Combined analysis of $ν_μ$ disappearance and $ν_μ \rightarrow ν_{e}$ appearance in MINOS using accelerator and atmospheric neutrinos

Adamson, P. and Anghel, I. and Aurisano, A. and Barr, G. and Bishai, M. and Blake, A. and J. Bock, G. and Bogert, D. and V. Cao, S. and M. Castromonte, C. and Cherdack, D. and Childress, S. and A. B. Coelho, J. and Corwin, L. and Cronin-Hennessy, D. and K. de Jong, J. and V. Devan, A. and E. Devenish, N. and V. Diwan, M. and O. Escobar, C. and J. Evans, J. and Falk, E. and J. Feldman, G. and V. Frohne, M. and R. Gallagher, H. and A. Gomes, R. and C. Goodman, M. and Gouffon, P. and Graf, N. and Gran, R. and Grzelak, K. and Habig, A. and R. Hahn, S. and Hartnell, J. and Hatcher, R. and Himmel, A. and Holin, A. and Huang, J. and Hylen, J. and M. Irwin, G. and Isvan, Z. and James, C. and Jensen, D. and Kafka, T. and M. S. Kasahara, S. and Koizumi, G. and Kordosky, M. and Kreymer, A. and Lang, K. and Nowak, Jaroslaw (2014) Combined analysis of $ν_μ$ disappearance and $ν_μ \rightarrow ν_{e}$ appearance in MINOS using accelerator and atmospheric neutrinos. Physical review letters, 112. ISSN 1079-7114

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We report on a new analysis of neutrino oscillations in MINOS using the complete set of accelerator and atmospheric data. The analysis combines the $\nu_{\mu}$ disappearance and $\nu_{e}$ appearance data using the three-flavor formalism. We measure $|\Delta m^{2}_{32}|=[2.28-2.46]\times10^{-3}\mbox{\,eV}^{2}$ (68% C.L.) and $\sin^{2}\theta_{23}=0.35-0.65$ (90% C.L.) in the normal hierarchy, and $|\Delta m^{2}_{32}|=[2.32-2.53]\times10^{-3}\mbox{\,eV}^{2}$ (68% C.L.) and $\sin^{2}\theta_{23}=0.34-0.67$ (90% C.L.) in the inverted hierarchy. The data also constrain $\delta_{CP}$, the $\theta_{23}$ octant degeneracy and the mass hierarchy; we disfavor 36% (11%) of this three-parameter space at 68% (90%) C.L.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical review letters
Additional Information: © 2014 American Physical Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 69934
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2014 12:04
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
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