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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1007/JHEP03(2021)019

Non-standard interactions in SMEFT confronted with terrestrial neutrino experiments

02 Mar 2021-Journal of High Energy Physics (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)-Vol. 2021, Iss: 3, pp 1-45
Abstract: The Standard Model Effective Field Theory (SMEFT) provides a systematic and model-independent framework to study neutrino non-standard interactions (NSIs). We study the constraining power of the on-going neutrino oscillation experiments T2K, NOνA, Daya Bay, Double Chooz and RENO in the SMEFT framework. A full consideration of matching is provided between different effective field theories and the renormalization group running at different scales, filling the gap between the low-energy neutrino oscillation experiments and SMEFT at the UV scale. We first illustrate our method with a top- down approach in a simplified scalar leptoquark model, showing more stringent constraints from the neutrino oscillation experiments compared to collider studies. We then provide a bottom-up study on individual dimension-6 SMEFT operators and find NSIs in neutrino experiments already sensitive to new physics at ∼20 TeV when the Wilson coefficients are fixed at unity. We also investigate the correlation among multiple operators at the UV scale and find it could change the constraints on SMEFT operators by several orders of magnitude compared with when only one operator is considered. Furthermore, we find that accelerator and reactor neutrino experiments are sensitive to different SMEFT operators, which highlights the complementarity of the two experiment types.

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Topics: Neutrino oscillation (71%), Neutrino (63%), CHOOZ (61%) ... read more
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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1088/0034-4885/76/4/044201
Tommy Ohlsson1Institutions (1)
Abstract: The phenomenon of neutrino oscillations has been established as the leading mechanism behind neutrino flavor transitions, providing solid experimental evidence that neutrinos are massive and lepton flavors are mixed. Here we review sub-leading effects in neutrino flavor transitions known as non-standard neutrino interactions, which is currently the most explored description for effects beyond the standard paradigm of neutrino oscillations. In particular, we report on the phenomenology of non-standard neutrino interactions and their experimental and phenomenological bounds as well as future sensitivity and discovery reach.

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Topics: Neutrino oscillation (75%), Neutrino (70%), Lepton (59%)

15 Citations


Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1007/JHEP05(2021)058
Yong Du1, Jinhong YuInstitutions (1)
Abstract: The number of relativistic species, Neff, has been precisely calculated in the standard model, and would be measured to the percent level by CMB-S4 in future. Neutral-current non-standard interactions would affect neutrino decoupling in the early Universe, thus modifying Neff. We parameterize those operators up to dimension-7 in the effective field theory framework, and then provide a complete, generic and analytical dictionary for the collision term integrals. From precision measurements of Neff, the most stringent constraint is obtained for the dimension-6 vector-type neutrino-electron operator, whose scale is constrained to be above about 195 (331) GeV from Planck (CMB-S4). We find our results complementary to other experiments like neutrino coherent scattering, neutrino oscillation, collider, and neutrino deep inelastic scattering experiments.

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Topics: Neutrino oscillation (66%), Neutrino (63%), Neutrino decoupling (60%) ... read more

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1007/JHEP05(2021)058
Yong Du1, Jinhong Yu1Institutions (1)
Abstract: The number of relativistic species, $N_{\rm eff}$, has been precisely calculated in the standard model, and would be measured to the percent level by CMB-S4 in future. Neutral-current non-standard interactions would affect neutrino decoupling in the early Universe, thus modifying $N_{\rm eff}$. We parameterize those operators up to dimension-7 in the effective field theory framework, and then provide a complete, generic and analytical dictionary for the collision term integrals. From precision measurements of $N_{\rm eff}$, the most stringent constraint is obtained for the dimension-6 vector-type neutrino-electron operator, whose scale is constrained to be above about 195 (331) GeV from Planck (CMB-S4). We find our results complementary to other experiments like neutrino coherent scattering, neutrino oscillation, collider, and neutrino deep inelastic scattering experiments.

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Topics: Neutrino oscillation (61%), Neutrino (59%), Neutrino decoupling (56%) ... read more

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Yong Du1, Hao-Lin Li1, J. Tang2, Sampsa Vihonen2  +1 moreInstitutions (2)
Abstract: We investigate the prospects of next-generation neutrino oscillation experiments DUNE, T2HK and JUNO including TAO within Standard Model Effective Field Theory (SMEFT). We also re-interpret COHERENT data in this framework. Considering both charged and neutral current neutrino Non-Standard Interactions (NSIs), we analyse dimension-6 SMEFT operators and derive lower bounds to UV scale $\Lambda$. The most powerful probe is obtained on ${\cal O}_{{ledq}_{1211}}$ with $\Lambda \gtrsim$ 450 TeV due to the electron neutrino sample in T2HK near detector. We find DUNE and JUNO to be complementary to T2HK in exploring different subsets of SMEFT operators at about 25 TeV. We conclude that near detectors play a significant role in each experiment. We also find COHERENT with CsI and LAr targets to be sensitive to new physics up to $\sim$900 GeV.

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Topics: Neutrino oscillation (60%), Neutrino (58%), Physics beyond the Standard Model (52%) ... read more

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Open accessReportDOI: 10.2172/1822323
Abstract: The Forward Physics Facility (FPF) is a proposal to create a cavern with the space and infrastructure to support a suite of far-forward experiments at the Large Hadron Collider during the High Luminosity era. Located along the beam collision axis and shielded from the interaction point by at least 100 m of concrete and rock, the FPF will house experiments that will detect particles outside the acceptance of the existing large LHC experiments and will observe rare and exotic processes in an extremely low-background environment. In this work, we summarize the current status of plans for the FPF, including recent progress in civil engineering in identifying promising sites for the FPF and the experiments currently envisioned to realize the FPF's physics potential. We then review the many Standard Model and new physics topics that will be advanced by the FPF, including searches for long-lived particles, probes of dark matter and dark sectors, high-statistics studies of TeV neutrinos of all three flavors, aspects of perturbative and non-perturbative QCD, and high-energy astroparticle physics.

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1103/PHYSREVD.17.2369
Lincoln Wolfenstein1Institutions (1)
01 May 1978-Physical Review D
Abstract: The effect of coherent forward scattering must be taken into account when considering the oscillations of neutrinos traveling through matter. In particular, for the case of massless neutrinos for which vacuum oscillations cannot occur, oscillations can occur in matter if the neutral current has an off-diagonal piece connecting different neutrino types. Applications discussed are solar neutrinos and a proposed experiment involving transmission of neutrinos through 1000 km of rock.

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Topics: Solar neutrino (69%), Solar neutrino problem (65%), Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (64%) ... read more

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1143/PTP.28.870
Ziro Maki1, Masami Nakagawa1, Shoichi Sakata1Institutions (1)
Abstract: A particle mixture theory of neutrino is proposed assuming the existence of two kinds of neutrinos. Based on the neutrino-mixture theory, a possible unified model of elementary particles is constructed by generalizing the Sakata-Nagoya model. Our scheme gives a natural explanation of smallness of leptonic decay rate of hyperons as well as the subtle difference of G_ν's between µ-e and β-decay.

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Topics: Elementary particle (56%), Neutrino (54%), Lepton (54%) ... read more

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.89.011301
Q. R. Ahmad1, R. C. Allen2, T. C. Andersen3, J. D. Anglin4  +202 moreInstitutions (18)
Abstract: Observations of neutral-current nu interactions on deuterium in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory are reported. Using the neutral current (NC), elastic scattering, and charged current reactions and assuming the standard 8B shape, the nu(e) component of the 8B solar flux is phis(e) = 1.76(+0.05)(-0.05)(stat)(+0.09)(-0.09)(syst) x 10(6) cm(-2) s(-1) for a kinetic energy threshold of 5 MeV. The non-nu(e) component is phi(mu)(tau) = 3.41(+0.45)(-0.45)(stat)(+0.48)(-0.45)(syst) x 10(6) cm(-2) s(-1), 5.3sigma greater than zero, providing strong evidence for solar nu(e) flavor transformation. The total flux measured with the NC reaction is phi(NC) = 5.09(+0.44)(-0.43)(stat)(+0.46)(-0.43)(syst) x 10(6) cm(-2) s(-1), consistent with solar models.

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Topics: Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (55%), Neutrino oscillation (55%), Solar neutrino (54%) ... read more

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J. K. Ahn1, S. Chebotaryov2, J. H. Choi3, Seonho Choi4  +30 moreInstitutions (11)
Abstract: The RENO experiment has observed the disappearance of reactor electron antineutrinos, consistent with neutrino oscillations, with a significance of 4.9 standard deviations. Antineutrinos from six $2.8\text{ }\text{ }{\mathrm{GW}}_{\mathrm{th}}$ reactors at the Yonggwang Nuclear Power Plant in Korea, are detected by two identical detectors located at 294 and 1383 m, respectively, from the reactor array center. In the 229 d data-taking period between 11 August 2011 and 26 March 2012, the far (near) detector observed 17102 (154088) electron antineutrino candidate events with a background fraction of 5.5% (2.7%). The ratio of observed to expected numbers of antineutrinos in the far detector is $0.920\ifmmode\pm\else\textpm\fi{}0.009(\mathrm{stat})\ifmmode\pm\else\textpm\fi{}0.014(\mathrm{syst})$. From this deficit, we determine ${sin }^{2}2{\ensuremath{\theta}}_{13}=0.113\ifmmode\pm\else\textpm\fi{}0.013(\mathrm{stat})\ifmmode\pm\else\textpm\fi{}0.019(\mathrm{syst})$ based on a rate-only analysis.

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Steven Weinberg1Institutions (1)
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