A search for nu(mu)->nu(tau) oscillation

Eskut E., Kayis A., Onengut G., van Dantzig R., de Jong M., Konijn J., ...More

PHYSICS LETTERS B, vol.424, pp.202-212, 1998 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 424
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0370-2693(98)00081-1
  • Journal Name: PHYSICS LETTERS B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.202-212


CHORUS is an experiment searching for nu(mu) --> nu(tau) oscillation in the CERN wide band neutrino beam with a hybrid setup consisting of a nuclear emulsion target followed by electronic detectors. The experiment has been taking data from 1994 through 1997. A subset of the neutrino interactions collected in 1994 and 1995 have been analyzed, looking for nu(tau) charged current interactions where the tau lepton decays to mu<(nu)over bar>(mu)nu(tau). In a sample of 31,423 nu(mu) charged current interactions, no nu(tau) candidates were found. For large Delta m(mu tau)(2) values, a limit on the mixing angle of sin(2)2 theta(mu tau) < 3.5 x 10(-3) at 90% C.L. can be set, thus improving the previous best result. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V.