Search for the proton decay mode p → ν ¯ K+ with KamLAND SEARCH for the PROTON DECAY MODE ⋯ K. ASAKURA et al

K. Asakura, A. Gando, Y. Gando, T. Hachiya, S. Hayashida, H. Ikeda, K. Inoue, K. Ishidoshiro, T. Ishikawa, S. Ishio, M. Koga, R. Matsuda, S. Matsuda, T. Mitsui, D. Motoki, K. Nakamura, S. Obara, Y. Oki, T. Oura, I. ShimizuY. Shirahata, J. Shirai, A. Suzuki, H. Tachibana, K. Tamae, K. Ueshima, H. Watanabe, B. D. Xu, Y. Yamauchi, H. Yoshida, A. Kozlov, Y. Takemoto, S. Yoshida, K. Fushimi, C. Grant, A. Piepke, T. I. Banks, B. E. Berger, S. J. Freedman, B. K. Fujikawa, T. O'Donnell, J. G. Learned, J. Maricic, M. Sakai, S. Dazeley, R. Svoboda, L. A. Winslow, Y. Efremenko, H. J. Karwowski, D. M. Markoff, W. Tornow, J. A. Detwiler, S. Enomoto, M. P. Decowski

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We present a search for the proton decay mode p→ν¯K+ based on an exposure of 8.97 kton-years in the KamLAND experiment. The liquid scintillator detector is sensitive to successive signals from p→ν¯K+ with unique kinematics, which allow us to achieve a detection efficiency of 44%, higher than previous searches in water Cherenkov detectors. We find no evidence of proton decays for this mode. The expected background, which is dominated by atmospheric neutrinos, is 0.9±0.2 events. The nonbackground-subtracted limit on the partial proton lifetime is τ/B(p→ν¯K+)>5.4×1032years at 90% C.L.

本文言語English
論文番号052006
ジャーナルPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
92
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 9 23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
  • 物理学および天文学(その他)

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