Experimental study of the atmospheric neutrino backgrounds for p -> e(+)pi(0) searches in water Cherenkov detectors

dc.contributor.authorMine, S.en
dc.contributor.authorAlcaraz-Aunion, J. L.en
dc.contributor.authorAndringa, S.en
dc.contributor.authorAoki, S.en
dc.contributor.authorArgyriades, J.en
dc.contributor.authorAsakura, K.en
dc.contributor.authorAshie, R.en
dc.contributor.authorBerghaus, F.en
dc.contributor.authorBerns, H.en
dc.contributor.authorBhang, H.en
dc.contributor.authorBlondel, A.en
dc.contributor.authorBorghi, S.en
dc.contributor.authorBouchez, J.en
dc.contributor.authorBurguet-Castell, J.en
dc.contributor.authorCasper, D.en
dc.contributor.authorCatala, J.en
dc.contributor.authorCavata, C.en
dc.contributor.authorCervera, A.en
dc.contributor.authorChen, S. M.en
dc.contributor.authorCho, K. O.en
dc.contributor.authorChoi, J. H.en
dc.contributor.authorDore, U.en
dc.contributor.authorEspinal, X.en
dc.contributor.authorFechner, M.en
dc.contributor.authorFernandez, E.en
dc.contributor.authorFujii, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorFukuda, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorGomez-Cadenas, J. J.en
dc.contributor.authorGran, R.en
dc.contributor.authorHara, T.en
dc.contributor.authorHasegawa, M.en
dc.contributor.authorHasegawa, T.en
dc.contributor.authorHayato, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorHelmer, R. L.en
dc.contributor.authorHiraide, K.en
dc.contributor.authorHosaka, J.en
dc.contributor.authorIchikawa, A. K.en
dc.contributor.authorIinuma, M.en
dc.contributor.authorIkeda, A.en
dc.contributor.authorIshida, T.en
dc.contributor.authorIshihara, K.en
dc.contributor.authorIshii, T.en
dc.contributor.authorIshitsuka, M.en
dc.contributor.authorItow, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorIwashita, T.en
dc.contributor.authorJang, H. I.en
dc.contributor.authorJeon, E. J.en
dc.contributor.authorJeong, I. S.en
dc.contributor.authorJoo, K. K.en
dc.contributor.authorJover, G.en
dc.contributor.authorJung, C. K.en
dc.contributor.authorKajita, T.en
dc.contributor.authorKameda, J.en
dc.contributor.authorKaneyuki, K.en
dc.contributor.authorKato, I.en
dc.contributor.authorKearns, E.en
dc.contributor.authorKim, C. O.en
dc.contributor.authorKhabibullin, M.en
dc.contributor.authorKhotjantsev, A.en
dc.contributor.authorKielczewska, D.en
dc.contributor.authorKim, J. Y.en
dc.contributor.authorKim, S. B.en
dc.contributor.authorKitching, P.en
dc.contributor.authorKobayashi, K.en
dc.contributor.authorKobayashi, T.en
dc.contributor.authorKonaka, A.en
dc.contributor.authorKoshio, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorKropp, W.en
dc.contributor.authorKudenko, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorKuno, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorKurimoto, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorKutter, T.en
dc.contributor.authorLearned, J.en
dc.contributor.authorLikhoded, S.en
dc.contributor.authorLim, I. T.en
dc.contributor.authorLoverre, P. F.en
dc.contributor.authorLudovici, L.en
dc.contributor.authorMaesaka, H.en
dc.contributor.authorMallet, J.en
dc.contributor.authorMariani, Camilloen
dc.contributor.authorMatsuno, S.en
dc.contributor.authorMatveev, V. A.en
dc.contributor.authorMcConnel, K.en
dc.contributor.authorMcGrew, C.en
dc.contributor.authorMikheyev, S.en
dc.contributor.authorMinamino, A.en
dc.contributor.authorMineev, O.en
dc.contributor.authorMitsuda, C.en
dc.contributor.authorMiura, M.en
dc.contributor.authorMoriguchi, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorMoriyama, S.en
dc.contributor.authorNakadaira, T.en
dc.contributor.authorNakahata, M.en
dc.contributor.authorNakamura, K.en
dc.contributor.authorNakano, I.en
dc.contributor.authorNakaya, T.en
dc.contributor.authorNakayama, S.en
dc.contributor.authorNamba, T.en
dc.contributor.authorNambu, R.en
dc.contributor.authorNawang, S.en
dc.contributor.authorNishikawa, K.en
dc.contributor.authorNitta, K.en
dc.contributor.authorNova, F.en
dc.contributor.authorNovella, P.en
dc.contributor.authorObayashi, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorOkada, A.en
dc.contributor.authorOkumura, K.en
dc.contributor.authorOser, S. M.en
dc.contributor.authorOyama, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorPac, M. Y.en
dc.contributor.authorPierre, F.en
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, A.en
dc.contributor.authorSaji, C.en
dc.contributor.authorSakuda, M.en
dc.contributor.authorSanchez, F.en
dc.contributor.authorScholberg, K.en
dc.contributor.authorSchroeter, R.en
dc.contributor.authorSekiguchi, M.en
dc.contributor.authorShiozawa, M.en
dc.contributor.authorShiraishi, K. K.en
dc.contributor.authorSitjes, G.en
dc.contributor.authorSmy, M.en
dc.contributor.authorSobel, H.en
dc.contributor.authorSorel, M.en
dc.contributor.authorStone, J.en
dc.contributor.authorSulak, L.en
dc.contributor.authorSuzuki, A.en
dc.contributor.authorSuzuki, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorTada, M.en
dc.contributor.authorTakahashi, T.en
dc.contributor.authorTakenaga, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorTakeuchi, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorTaki, K.en
dc.contributor.authorTakubo, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorTamura, N.en
dc.contributor.authorTanaka, M.en
dc.contributor.authorTerri, R.en
dc.contributor.authorT'Jampens, S.en
dc.contributor.authorTornero-Lopez, A.en
dc.contributor.authorTotsuka, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorVagins, M. R.en
dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, L.en
dc.contributor.authorWalter, C. W.en
dc.contributor.authorWang, W.en
dc.contributor.authorWilkes, R. J.en
dc.contributor.authorYamada, S.en
dc.contributor.authorYamada, Y.en
dc.contributor.authorYamamoto, S.en
dc.contributor.authorYanagisawa, C.en
dc.contributor.authorYershov, N.en
dc.contributor.authorYokoyama, H.en
dc.contributor.authorYokoyama, M.en
dc.contributor.authorYoo, J.en
dc.contributor.authorYoshida, M.en
dc.contributor.authorZalipska, J.en
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-10T01:37:00Zen
dc.date.available2018-01-10T01:37:00Zen
dc.date.issued2008-02-01en
dc.description.abstractThe atmospheric neutrino background for proton decay via p → e<sup>+</sup>&#960;<sup>0</sup> in ring imaging water Cherenkov detectors is studied with an artificial accelerator neutrino beam for the first time. In total, 3.14×10<sup>5</sup> neutrino events corresponding to about 10 megaton-years of atmospheric neutrino interactions were collected by a 1,000 ton water Cherenkov detector (KT). The KT charged-current single p0 production data are well reproduced by simulation programs of neutrino and secondary hadronic interactions used in the Super–Kamiokande (SK) proton decay search. The obtained p → e<sup>+</sup>&#960;<sup>0</sup> background rate by the KT data for SK from the atmospheric neutrinos whose energies are below 3 GeV is 1.63 <sup>+0.42</sup><sub>−0.33</sub> (stat.) <sup>+0.45</sup><sub>−0.51</sub> (syst.) (megaton-year)<sup>−1</sup>. This result is also relevant to possible future, megaton-scale water Cherenkov detectors.en
dc.description.versionPublished versionen
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.77.032003en
dc.identifier.issn1550-7998en
dc.identifier.issue3en
dc.identifier.orcidMariani, C [0000-0003-3284-4681]en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/81651en
dc.identifier.volume77en
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.publisherAmer Physical Socen
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dc.subjectAstronomy & Astrophysicsen
dc.subjectPhysics, Particles & Fieldsen
dc.subjectPhysicsen
dc.subjectNUCLEON-DECAYen
dc.subjectSUPER-KAMIOKANDEen
dc.subjectPROTON-DECAYen
dc.subjectPERFORMANCEen
dc.subjectTHRESHOLDen
dc.subjectFUTUREen
dc.subjectPI(0)en
dc.titleExperimental study of the atmospheric neutrino backgrounds for p -> e(+)pi(0) searches in water Cherenkov detectorsen
dc.title.serialPHYSICAL REVIEW Den
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
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