Maxim A. Kostin

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This Letter reports results from the MINOS experiment based on its initial exposure to neutrinos from the Fermilab NuMI beam. The rates and energy spectra of charged current nu(mu) interactions are compared in two detectors located along the beam axis at distances of 1 and 735 km. With 1.27 x 10(20) 120 GeV protons incident on the NuMI target, 215 events(More)
The DVR3D program suite calculates energy levels, wavefunctions, and where appropriate dipole transition moments, for rotating and vibrating triatomic molecules. Potential energy and, where necessary, dipole surfaces must be provided. Expectation values of geometrically defined functions can be calculated, a feature which is particularly useful for fitting(More)
The Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS) experiment uses an accelerator-produced neutrino beam to perform precision measurements of the neutrino oscillation parameters in the " atmospheric neutrino " sector associated with muon neutrino disappearance. This long-baseline experiment measures neutrino interactions in Fermilab's NuMI neutrino beam(More)
The NuMI facility at Fermilab will provide an extremely intense beam of neutrinos for the MINOS neutrino-oscillation experiment. The spacious and fully-outfitted MINOS near detector hall will be the ideal venue for a high-statistics, high-resolution ν and ν–nucleon/nucleus scattering experiment. The experiment described here will measure neutrino(More)
The Neutrinos at the Main Injector (NuMI) facility is a conventional neutrino beam which produces muon neutrinos by focusing a beam of mesons into a long evacuated decay volume. We have built four arrays of ionization chambers to monitor the position and intensity of the hadron and muon beams associated with neutrino production at locations downstream of(More)
We have developed a new focusing system for conventional neutrino beams. The " Hadron Hose " is a wire located in the meson decay volume, downstream of the target and focusing horns. The wire is pulsed with high current to provide a toroidal magnetic field which continuously focuses mesons. The hose increases the neutrino event rate and reduces differences(More)
We have measured the first and second moments of the hadronic mass-squared distribution in B-->X(c)l nu, for P(lepton)>1.5 GeV/c. We find <M(2)(X)-M macro(2)(D)> = 0.251+/-0.066 GeV(2), <(M(2)(X)-<M(2)(X)>)(2)> = 0.576+/-0.170 GeV(4), where M macro(D) is the spin-averaged D meson mass. From that first moment and the first moment of the photon energy(More)
1 Executive Summary This document is the result of a request from the Fermilab directorate to (i) investigate the detector technology issues relevant for future long baseline experiments and (ii) consider the associated detector R&D that would be needed to prepare the way for future neutrino oscillation experiments using the NuMI beamline. Because of the(More)
The MINER¡ A collaboration has proposed to construct a new detector to perform a high-statistics, high-resolution ¡ and ¡ – nucleon/nucleus scattering experiment in the NuMI beamline. In this document, we expand upon the physics justification for the experiment already described in the proposal.
The Neutrinos at the Main Injector (NuMI) beam supplies an intense ν µ beam to the Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS). The ν µ 's are derived from a secondary π + beam that is allowed to decay within a 675 m decay tunnel. We are developing a continuous toroidal magnetic focusing system, called the Hadronic Hose, to better steer this secondary(More)