Non-standard antineutrino interactions at Daya Bay

  • Rupert Leitner
  • Michal Malinský
  • Bedřich Roskovec
  • He Zhang
Article

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 Physics Beyond Standard Model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rupert Leitner
    • 1
  • Michal Malinský
    • 2
  • Bedřich Roskovec
    • 1
  • He Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University in PraguePraha 8Czech Republic
  2. 2.AHEP Group, Instituto de Física CorpuscularC.S.I.C. - Universitat de València, Edificio de Institutos de PaternaValènciaSpain
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany

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