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Search for sterile neutrino mixing in the MINOS long-baseline experiment

Abstract:

A search for depletion of the combined flux of active neutrino species over a 735 km baseline is reported using neutral-current interaction data recorded by the MINOS detectors in the NuMI neutrino beam. Such a depletion is not expected according to conventional interpretations of neutrino oscillation data involving the three known neutrino flavors. A depletion would be a signature of oscillations or decay to postulated noninteracting sterile neutrinos, scenarios not ruled out by existing dat...

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10.1103/PhysRevD.81.052004

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Journal:
Physical Review D More from this journal
Volume:
81
Issue:
5
Publication date:
2010-03-01
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EISSN:
1550-2368
ISSN:
1550-7998
Language:
English
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pubs:53328
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uuid:cd0b7ec1-79f7-4677-b1b7-caa8bc331c54
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pubs:53328
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53328
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2012-12-19

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