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Results from the IMB Detector the Irvine-Michigan-Brookhaven Collaboration

  • R. M. Bionta
  • G. Blewitt
  • C. B. Bratton
  • B. G. Cortez
  • S. Errede
  • G. W. Foster
  • W. Gajewski
  • M. Goldhaber
  • J. Greenberg
  • T. J. Haines
  • T. W. Jones
  • D. Kielczewska
  • W. R. Kropp
  • J. Learned
  • E. Lehmann
  • J. M. LoSecco
  • P. V. R. Murthy
  • H. S. Park
  • F. Reines
  • J. Schultz
  • E. Shumard
  • D. Sinclair
  • D. W. Smith
  • H. W. Sobel
  • J. L. Stone
  • L. R. Sulak
  • R. Svoboda
  • J. C. van der Velde
  • C. Wuest
Part of the Progress in Physics book series (PMP, volume 9)

Abstract

Results are presented from the first 80 days of the IMB detector, with 69 observed interactions in a 3300 metric ton fiducial volume. The 69 events are consistent with atmospheric neutrinos. Limits are set at the 90% CL for the lifetime/branching ratio τ/B for p → e+π° at 6.5 × 1031 years and p → μ+K° at 1.4 × 1031 years. For n → ñ, in oxygen, the lifetime is τ > 7 × 1030 years. Limits on monopole catalysis of nucleon decay up to a flux of 10−14/cm2 sec sr are described.

Keywords

Proton Decay Atmospheric Neutrino Neutrino Energy Neutrino Interaction Muon Decay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Bionta
    • 2
  • G. Blewitt
    • 4
  • C. B. Bratton
    • 5
  • B. G. Cortez
    • 2
    • 8
  • S. Errede
    • 2
  • G. W. Foster
    • 2
    • 8
  • W. Gajewski
    • 1
  • M. Goldhaber
    • 3
  • J. Greenberg
    • 2
  • T. J. Haines
    • 1
  • T. W. Jones
    • 2
    • 7
  • D. Kielczewska
    • 1
    • 9
  • W. R. Kropp
    • 1
  • J. Learned
    • 6
  • E. Lehmann
    • 4
  • J. M. LoSecco
    • 4
  • P. V. R. Murthy
    • 1
    • 2
    • 10
  • H. S. Park
    • 2
  • F. Reines
    • 1
  • J. Schultz
    • 1
  • E. Shumard
    • 2
  • D. Sinclair
    • 2
  • D. W. Smith
    • 1
    • 11
  • H. W. Sobel
    • 1
  • J. L. Stone
    • 2
  • L. R. Sulak
    • 2
  • R. Svoboda
    • 6
  • J. C. van der Velde
    • 2
  • C. Wuest
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of California at IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.The University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Brookhaven National Laboratory UptonUSA
  4. 4.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  5. 5.Cleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA
  6. 6.The University of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  7. 7.University CollegeLondonUK
  8. 8.Harvard UniversityUSA
  9. 9.Warsaw UniversityPoland
  10. 10.Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchBombayIndia
  11. 11.University of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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