Heavy-neutrino search using K2 decay

R. S. Hayano, T. Taniguchi, T. Yamanaka, T. Tanimori, R. Enomoto, A. Ishibashi, T. Ishikawa, S. Sato, T. Fujii, T. Yamazaki, S. Kurokawa, S. R. Schnetzer, Y. Takada

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Abstract

The muon momentum spectrum in K2 decay has been measured by using a high-resolution magnetic spectrograph to look for a discrete muon peak associated with heavy-neutrino emission. The spectrum revealed no distinct peak, and the upper bound of the mixing ratio between the muon neutrino and a massive neutrino has been determined to be 10-4-10-6 in the mass range of 70-300 MeV/c2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1305-1309
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume49
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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