137 research outputs found

    First measurement of the muon neutrino charged current quasielastic double differential cross section

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    A high-statistics sample of charged-current muon neutrino scattering events collected with the MiniBooNE experiment is analyzed to extract the first measurement of the double differential cross section (d(2)sigma/dT(mu)dcos theta(mu)) for charged-current quasielastic (CCQE) scattering on carbon. This result features minimal model dependence and provides the most complete information on this process to date. With the assumption of CCQE scattering, the absolute cross section as a function of neutrino energy (sigma[E-nu]) and the single differential cross section (d sigma/dQ(2)) are extracted to facilitate comparison with previous measurements. These quantities may be used to characterize an effective axial-vector form factor of the nucleon and to improve the modeling of low-energy neutrino interactions on nuclear targets. The results are relevant for experiments searching for neutrino oscillations.This work was conducted with support from Fermilab, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation.Peer reviewe

    Search for core-collapse supernovae using the MiniBooNE neutrino detector

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    We present a search for core-collapse supernovae in the Milky Way galaxy, using the MiniBooNE neutrino detector. No evidence is found for core-collapse supernovae occurring in our Galaxy in the period from December 14, 2004 to July 31, 2008, corresponding to 98% live time for collection. We set a limit on the core-collapse supernova rate out to a distance of 13.4 kpc to be less than 0.69 supernovae per year at 90% C. L.We acknowledge the support of Fermilab, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation. We are grateful to John Beacom for his valuable insight and advice. We thank Alessandro Mirizzi, Georg G. Raffelt, and Pasquale D. Serpico for providing the probability distribution for the Milky Way.Peer reviewe

    Upper bound on neutrino mass based on T2K neutrino timing measurements

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    The Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) long-baseline neutrino experiment consists of a muon neutrino beam, produced at the J-PARC accelerator, a near detector complex and a large 295-km-distant far detector. The present work utilizes the T2K event timing measurements at the near and far detectors to study neutrino time of flight as a function of derived neutrino energy. Under the assumption of a relativistic relation between energy and time of flight, constraints on the neutrino rest mass can be derived. The sub-GeV neutrino beam in conjunction with timing precision of order tens of ns provide sensitivity to neutrino mass in the few MeV/c(2) range. We study the distribution of relative arrival times of muon and electron neutrino candidate events at the T2K far detector as a function of neutrino energy. The 90% C.L. upper limit on the mixture of neutrino mass eigenstates represented in the data sample is found to be m(v)(2) < 5.6 MeV2/c(4).We thank the J-PARC staff for superb accelerator performance and the CERN NA61 collaboration for providing valuable particle production data. We acknowledge the support of MEXT, Japan; NSERC, NRC and CFI, Canada; CEA and CNRS/IN2P3, France; DFG, Germany; INFN, Italy; National Science Centre (NCN), Poland; RSF, RFBR and MES, Russia; MINECO and ERDF funds, Spain; SNSF and SER, Switzerland; STFC, UK; and DOE, USA. We also thank CERN for the UA1/NOMAD magnet, DESY for the HERA-B magnet mover system, NII for SINET4, the WestGrid and SciNet consortia in Compute Canada, GridPP, UK. In addition participation of individual researchers and institutions has been further supported by funds from: ERC (FP7), EU; JSPS, Japan; Royal Society, UK; DOE Early Career program, USA.Peer reviewe

    SYNDEX un environnement de programmation pour multi-processeur de traitement du signal. Mecanismes de communication

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    Projet SOSSOSyndex (Acronyme pour EXecutif Distribue SYNchrone) est un environnement graphique interactif de developpement d'applications de traitement du signal pour machines multi-processeur. Nous presentons en introduction, les fonctions assurees par Syndex adaptees a la mise en oeuvre sur machines multiprocesseurs de programmes synchrones ecrits dans le langage Signal, quelques methodes d'optimisation associees, la generation et le reglage du support d'execution. Enfin, nous decrivons rapidement le prototype de Syndex. La partie principale du papier est destinee a definir les mecanismes de communication utilises pour la generation automatique du support d'execution temps reel des applications. Un noyau d'executif adapte aux multiprocesseurs vises est decrit. Enfin, nous donnons quelques mesures de performance des executifs generes dans le cas de machines multitransputer, ainsi que quelques exemples d'applications

    Summary report of MINSIS workshop in Madrid

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    Recent developments on tau detection technologies and the construction of high intensity neutrino beams open the possibility of a high precision search for non-standard {\mu} - {\tau} flavour transition with neutrinos at short distances. The MINSIS - Main Injector Non-Standard Interaction Search- is a proposal under discussion to realize such precision measurement. This document contains the proceedings of the workshop which took place on 10-11 December 2009 in Madrid to discuss both the physics reach as well as the experimental requirements for this proposal.Comment: Proceedings of the MINSIS Workshop, Dec 10-11, 2009 in Madrid. 15 pages late

    Supernova Neutrinos and the LSND Evidence for Neutrino Oscillations

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    The observation of the νˉe\bar{\nu}_e energy spectrum from a supernova burst can provide constraints on neutrino oscillations. We derive formulas for adiabatic oscillations of supernova antineutrinos for a variety of 3- and 4-neutrino mixing schemes and mass hierarchies which are consistent with the LSND evidence for νˉμ→νˉe\bar{\nu}_{\mu}\to \bar{\nu}_e oscillations. Finally, we explore the constraints on these models and LSND given by the supernova SN1987A νˉe\bar{\nu}_e's observed by the Kamiokande-2 and IMB-3 detectors.Comment: 8 pages, 3 figures. Changes with respect to original version: appendix added; minor changes in text, figures, reference
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