Observation of muon neutrino disappearance with the MINOS detectors in the NuMI neutrino beam

Michael, D. G. et al. (2006) Observation of muon neutrino disappearance with the MINOS detectors in the NuMI neutrino beam. Physical Review Letters, 97(19), 191801. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.191801)

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Abstract

This Letter reports results from the MINOS experiment based on its initial exposure to neutrinos from the Fermilab NuMI beam. The rates and energy spectra of charged current ν μ interactions are compared in two detectors located along the beam axis at distances of 1 and 735 km. With 1.27 × 10 20 120 GeV protons incident on the NuMI target, 215 events with energies below 30 GeV are observed at the Far Detector, compared to an expectation of 336 ± 14 events. The data are consistent with ν μ disappearance via oscillations with | Δ m 2 32 | = 2.74 + 0.44 − 0.26 × 10 − 3     eV 2 and sin  2 ( 2 θ 23 ) > 0.87 (68% C.L.).

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Litchfield, Dr Phillip
Authors: Michael, D. G., Adamson, P., Alexopoulos, T., Allison, W. W. M., Alner, G. J., Anderson, K., Andreopoulos, C., Andrews, M., Andrews, R., Arms, K. E., Armstrong, R., Arroyo, C., Auty, D. J., Avvakumov, S., Ayres, D. S., Baller, B., Barish, B., Barker, M. A., Barnes, P. D., Barr, G., Barrett, W. L., Beall, E., Becker, B. R., Belias, A., Bergfeld, T., Bernstein, R. H., Bhattacharya, D., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bocean, V., Bock, B., Bock, G. J., Boehm, J., Boehnlein, D. J., Bogert, D., Border, P. M., Bower, C., Boyd, S., Buckley-Geer, E., Bungau, C., Byon-Wagner, A., Cabrera, A., Chapman, J. D., Chase, T. R., Cherdack, D., Chernichenko, S. K., Childress, S., Choudhary, B. C., Cobb, J. H., Cossairt, J. D., Courant, H., Crane, D. A., Culling, A. J., Dawson, J. W., de Jong, J. K., DeMuth, D. M., De Santo, A., Dierckxsens, M., Diwan, M. V., Dorman, M., Drake, G., Drakoulakos, D., Ducar, R., Durkin, T., Erwin, A. R., Escobar, C. O., Evans, J. J., Fackler, O. D., Falk Harris, E., Feldman, G. J., Felt, N., Fields, T. H., Ford, R., Frohne, M. V., Gallagher, H. R., Gebhard, M., Giurgiu, G. A., Godley, A., Gogos, J., Goodman, M. C., Gornushkin, Y., Gouffon, P., Gran, R., Grashorn, E., Grossman, N., Grudzinski, J. J., Grzelak, K., Guarino, V., Habig, A., Halsall, R., Hanson, J., Harris, D., Harris, P. G., Hartnell, J., Hartouni, E. P., Hatcher, R., Heller, K., Hill, N., Ho, Y., Holin, A., Howcroft, C., Hylen, J., Ignatenko, M., Indurthy, D., Irwin, G. M., Ishitsuka, M., Jaffe, D. E., James, C., Jenner, L., Jensen, D., Joffe-Minor, T., Kafka, T., Kang, H. J., Kasahara, S. M. S., Kilmer, J., Kim, H., Kim, M. S., Koizumi, G., Kopp, S., Kordosky, M., Koskinen, D. J., Kostin, M., Kotelnikov, S. K., Krakauer, D. A., Kreymer, A., Kumaratunga, S., Ladran, A. S., Lang, K., Laughton, C., Lebedev, A., Lee, R., Lee, W. Y., Libkind, M. A., Ling, J., Liu, J., Litchfield, P. J., Litchfield, R. P., Longley, N. P., Lucas, P., Luebke, W., Madani, S., Maher, E., Makeev, V., Mann, W. A., Marchionni, A., Marino, A. D., Marshak, M. L., Marshall, J. S., Mayer, N., McDonald, J., McGowan, A. M., Meier, J. R., Merzon, G. I., Messier, M. D., Milburn, R. H., Miller, J. L., Miller, W. H., Mishra, S. R., Mislivec, A., Miyagawa, P. S., Moore, C. D., Morfín, J., Morse, R., Mualem, L., Mufson, S., Murgia, S., Murtagh, M. J., Musser, J., Naples, D., Nelson, C., Nelson, J. K., Newman, H. B., Nezrick, F., Nichol, R. J., Nicholls, T. C., Ochoa-Ricoux, J. P., Oliver, J., Oliver, W. P., Onuchin, V. A., Osiecki, T., Ospanov, R., Paley, J., Paolone, V., Para, A., Patzak, T., Pavlović, Ž., Pearce, G. F., Pearson, N., Peck, C. W., Perry, C., Peterson, E. A., Petyt, D. A., Ping, H., Piteira, R., Pittam, R., Pla-Dalmau, A., Plunkett, R. K., Price, L. E., Proga, M., Pushka, D. R., Rahman, D., Rameika, R. A., Raufer, T. M., Read, A. L., Rebel, B., Reichenbacher, J., Reyna, D. E., Rosenfeld, C., Rubin, H. A., Ruddick, K., Ryabov, V. A., Saakyan, R., Sanchez, M. C., Saoulidou, N., Schneps, J., Schoessow, P. V., Schreiner, P., Schwienhorst, R., Semenov, V. K., Seun, S.-M., Shanahan, P., Shield, P. D., Smart, W., Smirnitsky, V., Smith, C., Smith, P. N., Sousa, A., Speakman, B., Stamoulis, P., Stefanik, A., Sullivan, P., Swan, J. M., Symes, P. A., Tagg, N., Talaga, R. L., Terekhov, A., Tetteh-Lartey, E., Thomas, J., Thompson, J., Thomson, M. A., Thron, J. L., Tinti, G., Trendler, R., Trevor, J., Trostin, I., Tsarev, V. A., Tzanakos, G., Urheim, J., Vahle, P., Vakili, M., Vaziri, K., Velissaris, C., Verebryusov, V., Viren, B., Wai, L., Ward, C. P., Ward, D. R., Watabe, M., Weber, A., Webb, R. C., Wehmann, A., West, N., White, C., White, R. F., Wojcicki, S. G., Wright, D. M., Wu, Q. K., Yan, W. G., Yang, T., Yumiceva, F. X., Yun, J. C., Zheng, H., Zois, M., and Zwaska, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114
Published Online:08 November 2006

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