Measurement of Neutrino Oscillations with the MINOS Detectors in the NuMI Beam

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Measurement of Neutrino Oscillations with the MINOS Detectors in the NuMI Beam

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

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Citation: Adamson, P., C. Andreopoulous, K. E. Arms, R. Armstrong, D. J. Auty, D. S. Ayres, B. Baller et al. 2008. Measurement of neutrino oscillations with the MINOS detectors in the NuMI beam. Physical Review Letters 101(13): 130502.
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Abstract: (G. J. Feldman is the Harvard author) This Letter reports new results from the MINOS experiment based on a two-year exposure to muon neutrinos from the Fermilab NuMI beam. Our data are consistent with quantum-mechanical oscillations of neutrino flavor with mass splitting |delta m^2|=(2.43±0.13)×10^-3 eV^2 (68% C.L.) and mixing angle (sin(2*theta))^2>0.90 (90% C.L.). Our data disfavor two alternative explanations for the disappearance of neutrinos in flight: namely, neutrino decays into lighter particles and quantum decoherence of neutrinos, at the 3.7 and 5.7 standard-deviation levels, respectively.
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