Solar neutrino results in Super-Kamiokande-III

K. Abe, Y. Hayato, T. Iida, M. Ikeda, C. Ishihara, K. Iyogi, J. Kameda, K. Kobayashi, Y. Koshio, Y. Kozuma, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, S. Nakayama, Y. Obayashi, H. Ogawa, H. Sekiya, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, A. TakedaY. Takenaga, K. Ueno, K. Ueshima, H. Watanabe, S. Yamada, T. Yokozawa, S. Hazama, H. Kaji, T. Kajita, K. Kaneyuki, T. McLachlan, K. Okumura, Y. Shimizu, N. Tanimoto, M. R. Vagins, L. Labarga, L. M. Magro, F. Dufour, E. Kearns, M. Litos, J. L. Raaf, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, W. Wang, M. Goldhaber, K. Bays, D. Casper, J. P. Cravens, W. R. Kropp, S. Mine, C. Regis, A. Renshaw, M. B. Smy, H. W. Sobel, K. S. Ganezer, J. Hill, W. E. Keig, J. S. Jang, J. Y. Kim, I. T. Lim, J. Albert, R. Wendell, T. Wongjirad, K. Scholberg, C. W. Walter, T. Ishizuka, S. Tasaka, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, Y. Watanabe, T. Hasegawa, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, T. Kobayashi, T. Nakadaira, K. Nakamura, K. Nishikawa, H. Nishino, Y. Oyama, K. Sakashita, T. Sekiguchi, T. Tsukamoto, A. T. Suzuki, Y. Takeuchi, A. Minamino, T. Nakaya, Y. Fukuda, Y. Itow, G. Mitsuka, T. Tanaka, C. K. Jung, G. Lopez, C. McGrew, R. Terri, C. Yanagisawa, N. Tamura, H. Ishino, A. Kibayashi, S. Mino, T. Mori, Makoto Sakuda, H. Toyota, Y. Kuno, M. Yoshida, S. B. Kim, B. S. Yang, T. Ishizuka, H. Okazawa, Y. Choi, K. Nishijima, Y. Yokosawa, M. Koshiba, Y. Totsuka, M. Yokoyama, S. Chen, Y. Heng, Z. Yang, H. Zhang, D. Kielczewska, P. Mijakowski, K. Connolly, M. Dziomba, E. Thrane, R. J. Wilkes

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The results of the third phase of the Super-Kamiokande solar neutrino measurement are presented and compared to the first and second phase results. With improved detector calibrations, a full detector simulation, and improved analysis methods, the systematic uncertainty on the total neutrino flux is estimated to be ±2.1%, which is about two thirds of the systematic uncertainty for the first phase of Super-Kamiokande. The observed B8 solar flux in the 5.0 to 20 MeV total electron energy region is 2.32±0.04(stat) ±0.05(sys)×106cm-2sec-1 under the assumption of pure electron-flavor content, in agreement with previous measurements. A combined oscillation analysis is carried out using SK-I, II, and III data, and the results are also combined with the results of other solar neutrino experiments. The best-fit oscillation parameters are obtained to be sin12=0.30-0.01+0.02(tan12=0.42-0.02+0.04) and Δm212=6.2-1.9+1.1×10 -5eV2. Combined with KamLAND results, the best-fit oscillation parameters are found to be sin12=0.31±0. 01(tan12=0.44±0.03) and Δm212=7.6±0.2×10-5eV2. The B8 neutrino flux obtained from global solar neutrino experiments is 5.3±0.2(stat+sys) ×106cm-2s-1, while the B8 flux becomes 5.1±0.1(stat+sys)×106cm-2s-1 by adding KamLAND results. In a three-flavor analysis combining all solar neutrino experiments, the upper limit of sin13 is 0.060 at 95% C.L.. After combination with KamLAND results, the upper limit of sin13 is found to be 0.059 at 95% C.L.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052010
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 24 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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