First test of Lorentz violation with a reactor-based antineutrino experiment

Y. Abe, C. Aberle, J. C. Dos Anjos, M. Bergevin, A. Bernstein, T. J C Bezerra, L. Bezrukhov, E. Blucher, N. S. Bowden, C. Buck, J. Busenitz, A. Cabrera, E. Caden, L. Camilleri, R. Carr, M. Cerrada, P. J. Chang, P. Chimenti, T. Classen, A. P. CollinE. Conover, J. M. Conrad, J. I. Crespo-Anadón, K. Crum, A. Cucoanes, M. V. D'Agostino, E. Damon, J. V. Dawson, S. Dazeley, D. Dietrich, Z. Djurcic, M. Dracos, V. Durand, J. Ebert, Y. Efremenko, M. Elnimr, A. Erickson, M. Fallot, M. Fechner, F. Von Feilitzsch, J. Felde, V. Fischer, D. Franco, A. J. Franke, M. Franke, H. Furuta, R. Gama, I. Gil-Botella, L. Giot, M. Göger-Neff, L. F G Gonzalez, M. C. Goodman, J. Tm Goon, D. Greiner, N. Haag, S. Habib, C. Hagner, T. Hara, F. X. Hartmann, J. Haser, A. Hatzikoutelis, T. Hayakawa, M. Hofmann, G. A. Horton-Smith, M. Ishitsuka, J. Jochum, C. Jollet, C. L. Jones, F. Kaether, L. N. Kalousis, Y. Kamyshkov, D. M. Kaplan, T. Katori, T. Kawasaki, G. Keefer, E. Kemp, H. De Kerret, T. Konno, D. Kryn, M. Kuze, T. Lachenmaier, C. E. Lane, T. Lasserre, A. Letourneau, D. Lhuillier, H. P. Lima, M. Lindner, J. M. López-Castaño, J. M. Losecco, B. K. Lubsandorzhiev, S. Lucht, D. McKee, J. Maeda, C. N. Maesano, C. Mariani, J. Maricic, J. Martino, T. Matsubara, G. Mention, A. Meregaglia, M. Meyer, T. Miletic, R. Milincic, H. Miyata, Th A. Mueller, Y. Nagasaka, K. Nakajima, P. Novella, M. Obolensky, L. Oberauer, A. Onillon, A. Osborn, I. Ostrovskiy, C. Palomares, I. M. Pepe, S. Perasso, P. Perrin, P. Pfahler, A. Porta, W. Potzel, G. Pronost, J. Reichenbacher, B. Reinhold, A. Remoto, M. Röhling, R. Roncin, S. Roth, B. Rybolt, Y. Sakamoto, R. Santorelli, F. Sato, S. Schönert, S. Schoppmann, T. Schwetz, M. H. Shaevitz, D. Shrestha, J. L. Sida, V. Sinev, M. Skorokhvatov, E. Smith, J. Spitz, A. Stahl, I. Stancu, L. F F Stokes, M. Strait, A. Stüken, F. Suekane, S. Sukhotin, T. Sumiyoshi, Y. Sun, K. Terao, A. Tonazzo, M. Toups, H. H. Trinh Thi, G. Valdiviesso, C. Veyssiere, S. Wagner, H. Watanabe, B. White, C. Wiebusch, L. Winslow, M. Worcester, M. Wurm, E. Yanovitch, F. Yermia, V. Zimmer

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Abstract

We present a search for Lorentz violation with 8249 candidate electron antineutrino events taken by the Double Chooz experiment in 227.9 live days of running. This analysis, featuring a search for a sidereal time dependence of the events, is the first test of Lorentz invariance using a reactor-based antineutrino source. No sidereal variation is present in the data and the disappearance results are consistent with sidereal time independent oscillations. Under the Standard-Model Extension, we set the first limits on 14 Lorentz violating coefficients associated with transitions between electron and tau flavor, and set two competitive limits associated with transitions between electron and muon flavor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number112009
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume86
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 2012

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    Abe, Y., Aberle, C., Dos Anjos, J. C., Bergevin, M., Bernstein, A., Bezerra, T. J. C., Bezrukhov, L., Blucher, E., Bowden, N. S., Buck, C., Busenitz, J., Cabrera, A., Caden, E., Camilleri, L., Carr, R., Cerrada, M., Chang, P. J., Chimenti, P., Classen, T., ... Zimmer, V. (2012). First test of Lorentz violation with a reactor-based antineutrino experiment. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 86(11), [112009]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.86.112009