Can nonstandard interactions jeopardize the hierarchy sensitivity of DUNE?

Show simple item record Deepthi, K. N. Goswami, Srubabati Nath, Newton 2017-12-06T05:29:05Z 2017-12-06T05:29:05Z 2017-10
dc.identifier.citation Deepthi, K.?N.; Goswami, Srubabati and Nath, Newton, "Can nonstandard interactions jeopardize the hierarchy sensitivity of DUNE?", Physical Review D, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.96.075023, vol. 96, no. 7, Oct. 2017. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2470-0010
dc.identifier.issn 2470-0029
dc.description.abstract We study the effect of nonstandard interactions (NSIs) on the propagation of neutrinos through the Earth's matter and how it affects the hierarchy sensitivity of the DUNE experiment. We emphasize the special case when the diagonal NSI parameter ?ee=?1, nullifying the standard matter effect. We show that if, in addition, CP violation is maximal then this gives rise to an exact intrinsic hierarchy degeneracy in the appearance channel, irrespective of the baseline and energy. Introduction of the off diagonal NSI parameter, ?e?, shifts the position of this degeneracy to a different ?ee. Moreover the unknown magnitude and phases of the off diagonal NSI parameters can give rise to additional degeneracies. Overall, given the current model independent limits on NSI parameters, the hierarchy sensitivity of DUNE can get seriously impacted. However, a more precise knowledge of the NSI parameters, especially ?ee, can give rise to an improved sensitivity. Alternatively, if a NSI exists in nature, and still DUNE shows hierarchy sensitivity, certain ranges of the NSI parameters can be excluded. Additionally, we briefly discuss the implications of ?ee=?1 (in the Earth) on the Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein effect in the Sun.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by K.?N. Deepthi, Srubabati Goswami and Newton Nath
dc.format.extent vol. 96, no. 7
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_US
dc.title Can nonstandard interactions jeopardize the hierarchy sensitivity of DUNE? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Physical Review D

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