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Title: Searching for Sterile Neutrinos with MINOS

Abstract

This document presents the latest results for a 3+1 sterile neutrino search using the $$10.56 \times 10^{20}$$ protons-on-target data set taken from 2005 - 2012. By searching for oscillations driven by a large mass splitting, MINOS is sensitive to the existence of sterile neutrinos through any energy dependent deviations using a charged current sample, as well as looking at any relative deficit between neutral current events between the far and near detectors. This document will discuss the novel analysis that enabled a search for sterile neutrinos setting a limit in the previously unexplored regions in the parameter space $$\{\Delta m^{2}_{41}, \sin^2\theta_{24}\}$$. The results presented can be compared to the parameter space suggested by LSND and MiniBooNE and complements other previous experimental searches for sterile neutrinos in the electron neutrino appearance channel.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Manchester U.
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)
Contributing Org.:
MINOS
OSTI Identifier:
1409843
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1605.04544; FERMILAB-CONF-16-716-E
1459052
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 51st Rencontres de Moriond on EW Interactions and Unified Theories, La Thuile, Italy, 03/12-03/19/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Timmons, Ashley. Searching for Sterile Neutrinos with MINOS. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Timmons, Ashley. Searching for Sterile Neutrinos with MINOS. United States.
Timmons, Ashley. Fri . "Searching for Sterile Neutrinos with MINOS". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1409843.
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abstractNote = {This document presents the latest results for a 3+1 sterile neutrino search using the $10.56 \times 10^{20}$ protons-on-target data set taken from 2005 - 2012. By searching for oscillations driven by a large mass splitting, MINOS is sensitive to the existence of sterile neutrinos through any energy dependent deviations using a charged current sample, as well as looking at any relative deficit between neutral current events between the far and near detectors. This document will discuss the novel analysis that enabled a search for sterile neutrinos setting a limit in the previously unexplored regions in the parameter space $\{\Delta m^{2}_{41}, \sin^2\theta_{24}\}$. The results presented can be compared to the parameter space suggested by LSND and MiniBooNE and complements other previous experimental searches for sterile neutrinos in the electron neutrino appearance channel.},
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year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2016},
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