Determination of solar neutrino oscillation parameters using 1496 days of Super-Kamiokande-I data

S. Fukuda, Y. Fukuda, M. Ishitsuka, Y. Itow, T. Kajita, J. Kameda, K. Kaneyuki, K. Kobayashi, Y. Koshio, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, S. Nakayama, T. Namba, A. Okada, N. Sakurai, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, H. Takeuchi, Y. TakeuchiY. Totsuka, S. Yamada, S. Desai, M. Earl, E. Kearns, M. D. Messier, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, C. W. Walter, M. Goldhaber, T. Barszczak, D. Casper, W. Gajewski, W. R. Kropp, S. Mine, D. W. Liu, M. B. Smy, H. W. Sobel, M. R. Vagins, A. Gago, K. S. Ganezer, W. E. Keig, R. W. Ellsworth, S. Tasaka, A. Kibayashi, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, D. Takemori, Y. Hayato, T. Ishii, T. Kobayashi, T. Maruyama, K. Nakamura, Y. Obayashi, Y. Oyama, M. Sakuda, M. Yoshida, M. Kohama, T. Iwashita, A. T. Suzuki, A. Ichikawa, T. Inagaki, I. Kato, T. Nakaya, K. Nishikawa, T. J. Haines, S. Dazeley, S. Hatakeyama, R. Svoboda, E. Blaufuss, M. L. Chen, J. A. Goodman, G. Guillian, G. W. Sullivan, D. Turčan, K. Scholberg, A. Habig, M. Ackermann, J. Hill, C. K. Jung, M. Malek, K. Martens, C. Mauger, C. McGrew, E. Sharkey, B. Viren, C. Yanagisawa, T. Toshito, C. Mitsuda, K. Miyano, C. Saji, T. Shibata, Y. Kajiyama, Y. Nagashima, K. Nitta, M. Takitat, H. I. Kim, S. B. Kim, J. Yoo, H. Okazawa, T. Ishizuka, M. Etoh, Y. Gando, T. Hasegawa, K. Inoue, K. Ishihara, J. Shirai, A. Suzuki, M. Koshiba, Y. Hatakeyama, Y. Ichikawa, M. Koike, K. Nishijima, H. Ishino, M. Morii, R. Nishimura, Y. Watanabe, D. Kielczewska, H. G. Berns, S. C. Boyd, A. L. Stachyra, R. J. Wilkes

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Abstract

A number of different fits to solar neutrino mixing and mass square difference were performed using 1496 days of Super-Kamiokande-I's solar neutrino data. These data select two allowed areas at large neutrino mixing when combined with either the solar 8B flux prediction of the standard solar model or the SNO interaction rate measurements. A global fit combining SK data with the solar neutrino interaction rates measured by Homestake, SNO, Gallex/GNO and SAGE prefers a single allowed area, the Large Mixing Angle solution, at the 98.9% confidence level. The mass square difference Δm2 between the two mass eigenstates ranges from about 3 to 19 × 10-5 eV2, while the mixing angle θ is in the range of tan2θ ≈ 0.25-0.65.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-187
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume539
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 18 2002

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the Kamioka Mining and Smelting Company. The Super-Kamiokande detector has been built and operated from funding by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the US Department of Energy, and the US National Science Foundation.

Keywords

  • Neutrino
  • Solar neutrino
  • Super-Kamiokande

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