By Juan Pedro Ochoa-Ricoux
The centerpiece of the thesis is the quest for muon neutrino to electron neutrino oscillations which might point out a non-zero blending attitude among the 1st and 3rd neutrino generations (θ13), currently the “holy grail” of neutrino physics. The optimum extraction of the electron neutrino oscillation sign relies at the novel “library occasion matching” (LEM) technique which Ochoa built and carried out including colleagues at Caltech and at Cambridge, which improves MINOS’ (Main Injector Neutrino Oscillator seek) achieve for developing an oscillation sign over the other approach. LEM will now be the root for MINOS’ outcome, and may most probably continue MINOS on the leading edge of this box till it completes its info taking in 2011. Ochoa and his colleagues additionally built the profitable plan to run MINOS with a beam tuned for antineutrinos, to make a delicate try out of CPT symmetry via evaluating the inter-generational mass splitting for neutrinos and antineutrinos. Ochoa’s in-depth, inventive method of the answer of a number of advanced experimental difficulties is a phenomenal instance for graduate scholars and longtime practitioners of experimental physics alike. one of the most intriguing leads to this box to emerge within the close to destiny may possibly locate their foundations during this thesis.
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A Search for Muon Neutrino to Electron Neutrino Oscillations in the MINOS Experiment (Springer Theses) by Juan Pedro Ochoa-Ricoux