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1. Todd, Jacob R, M.S. Search for Sterile Neutrinos with MINOS and MINOS+.

Degree: PhD, Arts and Sciences: Physics, 2018, University of Cincinnati

MINOS+, a three year extension of the successful MINOS experiment, is a long-baseline neutrino experiment consisting of a beam originating at the NuMI beam facility, which is sampled 1 km downstream from in the 1 kt Near Detector at Fermilab, and again at 735 km downstream in the 5.4 kt Far Detector in the Soudan Underground Laboratory. Comparison of measurements taken at the Near and Far Detectors allows MINOS+ to probe with great precision the atmospheric domain of neutrino oscillations. Through observation of both neutral-current and charged-current weak interactions, MINOS+ is sensitive to both the muon neutrino survival and muon neutrino disappearance along its long baseline, which not only permits the high-precision measurement of Δ m232 and θ23 in the standard three-flavor neutrino oscillations model but also allows for searches for anomalous oscillation behaviors. Here we show that observation of the anomalous disappearance of muon neutrinos can be interpreted in the context of oscillations in a phenomenological model containing three active neutrino flavor eigenstates and one sterile neutrino eigenstate. Using this type of model, we demonstrate that the MINOS+ experiment, in combination with data collected during the MINOS era, achieves world-leading sensitivity to the sterile neutrino eigenstate over seven orders of magnitude in the mass-splitting Δ m241. Advisors/Committee Members: Sousa, Alexandre (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Physics; Sterile Neutrino; MINOS; Two-Detector; Experiment; Neutrino Oscillations

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APA (6th Edition):

Todd, Jacob R, M. S. (2018). Search for Sterile Neutrinos with MINOS and MINOS+. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Cincinnati. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1535383805415039

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Todd, Jacob R, M S. “Search for Sterile Neutrinos with MINOS and MINOS+.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Cincinnati. Accessed November 20, 2018. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1535383805415039.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Todd, Jacob R, M S. “Search for Sterile Neutrinos with MINOS and MINOS+.” 2018. Web. 20 Nov 2018.

Vancouver:

Todd, Jacob R MS. Search for Sterile Neutrinos with MINOS and MINOS+. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Cincinnati; 2018. [cited 2018 Nov 20]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1535383805415039.

Council of Science Editors:

Todd, Jacob R MS. Search for Sterile Neutrinos with MINOS and MINOS+. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Cincinnati; 2018. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1535383805415039

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