Limits on active to sterile neutrino oscillations from disappearance searches in the MINOS, Daya Bay, and Bugey-3 experiments

Bay, The Daya and Adamson, P. and An, F. P. and Anghel, I. and Aurisano, A. and Balantekin, A. B. and Band, H. R. and Barr, G. and Bishai, M. and Blake, A. and Bock, S. Blyth G. J. and Bogert, D. and Cao, S. V. and Carroll, T. J. and Castromonte, C. M. and Cen, W. R. and Chang, J. F. and Chang, L. C. and Chen, Q. Y. and Chen, R. and Cheng, Z. K. and Cherwinka, J. J. and Childress, S. and Chu, M. C. and Chukanov, A. and Coelho, J. A. B. and Corwin, L. and Cronin-Hennessy, D. and Cummings, J. P. and Arcos, J. de and Rijck, S. De and Deng, Z. Y. and Devan, A. V. and Devenish, N. E. and Ding, X. F. and Ding, Y. Y. and Diwan, M. V. and Dolgareva, M. and Dove, J. and Dwyer, D. A. and Edwards, W. R. and Escobar, C. O. and Falk, E. and Feldman, G. J. and Flanagan, W. and Frohne, M. V. and Gabrielyan, M. and Gallagher, H. R. and Germani, S. and Nowak, Jaroslaw Andrzej (2016) Limits on active to sterile neutrino oscillations from disappearance searches in the MINOS, Daya Bay, and Bugey-3 experiments. Physical review letters, 117 (15). ISSN 1079-7114

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Abstract

Searches for a light sterile neutrino have been independently performed by the MINOS and the Daya Bay experiments using the muon (anti)neutrino and electron antineutrino disappearance channels, respectively. In this Letter, results from both experiments are combined with those from the Bugey-3 reactor neutrino experiment to constrain oscillations into light sterile neutrinos. The three experiments are sensitive to complementary regions of parameter space, enabling the combined analysis to probe regions allowed by the LSND and MiniBooNE experiments in a minimally extended four-neutrino flavor framework. Stringent limits on sin2 2__e are set over six orders of magnitude in the sterile mass-squared splitting _m2 41. The sterile-neutrino mixing phase space allowed by the LSND and MiniBooNE experiments is excluded for _m2 41 < 0:8 eV2 at 95% C.L.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical review letters
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 80333
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 06 Jul 2016 14:30
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2019 01:48
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/80333

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