Search for Sterile Neutrinos in MINOS and MINOS+ Using a Two-Detector Fit. Academic Article uri icon


  • A search for mixing between active neutrinos and light sterile neutrinos has been performed by looking for muon neutrino disappearance in two detectors at baselines of 1.04 and 735km, using a combined MINOS and MINOS+ exposure of 16.3610^{20} protons on target. A simultaneous fit to the charged-current muon neutrino and neutral-current neutrino energy spectra in the two detectors yields no evidence for sterile neutrino mixing using a 3+1 model. The most stringent limit to date is set on the mixing parameter sin^{2}_{24} for most values of the sterile neutrino mass splitting m_{41}^{2}>10^{-4}eV^{2}.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

altmetric score

  • 68.16

author list (cited authors)

  • Adamson, P., Anghel, I., Aurisano, A., Barr, G., Bishai, M., Blake, A., ... MINOS+ Collaboration.

citation count

  • 72

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||Koerner, LW||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||Pl

publication date

  • January 2019