First Indication of Terrestrial Matter Effects on Solar Neutrino Oscillation

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Renshaw, A.; Abe, K.; Hayato, Y.; Iyogi, K.; Kameda, J.; Kishimoto, Y.; Miura, M.; Moriyama, S.; Nakahata, M.; Nakano, Y.; Nakayama, S.; Sekiya, H.; Shiozawa, M.; Suzuki, Y.; Takeda, A.; Takenaga, Y.; Tomura, T.; Ueno, K.; Yokozawa, T.; Wendell, R. A.; Irvine, T.; Kajita, T.; Kaneyuki, K.; Lee, K. P.; Nishimura, Y.; Okumura, K.; McLachlan, T.; Labarga, L.; Berkman, S.; Tanaka, H. A.; ... view all 115 authors
(2013)
  • Publisher: AMER PHYSICAL SOC
  • Journal: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS (issn: 0031-9007)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.091805
  • Subject: High Energy Physics - Experiment
    arxiv: High Energy Physics::Phenomenology | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | High Energy Physics::Experiment

We report an indication that the elastic scattering rate of solar $^8$B neutrinos with electrons in the Super-Kamiokande detector is larger when the neutrinos pass through the Earth during nighttime. We determine the day/night asymmetry, defined as the difference of the... View more
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