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

author list (cited authors)

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

publication date

  • January 1, 2019 11:11 AM