Search for muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino transitions in MINOS

Adamson, P. et al. (2009) Search for muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino transitions in MINOS. Physical Review Letters, 103(26), 261802. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.261802)

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This Letter reports on a search for νμ→νe transitions by the MINOS experiment based on a 3.14×1020 protons-on-target exposure in the Fermilab NuMI beam. We observe 35 events in the Far Detector with a background of 27±5(stat)±2(syst) events predicted by the measurements in the Near Detector. If interpreted in terms of νμ→νe oscillations, this 1.5σ excess of events is consistent with sin2(2θ13) comparable to the CHOOZ limit when |Δm2|=2.43×10−3  eV2 and sin2(2θ23)=1.0 are assumed.

Item Type:Articles (Letter)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Litchfield, Dr Phillip
Authors: Adamson, P., Andreopoulos, C., Arms, K. E., Armstrong, R., Auty, D. J., Ayres, D. S., Backhouse, C., Barnes, P. D., Barr, G., Barrett, W. L., Becker, B. R., Belias, A., Bernstein, R. H., Betancourt, M., Bhattacharya, D., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bock, G. J., Boehm, J., Boehnlein, D. J., Bogert, D., Bower, C., Cavanaugh, S., Chapman, J. D., Cherdack, D., Childress, S., Choudhary, B. C., Cobb, J. H., Coelho, J. A. B., Coleman, S. J., Cronin-Hennessy, D., Culling, A. J., Danko, I. Z., de Jong, J. K., Devenish, N. E., Diwan, M. V., Dorman, M., Erwin, A. R., Escobar, C. O., Evans, J. J., Falk, E., Feldman, G. J., Frohne, M. V., Gallagher, H. R., Godley, A., Goodman, M. C., Gouffon, P., Gran, R., Grashorn, E. W., Grzelak, K., Habig, A., Harris, D., Harris, P. G., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Heller, K., Himmel, A., Holin, A., Howcroft, C., Huang, X., Hylen, 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., Koskinen, D. J., Krahn, Z., Kreymer, A., Lang, K., 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., Metelko, C. J., 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., Nicholls, T. C., Ochoa-Ricoux, J. P., Oliver, W. P., Ospanov, R., Paley, J., Para, A., Patterson, R. B., Patzak, T., Pavlović, Ž., Pawloski, G., Pearce, G. F., Petyt, D. A., Pittam, R., Plunkett, R. K., Rahaman, A., Rameika, R. A., Raufer, T. M., Rebel, B., Reichenbacher, J., Rodrigues, P. A., Rosenfeld, C., Rubin, H. A., Ryabov, V. A., Sanchez, M. C., Saoulidou, N., Schneps, J., Schreiner, P., Shanahan, P., Smart, W., Smith, C., Sousa, A., Speakman, B., Stamoulis, P., Strait, M., Tagg, N., Talaga, R. L., Thomas, J., Thomson, M. A., Thron, J. L., Tinti, G., Toner, R., Tsarev, V. A., Tzanakos, G., Urheim, J., Vahle, P., Viren, B., Ward, D. R., Watabe, M., Weber, A., Webb, R. C., West, N., White, C., Whitehead, L., Wojcicki, S. G., Wright, D. M., Yang, T., Zhang, K., 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 (Online):1079-7114
Published Online:29 December 2009
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