Publications [#248201] of Kate Scholberg

Papers Published
  1. Nishino, H; Abe, K; Hayato, Y; Iida, T; Ikeda, M; Kameda, J; Koshio, Y; Miura, M; Moriyama, S; Nakahata, M; Nakayama, S; Obayashi, Y; Sekiya, H; Shiozawa, M; Suzuki, Y; Takeda, A; Takenaga, Y; Takeuchi, Y; Ueno, K; Ueshima, K; Watanabe, H; Yamada, S; Hazama, S; Higuchi, I; Ishihara, C; Kaji, H; Kajita, T; Kaneyuki, K; Mitsuka, G; Okumura, K; Tanimoto, N; Dufour, F; Kearns, E; Litos, M; Raaf, JL; Stone, JL; Sulak, LR; Goldhaber, M; Bays, K; Cravens, JP; Kropp, WR; Mine, S; Regis, C; Smy, MB et al., Search for nucleon decay into charged antilepton plus meson in Super-Kamiokande i and II, Physical Review D, vol. 85 no. 11 (2012), pp. 112001 [pdf], [doi] .

    Searches for a nucleon decay into a charged antilepton (e + or μ +) plus a light meson (π0, π -, η, ρ0, ρ -, ω) were performed using the Super-Kamiokande I and II data. Twelve nucleon decay modes were searched for. The total exposure is 140.9kiloton•years, which includes a 91.7kiloton•year exposure (1489.2 live days) of Super-Kamiokande-I and a 49.2kiloton•year exposure (798.6 live days) of Super-Kamiokande II. The number of candidate events in the data was consistent with the atmospheric neutrino background expectation. No significant evidence for a nucleon decay was observed in the data. Thus, lower limits on the nucleon partial lifetime at 90% confidence level were obtained. The limits range from 3.6×1031 to 8.2×1033years, depending on the decay modes. © 2012 American Physical Society.