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Title: Dual baseline search for muon antineutrino disappearance at 0.1 eV²<Δm²<100 eV²

Abstract

The MiniBooNE and SciBooNE collaborations report the results of a joint search for short baseline disappearance of ν¯μ at Fermilab’s Booster Neutrino Beamline. The MiniBooNE Cherenkov detector and the SciBooNE tracking detector observe antineutrinos from the same beam, therefore the combined analysis of their data sets serves to partially constrain some of the flux and cross section uncertainties. Uncertainties in the νμ background were constrained by neutrino flux and cross section measurements performed in both detectors. A likelihood ratio method was used to set a 90% confidence level upper limit on ν¯μ disappearance that dramatically improves upon prior limits in the Δm²=0.1–100 eV² region.

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Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1103398
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology Journal Volume: 86 Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Cheng, G., Huelsnitz, W., Aguilar-Arevalo, A. A., Alcaraz-Aunion, J. L., Brice, S. J., Brown, B. C., Bugel, L., Catala-Perez, J., Church, E. D., Conrad, J. M., Dharmapalan, R., Djurcic, Z., Dore, U., Finley, D. A., Ford, R., Franke, A. J., Garcia, F. G., Garvey, G. T., Giganti, C., Gomez-Cadenas, J. J., Grange, J., Guzowski, P., Hanson, A., Hayato, Y., Hiraide, K., Ignarra, C., Imlay, R., Johnson, R. A., Jones, B. J. P., Jover-Manas, G., Karagiorgi, G., Katori, T., Kobayashi, Y. K., Kobilarcik, T., Kubo, H., Kurimoto, Y., Louis, W. C., Loverre, P. F., Ludovici, L., Mahn, K. B. M., Mariani, C., Marsh, W., Masuike, S., Matsuoka, K., McGary, V. T., Metcalf, W., Mills, G. B., Mirabal, J., Mitsuka, G., Miyachi, Y., Mizugashira, S., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Nakajima, Y., Nakaya, T., Napora, R., Nienaber, P., Orme, D., Osmanov, B., Otani, M., Pavlovic, Z., Perevalov, D., Polly, C. C., Ray, H., Roe, B. P., Russell, A. D., Sanchez, F., Shaevitz, M. H., Shibata, T.-A., Sorel, M., Spitz, J., Stancu, I., Stefanski, R. J., Takei, H., Tanaka, H.-K., Tanaka, M., Tayloe, R., Taylor, I. J., Tesarek, R. J., Uchida, Y., Van de Water, R. G., Walding, J. J., Wascko, M. O., White, D. H., White, H. B., Wickremasinghe, D. A., Yokoyama, M., Zeller, G. P., and Zimmerman, E. D. Dual baseline search for muon antineutrino disappearance at 0.1 eV²<Δm²<100 eV². United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.86.052009.
Cheng, G., Huelsnitz, W., Aguilar-Arevalo, A. A., Alcaraz-Aunion, J. L., Brice, S. J., Brown, B. C., Bugel, L., Catala-Perez, J., Church, E. D., Conrad, J. M., Dharmapalan, R., Djurcic, Z., Dore, U., Finley, D. A., Ford, R., Franke, A. J., Garcia, F. G., Garvey, G. T., Giganti, C., Gomez-Cadenas, J. J., Grange, J., Guzowski, P., Hanson, A., Hayato, Y., Hiraide, K., Ignarra, C., Imlay, R., Johnson, R. A., Jones, B. J. P., Jover-Manas, G., Karagiorgi, G., Katori, T., Kobayashi, Y. K., Kobilarcik, T., Kubo, H., Kurimoto, Y., Louis, W. C., Loverre, P. F., Ludovici, L., Mahn, K. B. M., Mariani, C., Marsh, W., Masuike, S., Matsuoka, K., McGary, V. T., Metcalf, W., Mills, G. B., Mirabal, J., Mitsuka, G., Miyachi, Y., Mizugashira, S., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Nakajima, Y., Nakaya, T., Napora, R., Nienaber, P., Orme, D., Osmanov, B., Otani, M., Pavlovic, Z., Perevalov, D., Polly, C. C., Ray, H., Roe, B. P., Russell, A. D., Sanchez, F., Shaevitz, M. H., Shibata, T.-A., Sorel, M., Spitz, J., Stancu, I., Stefanski, R. J., Takei, H., Tanaka, H.-K., Tanaka, M., Tayloe, R., Taylor, I. J., Tesarek, R. J., Uchida, Y., Van de Water, R. G., Walding, J. J., Wascko, M. O., White, D. H., White, H. B., Wickremasinghe, D. A., Yokoyama, M., Zeller, G. P., & Zimmerman, E. D. Dual baseline search for muon antineutrino disappearance at 0.1 eV²<Δm²<100 eV². United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.86.052009
Cheng, G., Huelsnitz, W., Aguilar-Arevalo, A. A., Alcaraz-Aunion, J. L., Brice, S. J., Brown, B. C., Bugel, L., Catala-Perez, J., Church, E. D., Conrad, J. M., Dharmapalan, R., Djurcic, Z., Dore, U., Finley, D. A., Ford, R., Franke, A. J., Garcia, F. G., Garvey, G. T., Giganti, C., Gomez-Cadenas, J. J., Grange, J., Guzowski, P., Hanson, A., Hayato, Y., Hiraide, K., Ignarra, C., Imlay, R., Johnson, R. A., Jones, B. J. P., Jover-Manas, G., Karagiorgi, G., Katori, T., Kobayashi, Y. K., Kobilarcik, T., Kubo, H., Kurimoto, Y., Louis, W. C., Loverre, P. F., Ludovici, L., Mahn, K. B. M., Mariani, C., Marsh, W., Masuike, S., Matsuoka, K., McGary, V. T., Metcalf, W., Mills, G. B., Mirabal, J., Mitsuka, G., Miyachi, Y., Mizugashira, S., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Nakajima, Y., Nakaya, T., Napora, R., Nienaber, P., Orme, D., Osmanov, B., Otani, M., Pavlovic, Z., Perevalov, D., Polly, C. C., Ray, H., Roe, B. P., Russell, A. D., Sanchez, F., Shaevitz, M. H., Shibata, T.-A., Sorel, M., Spitz, J., Stancu, I., Stefanski, R. J., Takei, H., Tanaka, H.-K., Tanaka, M., Tayloe, R., Taylor, I. J., Tesarek, R. J., Uchida, Y., Van de Water, R. G., Walding, J. J., Wascko, M. O., White, D. H., White, H. B., Wickremasinghe, D. A., Yokoyama, M., Zeller, G. P., and Zimmerman, E. D. 2012. "Dual baseline search for muon antineutrino disappearance at 0.1 eV²<Δm²<100 eV²". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.86.052009.
@article{osti_1103398,
title = {Dual baseline search for muon antineutrino disappearance at 0.1 eV²<Δm²<100 eV²},
author = {Cheng, G. and Huelsnitz, W. and Aguilar-Arevalo, A. A. and Alcaraz-Aunion, J. L. and Brice, S. J. and Brown, B. C. and Bugel, L. and Catala-Perez, J. and Church, E. D. and Conrad, J. M. and Dharmapalan, R. and Djurcic, Z. and Dore, U. and Finley, D. A. and Ford, R. and Franke, A. J. and Garcia, F. G. and Garvey, G. T. and Giganti, C. and Gomez-Cadenas, J. J. and Grange, J. and Guzowski, P. and Hanson, A. and Hayato, Y. and Hiraide, K. and Ignarra, C. and Imlay, R. and Johnson, R. A. and Jones, B. J. P. and Jover-Manas, G. and Karagiorgi, G. and Katori, T. and Kobayashi, Y. K. and Kobilarcik, T. and Kubo, H. and Kurimoto, Y. and Louis, W. C. and Loverre, P. F. and Ludovici, L. and Mahn, K. B. M. and Mariani, C. and Marsh, W. and Masuike, S. and Matsuoka, K. and McGary, V. T. and Metcalf, W. and Mills, G. B. and Mirabal, J. and Mitsuka, G. and Miyachi, Y. and Mizugashira, S. and Moore, C. D. and Mousseau, J. and Nakajima, Y. and Nakaya, T. and Napora, R. and Nienaber, P. and Orme, D. and Osmanov, B. and Otani, M. and Pavlovic, Z. and Perevalov, D. and Polly, C. C. and Ray, H. and Roe, B. P. and Russell, A. D. and Sanchez, F. and Shaevitz, M. H. and Shibata, T.-A. and Sorel, M. and Spitz, J. and Stancu, I. and Stefanski, R. J. and Takei, H. and Tanaka, H.-K. and Tanaka, M. and Tayloe, R. and Taylor, I. J. and Tesarek, R. J. and Uchida, Y. and Van de Water, R. G. and Walding, J. J. and Wascko, M. O. and White, D. H. and White, H. B. and Wickremasinghe, D. A. and Yokoyama, M. and Zeller, G. P. and Zimmerman, E. D.},
abstractNote = {The MiniBooNE and SciBooNE collaborations report the results of a joint search for short baseline disappearance of ν¯μ at Fermilab’s Booster Neutrino Beamline. The MiniBooNE Cherenkov detector and the SciBooNE tracking detector observe antineutrinos from the same beam, therefore the combined analysis of their data sets serves to partially constrain some of the flux and cross section uncertainties. Uncertainties in the νμ background were constrained by neutrino flux and cross section measurements performed in both detectors. A likelihood ratio method was used to set a 90% confidence level upper limit on ν¯μ disappearance that dramatically improves upon prior limits in the Δm²=0.1–100 eV² region.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.86.052009},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1103398}, journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology},
issn = {1550-7998},
number = 5,
volume = 86,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {9}
}

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