Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2011:1

Non-standard antineutrino interactions at Daya Bay

Authors

  • Rupert Leitner
    • Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University in Prague
    • AHEP Group, Instituto de Física CorpuscularC.S.I.C. - Universitat de València, Edificio de Institutos de Paterna
  • Bedřich Roskovec
    • Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University in Prague
  • He Zhang
    • Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
Article

DOI: 10.1007/JHEP12(2011)001

Cite this article as:
Leitner, R., Malinský, M., Roskovec, B. et al. J. High Energ. Phys. (2011) 2011: 1. doi:10.1007/JHEP12(2011)001

Abstract

We study the prospects of pinning down the effects of non-standard antineutrino interactions in the source and in the detector at the Daya Bay neutrino facility. It is well known that if the non-standard interactions in the detection process are of the same type as those in the production, their net effect can be subsumed into a mere shift in the measured value of the leptonic mixing angle θ13. Relaxing this assumption, the ratio of the antineutrino spectra measured by the Daya Bay far and near detectors is distorted in a characteristic way, and good fits based on the standard oscillation hypothesis are no longer viable. We show that, under certain conditions, three years of Daya Bay running can be sufficient to provide a clear hint of non-standard neutrino physics.

Keywords

Neutrino PhysicsBeyond Standard Model

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