Search for the disappearance of muon antineutrinos in the NuMI neutrino beam Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We report constraints on antineutrino oscillation parameters that were obtained by using the two MINOS detectors to measure the 7% muon antineutrino component of the NuMI neutrino beam. In the Far Detector, we select 130 events in the charged-current muon antineutrino sample, compared to a prediction of 136.411.7(stat)-8.9+10.2(syst) events under the assumption |m2|=2.3210-3eV2, sin2(2)=1.0. Assuming no oscillations occur at the Near Detector baseline, a fit to the two-flavor oscillation approximation constrains |m2|<3.3710-3eV2 at the 90% confidence level with sin2(2)=1.0. 2011 American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review D

altmetric score

  • 5

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Adamson, P||Auty, DJ||Ayres, DS||Backhouse, C||Barr, G||Bishai, M||Blake, A||Bock, GJ||Boehnlein, DJ||Bogert, D||Cao, SV||Cavanaugh, S||Cherdack, D||Childress, S||Choudhary, BC||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||Gomes, RA||Goodman, MC||Gouffon, P||Graf, N||Gran, R||Grant, N||Grzelak, K||Habig, A||Hartnell, J||Hatcher, R||Himmel, A||Holin, A||Howcroft, C||Huang, X||Hylen, J||Irwin, GM||Isvan, Z||Jaffe, DE||James, C||Jensen, D||Kafka, T||Kasahara, SMS||Koizumi, G||Kopp, S||Kordosky, M||Kreymer, A||Lang, K||Lefeuvre, G||Ling, J||Litchfield, PJ||Loiacono, L||Lucas, P||Mann, WA||Marshak, ML||Mathis, M||Mayer, N||Mehdiyev, R||Meier, JR||Messier, MD||Michael, DG||Miller, WH||Mishra, SR||Mitchell, J||Moore, CD||Mualem, L||Mufson, S||Musser, J||Naples, D||Nelson, JK||Newman, HB||Nichol, RJ||Nowak, JA||Ochoa-Ricoux, JP||Oliver, WP||Orchanian, M||Pahlka, R||Paley, J||Patterson, RB||Pawloski, G||Pearce, GF||Phan-Budd, S||Plunkett, RK||Qiu, X||Ratchford, J||Rebel, B||Rosenfeld, C||Rubin, HA||Sanchez, MC||Schneps, J||Schreckenberger, A||Schreiner, P||Sharma, R||Sousa, A||Strait, M||Tagg, N||Talaga, RL||Tavera, MA||Thomas, J||Thomson, MA||Tinti, G||Toner, R||Torretta, D||Tzanakos, G||Urheim, J||Vahle, P||Viren, B||Walding, JJ||Weber, A||Webb, RC||White, C||Whitehead, L||Wojcicki, SG||Yang, T||Zwaska, R

publication date

  • October 2011