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Updated results from the nu(tau) appearance search in NOMAD

P Astier, D Autiero, A Baldisseri, M Baldo-Ceolin, G Ballocchi, M Banner, G Bassompierre, K Benslama, N Besson, I Bird, B Blumenfeld, F Bobisut, J Bouchez, S Boyd, A Bueno, S Bunyatov, L Camilleri, A Cardini, PW Cattaneo, V Cavasinni Show all

Physics Letters B | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2000


Updated results from the appearance searches for ν(υ) → ν(τ) and ν(e) → ν(τ) oscillations in the full NOMAD data sample are reported. The increased data and the use of more refined kinematic schemes for the ν(τ) CC selection allow a significant improvement of the overall sensitivity. The 'blind analysis' of both the deep-inelastic and the low multiplicity samples yields no evidence for an oscillation signal. In the two-family oscillation scenario, this sets a 90% C.L. region in the sin 2 2θ(μτ) - Δm 2 plane which includes sin 2 2θ(μτ) < 4.4 x 10 -4 at large Δm 2 and Δm 2 <0.8 eV 2 /c 4 at sin 2 2θ(μτ) = 1. The corresponding contour in the v(e) → ν(τ) oscillation hypothesis results in sin 2 2..

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