Improved measurement of muon antineutrino disappearance in MINOS

P. Adamson, D. S. Ayres, C. Backhouse, G. Barr, M. Bishai, A. Blake, G. J. Bock, D. J. Boehnlein, D. Bogert, S. V. Cao, S. Childress, J. A B Coelho, L. Corwin, D. Cronin-Hennessy, I. Z. Danko, J. K. De Jong, N. E. Devenish, M. V. Diwan, C. O. Escobar, J. J. EvansE. Falk, G. J. Feldman, M. V. Frohne, H. R. Gallagher, R. A. Gomes, M. C. Goodman, P. Gouffon, N. Graf, R. Gran, K. Grzelak, A. Habig, J. Hartnell, R. Hatcher, A. Himmel, A. Holin, X. Huang, J. Hylen, G. M. Irwin, Z. Isvan, D. E. Jaffe, C. James, D. Jensen, T. Kafka, S. M S Kasahara, G. Koizumi, S. Kopp, M. Kordosky, A. Kreymer, K. Lang, J. Ling, P. J. Litchfield, L. Loiacono, P. Lucas, W. A. Mann, M. L. Marshak, M. Mathis, N. Mayer, R. Mehdiyev, J. R. Meier, M. D. Messier, D. G. Michael, W. H. Miller, S. R. Mishra, J. Mitchell, C. D. Moore, L. Mualem, S. Mufson, J. Musser, D. Naples, J. K. Nelson, H. B. Newman, R. J. Nichol, J. A. Nowak, W. P. Oliver, M. Orchanian, R. B. Pahlka, J. Paley, R. B. Patterson, G. Pawloski, S. Phan-Budd, R. K. Plunkett, X. Qiu, A. Radovic, J. Ratchford, B. Rebel, C. Rosenfeld, H. A. Rubin, M. C. Sanchez, J. Schneps, A. Schreckenberger, P. Schreiner, R. Sharma, A. Sousa, M. Strait, N. Tagg, R. L. Talaga, J. Thomas, M. A. Thomson, G. Tinti, R. Toner, D. Torretta, G. Tzanakos, J. Urheim, P. Vahle, B. Viren, J. J. Walding, A. Weber, R. C. Webb, C. White, L. Whitehead, S. G. Wojcicki, R. Zwaska

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We report an improved measurement of ν ̄μ disappearance over a distance of 735 km using the MINOS detectors and the Fermilab Main Injector neutrino beam in a ν ̄μ-enhanced configuration. From a total exposure of 2.95×1020 protons on target, of which 42% have not been previously analyzed, we make the most precise measurement of Δm ̄2=[2.62-0.28+0.31(stat)±0. 09(syst)]×10 -3eV2 and constrain the ν ̄μ mixing angle sin2(2θ̄)>0.75 (90% C.L.). These values are in agreement with Δm2 and sin2(2θ) measured for ν μ, removing the tension reported in.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number191801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume108
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - May 11 2012

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Adamson, P., Ayres, D. S., Backhouse, C., Barr, G., Bishai, M., Blake, A., ... Zwaska, R. (2012). Improved measurement of muon antineutrino disappearance in MINOS. Physical Review Letters, 108(19), [191801]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.191801

Improved measurement of muon antineutrino disappearance in MINOS. / Adamson, P.; Ayres, D. S.; Backhouse, C.; Barr, G.; Bishai, M.; Blake, A.; Bock, G. J.; Boehnlein, D. J.; Bogert, D.; Cao, S. V.; Childress, S.; Coelho, J. A B; Corwin, L.; Cronin-Hennessy, D.; Danko, I. Z.; De Jong, J. K.; Devenish, N. E.; Diwan, M. V.; 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.; Grzelak, K.; Habig, A.; Hartnell, J.; Hatcher, R.; Himmel, A.; Holin, A.; 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.; Kreymer, A.; Lang, K.; Ling, J.; Litchfield, P. J.; Loiacono, L.; Lucas, P.; Mann, W. A.; Marshak, M. L.; Mathis, M.; Mayer, N.; Mehdiyev, R.; Meier, J. R.; Messier, M. D.; Michael, D. G.; Miller, W. H.; Mishra, S. R.; Mitchell, J.; Moore, C. D.; 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.; Pahlka, R. B.; Paley, J.; Patterson, R. B.; Pawloski, G.; Phan-Budd, S.; Plunkett, R. K.; Qiu, X.; Radovic, A.; Ratchford, J.; Rebel, B.; Rosenfeld, C.; Rubin, H. A.; Sanchez, M. C.; Schneps, J.; Schreckenberger, A.; Schreiner, P.; Sharma, R.; Sousa, A.; Strait, M.; Tagg, N.; Talaga, R. L.; Thomas, J.; Thomson, M. A.; Tinti, G.; Toner, R.; Torretta, D.; Tzanakos, G.; Urheim, J.; Vahle, P.; Viren, B.; Walding, J. J.; Weber, A.; Webb, R. C.; White, C.; Whitehead, L.; Wojcicki, S. G.; Zwaska, R.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 108, No. 19, 191801, 11.05.2012.

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Adamson, P, Ayres, DS, Backhouse, C, Barr, G, Bishai, M, Blake, A, Bock, GJ, Boehnlein, DJ, Bogert, D, Cao, SV, Childress, S, Coelho, JAB, Corwin, L, Cronin-Hennessy, D, Danko, IZ, De Jong, JK, Devenish, NE, Diwan, MV, Escobar, CO, Evans, JJ, Falk, E, Feldman, GJ, Frohne, MV, Gallagher, HR, Gomes, RA, Goodman, MC, Gouffon, P, Graf, N, Gran, R, Grzelak, K, Habig, A, Hartnell, J, Hatcher, R, Himmel, A, Holin, A, Huang, X, Hylen, J, Irwin, GM, Isvan, Z, Jaffe, DE, James, C, Jensen, D, Kafka, T, Kasahara, SMS, Koizumi, G, Kopp, S, Kordosky, M, Kreymer, A, Lang, K, Ling, J, Litchfield, PJ, Loiacono, L, Lucas, P, Mann, WA, Marshak, ML, Mathis, M, Mayer, N, Mehdiyev, R, Meier, JR, Messier, MD, Michael, DG, Miller, WH, Mishra, SR, Mitchell, J, Moore, CD, Mualem, L, Mufson, S, Musser, J, Naples, D, Nelson, JK, Newman, HB, Nichol, RJ, Nowak, JA, Oliver, WP, Orchanian, M, Pahlka, RB, Paley, J, Patterson, RB, Pawloski, G, Phan-Budd, S, Plunkett, RK, Qiu, X, Radovic, A, Ratchford, J, Rebel, B, Rosenfeld, C, Rubin, HA, Sanchez, MC, Schneps, J, Schreckenberger, A, Schreiner, P, Sharma, R, Sousa, A, Strait, M, Tagg, N, Talaga, RL, Thomas, J, Thomson, MA, Tinti, G, Toner, R, Torretta, D, Tzanakos, G, Urheim, J, Vahle, P, Viren, B, Walding, JJ, Weber, A, Webb, RC, White, C, Whitehead, L, Wojcicki, SG & Zwaska, R 2012, 'Improved measurement of muon antineutrino disappearance in MINOS', Physical Review Letters, vol. 108, no. 19, 191801. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.191801
Adamson P, Ayres DS, Backhouse C, Barr G, Bishai M, Blake A et al. Improved measurement of muon antineutrino disappearance in MINOS. Physical Review Letters. 2012 May 11;108(19). 191801. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.191801
Adamson, P. ; Ayres, D. S. ; Backhouse, C. ; Barr, G. ; Bishai, M. ; Blake, A. ; Bock, G. J. ; Boehnlein, D. J. ; Bogert, D. ; Cao, S. V. ; Childress, S. ; Coelho, J. A B ; Corwin, L. ; Cronin-Hennessy, D. ; Danko, I. Z. ; De Jong, J. K. ; Devenish, N. E. ; Diwan, M. V. ; 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. ; Grzelak, K. ; Habig, A. ; Hartnell, J. ; Hatcher, R. ; Himmel, A. ; Holin, A. ; 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. ; Kreymer, A. ; Lang, K. ; Ling, J. ; Litchfield, P. J. ; Loiacono, L. ; Lucas, P. ; Mann, W. A. ; Marshak, M. L. ; Mathis, M. ; Mayer, N. ; Mehdiyev, R. ; Meier, J. R. ; Messier, M. D. ; Michael, D. G. ; Miller, W. H. ; Mishra, S. R. ; Mitchell, J. ; Moore, C. D. ; 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. ; Pahlka, R. B. ; Paley, J. ; Patterson, R. B. ; Pawloski, G. ; Phan-Budd, S. ; Plunkett, R. K. ; Qiu, X. ; Radovic, A. ; Ratchford, J. ; Rebel, B. ; Rosenfeld, C. ; Rubin, H. A. ; Sanchez, M. C. ; Schneps, J. ; Schreckenberger, A. ; Schreiner, P. ; Sharma, R. ; Sousa, A. ; Strait, M. ; Tagg, N. ; Talaga, R. L. ; Thomas, J. ; Thomson, M. A. ; Tinti, G. ; Toner, R. ; Torretta, D. ; Tzanakos, G. ; Urheim, J. ; Vahle, P. ; Viren, B. ; Walding, J. J. ; Weber, A. ; Webb, R. C. ; White, C. ; Whitehead, L. ; Wojcicki, S. G. ; Zwaska, R. / Improved measurement of muon antineutrino disappearance in MINOS. In: Physical Review Letters. 2012 ; Vol. 108, No. 19.
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