Precision measurement of the speed of propagation of neutrinos using the MINOS detectors

Adamson, P. and Anghel, I. and Ashby, N. and Aurisano, A. and Barr, G. and Bishai, M. and Blake, A. and Bock, G. J. and Bogert, D. and Bumgarner, R. and Cao, S. V. and Castromonte, C. M. and Childress, S. and Coelho, J. A. B. and Corwin, L. and Cronin-Hennessy, D. and Jong, J. K. de and Devan, A. V. and Devenish, N. E. and Diwan, M. V. and Escobar, C. O. and Evans, J. J. and Falk, E. and Feldman, G. J. and Fonville, B. and Frohne, M. V. and Gallagher, H. R. and Gomes, R. A. and Goodman, M. C. and Gouffon, P. and Graf, N. and Gran, R. and Grzelak, K. and Habig, A. and Hahn, S. R. and Hartnell, J. and Hatcher, R. and Hirschauer, J. and Holin, A. and Huang, J. and Hylen, J. and Irwin, G. M. and Isvan, Z. and James, C. and Jefferts, S. R. and Jensen, D. and Kafka, T. and Kasahara, S. M. S. and Koizumi, G. and Nowak, J. A. (2015) Precision measurement of the speed of propagation of neutrinos using the MINOS detectors. Physical Review D, 92 (052005). ISSN 1550-7998

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We report a two-detector measurement of the propagation speed of neutrinos over a baseline of 734 km. The measurement was made with the NuMI beam at Fermilab between the near and far MINOS detectors. The fractional difference between the neutrino speed and the speed of light is determined to be $(v/c-1) = (1.0 \pm 1.1) \times 10^{-6}$, consistent with relativistic neutrinos.

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Physical Review D
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10 pages, six figures, after refereeing re-submitted to PRD
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