New constraints on muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino transitions in MINOS

Adamson, P. et al. (2010) New constraints on muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino transitions in MINOS. Physical Review D, 82, 051102(R). (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.82.051102)

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This paper reports results from a search for νμ→νe transitions by the MINOS experiment based on a 7×1020 protons-on-target exposure. Our observation of 54 candidate νe events in the far detector with a background of 49.1±7.0(stat)±2.7(syst) events predicted by the measurements in the near detector requires 2sin2(2θ13)sin2θ23<0.12(0.20) at the 90% C.L. for the normal (inverted) mass hierarchy at δCP=0. The experiment sets the tightest limits to date on the value of θ13 for nearly all values of δCP for the normal neutrino mass hierarchy and maximal sin2(2θ23).

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The MINOS Collaboration.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Litchfield, Dr Phillip
Authors: Adamson, P., Andreopoulos, C., Auty, D. J., Ayres, D. S., Backhouse, C., Barr, G., Bernstein, R. H., Betancourt, M., Bhattarai, P., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bock, G. J., Boehm, J., Boehnlein, D. J., Bogert, D., Bower, C., Budd, S., Cavanaugh, S., Cherdack, D., Childress, S., Choudhary, B. C., Cobb, J. H., Coelho, J. A. B., Coleman, S. J., Corwin, L., Cronin-Hennessy, D., Danko, I. Z., de Jong, J. K., Devenish, N. E., Diwan, M. V., Dorman, M., Escobar, C. O., Evans, J. J., Falk, E., Feldman, G. J., Frohne, M. V., Gallagher, H. R., Godley, A., Goodman, M. C., Gouffon, P., Graf, N., Gran, R., Grashorn, E. W., Grzelak, K., Habig, A., Harris, D., Harris, P. G., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Heller, K., Himmel, A., Holin, A., Huang, X., Hylen, J., Ilic, J., Irwin, G. M., Isvan, Z., Jaffe, D. E., James, C., Jensen, D., Kafka, T., Kasahara, S. M. S., Koizumi, G., Kopp, S., Kordosky, M., Krahn, Z., Kreymer, A., Lang, K., Lefeuvre, G., Ling, J., Litchfield, P. J., Litchfield, R. P., Loiacono, L., Lucas, P., Ma, J., Mann, W. A., Marshak, M. L., Marshall, J. S., Mayer, N., McGowan, A. M., Mehdiyev, R., Meier, J. R., Messier, M. D., Michael, D. G., Miller, W. H., Mishra, S. R., Mitchell, J., Moore, C. D., Morfín, J., Mualem, L., Mufson, S., Musser, J., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Newman, H. B., Nichol, R. J., Ochoa-Ricoux, J. P., Oliver, W. P., Orchanian, M., Ospanov, R., Paley, J., Para, A., Patterson, R. B., Pawloski, G., Pearce, G. F., Petyt, D. A., Pittam, R., Plunkett, R. K., Rameika, R. A., Raufer, T. M., Rebel, B., Rodrigues, P. A., Rosenfeld, C., Rubin, H. A., Ryabov, V. A., Sanchez, M. C., Schneps, J., Schreiner, P., Shanahan, P., Smart, W., Smith, C., Sousa, A., Strait, M., Swain, S., Tagg, N., Talaga, R. L., Thomas, J., Thomson, M. A., Tinti, G., Toner, R., Tzanakos, G., Urheim, J., Vahle, P., Viren, B., Weber, A., Webb, R. C., White, C., Whitehead, L., Wojcicki, S. G., Wright, D. M., Yang, T., Zhang, K., Zois, M., and Zwaska, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):2470-0029
Published Online:21 September 2010
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