Light sterile neutrinos, lepton number violating interactions and short baseline neutrino experiments

K. S. Babu, D. W. McKay, Irina Mocioiu, Sandip Pakvasa

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Abstract

We develop the consequences of introducing a purely leptonic, non-standard interaction (NSI) ΔL = 2, four-fermion effective Lagrangian and standard model neutrino mixing with a fourth, sterile neutrino in the analysis of short-baseline, neutrino experiments. We focus on the muon decay at rest (DAR) results from the Liquid Scintillation Neutrino Experiment (LSND) and the Karlsruhe and Rutherford medium Energy Neutrino Experiment (KARMEN), seeking a reconciliation between the two. Both ve appearance from vμ oscillation and ve survival after production from NSI decay of the μ+ contribute to the expected signal. This is a unique feature of our scheme. We comment on further implications of the lepton number violating interaction and sterile neutrino-standard neutrino mixing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCETUP* 2015 - Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics and PPC 2015 - IXth International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology
EditorsRouzbeh Allahverdi, Jason Kumar, Louis Strigari, Bhaskar Dutta, Farinaldo Queiroz, Kaladi Babu, Rebecca Surman, Barbara Szczerbinska, Baha Balantekin, Teruki Kamon
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 21 2016
Event5th Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, CETUP* 2015 and 9th International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology, PPC 2015 - Lead/Deadwood, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2015Jul 17 2015

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1743
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other5th Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, CETUP* 2015 and 9th International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology, PPC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityLead/Deadwood
Period6/15/157/17/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Babu, K. S., McKay, D. W., Mocioiu, I., & Pakvasa, S. (2016). Light sterile neutrinos, lepton number violating interactions and short baseline neutrino experiments. In R. Allahverdi, J. Kumar, L. Strigari, B. Dutta, F. Queiroz, K. Babu, R. Surman, B. Szczerbinska, B. Balantekin, ... T. Kamon (Eds.), CETUP* 2015 - Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics and PPC 2015 - IXth International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology [030007] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1743). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4953288