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Observation of ν_μ→ν_e Oscillation in the T2K Experiment


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Kei Ieki
    Pages 1-17
  3. Kei Ieki
    Pages 19-34
  4. Kei Ieki
    Pages 35-50
  5. Kei Ieki
    Pages 101-112
  6. Kei Ieki
    Pages 113-119
  7. Kei Ieki
    Pages 121-153
  8. Kei Ieki
    Pages 155-157
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 159-199

About this book


<p>In this thesis the

author contributes to the analysis of neutrino beam data collected between 2010

and 2013 to identify νμ→νe events at the Super-Kamiokande detector. In particular,

the author improves the pion–nucleus interaction uncertainty, which is one of

the dominant systematic error sources in T2K neutrino oscillation measurement.

In the thesis, the measurement of νμ→νe  oscillation in the T2K (Tokai to

Kamioka) experiment is presented and a new constraint on δCP is obtained. This

measurement and the analysis establish, at greater than 5σ significance, the

observation of νμ→νe oscillation for the first time in the world. Combining

the T2K νμ→νe oscillation measurement with the latest findings on oscillation

parameters including the world average value of θ13 from reactor experiments,

the constraint on the value of δCP at the 90% confidence level is obtained.

This constraint on δCP is an important step towards the discovery of CP

violation in the lepton sector.</p>


CP Violation Neutrino Interaction Neutrino Oscillation Pion Absorption Pion Charge Exchange T2K Experiment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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