Measurement of CNGS muon neutrino speed with Borexino

P. Alvarez Sanchez, R. Barzaghi, G. Bellini, J. Benziger, B. Betti, L. Biagi, D. Bick, G. Bonfini, D. Bravo, M. Buizza Avanzini, B. Caccianiga, L. Cadonati, C. Carraro, P. Cavalcante, G. Cerretto, A. Chavarria, D. D'Angelo, S. Davini, C. De Gaetani, A. DerbinA. Etenko, H. Esteban, K. Fomenko, D. Franco, C. Galbiati, S. Gazzana, C. Ghiano, M. Giammarchi, M. Göger-Neff, A. Goretti, L. Grandi, E. Guardincerri, S. Hardy, Aldo Ianni, Andrea Ianni, M. Jones, A. Kayunov, V. Kobychev, D. Korablev, G. Korga, Y. Koshio, D. Kryn, M. Laubenstein, T. Lewke, E. Litvinovich, B. Loer, P. Lombardi, F. Lombardi, L. Ludhova, I. Machulin, S. Manecki, W. Maneschg, G. Manuzio, Q. Meindl, E. Meroni, L. Miramonti, M. Misiaszek, D. Missiaen, D. Montanari, P. Mosteiro, V. Muratova, L. Oberauer, M. Obolensky, F. Ortica, K. Otis, M. Pallavicini, L. Papp, D. Passoni, L. Pinto, L. Perasso, S. Perasso, V. Pettiti, C. Plantard, A. Pocar, R. S. Raghavan, G. Ranucci, A. Razeto, A. Re, A. Romani, N. Rossi, A. Sabelnikov, R. Saldanha, C. Salvo, S. Schönert, J. Serrano, H. Simgen, M. Skorokhvatov, O. Smirnov, A. Sotnikov, P. Spinnato, S. Sukhotin, Y. Suvorov, R. Tartaglia, G. Testera, D. Vignaud, M. G. Visconti, R. B. Vogelaar, F. von Feilitzsch, J. Winter, M. Wojcik, A. Wright, M. Wurm, J. Xu, O. Zaimidoroga, S. Zavatarelli, G. Zuzel

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Abstract

We have measured the speed of muon neutrinos with the Borexino detector using short-bunch CNGS beams. The final result for the difference in time-of-flight between an E=17 GeV muon neutrino and a particle moving at the speed of light in vacuum is δt=0.8±0.7 stat±2.9 sys ns, well consistent with zero.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume716
Issue number3-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2 2012

Keywords

  • GPS time-link
  • Neutrino beams
  • Neutrino speed
  • Special relativity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Alvarez Sanchez, P., Barzaghi, R., Bellini, G., Benziger, J., Betti, B., Biagi, L., Bick, D., Bonfini, G., Bravo, D., Buizza Avanzini, M., Caccianiga, B., Cadonati, L., Carraro, C., Cavalcante, P., Cerretto, G., Chavarria, A., D'Angelo, D., Davini, S., De Gaetani, C., ... Zuzel, G. (2012). Measurement of CNGS muon neutrino speed with Borexino. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 716(3-5), 401-405. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2012.08.052