A search for muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillations in the MINOS Experiment

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We perform a search for {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} oscillations, a process which would manifest a nonzero value of the {theta}{sub 13} mixing angle, in the MINOS long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. The analysis consists of searching for an excess of {nu}{sub e} charged-current candidate events over the predicted backgrounds, made mostly of neutral-current events with high electromagnetic content. A novel technique to select electron neutrino events is developed, which achieves an improved separation between the signal and the backgrounds, and which consequently yields a better reach in {theta}{sub 13}. The backgrounds are predicted in the Far Detector from Near ... continued below

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Ochoa Ricoux, Juan Pedro & /Caltech October 1, 2009.

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We perform a search for {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} oscillations, a process which would manifest a nonzero value of the {theta}{sub 13} mixing angle, in the MINOS long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. The analysis consists of searching for an excess of {nu}{sub e} charged-current candidate events over the predicted backgrounds, made mostly of neutral-current events with high electromagnetic content. A novel technique to select electron neutrino events is developed, which achieves an improved separation between the signal and the backgrounds, and which consequently yields a better reach in {theta}{sub 13}. The backgrounds are predicted in the Far Detector from Near Detector measurements. An excess is observed in the Far Detector data over the predicted backgrounds, which is consistent with the background-only hypothesis at 1.2 standard deviations.

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-THESIS-2009-44
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • DOI: 10.2172/970069 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 970069
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc929220

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Ochoa Ricoux, Juan Pedro & /Caltech. A search for muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillations in the MINOS Experiment, thesis or dissertation, October 1, 2009; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc929220/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.