Wave-packet treatment of reactor neutrino oscillation experiments and its implications on determining the neutrino mass hierarchy
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AbstractWe derive the neutrino flavor transition probabilities with the neutrino treated as a wave packet. The decoherence and dispersion effects from the wave-packet treatment show up as damping and phase-shifting of the plane-wave neutrino oscillation patterns. If the energy uncertainty in the initial neutrino wave packet is larger than around 0.01 of the neutrino energy, the decoherence and dispersion effects would degrade the sensitivity of reactor neutrino experiments to mass hierarchy measurement to lower than 3 σ confidence level.
All Author(s) ListChan Y.-L., Chu M.-C., Tsui K.M., Wong C.F., Xu J.
Journal nameEuropean Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Year2016
Month6
Day1
Volume Number76
Issue Number6
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Place of PublicationGermany
ISSN1434-6044
eISSN1434-6052
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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