Measurement of the neutrino mass splitting and flavor mixing by MINOS

Adamson, P. et al. (2011) Measurement of the neutrino mass splitting and flavor mixing by MINOS. Physical Review Letters, 106, 181801. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.181801)

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Measurements of neutrino oscillations using the disappearance of muon neutrinos from the Fermilab NuMI neutrino beam as observed by the two MINOS detectors are reported. New analysis methods have been applied to an enlarged data sample from an exposure of 7.25×1020 protons on target. A fit to neutrino oscillations yields values of |Δm2|=(2.32 +0.12 −0.08)×10−3  eV2 for the atmospheric mass splitting and sin2(2θ)>0.90 (90% C.L.) for the mixing angle. Pure neutrino decay and quantum decoherence hypotheses are excluded at 7 and 9 standard deviations, respectively.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:MINOS Collaboration.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Litchfield, Dr Phillip
Authors: Adamson, P., Andreopoulos, C., Armstrong, R., Auty, D. J., Ayres, D. S., Backhouse, C., Barr, G., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bock, G. J., Boehnlein, D. J., Bogert, D., Cavanaugh, S., Cherdack, D., Childress, S., Choudhary, B. C., 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., Gomes, R. A., Goodman, M. C., Gouffon, P., Graf, N., Gran, R., Grant, N., Grzelak, K., Habig, A., Harris, D., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., 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., Kreymer, A., Lang, K., Lefeuvre, G., Ling, J., Litchfield, P. J., Litchfield, R. P., Loiacono, L., Lucas, P., Mann, W. A., Marshak, M. L., 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., Nowak, J. A., Oliver, W. P., Orchanian, M., Ospanov, R., Paley, J., Patterson, R. B., Pawloski, G., Pearce, G. F., Petyt, D. A., Phan-Budd, S., Plunkett, R. K., Qiu, X., Ratchford, J., Raufer, T. M., Rebel, B., Rodrigues, P. A., Rosenfeld, C., Rubin, H. A., Sanchez, M. C., Schneps, J., Schreiner, P., Shanahan, P., Smith, C., Sousa, A., Stamoulis, P., Strait, M., 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., Yang, T., 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 (Online):1079-7114
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