June 22, 2020 to July 2, 2020
US/Central timezone

Neutron-antineutron oscillation search at Super-Kamiokande

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Dr Linyan WAN (Boston University)


As a baryon number violating process with $\Delta B=\Delta (B-L)=2$, neutron-antineutron oscillation ($n\to\bar n$) provides an important candidate and a unique probe to the baryon asymmetry.
We performed a search for $n\to\bar n$ oscillation with the Super-Kamiokande (SK) experiment.
Full exposure data set of SK was analyzed using a multi-variate analysis based on kinematic variables and basic distributions from simulated $n\to\bar n$ signal events and atmospheric neutrino backgrounds.
The expected number of background events is 9.3, based on which the sensitivity of nuclear lifetime is calculated as $4.3\times{10}^{32}$ years, significantly improved from the present best-limit $1.9\times{10}^{32}$ years from SK-I.


New result for $n\to\bar n$ oscillation search at SK.

Experiment/Collaboration Super-Kamiokande

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Dr Linyan WAN (Boston University)

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