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Improved Constraints on Sterile Neutrino Mixing from Disappearance Searches in the MINOS, MINOS+, Daya Bay, and Bugey-3 Experiments.

  • Author(s): Adamson, P
  • An, FP
  • Anghel, I
  • Aurisano, A
  • Balantekin, AB
  • Band, HR
  • Barr, G
  • Bishai, M
  • Blake, A
  • Blyth, S
  • Cao, GF
  • Cao, J
  • Cao, SV
  • Carroll, TJ
  • Castromonte, CM
  • Chang, JF
  • Chang, Y
  • Chen, HS
  • Chen, R
  • Chen, SM
  • Chen, Y
  • Chen, YX
  • Cheng, J
  • Cheng, ZK
  • Cherwinka, JJ
  • Childress, S
  • Chu, MC
  • Chukanov, A
  • Coelho, JAB
  • Cummings, JP
  • Dash, N
  • De Rijck, S
  • Deng, FS
  • Ding, YY
  • Diwan, MV
  • Dohnal, T
  • Dolzhikov, D
  • Dove, J
  • Dvořák, M
  • Dwyer, DA
  • Evans, JJ
  • Feldman, GJ
  • Flanagan, W
  • Gabrielyan, M
  • Gallo, JP
  • Germani, S
  • Gomes, RA
  • Gonchar, M
  • Gong, GH
  • Gong, H
  • Gouffon, P
  • Graf, N
  • Grzelak, K
  • Gu, WQ
  • Guo, JY
  • Guo, L
  • Guo, XH
  • Guo, YH
  • Guo, Z
  • Habig, A
  • Hackenburg, RW
  • Hahn, SR
  • Hans, S
  • Hartnell, J
  • Hatcher, R
  • He, M
  • Heeger, KM
  • Heng, YK
  • Higuera, A
  • Holin, A
  • Hor, YK
  • Hsiung, YB
  • Hu, BZ
  • Hu, JR
  • Hu, T
  • Hu, ZJ
  • Huang, HX
  • Huang, J
  • Huang, XT
  • Huang, YB
  • Huber, P
  • Jaffe, DE
  • Jen, KL
  • Ji, XL
  • Ji, XP
  • Johnson, RA
  • Jones, D
  • Kang, L
  • Kettell, SH
  • Koerner, LW
  • Kohn, S
  • Kordosky, M
  • Kramer, M
  • Kreymer, A
  • Lang, K
  • Langford, TJ
  • Lee, J
  • Lee, JHC
  • Lei, RT
  • Leitner, R
  • Leung, JKC
  • Li, F
  • Li, HL
  • Li, JJ
  • Li, QJ
  • Li, S
  • Li, SC
  • Li, SJ
  • Li, WD
  • Li, XN
  • Li, XQ
  • Li, YF
  • Li, ZB
  • Liang, H
  • Lin, CJ
  • Lin, GL
  • Lin, S
  • Ling, JJ
  • Link, JM
  • Littenberg, L
  • Littlejohn, BR
  • Liu, JC
  • Liu, JL
  • Liu, Y
  • Liu, YH
  • Lu, C
  • Lu, HQ
  • Lu, JS
  • Lucas, P
  • Luk, KB
  • Ma, XB
  • Ma, XY
  • Ma, YQ
  • Mann, WA
  • Marshak, ML
  • Marshall, C
  • Martinez Caicedo, DA
  • Mayer, N
  • McDonald, KT
  • McKeown, RD
  • Mehdiyev, R
  • Meier, JR
  • Meng, Y
  • Miller, WH
  • Mills, G
  • Mora Lepin, L
  • Naples, D
  • Napolitano, J
  • Naumov, D
  • Naumova, E
  • Nelson, JK
  • Nichol, RJ
  • O'Connor, J
  • Ochoa-Ricoux, JP
  • Olshevskiy, A
  • Pahlka, RB
  • Pan, H-R
  • Park, J
  • Patton, S
  • Pavlović, Ž
  • Pawloski, G
  • Peng, JC
  • Perch, A
  • Pfützner, MM
  • Phan, DD
  • Plunkett, RK
  • Poonthottathil, N
  • Pun, CSJ
  • Qi, FZ
  • Qi, M
  • Qian, X
  • Qiu, X
  • Radovic, A
  • Raper, N
  • Ren, J
  • Reveco, C Morales
  • Rosero, R
  • Roskovec, B
  • Ruan, XC
  • Sail, P
  • Sanchez, MC
  • Schneps, J
  • Schreckenberger, A
  • Shaheed, N
  • Sharma, R
  • Sousa, A
  • Steiner, H
  • Sun, JL
  • Tagg, N
  • Thomas, J
  • Thomson, MA
  • Timmons, A
  • Tmej, T
  • Todd, J
  • Tognini, SC
  • Toner, R
  • Torretta, D
  • Treskov, K
  • Tse, W-H
  • Tull, CE
  • Vahle, P
  • Viren, B
  • Vorobel, V
  • Wang, CH
  • Wang, J
  • Wang, M
  • Wang, NY
  • Wang, RG
  • Wang, W
  • Wang, W
  • Wang, X
  • Wang, Y
  • Wang, YF
  • Wang, Z
  • Wang, Z
  • Wang, ZM
  • Weber, A
  • Wei, HY
  • Wei, LH
  • Wen, LJ
  • Whisnant, K
  • White, C
  • Whitehead, LH
  • Wojcicki, SG
  • Wong, HLH
  • Wong, SCF
  • Worcester, E
  • Wu, DR
  • Wu, FL
  • Wu, Q
  • Wu, WJ
  • Xia, DM
  • Xie, ZQ
  • Xing, ZZ
  • Xu, JL
  • Xu, T
  • Xue, T
  • Yang, CG
  • Yang, L
  • Yang, YZ
  • Yao, HF
  • Ye, M
  • Yeh, M
  • Young, BL
  • Yu, HZ
  • Yu, ZY
  • Yue, BB
  • Zeng, S
  • Zeng, Y
  • Zhan, L
  • Zhang, C
  • Zhang, FY
  • Zhang, HH
  • Zhang, JW
  • Zhang, QM
  • Zhang, XT
  • Zhang, YM
  • Zhang, YX
  • Zhang, YY
  • Zhang, ZJ
  • Zhang, ZP
  • Zhang, ZY
  • Zhao, J
  • Zhou, L
  • Zhuang, HL
  • Daya Bay Collaboration
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  • et al.
Abstract

Searches for electron antineutrino, muon neutrino, and muon antineutrino disappearance driven by sterile neutrino mixing have been carried out by the Daya Bay and MINOS+ collaborations. This Letter presents the combined results of these searches, along with exclusion results from the Bugey-3 reactor experiment, framed in a minimally extended four-neutrino scenario. Significantly improved constraints on the θ_{μe} mixing angle are derived that constitute the most constraining limits to date over five orders of magnitude in the mass-squared splitting Δm_{41}^{2}, excluding the 90% C.L. sterile-neutrino parameter space allowed by the LSND and MiniBooNE observations at 90% CL_{s} for Δm_{41}^{2}<13  eV^{2}. Furthermore, the LSND and MiniBooNE 99% C.L. allowed regions are excluded at 99% CL_{s} for Δm_{41}^{2}<1.6 eV^{2}.

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