Improved Measurement of Muon Antineutrino Disappearance in MINOS Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • 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 2.95×10(20) protons on target, of which 42% have not been previously analyzed, we make the most precise measurement of Δm2=[2.62(-0.28)(+0.31)(stat)±0.09(syst)]×10(-3)  eV2 and constrain the ν(μ) mixing angle sin2(2θ)>0.75 (90% C.L.). These values are in agreement with Δm2 and sin2(2θ) measured for ν(μ), removing the tension reported in [P. Adamson et al. (MINOS), Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 021801 (2011).].

author list (cited authors)

  • Adamson, P., Ayres, D. S., Backhouse, C., Barr, G., Bishai, M., Blake, A., ... Zwaska, R.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012 11:11 AM

keywords

  • Minos Collaboration