Publications

The UTA Rare Events Searches and Techniques group has played a major role in publications on many aspects of experimental particle physics: new technology development, searches for beyond-standard-model physics, new data analysis techniques, and phenomenology.

Here are a few of our recent highlights:

2020

  • An eV-scale sterile neutrino search using eight years of atmospheric muon neutrino data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, Accepted by Physical Review Letters https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.12942
  • Searching for eV-scale sterile neutrinos with eight years of atmospheric neutrinos at the IceCube neutrino telescope, Accepted by Physical Review D https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.12943
  • Barium Selective Chemosensing by Diazacrown Ether Naphthalimide Turn-on Fluorophores for Single Ion Barium Tagging, Submitted to Journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.09494
  • Sensitivity of a Tonne-scale NEXT Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Searches, Prepared for Submission to Journal of High Energy Physics https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.06467
  • Electron Transport in Gaseous Detectors with a Python-based Monte Carlo Simulation Code, Computer Physics Communications, Volume 254, September 2020, 107357 https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.06983
  • Mitigation of Backgrounds from Cosmogenic 137Xe in Xenon Gas Experiments using 3He Neutron Capture, Journal of Physics G (Nuclear and Particle Physics) 47, no. 7 (2020): 075001 https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.11147

2019

  • Barium Chemosensors with Dry-Phase Fluorescence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Nature Sci. Rep. 9, 15097 (2019) https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.05901
  • Efficient propagation of systematic uncertainties from calibration to analysis with the SnowStorm method in IceCube, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 10 (2019) 048 https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.01530
  • Electron Drift and Longitudinal Diffusion in High Pressure Xenon-Helium Gas Mixtures, Journal of Instrumentation 14 (2019) no.08, P08009 https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.05544
  • Neutrino Oscillations in a Quantum Processor, Phys. Rev. Research 1, 033176 (2019) https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.10559
  • Emanation and bulk fluorescence in liquid argon from tetraphenyl butadiene wavelength shifting coatings, Journal of Instrumentation 14 (2019) no.02, P02021 https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.00011

2018

  • Demonstration of Single Barium Ion Sensitivity for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay using Single Molecule Fluorescence Imaging,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 132504 (2018) [Editors selection] https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.04782
  • Mobility and Clustering of Barium Ions and Dications in High Pressure Xenon Gas, Phys. Rev. A 97, 062509 (2018) https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.01169
  • A New Light Higgs Boson and Short-Baseline Neutrino Anomalies, Phys.Rev. D97 (2018) no.7, 075021 https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.08019
  • High Voltage Insulation and Gas Absorption of Polymers in High Pressure Argon and Xenon Gases, Journal of Instrumentation 13 (2018) no.10, P10002 https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.04116
  • Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with 82SeF6 and Direct Ion Imaging, Journal of Instrumentation 13 (2018) no.03, P03015 https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.04513

2016-2017

  • Solar Atmospheric Neutrinos and the Sensitivity Floor for Solar Dark Matter Annihilation Searches, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 1707 (2017) no.07, 024 https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.07798
  • Searches for Sterile Neutrinos with the IceCube Detector, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 (2016) no.7, 071801 [Editors selection] https://arxiv.org/abs/1605.01990v2
  • Single Molecule Fluorescence Imaging for Barium Tagging in Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Journal of Instrumentation 11 (2016) no.12, P12011 https://arxiv.org/abs/1609.04019