Search for Active Neutrino Disappearance Using Neutral-Current Interactions in the MINOS Long-Baseline Experiment

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

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Citation: Adamson, P., C. Andreopoulos, K. E. Arms, R. Armstrong, D. J. Auty, D. S. Ayres, C. Backhouse et al. Search for Active Neutrino Disappearance Using Neutral-Current Interactions in the MINOS Long-Baseline Experiment. Physical Review Letters 101 (2008): 22180.
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Abstract: (G. J. Feldman is the Harvard author) We report the first detailed comparisons of the rates and spectra of neutral-current neutrino interactions at two widely separated locations. A depletion in the rate at the far site would indicate mixing between muon neutirnos and a sterile particle. No anomalous depletion in the reconstructed energy spectrum is observed. Assuming oscillations occur at a single mass-squared splitting, a fit to the neutral- and charged-current energy spectra limits the fraction of muon neutrino oscillating to a sterile neutrino to be below 0.68 at 90% confidence level. A less stringent limit due to a possible contribution to the measured neutral-current event rate at the far site from electron neutrino appearance at the current experimental limit is also presented.
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.221804
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