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Precision measurement of the speed of propagation of neutrinos using the MINOS detectors

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Article number052005
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>17/09/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review D
Issue number052005
Volume92
Number of pages10
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

We report a two-detector measurement of the propagation speed of neutrinos over a baseline of 734 km. The measurement was made with the NuMI beam at Fermilab between the near and far MINOS detectors. The fractional difference between the neutrino speed and the speed of light is determined to be $(v/c-1) = (1.0 \pm 1.1) \times 10^{-6}$, consistent with relativistic neutrinos.

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10 pages, six figures, after refereeing re-submitted to PRD