Improved measurement of muon antineutrino disappearance in MINOS.

  title={Improved measurement of muon antineutrino disappearance in MINOS.},
  author={P. Adamson and D. Ayres and C. Backhouse and G. Barr and M. Bishai and A. Blake and G. Bock and D. Boehnlein and D. Bogert and S. Cao and S. Childress and J. Coelho and L. Corwin and D. Cronin-Hennessy and I. Dank{\'o} and J. K. de Jong and N. Devenish and M. Diwan and C. Escobar and J. Evans and E. Falk and G. Feldman and M. Frohne and H. Gallagher and R. Gomes and M. Goodman and P. Gouffon and N. Graf and R. Gran and K. Grzelak and A. Habig and J. Hartnell and R. Hatcher and A. Himmel and A. Holin and X. Huang and J. Hylen and G. Irwin and Z. Isvan and D. Jaffe and C. James and D. Jensen and T. Kafka and S. Kasahara and G. Koizumi and S. Kopp and M. Kordosky and A. Kreymer and K. Lang and J. Ling and P. Litchfield and L. Loiacono and P. Lucas and W. A. Mann and M. Marshak and M. Mathis and N. Mayer and R. Mehdiyev and J. Meier and M. Messier and D. Michael and W. Miller and S. Mishra and J. Mitchell and C. Moore and L. Mualem and S. Mufson and J. Musser and D. Naples and J. Nelson and H. Newman and R. Nichol and J. Nowak and W. Oliver and M. Orchanian and R. Pahlka and J. Paley and R. Patterson and G. Pawloski and S. Phan-Budd and R. Plunkett and X. Qiu and A. Radovic and J. Ratchford and B. Rebel and C. Rosenfeld and H. Rubin and M. Sanchez and J. Schneps and A. Schreckenberger and P. Schreiner and R. Sharma and A. Sousa and M. Strait and N. Tagg and R. Talaga and J. Thomas and M. Thomson and G. Tinti and R. Toner and D. Torretta and G. Tzanakos and J. Urheim and P. Vahle and B. Viren and J. Walding and A. Weber and R. Webb and C. White and L. Whitehead and S. Wojcicki and R. Zwaska},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={108 19},
We report an improved measurement of ν(μ) disappearance over a distance of 735 km using the MINOS detectors and the Fermilab Main Injector neutrino beam in a ν(μ)-enhanced configuration. From a total exposure of 2.95×10(20) protons on target, of which 42% have not been previously analyzed, we make the most precise measurement of Δm2=[2.62(-0.28)(+0.31)(stat)±0.09(syst)]×10(-3)  eV2 and constrain the ν(μ) mixing angle sin2(2θ)>0.75 (90% C.L.). These values are in agreement with Δm2 and sin2(2… Expand

Figures and Topics from this paper


for the K2K collaboration
Prog Theor
  • Phys. 28, 870 (1962); B. Pontecorvo, Zh. Eskp. Teor. Fiz. 53, 1717 (1967) [Sov. Phys. JETP 26, 984 (1968)]; V. N. Gribov and B. Pontecorvo, Phys. Lett. B 28, 493
  • 1968
Phys. Rev. D
  • Phys. Rev. D
  • 2012
T2K Collaboration)
  • Phys. Rev. D 85,
  • 2012
  • Phys. J. C 71, 1726
  • 2011
Eur. Phys. J. C
  • Eur. Phys. J. C
  • 2011
MINOS Collaboration) Phys. Rev. Lett
  • MINOS Collaboration) Phys. Rev. Lett
  • 2011
removing the tension reported in
  • Phys. Rev. Lett
  • 2011
Particle Data Group)
  • J. Phys. G 37,
  • 2010