New constraints on muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino transitions in MINOS

Adamson, P, Andreopoulos, C, Auty, D J, Ayres, D. S., Backhouse, C, Barr, G, Bernstein, R.H, Betancourt, M, Bhattarai, P, Devenish, N E, Falk, E, Harris, P.G., Hartnell, J, Lefeuvre, G and et al, (2010) New constraints on muon-neutrino to electron-neutrino transitions in MINOS. Physical Review D, D82 (5). 051102. ISSN 1550-7998

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This paper reports results from a search for e transitions by the MINOS experiment based on a 71020 protons-on-target exposure. Our observation of 54 candidate e events in the far detector with a background of 49.17.0(stat)2.7(syst) events predicted by the measurements in the near detector requires 2sin2(213)sin223<0.12(0.20) at the 90% C.L. for the normal (inverted) mass hierarchy at CP=0. The experiment sets the tightest limits to date on the value of 13 for nearly all values of CP for the normal neutrino mass hierarchy and maximal sin2(223).

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: David Auty
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:17
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 01:23

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