Conrad, Janet; Karagiorgi, Georgia Stelios; Katori, Teppei; McGary, Van Thanh
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The sidereal time dependence of MiniBooNE ν[subscript e] and ν[over-bar][subscript e] appearance data is analyzed to search for evidence of Lorentz and CPT violation. An unbinned Kolmogorov–Smirnov (K–S) test shows both the ν[subscript e] and ν[over-bar][subscript e] appearance data are compatible with the null sidereal variation hypothesis to more than 5%. Using an unbinned likelihood fit with a Lorentz-violating oscillation model derived from the Standard Model Extension (SME) to describe any excess events over background, we find that the ν[subscript e] appearance data prefer a sidereal time-independent solution, and the ν[over-bar][subscript e] appearance data slightly prefer a sidereal time-dependent solution. Limits of order 10−20 GeV10−20 GeV are placed on combinations of SME coefficients. These limits give the best limits on certain SME coefficients for ν[subscript μ] →ν[subscript e] and ν[over-bar][subscript μ]→ν[over-bar][subscript e] oscillations. The fit values and limits of combinations of SME coefficients are provided.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
Physics Letters B
Aguilar-Arevalo, A.A., C.E. Anderson, A.O. Bazarko, S.J. Brice, B.C. Brown, L. Bugel, J. Cao, et al. “Test of Lorentz and CPT Violation with Short Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Excesses.” Physics Letters B 718, no. 4–5 (January 2013): 1303–1308.
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