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Phys Rev Lett. 2008 Sep 26;101(13):131802. Epub 2008 Sep 26.

Measurement of neutrino oscillations with the MINOS detectors in the NuMI beam.

Adamson P1, Andreopoulos C, Arms KE, Armstrong R, Auty DJ, Ayres DS, Baller B, Barnes PD Jr, Barr G, Barrett WL, Becker BR, Belias A, Bernstein RH, Bhattacharya D, Bishai M, Blake A, Bock GJ, Boehm J, Boehnlein DJ, Bogert D, Bower C, Buckley-Geer E, Cavanaugh S, Chapman JD, Cherdack D, Childress S, Choudhary BC, Cobb JH, Coleman SJ, Culling AJ, de Jong JK, Dierckxsens M, Diwan MV, Dorman M, Dytman SA, Escobar CO, Evans JJ, Harris EF, Feldman GJ, Frohne MV, Gallagher HR, Godley A, Goodman MC, Gouffon P, Gran R, Grashorn EW, Grossman N, Grzelak K, Habig A, Harris D, Harris PG, Hartnell J, Hatcher R, Heller K, Himmel A, Holin A, Hylen J, Irwin GM, Ishitsuka M, Jaffe DE, James C, Jensen D, Kafka T, Kasahara SM, Kim JJ, Kim MS, Koizumi G, Kopp S, Kordosky M, Koskinen DJ, Kotelnikov SK, Kreymer A, Kumaratunga S, Lang K, Ling J, Litchfield PJ, Litchfield RP, Loiacono L, Lucas P, Ma J, Mann WA, Marchionni A, Marshak ML, Marshall JS, Mayer N, McGowan AM, Meier JR, Merzon GI, Messier MD, Metelko CJ, Michael DG, Miller JL, Miller WH, Mishra SR, Moore CD, Morfín J, Mualem L, Mufson S, Murgia S, Musser J, Naples D, Nelson JK, Newman HB, Nichol RJ, Nicholls TC, Ochoa-Ricoux JP, Oliver WP, Ospanov R, Paley J, Paolone V, Para A, Patzak T, Pavlović Z, Pawloski G, Pearce GF, Peck CW, Peterson EA, Petyt DA, Pittam R, Plunkett RK, Rahaman A, Rameika RA, Raufer TM, Rebel B, Reichenbacher J, Rodrigues PA, Rosenfeld C, Rubin HA, Ruddick K, Ryabov VA, Sanchez MC, Saoulidou N, Schneps J, Schreiner P, Seun SM, Shanahan P, Smart W, Smith C, Sousa A, Speakman B, Stamoulis P, Strait M, Symes P, Tagg N, Talaga RL, Tavera MA, Thomas J, Thompson J, Thomson MA, Thron JL, Tinti G, Trostin I, Tsarev VA, Tzanakos G, Urheim J, Vahle P, Viren B, Ward CP, Ward DR, Watabe M, Weber A, Webb RC, Wehmann A, West N, White C, Wojcicki SG, Wright DM, Yang T, Zois M, Zhang K, Zwaska R; MINOS Collaboration.

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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510, USA.

Abstract

This Letter reports new results from the MINOS experiment based on a two-year exposure to muon neutrinos from the Fermilab NuMI beam. Our data are consistent with quantum-mechanical oscillations of neutrino flavor with mass splitting |Deltam2| = (2.43+/-0.13) x 10(-3) eV2 (68% C.L.) and mixing angle sin2(2theta) > 0.90 (90% C.L.). Our data disfavor two alternative explanations for the disappearance of neutrinos in flight: namely, neutrino decays into lighter particles and quantum decoherence of neutrinos, at the 3.7 and 5.7 standard-deviation levels, respectively.

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