Neutrino and Antineutrino Oscillation Parameters Measured by the MINOS Atmospheric and Beam Data

FOR THE MINOS COLLABORATION

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Abstract

The functionally identical and magnetized MINOS detectors are used to collect atmospheric neutrino data as well as data from the NuMI neutrino beam. The atmospheric data taken by the Far Detector, located underground at a depth of 2070 meters-water-equivalent and at 735 km from the neutrino production target, is combined with beam data from both Near and Far Detectors to measure the neutrino and antineutrino mixing parameters. The complete MINOS data set is analyzed under two possible scenarios: assuming neutrinos and antineutrinos have different oscillation parameters; and assuming these parameters are identical. We report the world-leading measurement of the neutrino and antineutrino mass splitting parameter along with the most precise comparison to date of neutrino and antineutrino oscillation parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
PublisherSociedade Brasileira de Fisica
ISBN (Electronic)9788589064293
StatePublished - 2013
Event33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Jul 2 2013Jul 9 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
Volume2013-October

Other

Other33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period7/2/137/9/13

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgment: This work was supported by the US DOE, the UK STFC, the US NSF, the State and University of Minnesota, the University of Athens in Greece, and Brazils FAPESP and CNPq. We are grateful to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the crew of Soudan Underground Laboratory, and the staff of Fermilab, for their contributions to this effort.

Keywords

  • Antineutrino
  • Neutrino
  • Oscillation parameters

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