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Title: Constraints on oscillation parameters from v e appearance and v μ disappearance in NOvA

Abstract

Results are reported from an improved measurement of ν μ → ν e transitions by the NOvA experiment. Using an exposure equivalent to 6.05 × 10 20 protons on target, 33 νe candidates are observed with a background of 8.2 ± 0.8 (syst.). In this paper, combined with the latest NOvA νμ disappearance data and external constraints from reactor experiments on sin 213, the hypothesis of inverted mass hierarchy with θ 23 in the lower octant is disfavored at greater than 93% C.L. for all values of δ CP.

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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.:
NOvA Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1352198
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1361449
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-17-065-ND; arXiv:1703.03328
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; 1516801
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 23; 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., Aliaga, L., Ambrose, D., Anfimov, N., Antoshkin, A., Arrieta-Diaz, E., Augsten, K., Aurisano, A., Backhouse, C., Baird, M., Bambah, B. ?A., Bays, K., Behera, B., Bending, S., Bernstein, R., Bhatnagar, V., Bhuyan, B., Bian, J., Blackburn, T., Bolshakova, A., Bromberg, C., Brown, J., Brunetti, G., Buchanan, N., Butkevich, A., Bychkov, V., Campbell, M., Catano-Mur, E., Childress, S., Choudhary, B. ?C., Chowdhury, B., Coan, T. ?E., Coelho, J. ?A. ?B., Colo, M., Cooper, J., Corwin, L., Cremonesi, L., Cronin-Hennessy, D., Davies, G. ?S., Davies, J. ?P., Derwent, P. ?F., Dharmapalan, R., Ding, P., Djurcic, Z., Dukes, E. ?C., Duyang, H., Edayath, S., Ehrlich, R., Feldman, G. ?J., Frank, M. ?J., Gabrielyan, M., Gallagher, H. ?R., Germani, S., Ghosh, T., Giri, A., Gomes, R. ?A., Goodman, M. ?C., Grichine, V., Group, R., Grover, D., Guo, B., Habig, A., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Hatzikoutelis, A., Heller, K., Himmel, A., Holin, A., Hylen, J., Jediny, F., Judah, M., Kafka, G. ?K., Kalra, D., Kasahara, S. ?M. ?S., Kasetti, S., Keloth, R., Kolupaeva, L., Kotelnikov, S., Kourbanis, I., Kreymer, A., Kumar, A., Kurbanov, S., Lang, K., Lee, W. ?M., Lin, S., Liu, J., Lokajicek, M., Lozier, J., Luchuk, S., Maan, K., Magill, S., Mann, W. ?A., Marshak, M. ?L., Matera, K., Matveev, V., M?ndez, D. ?P., Messier, M. ?D., Meyer, H., Miao, T., Miller, W. ?H., Mishra, S. ?R., Mohanta, R., Moren, A., Mualem, L., Muether, M., Mufson, S., Murphy, R., Musser, J., Nelson, J. ?K., Nichol, R., Niner, E., Norman, A., Nosek, T., Oksuzian, Y., Olshevskiy, A., Olson, T., Paley, J., Pandey, P., Patterson, R. ?B., Pawloski, G., Pershey, D., Petrova, O., Petti, R., Phan-Budd, S., Plunkett, R. ?K., Poling, R., Potukuchi, B., Principato, C., Psihas, F., Radovic, A., Rameika, R. ?A., Rebel, B., Reed, B., Rocco, D., Rojas, P., Ryabov, V., Sachdev, K., Sail, P., Samoylov, O., Sanchez, M. ?C., Schroeter, R., Sepulveda-Quiroz, J., Shanahan, P., Sheshukov, A., Singh, J., Singh, J., Singh, P., Singh, V., Smolik, J., Solomey, N., Song, E., Sousa, A., Soustruznik, K., Strait, M., Suter, L., Talaga, R. ?L., Tamsett, M. ?C., Tas, P., Thayyullathil, R. ?B., Thomas, J., Tian, X., Tognini, S. ?C., Tripathi, J., Tsaris, A., Urheim, J., Vahle, P., Vasel, J., Vinton, L., Vold, A., Vrba, T., Wang, B., Wetstein, M., Whittington, D., Wojcicki, S. ?G., Wolcott, J., Yadav, N., Yang, S., Zalesak, J., Zamorano, B., and Zwaska, R. Constraints on oscillation parameters from ve appearance and vμ disappearance in NOvA. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.231801.
Adamson, P., Aliaga, L., Ambrose, D., Anfimov, N., Antoshkin, A., Arrieta-Diaz, E., Augsten, K., Aurisano, A., Backhouse, C., Baird, M., Bambah, B. ?A., Bays, K., Behera, B., Bending, S., Bernstein, R., Bhatnagar, V., Bhuyan, B., Bian, J., Blackburn, T., Bolshakova, A., Bromberg, C., Brown, J., Brunetti, G., Buchanan, N., Butkevich, A., Bychkov, V., Campbell, M., Catano-Mur, E., Childress, S., Choudhary, B. ?C., Chowdhury, B., Coan, T. ?E., Coelho, J. ?A. ?B., Colo, M., Cooper, J., Corwin, L., Cremonesi, L., Cronin-Hennessy, D., Davies, G. ?S., Davies, J. ?P., Derwent, P. ?F., Dharmapalan, R., Ding, P., Djurcic, Z., Dukes, E. ?C., Duyang, H., Edayath, S., Ehrlich, R., Feldman, G. ?J., Frank, M. ?J., Gabrielyan, M., Gallagher, H. ?R., Germani, S., Ghosh, T., Giri, A., Gomes, R. ?A., Goodman, M. ?C., Grichine, V., Group, R., Grover, D., Guo, B., Habig, A., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Hatzikoutelis, A., Heller, K., Himmel, A., Holin, A., Hylen, J., Jediny, F., Judah, M., Kafka, G. ?K., Kalra, D., Kasahara, S. ?M. ?S., Kasetti, S., Keloth, R., Kolupaeva, L., Kotelnikov, S., Kourbanis, I., Kreymer, A., Kumar, A., Kurbanov, S., Lang, K., Lee, W. ?M., Lin, S., Liu, J., Lokajicek, M., Lozier, J., Luchuk, S., Maan, K., Magill, S., Mann, W. ?A., Marshak, M. ?L., Matera, K., Matveev, V., M?ndez, D. ?P., Messier, M. ?D., Meyer, H., Miao, T., Miller, W. ?H., Mishra, S. ?R., Mohanta, R., Moren, A., Mualem, L., Muether, M., Mufson, S., Murphy, R., Musser, J., Nelson, J. ?K., Nichol, R., Niner, E., Norman, A., Nosek, T., Oksuzian, Y., Olshevskiy, A., Olson, T., Paley, J., Pandey, P., Patterson, R. ?B., Pawloski, G., Pershey, D., Petrova, O., Petti, R., Phan-Budd, S., Plunkett, R. ?K., Poling, R., Potukuchi, B., Principato, C., Psihas, F., Radovic, A., Rameika, R. ?A., Rebel, B., Reed, B., Rocco, D., Rojas, P., Ryabov, V., Sachdev, K., Sail, P., Samoylov, O., Sanchez, M. ?C., Schroeter, R., Sepulveda-Quiroz, J., Shanahan, P., Sheshukov, A., Singh, J., Singh, J., Singh, P., Singh, V., Smolik, J., Solomey, N., Song, E., Sousa, A., Soustruznik, K., Strait, M., Suter, L., Talaga, R. ?L., Tamsett, M. ?C., Tas, P., Thayyullathil, R. ?B., Thomas, J., Tian, X., Tognini, S. ?C., Tripathi, J., Tsaris, A., Urheim, J., Vahle, P., Vasel, J., Vinton, L., Vold, A., Vrba, T., Wang, B., Wetstein, M., Whittington, D., Wojcicki, S. ?G., Wolcott, J., Yadav, N., Yang, S., Zalesak, J., Zamorano, B., & Zwaska, R. Constraints on oscillation parameters from ve appearance and vμ disappearance in NOvA. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.231801.
Adamson, P., Aliaga, L., Ambrose, D., Anfimov, N., Antoshkin, A., Arrieta-Diaz, E., Augsten, K., Aurisano, A., Backhouse, C., Baird, M., Bambah, B. ?A., Bays, K., Behera, B., Bending, S., Bernstein, R., Bhatnagar, V., Bhuyan, B., Bian, J., Blackburn, T., Bolshakova, A., Bromberg, C., Brown, J., Brunetti, G., Buchanan, N., Butkevich, A., Bychkov, V., Campbell, M., Catano-Mur, E., Childress, S., Choudhary, B. ?C., Chowdhury, B., Coan, T. ?E., Coelho, J. ?A. ?B., Colo, M., Cooper, J., Corwin, L., Cremonesi, L., Cronin-Hennessy, D., Davies, G. ?S., Davies, J. ?P., Derwent, P. ?F., Dharmapalan, R., Ding, P., Djurcic, Z., Dukes, E. ?C., Duyang, H., Edayath, S., Ehrlich, R., Feldman, G. ?J., Frank, M. ?J., Gabrielyan, M., Gallagher, H. ?R., Germani, S., Ghosh, T., Giri, A., Gomes, R. ?A., Goodman, M. ?C., Grichine, V., Group, R., Grover, D., Guo, B., Habig, A., Hartnell, J., Hatcher, R., Hatzikoutelis, A., Heller, K., Himmel, A., Holin, A., Hylen, J., Jediny, F., Judah, M., Kafka, G. ?K., Kalra, D., Kasahara, S. ?M. ?S., Kasetti, S., Keloth, R., Kolupaeva, L., Kotelnikov, S., Kourbanis, I., Kreymer, A., Kumar, A., Kurbanov, S., Lang, K., Lee, W. ?M., Lin, S., Liu, J., Lokajicek, M., Lozier, J., Luchuk, S., Maan, K., Magill, S., Mann, W. ?A., Marshak, M. ?L., Matera, K., Matveev, V., M?ndez, D. ?P., Messier, M. ?D., Meyer, H., Miao, T., Miller, W. ?H., Mishra, S. ?R., Mohanta, R., Moren, A., Mualem, L., Muether, M., Mufson, S., Murphy, R., Musser, J., Nelson, J. ?K., Nichol, R., Niner, E., Norman, A., Nosek, T., Oksuzian, Y., Olshevskiy, A., Olson, T., Paley, J., Pandey, P., Patterson, R. ?B., Pawloski, G., Pershey, D., Petrova, O., Petti, R., Phan-Budd, S., Plunkett, R. ?K., Poling, R., Potukuchi, B., Principato, C., Psihas, F., Radovic, A., Rameika, R. ?A., Rebel, B., Reed, B., Rocco, D., Rojas, P., Ryabov, V., Sachdev, K., Sail, P., Samoylov, O., Sanchez, M. ?C., Schroeter, R., Sepulveda-Quiroz, J., Shanahan, P., Sheshukov, A., Singh, J., Singh, J., Singh, P., Singh, V., Smolik, J., Solomey, N., Song, E., Sousa, A., Soustruznik, K., Strait, M., Suter, L., Talaga, R. ?L., Tamsett, M. ?C., Tas, P., Thayyullathil, R. ?B., Thomas, J., Tian, X., Tognini, S. ?C., Tripathi, J., Tsaris, A., Urheim, J., Vahle, P., Vasel, J., Vinton, L., Vold, A., Vrba, T., Wang, B., Wetstein, M., Whittington, D., Wojcicki, S. ?G., Wolcott, J., Yadav, N., Yang, S., Zalesak, J., Zamorano, B., and Zwaska, R. Mon . "Constraints on oscillation parameters from ve appearance and vμ disappearance in NOvA". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.231801. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1352198.
@article{osti_1352198,
title = {Constraints on oscillation parameters from ve appearance and vμ disappearance in NOvA},
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abstractNote = {Results are reported from an improved measurement of νμ → νe transitions by the NOvA experiment. Using an exposure equivalent to 6.05 × 1020 protons on target, 33 νe candidates are observed with a background of 8.2 ± 0.8 (syst.). In this paper, combined with the latest NOvA νμ disappearance data and external constraints from reactor experiments on sin22θ13, the hypothesis of inverted mass hierarchy with θ23 in the lower octant is disfavored at greater than 93% C.L. for all values of δCP.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.231801},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 23,
volume = 118,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {6}
}

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