Using L/E Oscillation Probability Distributions
This paper explores the use of $L/E$ oscillation probability distributions to compare experimental measurements and to evaluate oscillation models. In this case, $L$ is the distance of neutrino travel and $E$ is a measure of the interacting neutrino's energy. While comparisons using allowed and excluded regions for oscillation model parameters are likely the only rigorous method for these comparisons, the $L/E$ distributions are shown to give qualitative information on the agreement of an experiment's data with a simple two-neutrino oscillation model. In more detail, this paper also outlines how the $L/E$ distributions can be best calculated and used for model comparisons. Specifically, the paper presents the $L/E$ data points for the final MiniBooNE data samples and, in the Appendix, explains and corrects the mistaken analysis published by the ICARUS collaboration.
AuthorsAguilar-Arevalo, AA; Brown, BC; Bugel, L; Cheng, G; Church, ED; Conrad, JM; Dharmapalan, R; Djurcic, Z; Finley, DA; Ford, R; Garcia, FG; Garvey, GT; Grange, J; Huelsnitz, W; Ignarra, C; Imlay, R; Johnson, RA; Karagiorgi, G; Katori, T; Kobilarcik, T; Louis, WC; Mariani, C; Marsh, W; Mills, GB; Mirabal, J; Moore, CD; Mousseau, J; Nienaber, P; Osmanov, B; Pavlovic, Z; Perevalov, D; Polly, CC; Ray, H; Roe, BP; Russell, AD; Shaevitz, MH; Spitz, J; Stancu, I; Tayloe, R; Water, RGVD; White, DH; Wickremasinghe, DA; Zeller, GP; Zimmerman, ED
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