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Title: The MINOS Experiment: Results and Prospects

The MINOS experiment has used the world’s most powerful neutrino beam to make precision neutrino oscillation measurements. By observing the disappearance of muon neutrinos, MINOS has made the world’s most precise measurement of the larger neutrino mass splitting and has measured the neutrino mixing angle θ 23 . Using a dedicated antineutrino beam, MINOS has made the first direct precision measurements of the corresponding antineutrino parameters. A search for ν e and ν - e appearance has enabled a measurement of the mixing angle θ 13 . A measurement of the neutral-current interaction rate has confirmed oscillation between three active neutrino flavours. MINOS will continue as MINOS+ in an upgraded beam with higher energy and intensity, allowing precision tests of the three-flavour neutrino oscillation picture, in particular a very sensitive search for the existence of sterile neutrinos.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Publication Date:
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Advances in High Energy Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2013; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-07-30 06:31:23; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-7357
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
Egypt
Language:
English
OSTI Identifier:
1198480