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Current MINOS Oscillation Results and Status of the NOvA Experiment (TAU08)

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NOVA-doc-3556-v2
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proceeding
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Kregg E Arms
Updated by:
Kregg E Arms
Document Created:
07 Jan 2009, 18:09
Contents Revised:
12 Jan 2009, 19:00
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02 Nov 2012, 14:19
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Abstract:
Conference writeup for proceedings for the 10th International Workshop on Tau Lepton Physics (TAU08).

The MINOS experiment has collected $3.36 \times 10^{20}$ protons-on-target from May 2005 through July 2007 from Fermilab's NuMI beam. The data are consistent with $\numu \to \nutau$ neutrino oscillation with parameters $|\Delta m^2| = (2.43 \pm 0.13) \times 10^{-3}$ eV$^2$ (68\% CL) and $\sin^2 2\theta > 0.90$ (90\% CL). An independent analysis of the first $2.46 \times 10^{20}$ protons-on-target reveals no indication of sterile neutrino oscillation. A search for $\nue$ appearance is ongoing. The NOvA experiment is optimized for the detection of $\nue$ appearance off-axis from an upgraded NuMI beam and will be capable of an order-of-magnitude greater precision in $\numu \to \nutau$ oscillation parameters.

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v2: minor grammar/style corrections from comments
Related Documents:
  • NOVA-doc-3236: Current MINOS Results & Status of NOvA (TAU08)
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