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

P. Adamson, C. Andreopoulos, D. J. Auty, D. S. Ayres, C. Backhouse, G. Barr, R. H. Bernstein, M. Betancourt, P. Bhattarai, M. Bishai, A. Blake, G. J. Bock, J. Boehm, D. J. Boehnlein, D. Bogert, C. Bower, S. Budd, S. Cavanaugh, D. Cherdack, S. ChildressB. C. Choudhary, J. H. Cobb, J. A B Coelho, S. J. Coleman, L. Corwin, D. Cronin-Hennessy, I. Z. Danko, J. K. De Jong, N. E. Devenish, M. V. Diwan, M. Dorman, C. O. Escobar, J. J. Evans, E. Falk, G. J. Feldman, M. V. Frohne, H. R. Gallagher, A. Godley, M. C. Goodman, P. Gouffon, N. Graf, R. Gran, E. W. Grashorn, K. Grzelak, A. Habig, D. Harris, P. G. Harris, J. Hartnell, R. Hatcher, K. Heller, A. Himmel, A. Holin, X. Huang, J. Hylen, J. Ilic, G. M. Irwin, Z. Isvan, D. E. Jaffe, C. James, D. Jensen, T. Kafka, S. M S Kasahara, G. Koizumi, S. Kopp, M. Kordosky, Z. Krahn, A. Kreymer, K. Lang, G. Lefeuvre, J. Ling, P. J. Litchfield, R. P. Litchfield, L. Loiacono, P. Lucas, J. Ma, W. A. Mann, M. L. Marshak, J. S. Marshall, N. Mayer, A. M. McGowan, R. Mehdiyev, J. R. Meier, M. D. Messier, D. G. Michael, W. H. Miller, S. R. Mishra, J. Mitchell, C. D. Moore, J. Morfín, L. Mualem, S. Mufson, J. Musser, D. Naples, J. K. Nelson, H. B. Newman, R. J. Nichol, J. P. Ochoa-Ricoux, W. P. Oliver, M. Orchanian, R. Ospanov, J. Paley, A. Para, R. B. Patterson, G. Pawloski, G. F. Pearce, D. A. Petyt, R. Pittam, R. K. Plunkett, R. A. Rameika, T. M. Raufer, B. Rebel, P. A. Rodrigues, C. Rosenfeld, H. A. Rubin, V. A. Ryabov, M. C. Sanchez, J. Schneps, P. Schreiner, P. Shanahan, W. Smart, C. Smith, A. Sousa, M. Strait, S. Swain, N. Tagg, R. L. Talaga, J. Thomas, M. A. Thomson, G. Tinti, R. Toner, G. Tzanakos, J. Urheim, P. Vahle, B. Viren, A. Weber, R. C. Webb, C. White, L. Whitehead, S. G. Wojcicki, D. M. Wright, T. Yang, K. Zhang, M. Zois, R. Zwaska

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This paper reports results from a search for νμ→ν e 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 2 sin2(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(2θ 23).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number051102
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume82
Issue number5
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StatePublished - Sep 21 2010

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Adamson, P., Andreopoulos, C., Auty, D. J., Ayres, D. S., Backhouse, C., Barr, G., ... Zwaska, R. (2010). New constraints on muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino transitions in MINOS. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 82(5), [051102]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.82.051102

New constraints on muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino transitions in MINOS. / 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.; Zwaska, R.

In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol. 82, No. 5, 051102, 21.09.2010.

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Adamson, P, Andreopoulos, C, Auty, DJ, Ayres, DS, Backhouse, C, Barr, G, Bernstein, RH, Betancourt, M, Bhattarai, P, Bishai, M, Blake, A, Bock, GJ, Boehm, J, Boehnlein, DJ, Bogert, D, Bower, C, Budd, S, Cavanaugh, S, Cherdack, D, Childress, S, Choudhary, BC, Cobb, JH, Coelho, JAB, Coleman, SJ, Corwin, L, Cronin-Hennessy, D, Danko, IZ, De Jong, JK, Devenish, NE, Diwan, MV, Dorman, M, Escobar, CO, Evans, JJ, Falk, E, Feldman, GJ, Frohne, MV, Gallagher, HR, Godley, A, Goodman, MC, Gouffon, P, Graf, N, Gran, R, Grashorn, EW, Grzelak, K, Habig, A, Harris, D, Harris, PG, Hartnell, J, Hatcher, R, Heller, K, Himmel, A, Holin, A, Huang, X, Hylen, J, Ilic, J, Irwin, GM, Isvan, Z, Jaffe, DE, James, C, Jensen, D, Kafka, T, Kasahara, SMS, Koizumi, G, Kopp, S, Kordosky, M, Krahn, Z, Kreymer, A, Lang, K, Lefeuvre, G, Ling, J, Litchfield, PJ, Litchfield, RP, Loiacono, L, Lucas, P, Ma, J, Mann, WA, Marshak, ML, Marshall, JS, Mayer, N, McGowan, AM, Mehdiyev, R, Meier, JR, Messier, MD, Michael, DG, Miller, WH, Mishra, SR, Mitchell, J, Moore, CD, Morfín, J, Mualem, L, Mufson, S, Musser, J, Naples, D, Nelson, JK, Newman, HB, Nichol, RJ, Ochoa-Ricoux, JP, Oliver, WP, Orchanian, M, Ospanov, R, Paley, J, Para, A, Patterson, RB, Pawloski, G, Pearce, GF, Petyt, DA, Pittam, R, Plunkett, RK, Rameika, RA, Raufer, TM, Rebel, B, Rodrigues, PA, Rosenfeld, C, Rubin, HA, Ryabov, VA, Sanchez, MC, Schneps, J, Schreiner, P, Shanahan, P, Smart, W, Smith, C, Sousa, A, Strait, M, Swain, S, Tagg, N, Talaga, RL, Thomas, J, Thomson, MA, Tinti, G, Toner, R, Tzanakos, G, Urheim, J, Vahle, P, Viren, B, Weber, A, Webb, RC, White, C, Whitehead, L, Wojcicki, SG, Wright, DM, Yang, T, Zhang, K, Zois, M & Zwaska, R 2010, 'New constraints on muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino transitions in MINOS', Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 82, no. 5, 051102. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.82.051102
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