Measurement of Neutrino Interactions and Three Flavor Neutrino Oscillations in the T2K Experiment

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Springer, Sep 18, 2015 - Science - 264 pages

This book is based on the author's work in the T2K long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment, in which neutrinos are generated by a proton beam and are detected by near and far neutrino detectors. In order to achieve the precise measurement of the neutrino oscillation, an accurate understanding of the neutrino beam and the neutrino interaction is essential. Thus, the author measured the neutrino beam properties and the neutrino interaction cross sections using a near neutrino detector called INGRID and promoted a better understanding of them. Then, the author performed a neutrino oscillation analysis using the neutrino beam and neutrino interaction models verified by the INGRID measurements. As a result, some values of the neutrino CP phase are disfavored at the 90% confidence level. If the measurement precision is further improved, we may be able to discover the finite CP phase which involves the CP violation. Thus, this result is an important step towards the discovery of CP violation in the lepton sector, which may be the key to understanding the origin of the matter–antimatter asymmetry in the universe.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction to Neutrino Physics
1
2 T2K Experiment
23
3 INGRID Detector
37
4 Neutrino Event Prediction
50
5 Overview of Measurements
73
6 Measurement of Neutrino Beam Properties
77
7 Measurement of Charged Current Inclusive Cross Section
99
8 Measurement of Charged Current Quasielastic Cross Section
117
Appendix A Development and Construction of ProtonModule
197
Appendix B Calibration and Data Quality of INGRID
208
Appendix C Neutrino Beam Simulation
215
Appendix D Neutrino Interaction Models
221
Appendix E Measurement at SuperKamiokande
233
Appendix F Neutrino Interaction Target of INGRID
237
Appendix G Supplemental Remarks of INGRID Analyses
241
Appendix H Supplemental Remarks of Neutrino OscillationAnalysis
251

9 Measurement of Charged Current Coherent Pion Production Cross Section
141
10 Measurement of Neutrino Oscillations
155
11 Conclusions
192
Curriculum Vitae
263
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Dr.Tatsuya Kikawa

Physics Department, Kyoto University


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