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Search for nonstandard neutrino interactions with IceCube DeepCore

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As atmospheric neutrinos propagate through the Earth, vacuumlike oscillations are modified by Standard Model neutral-and charged-current interactions with electrons. Theories beyond the Standard Model introduce heavy, TeV-scale bosons that can produce nonstandard neutrino interactions. These additional interactions may modify the Standard Model matter effect producing a measurable deviation from the prediction for atmospheric neutrino oscillations. The result described in this paper constrains nonstandard interaction parameters, building upon a previous analysis of atmospheric muon-neutrino disappearance with three years of IceCube DeepCore data. The best fit for the muon to tau flavor changing term is epsilon(mu tau) = -0.0005, with a 90% C.L. allowed range of -0.0067 < epsilon(mu tau) < 0.0081. This result is more restrictive than recent limits from other experiments for.mu t. Furthermore, our result is complementary to a recent constraint on epsilon(mu tau) using another publicly available IceCube high-energy event selection. Together, they constitute the world's best limits on nonstandard interactions in the mu - tau sector.
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Aartsen, M. G., M. Ackermann, J. Adams, J. A. Aguilar, M. Ahlers, M. Ahrens, I. Al Samarai, et al. 2018. “Search for Nonstandard Neutrino Interactions with IceCube DeepCore.” Physical Review D 97 (7).
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Aartsen, M. G., Ackermann, M., Adams, J., Aguilar, J. A., Ahlers, M., Ahrens, M., Al Samarai, I., et al. (2018). Search for nonstandard neutrino interactions with IceCube DeepCore. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 97(7).
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Aartsen MG, Ackermann M, Adams J, Aguilar JA, Ahlers M, Ahrens M, et al. Search for nonstandard neutrino interactions with IceCube DeepCore. PHYSICAL REVIEW D. 2018;97(7).
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Aartsen, M. G. et al. “Search for Nonstandard Neutrino Interactions with IceCube DeepCore.” PHYSICAL REVIEW D 97.7 (2018): n. pag. Print.
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