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Combined Analysis of ν_μ Disappearance and ν_μ→ν_e Appearance in MINOS Using Accelerator and Atmospheric Neutrinos

Adamson, P. and Himmel, A. and Michael, D. G. and Mualem, L. and Newman, H. B. and Orchanian, M. and Patterson, R. B. (2014) Combined Analysis of ν_μ Disappearance and ν_μ→ν_e Appearance in MINOS Using Accelerator and Atmospheric Neutrinos. Physical Review Letters, 112 (19). Art. No. 191801. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.191801.

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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 ν_μ disappearance and ν_e appearance data using the three-flavor formalism. We measure |Δm^2_(32)|=[2.28–2.46]×10^(−3)  eV^2 (68% C.L.) and sin^2θ_(23)=0.35–0.65 (90% C.L.) in the normal hierarchy, and |Δm^2_(32)|=[2.32–2.53]×10^(−3)  eV^2 (68% C.L.) and sin2θ23=0.34–0.67 (90% C.L.) in the inverted hierarchy. The data also constrain δ_(CP), the θ_(23) octant degeneracy and the mass hierarchy; we disfavor 36% (11%) of this three-parameter space at 68% (90%) C.L.

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Additional Information:© 2014 American Physical Society. Received 4 March 2014; published 12 May 2014. This work was supported by the U.S. DOE, the United Kingdom STFC, the U.S. NSF, the State and University of Minnesota, Brazil’s FAPESP, CNPq and CAPES. We are grateful to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the personnel of the Soudan Laboratory and Fermilab for their contributions to the experiment. We thank the Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin for the provision of computing resources.
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Official Citation: Combined Analysis of νμ Disappearance and νμ→νe Appearance in MINOS Using Accelerator and Atmospheric Neutrinos P. Adamson et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 191801 (2014) – Published 12 May 2014
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