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Title: Precision Constraints for Three-Flavor Neutrino Oscillations from the Full MINOS + and MINOS Dataset

Abstract

We report the final measurement of the neutrino oscillation parameters $$\Delta m^2_{32}$$ and $$\sin^2\theta_{23}$$ using all data from the MINOS and MINOS+ experiments. These data were collected using a total exposure of $$23.76 \times 10^{20}$$ protons on target producing $$\nu_{mu}$$ and $$\overline{\nu_\mu}$$ beams and 60.75 kt$$\cdot$$yr exposure to atmospheric neutrinos. The measurement of the disappearance of $$\nu_{\mu}$$ and the appearance of $$\nu_e$$ events between the Near and Far detectors yields $$|\Delta m^2_{32}|=2.40^{+0.08}_{-0.09}~(2.45^{+0.07}_{-0.08}) \times 10^{-3}$$ eV$^2$ and $$\sin^2\theta_{23} = 0.43^{+0.20}_{-0.04} ~(0.42^{+0.07}_{-0.03})$$ at 68% C.L. for Normal (Inverted) Hierarchy.

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
Contributing Org.:
MINOS+ Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1664507
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1661863
Report Number(s):
arXiv:2006.15208; FERMILAB-PUB-20-253-ND
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; 131802
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters Journal Volume: 125 Journal Issue: 13; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Adamson, P., Anghel, I., Aurisano, A., Barr, G., Blake, A., Cao, S. V., Carroll, T. J., Castromonte, C. M., Chen, R., Childress, S., Coelho, J. A. B., De Rijck, S., Evans, J. J., Feldman, G. J., Flanagan, W., Gabrielyan, M., Germani, S., Gomes, R. A., Gouffon, P., Graf, N., Grzelak, K., Habig, A., Hahn, S. R., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Holin, A., Huang, J., Koerner, L. W., Kordosky, M., Kreymer, A., Lang, K., Lucas, P., Mann, W. A., Marshak, M. L., Mayer, N., Mehdiyev, R., Meier, J. R., Miller, W. H., Mills, G., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Nichol, R. J., O’Connor, J., Pahlka, R. B., Pavlović, Ž., Pawloski, G., Perch, A., Pfützner, M. M., Phan, D. D., Plunkett, R. K., Poonthottathil, N., Qiu, X., Radovic, A., Sail, P., Sanchez, M. C., Schneps, J., Schreckenberger, A., Sharma, R., Sousa, A., Tagg, N., Thomas, J., Thomson, M. A., Timmons, A., Todd, J., Tognini, S. C., Toner, R., Torretta, D., Vahle, P., Weber, A., Whitehead, L. H., Wojcicki, S. G., and MINOS+ Collaboration. Precision Constraints for Three-Flavor Neutrino Oscillations from the Full MINOS + and MINOS Dataset. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.131802.
Adamson, P., Anghel, I., Aurisano, A., Barr, G., Blake, A., Cao, S. V., Carroll, T. J., Castromonte, C. M., Chen, R., Childress, S., Coelho, J. A. B., De Rijck, S., Evans, J. J., Feldman, G. J., Flanagan, W., Gabrielyan, M., Germani, S., Gomes, R. A., Gouffon, P., Graf, N., Grzelak, K., Habig, A., Hahn, S. R., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Holin, A., Huang, J., Koerner, L. W., Kordosky, M., Kreymer, A., Lang, K., Lucas, P., Mann, W. A., Marshak, M. L., Mayer, N., Mehdiyev, R., Meier, J. R., Miller, W. H., Mills, G., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Nichol, R. J., O’Connor, J., Pahlka, R. B., Pavlović, Ž., Pawloski, G., Perch, A., Pfützner, M. M., Phan, D. D., Plunkett, R. K., Poonthottathil, N., Qiu, X., Radovic, A., Sail, P., Sanchez, M. C., Schneps, J., Schreckenberger, A., Sharma, R., Sousa, A., Tagg, N., Thomas, J., Thomson, M. A., Timmons, A., Todd, J., Tognini, S. C., Toner, R., Torretta, D., Vahle, P., Weber, A., Whitehead, L. H., Wojcicki, S. G., & MINOS+ Collaboration. Precision Constraints for Three-Flavor Neutrino Oscillations from the Full MINOS + and MINOS Dataset. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.131802.
Adamson, P., Anghel, I., Aurisano, A., Barr, G., Blake, A., Cao, S. V., Carroll, T. J., Castromonte, C. M., Chen, R., Childress, S., Coelho, J. A. B., De Rijck, S., Evans, J. J., Feldman, G. J., Flanagan, W., Gabrielyan, M., Germani, S., Gomes, R. A., Gouffon, P., Graf, N., Grzelak, K., Habig, A., Hahn, S. R., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Holin, A., Huang, J., Koerner, L. W., Kordosky, M., Kreymer, A., Lang, K., Lucas, P., Mann, W. A., Marshak, M. L., Mayer, N., Mehdiyev, R., Meier, J. R., Miller, W. H., Mills, G., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Nichol, R. J., O’Connor, J., Pahlka, R. B., Pavlović, Ž., Pawloski, G., Perch, A., Pfützner, M. M., Phan, D. D., Plunkett, R. K., Poonthottathil, N., Qiu, X., Radovic, A., Sail, P., Sanchez, M. C., Schneps, J., Schreckenberger, A., Sharma, R., Sousa, A., Tagg, N., Thomas, J., Thomson, M. A., Timmons, A., Todd, J., Tognini, S. C., Toner, R., Torretta, D., Vahle, P., Weber, A., Whitehead, L. H., Wojcicki, S. G., and MINOS+ Collaboration. Mon . "Precision Constraints for Three-Flavor Neutrino Oscillations from the Full MINOS + and MINOS Dataset". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.131802.
@article{osti_1664507,
title = {Precision Constraints for Three-Flavor Neutrino Oscillations from the Full MINOS + and MINOS Dataset},
author = {Adamson, P. and Anghel, I. and Aurisano, A. and Barr, G. and Blake, A. and Cao, S. V. and Carroll, T. J. and Castromonte, C. M. and Chen, R. and Childress, S. and Coelho, J. A. B. and De Rijck, S. and Evans, J. J. and Feldman, G. J. and Flanagan, W. and Gabrielyan, M. and Germani, S. and Gomes, R. A. and Gouffon, P. and Graf, N. and Grzelak, K. and Habig, A. and Hahn, S. R. and Hartnell, J. and Hatcher, R. and Holin, A. and Huang, J. and Koerner, L. W. and Kordosky, M. and Kreymer, A. and Lang, K. and Lucas, P. and Mann, W. A. and Marshak, M. L. and Mayer, N. and Mehdiyev, R. and Meier, J. R. and Miller, W. H. and Mills, G. and Naples, D. and Nelson, J. K. and Nichol, R. J. and O’Connor, J. and Pahlka, R. B. and Pavlović, Ž. and Pawloski, G. and Perch, A. and Pfützner, M. M. and Phan, D. D. and Plunkett, R. K. and Poonthottathil, N. and Qiu, X. and Radovic, A. and Sail, P. and Sanchez, M. C. and Schneps, J. and Schreckenberger, A. and Sharma, R. and Sousa, A. and Tagg, N. and Thomas, J. and Thomson, M. A. and Timmons, A. and Todd, J. and Tognini, S. C. and Toner, R. and Torretta, D. and Vahle, P. and Weber, A. and Whitehead, L. H. and Wojcicki, S. G. and MINOS+ Collaboration},
abstractNote = {We report the final measurement of the neutrino oscillation parameters $\Delta m^2_{32}$ and $\sin^2\theta_{23}$ using all data from the MINOS and MINOS+ experiments. These data were collected using a total exposure of $23.76 \times 10^{20}$ protons on target producing $\nu_{mu}$ and $\overline{\nu_\mu}$ beams and 60.75 kt$\cdot$yr exposure to atmospheric neutrinos. The measurement of the disappearance of $\nu_{\mu}$ and the appearance of $\nu_e$ events between the Near and Far detectors yields $|\Delta m^2_{32}|=2.40^{+0.08}_{-0.09}~(2.45^{+0.07}_{-0.08}) \times 10^{-3}$ eV$^2$ and $\sin^2\theta_{23} = 0.43^{+0.20}_{-0.04} ~(0.42^{+0.07}_{-0.03})$ at 68% C.L. for Normal (Inverted) Hierarchy.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.131802},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = 13,
volume = 125,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {9}
}

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