KARMEN

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KARMEN (KArlsruhe Rutherford Medium Energy Neutrino experiment), a detector associated with the ISIS synchrotron at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Neutrinos for study are supplied via the decay of pions produced when a proton beam strikes a target. It operated from 1990 until March 2001, observing the appearance and disappearance of electron neutrinos. KARMEN searched for neutrino oscillations, with implications for the existence of sterile neutrinos.

Results[edit]

Limits were set on neutrino oscillation parameters. The KARMEN results disagreed with the LSND experiment and were followed up by MiniBooNE.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resolution of puzzles from the LSND, KARMEN, and MiniBooNE experiments". Phys. Rev. D 83, 015015. 28 January 2011. arXiv:1009.5536Freely accessible. Bibcode:2011PhRvD..83a5015G. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.015015. 

External links[edit]

  • KARMEN: Official project homepage, including a list of papers discussing the time anomaly and its possible interpretations.