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Title: The Results of MINOS and the Future with MINOS+

The MINOS experiment took data from 2005 up until 2012. The MINOS experiment took data from 2005 up until 2012, continuing beyond that as the MINOS+ experiment. The experiment is a two-detector, on-axis, long-baseline experiment, sending neutrinos from Fermilab to the Soudan Underground Laboratory in northern Minnesota. By searching for the deficit of muon neutrinos at the Far Detector, MINOS/MINOS+ is sensitive to the atmospheric neutrino oscillation parameters Δ m 32 2 and θ 23 . By using the full MINOS data set looking at both ν μ disappearance and ν e appearance in both neutrino and antineutrino configurations at the NuMI beam along with atmospheric neutrino data recorded at the FD, MINOS has made the most precise measurement of Δ m 32 2 . Using a full three-flavour framework and searching for ν e appearance, MINOS/MINOS+ gains sensitivity to θ 13 , the mass hierarchy, and the octant of θ 23 . Exotic phenomenon is also explored with the MINOS detectors looking for nonstandard interactions and sterile neutrinos. The current MINOS+ era goals are to build on the previous MINOS results improving the precision on the three-flavour oscillation parameter measurements and strengthening the constraints placed on the sterile neutrino parameter space.
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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Advances in High Energy Physics
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Journal Volume: 2016; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-07-26 14:58:36; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-7357
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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