Evidence of a heavy neutrino, νH, in the K+→μ+νH decays was sought using the E949 experimental data with an exposure of 1.70×1012 stopped kaons. With the major background from the radiative K+→μ+νμγ decay understood and suppressed, upper limits (90% C.L.) on the neutrino mixing matrix element between the muon and heavy neutrinos, |UμH|2, were set at the level of 10-7 to 10-9 for the heavy neutrino mass region 175 to 300MeV/c2.
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Mar 2|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)