Constraints on Nucleon Decay via Invisible Modes from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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Abstract

The constraints on nucleon decay to 'invisible' modes such as n → 3v were investigated using data from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. The investigation was based on γ rays obtained from residual nucleus deexcitation on disappearance of either proton or neutron from 16O. An upper limit was deduced for γ ray decay greater than 90% confidence level for proton decay. This was found more stringent than previous constraints on invisible proton-decay modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102004
Pages (from-to)102004-1-102004-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume92
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 12 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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