Search for sterile neutrinos in MINOS and MINOS+

Categories: Intensity Frontier
Published on: July 3, 2019
MINOS far detector as seen in 2012. Photo: Reidar Hahn

The MINOS+ collaboration at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab has published a paper in Physical Review Letters about their latest results: new constraints on the existence of sterile neutrinos. The collaboration has exploited new high-statistics data and a new analysis regime to set more stringent boundaries on the possibility of sterile neutrinos mixing with muon neutrinos. They have significantly improved on their previous results published in 2016. With close to 40 publications that have garnered more than 6,000 citations, MINOS has been at the forefront of studying neutrino oscillations physics since its first data-taking days in 2005.

This article was written by the MINOS+ Collaboration. You can read the article here.

The flux of the matter

Categories: Intensity Frontier
Published on: January 7, 2016

Ben Messerly, the author of this “Result” and a scientist at the University of Pittsburgh.

How many neutrinos are being created at Fermilab? The MINERvA experiment improves the answer to this critical question.

http://news.fnal.gov/2015/12/the-flux-of-the-matter/, by Ben Messerly, University of Pittsburgh.

Organizing the masses at MINOS

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Published on: October 22, 2013

MINOS is the first experiment to use neutrinos and antineutrinos in the same experiment to study their oscillations.

http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2013/today13-01-18.html, by Ryan Patterson, Caltech.

Probing three-flavor neutrino oscillations with the complete MINOS data set

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Published on: September 5, 2013

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MINOS measures : the mixing angle θ23, the mass difference Δm232 and the CP-violating phase δCP.

http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive/archive_2013/today13-08-30.html, by João Coelho.

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