Constraints on large extra dimensions from the MINOS experiment Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We report new constraints on the size of large extra dimensions from data collected by the MINOS experiment between 2005 and 2012. Our analysis employs a model in which sterile neutrinos arise as Kaluza-Klein states in large extra dimensions and thus modify the neutrino oscillation probabilities due to mixing between active and sterile neutrino states. Using Fermilab's NuMI beam exposure of $10.56 imes 10^{20}$ protons-on-target, we combine muon neutrino charged current and neutral current data sets from the Near and Far Detectors and observe no evidence for deviations from standard three-flavor neutrino oscillations. The ratios of reconstructed energy spectra in the two detectors constrain the size of large extra dimensions to be smaller than $0.45,mu ext{m}$ at 90% C.L. in the limit of a vanishing lightest active neutrino mass. Stronger limits are obtained for non-vanishing masses.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review D

altmetric score

  • 2.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Adamson, P., Anghel, I., Aurisano, A., Barr, G., Bishai, M., Blake, A., ... Zwaska, R.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Adamson, P||Anghel, I||Aurisano, A||Barr, G||Bishai, M||Blake, A||Bock, GJ||Bogert, D||Cao, SV||Carroll, TJ||Castromonte, CM||Chen, R||Childress, S||Coelho, JAB||Corwin, L||Cronin-Hennessy, D||de Jong, JK||De Rijck, S||Devan, AV||Devenish, NE||Diwan, MV||Escobar, CO||Evans, JJ||Falk, E||Feldman, GJ||Flanagan, W||Frohne, MV||Gabrielyan, M||Gallagher, HR||Germani, S||Gomes, RA||Goodman, MC||Gouffon, P||Graf, N||Gran, R||Grzelak, K||Habig, A||Hahn, SR||Hartnell, J||Hatcher, R||Holin, A||Huang, J||Hylen, J||Irwin, GM||Isvan, Z||James, C||Jensen, D||Kafka, T||Kasahara, SMS||Koizumi, G||Kordosky, M||Kreymer, A||Lang, K||Ling, J||Litchfield, PJ||Lucas, P||Mann, WA||Marshak, ML||Mayer, N||McGivern, C||Medeiros, MM||Mehdiyev, R||Meier, JR||Messier, MD||Miller, WH||Mishra, SR||Moed Sher, S||Moore, CD||Mualem, L||Musser, J||Naples, D||Nelson, JK||Newman, HB||Nichol, RJ||Nowak, JA||O’Connor, J||Orchanian, M||Pahlka, RB||Paley, J||Patterson, RB||Pawloski, G||Perch, A||Pfützner, MM||Phan, DD||Phan-Budd, S||Plunkett, RK||Poonthottathil, N||Qiu, X||Radovic, A||Rebel, B||Rosenfeld, C||Rubin, HA||Sail, P||Sanchez, MC||Schneps, J||Schreckenberger, A||Schreiner, P||Sharma, R||Sousa, A||Tagg, N||Talaga, RL||Thomas, J||Thomson, MA||Tian, X||Timmons, A||Todd, J||Tognini, SC||Toner, R||Torretta, D||Tzanakos, G||Urheim, J||Vahle, P||Viren, B||Weber, A||Webb, RC||White, C||Whitehead, L||Whitehead, LH||Wojcicki, SG||Zwaska, R

publication date

  • December 2016