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Title: Constraints on large extra dimensions from the MINOS Experiment

Abstract

We report new constraints on the size of large extra dimensions from data collected by the MINOS experiment between 2005 and 2012. Our analysis employs a model in which sterile neutrinos arise as Kaluza-Klein states in large extra dimensions and thus modify the neutrino oscillation probabilities due to mixing between active and sterile neutrino states. Using Fermilab’s Neutrinos at the Main Injector beam exposure of 10.56 ×10 20 protons on target, we combine muon neutrino charged current and neutral current data sets from the Near and Far Detectors and observe no evidence for deviations from standard three-flavor neutrino oscillations. The ratios of reconstructed energy spectra in the two detectors constrain the size of large extra dimensions to be smaller than 0.45 μm at 90% C.L. in the limit of a vanishing lightest active neutrino mass. Finally, stronger limits are obtained for nonvanishing masses.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States). et al.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); 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 Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1345641
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1336869; OSTI ID: 1345753
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-172-ND; arXiv:1608.06964; BNL-113607-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; 1483162; TRN: US1701133
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; SC00112704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; constraints; dimensions; neutrinos

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Adamson, P. Constraints on large extra dimensions from the MINOS Experiment. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.111101.
Adamson, P. Constraints on large extra dimensions from the MINOS Experiment. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.111101.
Adamson, P. Fri . "Constraints on large extra dimensions from the MINOS Experiment". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.111101. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1345641.
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title = {Constraints on large extra dimensions from the MINOS Experiment},
author = {Adamson, P.},
abstractNote = {We report new constraints on the size of large extra dimensions from data collected by the MINOS experiment between 2005 and 2012. Our analysis employs a model in which sterile neutrinos arise as Kaluza-Klein states in large extra dimensions and thus modify the neutrino oscillation probabilities due to mixing between active and sterile neutrino states. Using Fermilab’s Neutrinos at the Main Injector beam exposure of 10.56 ×1020 protons on target, we combine muon neutrino charged current and neutral current data sets from the Near and Far Detectors and observe no evidence for deviations from standard three-flavor neutrino oscillations. The ratios of reconstructed energy spectra in the two detectors constrain the size of large extra dimensions to be smaller than 0.45 μm at 90% C.L. in the limit of a vanishing lightest active neutrino mass. Finally, stronger limits are obtained for nonvanishing masses.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.94.111101},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 11,
volume = 94,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
}

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