Measurement of neutrino oscillations with the MINOS detectors in the NuMI meam

P. Adamson, C. Andreopoulos, K. E. Arms, R. Armstrong, D. J. Auty, D. S. Ayres, B. Baller, P. D. Barnes, G. Barr, W. L. Barrett, B. R. Becker, A. Belias, R. H. Bernstein, D. Bhattacharya, M. Bishai, A. Blake, G. J. Bock, J. Boehm, D. J. Boehnlein, D. BogertC. Bower, E. Buckley-Geer, S. Cavanaugh, J. D. Chapman, D. Cherdack, S. Childress, B. C. Choudhary, J. H. Cobb, S. J. Coleman, A. J. Culling, J. K. De Jong, M. Dierckxsens, M. V. Diwan, M. Dorman, S. A. Dytman, C. O. Escobar, J. J. Evans, E. Falk Harris, G. J. Feldman, M. V. Frohne, H. R. Gallagher, A. Godley, M. C. Goodman, P. Gouffon, R. Gran, E. W. Grashorn, N. Grossman, K. Grzelak, A. Habig, D. Harris, P. G. Harris, J. Hartnell, R. Hatcher, K. Heller, A. Himmel, A. Holin, J. Hylen, G. M. Irwin, M. Ishitsuka, D. E. Jaffe, C. James, D. Jensen, T. Kafka, S. M.S. Kasahara, J. J. Kim, M. S. Kim, G. Koizumi, S. Kopp, M. Kordosky, D. J. Koskinen, S. K. Kotelnikov, A. Kreymer, S. Kumaratunga, K. Lang, J. Ling, P. J. Litchfield, R. P. Litchfield, L. Loiacono, P. Lucas, J. Ma, W. A. Mann, A. Marchionni, M. L. Marshak, J. S. Marshall, N. Mayer, A. M. McGowan, J. R. Meier, G. I. Merzon, M. D. Messier, C. J. Metelko, D. G. Michael, J. L. Miller, W. H. Miller, S. R. Mishra, C. D. Moore, J. Morfín, L. Mualem, S. Mufson, S. Murgia, J. Musser, D. Naples, J. K. Nelson, H. B. Newman, R. J. Nichol, T. C. Nicholls, J. P. Ochoa-Ricoux, W. P. Oliver, R. Ospanov, J. Paley, V. Paolone, A. Para, T. Patzak, Ž Pavlović, G. Pawloski, G. F. Pearce, C. W. Peck, E. A. Peterson, D. A. Petyt, R. Pittam, R. K. Plunkett, A. Rahaman, R. A. Rameika, T. M. Raufer, B. Rebel, J. Reichenbacher, P. A. Rodrigues, C. Rosenfeld, H. A. Rubin, K. Ruddick, V. A. Ryabov, M. C. Sanchez, N. Saoulidou, J. Schneps, P. Schreiner, S. M. Seun, P. Shanahan, W. Smart, C. Smith, A. Sousa, B. Speakman, P. Stamoulis, M. Strait, P. Symes, N. Tagg, R. L. Talaga, M. A. Tavera, J. Thomas, J. Thompson, M. A. Thomson, J. L. Thron, G. Tinti, I. Trostin, V. A. Tsarev, G. Tzanakos, J. Urheim, P. Vahle, B. Viren, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, M. Watabe, A. Weber, R. C. Webb, A. Wehmann, N. West, C. White, S. G. Wojcicki, D. M. Wright, T. Yang, M. Zois, K. Zhang, R. Zwaska

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Abstract

This Letter reports new results from the MINOS experiment based on a two-year exposure to muon neutrinos from the Fermilab NuMI beam. Our data are consistent with quantum-mechanical oscillations of neutrino flavor with mass splitting |Δm2|=(2.43±0.13)×10-3eV2 (68 C.L.) and mixing angle sin 2(2θ)>0.90 (90 C.L.). Our data disfavor two alternative explanations for the disappearance of neutrinos in flight: namely, neutrino decays into lighter particles and quantum decoherence of neutrinos, at the 3.7 and 5.7 standard-deviation levels, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number131802
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume101
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 26 2008
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Adamson, P., Andreopoulos, C., Arms, K. E., Armstrong, R., Auty, D. J., Ayres, D. S., ... Zwaska, R. (2008). Measurement of neutrino oscillations with the MINOS detectors in the NuMI meam. Physical Review Letters, 101(13), [131802]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.131802

Measurement of neutrino oscillations with the MINOS detectors in the NuMI meam. / Adamson, P.; Andreopoulos, C.; Arms, K. E.; Armstrong, R.; Auty, D. J.; Ayres, D. S.; Baller, B.; Barnes, P. D.; Barr, G.; Barrett, W. L.; Becker, B. R.; Belias, A.; Bernstein, R. H.; Bhattacharya, D.; Bishai, M.; Blake, A.; Bock, G. J.; Boehm, J.; Boehnlein, D. J.; Bogert, D.; Bower, C.; Buckley-Geer, E.; Cavanaugh, S.; Chapman, J. D.; Cherdack, D.; Childress, S.; Choudhary, B. C.; Cobb, J. H.; Coleman, S. J.; Culling, A. J.; De Jong, J. K.; Dierckxsens, M.; Diwan, M. V.; Dorman, M.; Dytman, S. A.; Escobar, C. O.; Evans, J. J.; Falk Harris, E.; Feldman, G. J.; Frohne, M. V.; Gallagher, H. R.; Godley, A.; Goodman, M. C.; Gouffon, P.; Gran, R.; Grashorn, E. W.; Grossman, N.; Grzelak, K.; Habig, A.; Harris, D.; Harris, P. G.; Hartnell, J.; Hatcher, R.; Heller, K.; Himmel, A.; Holin, A.; Hylen, J.; Irwin, G. M.; Ishitsuka, M.; Jaffe, D. E.; James, C.; Jensen, D.; Kafka, T.; Kasahara, S. M.S.; Kim, J. J.; Kim, M. S.; Koizumi, G.; Kopp, S.; Kordosky, M.; Koskinen, D. J.; Kotelnikov, S. K.; Kreymer, A.; Kumaratunga, S.; Lang, K.; Ling, J.; Litchfield, P. J.; Litchfield, R. P.; Loiacono, L.; Lucas, P.; Ma, J.; Mann, W. A.; Marchionni, A.; Marshak, M. L.; Marshall, J. S.; Mayer, N.; McGowan, A. M.; Meier, J. R.; Merzon, G. I.; Messier, M. D.; Metelko, C. J.; Michael, D. G.; Miller, J. L.; Miller, W. H.; Mishra, S. R.; Moore, C. D.; Morfín, J.; Mualem, L.; Mufson, S.; Murgia, 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.; Paolone, V.; Para, A.; Patzak, T.; Pavlović, Ž; Pawloski, G.; Pearce, G. F.; Peck, C. W.; Peterson, E. A.; 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.; Ruddick, K.; Ryabov, V. A.; Sanchez, M. C.; Saoulidou, N.; Schneps, J.; Schreiner, P.; Seun, S. M.; Shanahan, P.; Smart, W.; Smith, C.; Sousa, A.; Speakman, B.; Stamoulis, P.; Strait, M.; Symes, P.; Tagg, N.; Talaga, R. L.; Tavera, M. A.; Thomas, J.; Thompson, J.; Thomson, M. A.; Thron, J. L.; Tinti, G.; Trostin, I.; Tsarev, V. A.; Tzanakos, G.; Urheim, J.; Vahle, P.; Viren, B.; Ward, C. P.; Ward, D. R.; Watabe, M.; Weber, A.; Webb, R. C.; Wehmann, A.; West, N.; White, C.; Wojcicki, S. G.; Wright, D. M.; Yang, T.; Zois, M.; Zhang, K.; Zwaska, R.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 101, No. 13, 131802, 26.09.2008.

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Adamson, P, Andreopoulos, C, Arms, KE, Armstrong, R, Auty, DJ, Ayres, DS, Baller, B, Barnes, PD, Barr, G, Barrett, WL, Becker, BR, Belias, A, Bernstein, RH, Bhattacharya, D, Bishai, M, Blake, A, Bock, GJ, Boehm, J, Boehnlein, DJ, Bogert, D, Bower, C, Buckley-Geer, E, Cavanaugh, S, Chapman, JD, Cherdack, D, Childress, S, Choudhary, BC, Cobb, JH, Coleman, SJ, Culling, AJ, De Jong, JK, Dierckxsens, M, Diwan, MV, Dorman, M, Dytman, SA, Escobar, CO, Evans, JJ, Falk Harris, E, Feldman, GJ, Frohne, MV, Gallagher, HR, Godley, A, Goodman, MC, Gouffon, P, Gran, R, Grashorn, EW, Grossman, N, Grzelak, K, Habig, A, Harris, D, Harris, PG, Hartnell, J, Hatcher, R, Heller, K, Himmel, A, Holin, A, Hylen, J, Irwin, GM, Ishitsuka, M, Jaffe, DE, James, C, Jensen, D, Kafka, T, Kasahara, SMS, Kim, JJ, Kim, MS, Koizumi, G, Kopp, S, Kordosky, M, Koskinen, DJ, Kotelnikov, SK, Kreymer, A, Kumaratunga, S, Lang, K, Ling, J, Litchfield, PJ, Litchfield, RP, Loiacono, L, Lucas, P, Ma, J, Mann, WA, Marchionni, A, Marshak, ML, Marshall, JS, Mayer, N, McGowan, AM, Meier, JR, Merzon, GI, Messier, MD, Metelko, CJ, Michael, DG, Miller, JL, Miller, WH, Mishra, SR, Moore, CD, Morfín, J, Mualem, L, Mufson, S, Murgia, S, Musser, J, Naples, D, Nelson, JK, Newman, HB, Nichol, RJ, Nicholls, TC, Ochoa-Ricoux, JP, Oliver, WP, Ospanov, R, Paley, J, Paolone, V, Para, A, Patzak, T, Pavlović, Ž, Pawloski, G, Pearce, GF, Peck, CW, Peterson, EA, Petyt, DA, Pittam, R, Plunkett, RK, Rahaman, A, Rameika, RA, Raufer, TM, Rebel, B, Reichenbacher, J, Rodrigues, PA, Rosenfeld, C, Rubin, HA, Ruddick, K, Ryabov, VA, Sanchez, MC, Saoulidou, N, Schneps, J, Schreiner, P, Seun, SM, Shanahan, P, Smart, W, Smith, C, Sousa, A, Speakman, B, Stamoulis, P, Strait, M, Symes, P, Tagg, N, Talaga, RL, Tavera, MA, Thomas, J, Thompson, J, Thomson, MA, Thron, JL, Tinti, G, Trostin, I, Tsarev, VA, Tzanakos, G, Urheim, J, Vahle, P, Viren, B, Ward, CP, Ward, DR, Watabe, M, Weber, A, Webb, RC, Wehmann, A, West, N, White, C, Wojcicki, SG, Wright, DM, Yang, T, Zois, M, Zhang, K & Zwaska, R 2008, 'Measurement of neutrino oscillations with the MINOS detectors in the NuMI meam', Physical Review Letters, vol. 101, no. 13, 131802. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.131802
Adamson P, Andreopoulos C, Arms KE, Armstrong R, Auty DJ, Ayres DS et al. Measurement of neutrino oscillations with the MINOS detectors in the NuMI meam. Physical Review Letters. 2008 Sep 26;101(13). 131802. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.131802
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PY - 2008/9/26

Y1 - 2008/9/26

N2 - This Letter reports new results from the MINOS experiment based on a two-year exposure to muon neutrinos from the Fermilab NuMI beam. Our data are consistent with quantum-mechanical oscillations of neutrino flavor with mass splitting |Δm2|=(2.43±0.13)×10-3eV2 (68 C.L.) and mixing angle sin 2(2θ)>0.90 (90 C.L.). Our data disfavor two alternative explanations for the disappearance of neutrinos in flight: namely, neutrino decays into lighter particles and quantum decoherence of neutrinos, at the 3.7 and 5.7 standard-deviation levels, respectively.

AB - This Letter reports new results from the MINOS experiment based on a two-year exposure to muon neutrinos from the Fermilab NuMI beam. Our data are consistent with quantum-mechanical oscillations of neutrino flavor with mass splitting |Δm2|=(2.43±0.13)×10-3eV2 (68 C.L.) and mixing angle sin 2(2θ)>0.90 (90 C.L.). Our data disfavor two alternative explanations for the disappearance of neutrinos in flight: namely, neutrino decays into lighter particles and quantum decoherence of neutrinos, at the 3.7 and 5.7 standard-deviation levels, respectively.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.131802

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.131802

M3 - Article

C2 - 18851439

AN - SCOPUS:53349146110

VL - 101

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

IS - 13

M1 - 131802

ER -