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    A search for electron antineutrinos associated with gravitational-wave events gw150914 and gw151226 using kamland
    with A. Gando, Y. Gando, T. Hachiya, A. Hayashi, S. Hayashida, H. Ikeda, K. Ishidoshiro, Y. Karino, M. Koga, S. Matsuda, T. Mitsui, K. Nakamura, S. Obara, T. Oura, H. Ozaki, I. Shimizu, Y. Shirahata, J. Shirai, A. Suzuki, T. Takai, K. Tamae, Y. Teraoka, K. Ueshima, H. Watanabe, A. Kozlov, Y. Takemoto, S. Yoshida, K. Fushimi, A. Piepke, T. I. Banks, B. E. Berger, B. K. Fujikawa, T. O'Donnell, J. G. Learned, J. Maricic, M. Sakai, E. la WinslowKrupczak, J. Ouellet, Y. Efremenko, H. J. Karwowski, D. M. Markoff, W. Tornow, J. A. Detwiler, S. Enomoto, and M. P. Decowski
    © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved..We present a search, using KamLAND, a kiloton-scale anti-neutrino detector, for low-energy anti-neutrino events that were coincident with the gravitational-wave events GW150914 and GW151226, and the candidate event LVT151012. We find no inverse beta-decay neutrino events within ±500 s of either GW signal. This non-detection is used to constrain the electron anti-neutrino fluence and the total integrated luminosity of the astrophysic…Read more
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    Publisher's Note: Search for Majorana Neutrinos Near the Inverted Mass Hierarchy Region with KamLAND-Zen [Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 082503 ] (review)
    with A. Gando, Y. Gando, T. Hachiya, A. Hayashi, S. Hayashida, H. Ikeda, K. Ishidoshiro, Y. Karino, M. Koga, S. Matsuda, T. Mitsui, K. Nakamura, S. Obara, T. Oura, H. Ozaki, I. Shimizu, Y. Shirahata, J. Shirai, A. Suzuki, T. Takai, K. Tamae, Y. Teraoka, K. Ueshima, H. Watanabe, A. Kozlov, Y. Takemoto, S. Yoshida, K. Fushimi, T. I. Banks, B. E. Berger, B. K. Fujikawa, T. O'Donnell, Y. la WinslowEfremenko, H. J. Karwowski, D. M. Markoff, W. Tornow, J. A. Detwiler, S. Enomoto, and M. P. Decowski
    This corrects the article DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.082503.
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    Search for double-beta decay of 136 Xe to excited states of 136 Ba with the KamLAND-Zen experiment
    with K. Asakura, A. Gando, Y. Gando, T. Hachiya, S. Hayashida, H. Ikeda, K. Ishidoshiro, T. Ishikawa, S. Ishio, M. Koga, S. Matsuda, T. Mitsui, D. Motoki, K. Nakamura, S. Obara, M. Otani, T. Oura, I. Shimizu, Y. Shirahata, J. Shirai, A. Suzuki, H. Tachibana, K. Tamae, K. Ueshima, H. Watanabe, B. D. Xu, H. Yoshida, A. Kozlov, Y. Takemoto, S. Yoshida, K. Fushimi, T. I. Banks, B. E. Berger, B. K. Fujikawa, T. O'Donnell, Y. la WinslowEfremenko, H. J. Karwowski, D. M. Markoff, W. Tornow, J. A. Detwiler, S. Enomoto, and M. P. Decowski
    © 2015 Elsevier B.V.A search for double-beta decays of 136Xe to excited states of 136Ba has been performed with the first phase data set of the KamLAND-Zen experiment. The 01+, 21+ and 22+ transitions of 0νββ decay were evaluated in an exposure of 89.5 kg⋅yr of 136Xe, while the same transitions of 2νββ decay were evaluated in an exposure of 61.8 kg⋅yr. No excess over background was found for all decay modes. The lower half-life limits of the 21+ state transitions of 0νββ and 2νββ decay were impr…Read more
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    Kamland sensitivity to neutrinos from pre-supernova stars
    with K. C. The, K. Asakura, A. Gando, Y. Gando, T. Hachiya, S. Hayashida, H. Ikeda, K. Ishidoshiro, T. Ishikawa, S. Ishio, M. Koga, S. Matsuda, T. Mitsui, D. Motoki, K. Nakamura, S. Obara, T. Oura, I. Shimizu, Y. Shirahata, J. Shirai, A. Suzuki, H. Tachibana, K. Tamae, K. Ueshima, H. Watanabe, B. D. Xu, A. Kozlov, Y. Takemoto, S. Yoshida, K. Fushimi, A. Piepke, T. I. Banks, B. E. Berger, B. K. Fujikawa, T. O'Donnell, J. G. Learned, J. Maricic, S. Matsuno, M. Sakai, Y. la WinslowEfremenko, H. J. Karwowski, D. M. Markoff, W. Tornow, J. A. Detwiler, S. Enomoto, and M. P. Decowski
    © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.In the late stages of nuclear burning for massive stars, the production of neutrino-antineutrino pairs through various processes becomes the dominant stellar cooling mechanism. As the star evolves, the energy of these neutrinos increases and in the days preceding the supernova a significant fraction of emitted electron anti-neutrinos exceeds the energy threshold for inverse beta decay on free hydrogen. This is the golden channel for …Read more
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    Be 7 solar neutrino measurement with KamLAND
    with A. Gando, Y. Gando, H. Hanakago, H. Ikeda, K. Ishidoshiro, H. Ishikawa, Y. Kishimoto, M. Koga, R. Matsuda, S. Matsuda, T. Mitsui, D. Motoki, K. Nakajima, K. Nakamura, A. Obata, A. Oki, Y. Oki, M. Otani, I. Shimizu, J. Shirai, A. Suzuki, K. Tamae, K. Ueshima, H. Watanabe, B. D. Xu, S. Yamada, Y. Yamauchi, H. Yoshida, A. Kozlov, Y. Takemoto, S. Yoshida, C. Grant, G. Keefer, D. W. McKee, A. Piepke, T. I. Banks, T. Bloxham, S. J. Freedman, B. K. Fujikawa, K. Han, L. Hsu, K. Ichimura, H. Murayama, T. O'Donnell, H. M. Steiner, D. la WinslowDwyer, C. Mauger, R. D. McKeown, C. Zhang, B. E. Berger, C. E. Lane, J. Maricic, T. Miletic, J. G. Learned, M. Sakai, G. A. Horton-Smith, A. Tang, K. E. Downum, K. Tolich, and Y. Efremenko
    © 2015 American Physical Society.We report a measurement of the neutrino-electron elastic scattering rate of 862 keV Be7 solar neutrinos based on a 165.4 kt d exposure of KamLAND. The observed rate is 582±94-1, which corresponds to an 862-keV Be7 solar neutrino flux of ×109cm-2s-1, assuming a pure electron-flavor flux. Comparing this flux with the standard solar model prediction and further assuming three-flavor mixing, a νe survival probability of 0.66±0.15 is determined from the KamLAND data. …Read more
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    Search for Majorana Neutrinos Near the Inverted Mass Hierarchy Region with KamLAND-Zen
    with A. Gando, Y. Gando, T. Hachiya, A. Hayashi, S. Hayashida, H. Ikeda, K. Ishidoshiro, Y. Karino, M. Koga, S. Matsuda, T. Mitsui, K. Nakamura, S. Obara, T. Oura, H. Ozaki, I. Shimizu, Y. Shirahata, J. Shirai, A. Suzuki, T. Takai, K. Tamae, Y. Teraoka, K. Ueshima, H. Watanabe, A. Kozlov, Y. Takemoto, S. Yoshida, K. Fushimi, T. I. Banks, B. E. Berger, B. K. Fujikawa, T. O'Donnell, Y. la WinslowEfremenko, H. J. Karwowski, D. M. Markoff, W. Tornow, J. A. Detwiler, S. Enomoto, and M. P. Decowski
    © 2016 American Physical Society.We present an improved search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of Xe136 in the KamLAND-Zen experiment. Owing to purification of the xenon-loaded liquid scintillator, we achieved a significant reduction of the Ag110m contaminant identified in previous searches. Combining the results from the first and second phase, we obtain a lower limit for the 0νββ decay half-life of T1/20ν>1.07×1026 yr at 90% C.L., an almost sixfold improvement over previous limits. Using co…Read more