8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Electron Antineutrino Appearance in MINOS

9 Aug 2011, 15:15
15m
550 (Rhode Island Convention Center)

550

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Neutrino Physics Neutrino Physics

Speaker

Mr Adam Schreckenberger (University of Minnesota)

Description

The Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search (MINOS) is a long-baseline neutrino experiment that utilizes Fermilab’s NuMI beam and two steel-scintillator calorimeters. Designed to search for νµ disappearance, MINOS provides an opportunity to study νe appearance as well. Analysis methods developed by the MINOS νe group have facilitated the placement of limits upon the mixing angle associated with νµ to νe oscillations. In addition, the experiment is capable of repeating its analyses using an antineutrino beam. Recent observations of anti-νµ disappearance have motivated supplementary data collection with the antineutrino beam configuration. The benefits of an anti-νe appearance study and MINOS’s anti-νe sensitivity will be presented.

Primary author

Mr Adam Schreckenberger (University of Minnesota)

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