Testing the special relativity theory with neutrino interactions
INFN, Sezione di Pavia - Via Bassi 6, I-27100, Pavia, Italy, EU
Received: 8 November 2011
Accepted: 9 August 2012
A recent measurement of the neutrino velocity by the OPERA experiment and the prediction of energy loss of superluminal neutrinos via the pair creation process ν → νe+e− stimulated a search of isolated e+e− pairs in detectors with good tracking capability traversed by a large flux of high-energy neutrinos like NOMAD. NOMAD has already searched for similar topologies. These results can be reinterpreted to provide stringent limits on special-relativity-violating parameters separately for each ν species.
PACS: 13.15.+g – Neutrino interactions
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