Testing Lorentz Invariance and CPT Conservation with NuMI Neutrinos in the MINOS Near Detector

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Testing Lorentz Invariance and CPT Conservation with NuMI Neutrinos in the MINOS Near Detector

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Title: Testing Lorentz Invariance and CPT Conservation with NuMI Neutrinos in the MINOS Near Detector
Author: Ochoa-Ricoux, J. P.; Raufer, T. M.; Cavanaugh, S.; Yang, T.; Naples, D.; Watabe, M.; Plunkett, R. K.; Miller, J. L.; Newman, H. B.; Mann, W. A.; Escobar, C. O.; Nichol, R. J.; Thron, J. L.; Peck, C. W.; Meier, J. R.; Tzanakos, G.; Harris, D.; Pawloski, G.; Bock, G. J.; Lucas, P.; Tagg, N.; Gran, R.; Rahaman, A.; Ling, J.; Bower, C.; Mufson, S.; Para, A.; Dytman, S. A.; Koskinen, D. J.; Kumaratunga, S.; Oliver, W. P.; Thomas, J.; Bhattacharya, D.; Coleman, S. J.; Litchfield, R. P.; Feldman, Gary; Talaga, R. L.; Smart, W.; Kafka, T.; Kreymer, A.; Koizumi, G.; Bernstein, R. H.; Dorman, M.; Hartnell, J.; Pearce, G. F.; Wehmann, A.; Grossman, N.; Sousa, A.; Reichenbacher, J.; Paolone, V.; Armstrong, R.; Chapman, J. D.; Becker, B. R.; Andreopoulos, C.; Patzak, T.; Auty, D. J.; Barr, G.; Barrett, W. L.; Mishra, S. R.; Himmel, A.; Rosenfeld, C.; Murgia, S.; Bogert, D.; Boehnlein, D. J.; Webb, R. C.; Zois, M.; Viren, B.; Thomson, M. A.; Grashorn, E. W.; Buckley-Geer, E.; de Jong, J. K.; Saoulidou, N.; Hatcher, R.; Choudhary, B. C.; Marshall, J. S.; Urheim, J.; Pittam, R.; Nicholls, T. C.; Ma, J.; James, C.; Boehm, J.; Mayer, N.; Marshak, M. L.; Holin, A.; Pavlovic, Z.; Petyt, D. A.; Ospanov, R.; Arms, K. E.; Michael, D. G.; Shanahan, P.; Moore, C. D.; Frohne, M. V.; Grzelak, K.; Schreiner, P.; Gallagher, H. R.; Harris, P. G.; Lang, K.; Kordosky, M.; Paley, J.; Strait, M.; Habig, A.; Rodrigues, P. A.; Wojcicki, S. G.; Jaffe, D. E.; Diwan, M. V.; Thompson, J.; Ayres, D. S.; Goodman, M. C.; Zhang, K.; Musser, J.; Irwin, G. M.; Vahle, P.; Childress, S.; Jensen, D.; Morfin, J.; Baller, B.; Hylen, J.; Tinti, G.; Adamson, P.; Blake, A.; Culling, A. J.; Nelson, J. K.; Bishai, M.; Gouffon, P.; Speakman, B.; Belias, A.; Kim, J. J.; West, N.; Tavera, M. A.; Mualem, L.; Messier, M. D.; Miller, W. H.; Heller, K.; Ishitsuka, M.; Rubin, H. A.; Kasahara, S. M. S.; Evans, J. J.; Metelko, C. J.; Rebel, B.; Loiacono, L.; McGowan, A. M.; White, C.; Schneps, J.; Kopp, S.; Litchfield, P. J.; Falk Harris, E.; Zwaska, R.; Rameika, R. A.; Weber, A.; Cherdack, D.; Stamoulis, P.; Sanchez, M. C.

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Citation: Adamson, P., C. Andreopoulos, K. E. Arms, R. Armstrong, D. J. Auty, D. S. Ayres, B. Baller. 2008. Testing Lorentz invariance and CPT conservation with NuMI neutrinos in the MINOS near detector. Physical Review Letters 101: 151601.
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Abstract: A search for a sidereal modulation in the MINOS near detector neutrino data was performed. If present, this signature could be a consequence of Lorentz and CPT violation as predicted by a class of extensions to the Standard Model. No evidence for a sidereal signal in the data set was found, implying that there is no significant change in neutrino propagation that depends on the direction of the neutrino beam in a sun-centered inertial frame. Upper limits on the magnitudes of the Lorentz and CPT violating terms in these extensions to the Standard Model lie between 0.01-1% of the maximum expected, assuming a suppression of these signatures by factor of 10^-17.
Published Version: doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.151601
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