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Title: Precision Search for Muon Antineutrino Disappearance Oscillations Using a Dual Baseline Technique

Abstract

A search for short baseline muon antineutrino disappearance with the SciBooNE and MiniBooNE experiments at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois is presented. Short baseline muon antineutrino disappearance measurements help constrain sterile neutrino models. The two detectors observe muon 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. A likelihood ratio method was used to set a 90% confidence level upper limit on muon antineutrino disappearance that dramatically improves upon prior sterile neutrino oscillation limits in the Δm 2=0.1-100 eV 2 region.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1346824
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-THESIS-2013-47
1513519
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Cheng, Gary Li. Precision Search for Muon Antineutrino Disappearance Oscillations Using a Dual Baseline Technique. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.2172/1346824.
Cheng, Gary Li. Precision Search for Muon Antineutrino Disappearance Oscillations Using a Dual Baseline Technique. United States. doi:10.2172/1346824.
Cheng, Gary Li. Tue . "Precision Search for Muon Antineutrino Disappearance Oscillations Using a Dual Baseline Technique". United States. doi:10.2172/1346824. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1346824.
@article{osti_1346824,
title = {Precision Search for Muon Antineutrino Disappearance Oscillations Using a Dual Baseline Technique},
author = {Cheng, Gary Li},
abstractNote = {A search for short baseline muon antineutrino disappearance with the SciBooNE and MiniBooNE experiments at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois is presented. Short baseline muon antineutrino disappearance measurements help constrain sterile neutrino models. The two detectors observe muon 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. A likelihood ratio method was used to set a 90% confidence level upper limit on muon antineutrino disappearance that dramatically improves upon prior sterile neutrino oscillation limits in the Δm2=0.1-100 eV2 region.},
doi = {10.2172/1346824},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {1}
}

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