Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2013:153

Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector in the CNGS beam using the 2012 dedicated data

Authors

  • The OPERA collaboration
  • T. Adam
    • IPHC, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS/IN2P3
  • N. Agafonova
    • ITEP-Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • A. Aleksandrov
    • INFN — Sezione di Napoli
  • A. Anokhina
    • INR-Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • S. Aoki
    • Kobe University
  • A. Ariga
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • T. Ariga
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • D. Autiero
    • METU-Middle East Technical University
  • A. Badertscher
    • ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics
  • A. Ben Dhahbi
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • M. Beretta
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
  • A. Bertolin
    • INFN — Sezione di Padova
  • C. Bozza
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Salerno and INFN “Gruppo Collegato di Salerno”
  • T. Brugière
    • IPNL, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, CNRS/IN2P3
  • R. Brugnera
    • INFN — Sezione di Padova
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Padova
  • F. Brunet
    • LAPP, Université de Savoie, CNRS/IN2P3
  • G. Brunetti
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • B. Buettner
    • Hamburg University
  • S. Buontempo
    • INFN — Sezione di Napoli
  • B. Carlus
    • IPNL, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, CNRS/IN2P3
  • F. Cavanna
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università dell’Aquila and INFN “Gruppo Collegato de L’Aquila”
  • A. Cazes
    • IPNL, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, CNRS/IN2P3
  • L. Chaussard
    • IPNL, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, CNRS/IN2P3
  • M. Chernyavsky
    • (MSU SINP) Lomonosov Moscow State University Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • V. Chiarella
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
  • A. Chukanov
    • JINR-Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • N. D’Ambrosio
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso
  • G. De Lellis
    • INFN — Sezione di Napoli
    • Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche dell’Università Federico II di Napoli
  • M. De Serio
    • INFN — Sezione di Bari
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Bari
  • P. del Amo Sanchez
    • LAPP, Université de Savoie, CNRS/IN2P3
  • A. Di Crescenzo
    • INFN — Sezione di Napoli
    • Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche dell’Università Federico II di Napoli
  • D. Di Ferdinando
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Bologna
  • N. Di Marco
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso
  • S. Dmitrievsky
    • JINR-Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
    • IPHC, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS/IN2P3
  • D. Duchesneau
    • LAPP, Université de Savoie, CNRS/IN2P3
  • S. Dusini
    • INFN — Sezione di Padova
  • T. Dzhatdoev
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Salerno and INFN “Gruppo Collegato di Salerno”
  • J. Ebert
    • Hamburg University
  • A. Ereditato
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • L. S. Esposito
    • ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics
  • J. Favier
    • LAPP, Université de Savoie, CNRS/IN2P3
  • G. Felici
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
  • T. Ferber
    • Hamburg University
  • R. A. Fini
    • INFN — Sezione di Bari
  • T. Fukuda
    • Toho University
  • A. Garfagnini
    • INFN — Sezione di Padova
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Padova
  • G. Giacomelli
    • INFN — Sezione di Bologna
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Bologna
  • C. Girerd
    • IPNL, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, CNRS/IN2P3
  • C. Goellnitz
    • Hamburg University
  • J. Goldberg
    • Department of Physics, Technion
  • D. Golubkov
    • ITEP-Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • Y. Gornushkin
    • JINR-Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • G. Grella
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Salerno and INFN “Gruppo Collegato di Salerno”
  • F. Grianti
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
    • Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo”
  • C. Guerin
    • IPNL, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, CNRS/IN2P3
  • A. M. Guler
    • METU-Middle East Technical University
  • C. Gustavino
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Roma Sapienza
  • C. Hagner
    • Hamburg University
  • K. Hamada
    • Nagoya University
  • T. Hara
    • Kobe University
  • M. Hierholzer
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • A. Hollnagel
    • Hamburg University
  • H. Ishida
    • Toho University
  • K. Ishiguro
    • Nagoya University
  • K. Jakovcic
    • IRB-Rudjer Boskovic Institute
  • C. Jollet
    • IPHC, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS/IN2P3
  • C. Kamiscioglu
    • METU-Middle East Technical University
  • M. Kamiscioglu
    • METU-Middle East Technical University
  • J. Kawada
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • J. H. Kim
    • Gyeongsang National University
  • S. H. Kim
    • Gyeongsang National University
    • Pusan National University
  • M. Kimura
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • N. Kitagawa
    • Nagoya University
  • B. Klicek
    • IRB-Rudjer Boskovic Institute
  • K. Kodama
    • Aichi University of Education
  • M. Komatsu
    • Nagoya University
  • U. Kose
    • INFN — Sezione di Padova
  • I. Kreslo
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • A. Lauria
    • INFN — Sezione di Napoli
    • Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche dell’Università Federico II di Napoli
  • C. Lazzaro
    • ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics
  • J. Lenkeit
    • Hamburg University
  • A. Ljubicic
    • IRB-Rudjer Boskovic Institute
  • A. Longhin
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
  • A. Malgin
    • ITEP-Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • C. Mancini-Terracciano
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • G. Mandrioli
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Bologna
  • J. Marteau
    • IPNL, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, CNRS/IN2P3
  • T. Matsuo
    • Toho University
  • V. Matveev
    • INR-Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • N. Mauri
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
  • E. Medinaceli
    • INFN — Sezione di Padova
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Padova
  • A. Meregaglia
    • IPHC, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS/IN2P3
  • P. Migliozzi
    • INFN — Sezione di Napoli
  • S. Mikado
    • Toho University
  • P. Monacelli
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università dell’Aquila and INFN “Gruppo Collegato de L’Aquila”
  • M. C. Montesi
    • INFN — Sezione di Napoli
    • Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche dell’Università Federico II di Napoli
  • K. Morishima
    • Nagoya University
  • U. Moser
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • M. T. Muciaccia
    • INFN — Sezione di Bari
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Bari
  • M. Nakamura
    • Nagoya University
  • T. Nakano
    • Nagoya University
  • Y. Nakatsuka
    • Nagoya University
  • D. Naumov
    • JINR-Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • V. Nikitina
    • INR-Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • S. Ogawa
    • Toho University
  • A. Olchevsky
    • JINR-Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • K. Ozaki
    • Kobe University
  • O. Palamara
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso
  • A. Paoloni
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
  • B. D. Park
    • Gyeongsang National University
    • Asan Medical Center
  • I. G. Park
    • Gyeongsang National University
  • A. Pastore
    • INFN — Sezione di Bari
  • L. Patrizii
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Bologna
  • E. Pennacchio
    • IPNL, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, CNRS/IN2P3
  • H. Pessard
    • LAPP, Université de Savoie, CNRS/IN2P3
  • C. Pistillo
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • D. Podgrudkov
    • INR-Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • N. Polukhina
    • (MSU SINP) Lomonosov Moscow State University Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • M. Pozzato
    • INFN — Sezione di Bologna
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Bologna
  • K. Pretzl
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • F. Pupilli
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso
  • R. Rescigno
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Salerno and INFN “Gruppo Collegato di Salerno”
  • M. Roda
    • INFN — Sezione di Padova
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Padova
  • T. Roganova
    • INR-Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • H. Rokujo
    • Kobe University
  • G. Rosa
    • INFN — Sezione di Roma
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Roma Sapienza
  • I. Rostovtseva
    • LPI-Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Science
  • A. Rubbia
    • ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics
  • A. Russo
    • INFN — Sezione di Napoli
  • O. Ryazhskaya
    • ITEP-Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • O. Sato
    • Nagoya University
  • Y. Sato
    • Utsunomiya University
  • A. Schembri
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso
  • W. Schmidt-Parzefall
    • Hamburg University
  • J. Schuler
    • IPHC, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS/IN2P3
  • I. Shakiryanova
    • ITEP-Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • A. Sheshukov
    • INFN — Sezione di Napoli
  • H. Shibuya
    • Toho University
  • G. Shoziyoev
    • INR-Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • S. Simone
    • INFN — Sezione di Bari
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Bari
  • M. Sioli
    • INFN — Sezione di Bologna
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Bologna
  • C. Sirignano
    • INFN — Sezione di Padova
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Padova
  • G. Sirri
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Bologna
  • J. S. Song
    • Gyeongsang National University
  • M. Spinetti
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
  • L. Stanco
    • INFN — Sezione di Padova
  • N. Starkov
    • (MSU SINP) Lomonosov Moscow State University Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • S. M. Stellacci
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Salerno and INFN “Gruppo Collegato di Salerno”
  • M. Stipcevic
    • IRB-Rudjer Boskovic Institute
  • T. Strauss
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • S. Takahashi
    • Kobe University
  • M. Tenti
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Bologna
  • F. Terranova
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
    • Dipartimento di Fisica dell’ Università di Milano-Bicocca
  • V. Tioukov
    • INFN — Sezione di Napoli
  • P. Tolun
    • METU-Middle East Technical University
  • S. Tufanli
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • P. Vilain
    • IIHE, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • M. Vladimirov
    • (MSU SINP) Lomonosov Moscow State University Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • L. Votano
    • INFN — Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
  • J.-L. Vuilleumier
    • Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)University of Bern
  • G. Wilquet
    • IIHE, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • B. Wonsak
    • Hamburg University
  • J. Wurtz
    • IPHC, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS/IN2P3
  • C. S. Yoon
    • Gyeongsang National University
  • J. Yoshida
    • Nagoya University
  • Y. Zaitsev
    • LPI-Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Science
  • S. Zemskova
    • JINR-Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • A. Zghiche
    • LAPP, Université de Savoie, CNRS/IN2P3
  • R. Zimmermann
    • Hamburg University
Open AccessArticle

DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2013)153

Cite this article as:
The OPERA collaboration, Adam, T., Agafonova, N. et al. J. High Energ. Phys. (2013) 2013: 153. doi:10.1007/JHEP01(2013)153

Abstract

In spring 2012 CERN provided two weeks of a short bunch proton beam dedicated to the neutrino velocity measurement over a distance of 730 km. The OPERA neutrino experiment at the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory used an upgraded setup compared to the 2011 measurements, improving the measurement time accuracy. An independent timing system based on the Resistive Plate Chambers was exploited providing a time accuracy of ~1 ns. Neutrino and anti-neutrino contributions were separated using the information provided by the OPERA magnetic spectrometers. The new analysis profited from the precision geodesy measurements of the neutrino baseline and of the CNGS/LNGS clock synchronization. The neutrino arrival time with respect to the one computed assuming the speed of light in vacuum is found to be δtνT OFcT OFν = (0.6±0.4 (stat.)±3.0 (syst.)) ns and \( \delta {t_{\overline{\nu}}}\equiv TO{F_c}-TO{F_{\overline{\nu}}}=\left( {1.7\pm 1.4\left( {stat.} \right)\pm 3.1\left( {syst.} \right)} \right) \) ns for νμ and \( {{\overline{\nu}}_{\mu }} \), respectively. This corresponds to a limit on the muon neutrino velocity with respect to the speed of light of −1.8 × 10−6 < (vνc)/c < 2.3 × 10−6 at 90% C.L. This new measurement confirms with higher accuracy the revised OPERA result.

Keywords

Neutrino Detectors and TelescopesOscillation
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