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Title:Search For Muon-associated Neutrino---> Electron-associated Neutrino Oscillations In A Narrow Band Neutrino Beam
Author(s):O'Brien, Edward John
Department / Program:Physics
Discipline:Physics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Physics, Elementary Particles and High Energy
Abstract:An experiment that looked for the oscillation $\nu\sb\mu \Rightarrow \nu\sb{e}$ was performed using a narrow band $\nu\sb\mu$ beam produced by the AGS at Brookhaven National Lab. Both the $\nu\sb\mu$ and $\nu\sb{e}$ reactions in our detector are analyzed. The number of $\nu\sb{e}$ events found in the detector is compared to the expected background from Monte Carlo calculations and an excess of 22.4 $\pm$ 5.6 $\pm$ $\sbsp{3.8}{4.4}$ events above background is found. The excess represents a 3 standard deviation effect and may suggest a neutrino oscillation.
The ratio of the acceptance corrected number of $\nu\sb{e}$ and $\nu\sb\mu$ events is calculated from the data. The value is ${\cal R}$ = ${\nu\sb{e}\over \nu\sb\mu}$ = 0.0184 $\pm$.0085.
Issue Date:1987
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:157 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/77407
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8721726
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-05-13
Date Deposited:1987


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