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Paper   IPM / Physic / 14103
School of Physics
  Title:   Revisiting the quantum decoherence scenario as an explanation for the LSND anomaly
1.  P. Bakhti
2.  Y. Farzan
3.  T. Schwetz
  Status:   Published
  Journal: JHEP
  Vol.:  05
  Year:  2015
  Pages:   007
  Supported by:  IPM
We propose an explanation for the LSND anomaly based on quantum decoherence, postulating an exponential behavior for the decoherence parameters as a function of the neutrino energy. Within this ansatz decoherence effects are suppressed for neutrino energies above 200 MeV as well as around and below few MeV, restricting deviations from standard three-flavour oscillations only to the LSND energy range of 20-50 MeV. The scenario is consistent with the global data on neutrino oscillations, alleviates the tension between LSND and KARMEN, and predicts a null-result for MiniBooNE. No sterile neutrinos are introduced, conflict with cosmology is avoided, and no tension between short-baseline appearance and disappearance data arises. The proposal can be tested at planned reactor experiments with baselines of around 50 km, such as JUNO or RENO-50.

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