Search for exotic neutrino-electron interactions using solar neutrinos in XMASS-I

2 Sep 2021, 17:10
Talk in parallel session Neutrino physics and astrophysics Discussion Panel Neutrinos 7


Hiroshi Ogawa (Nihon University)


In recent years, the larger size and lower background of dark matter search detectors have opened up a new frontier of searching for new physics other than dark matter search using these detectors. One of them is the search for new properties of neutrinos by observing the interaction of neutrinos at low energy. XMASS is multi-purpose experiment using single phase liquid xenon (LXe) and is located at the Kamioka Observatory in Japan. We searched for exotic neutrino-electron interactions that could be produced by a neutrino millicharge, by a neutrino magnetic moment, or by dark photons using solar neutrinos in XMASS. We analyzed the data between November 2013 and March 2016 for 711days dataset and no significant signals have been observed with predicting the backgrounds in detector. We obtained an upper limit of neutrino millicharge of $5.4\times10^{-11}$e for all flavors of neutrino. We also set individual flavors which the limits for $\nu_{\mu}$ and $\nu_{\tau}$ are the best direct experimental limits. We also obtain an upper limit for the neutrino magnetic moment of 1.8$\times$10$^{-10} \mu_{B}$. In addition, we obtain upper limits for the coupling constant of dark photons in the $U(1)_{B-L}$ model. This result almost excludes the possibility to understand the muon $g-2$ anomaly by dark photons.

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Hiroshi Ogawa (Nihon University)


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