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ISRN High Energy Physics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 206516, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/206516
Review Article

Phenomenology of Neutrino Mixing in Vacuum and Matter

School of Physics and Material Science, Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab 147004, India

Received 9 August 2012; Accepted 13 September 2012

Academic Editors: A. Belhaj, C. A. d. S. Pires, and A. Koshelev

Copyright © 2013 A. Upadhyay and M. Batra. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The current status and some perspectives of the phenomenology of massive neutrinos is reviewed. We start with the phenomenology of neutrino oscillations in vacuum and in matter. We summarize the results of neutrino experiments using solar, atmospheric. The fundamental theory of flavor changing neutrinos that has confirmed the neutrino oscillations and the various parameters affecting these oscillations have been discussed in detail. Specifically we will take the solar and atmospheric neutrino case. The oscillation plots will be discussed in detail, based on their behavior in vacuum and matter. Both normal and inverted mass hierarchy hypotheses are tested and both are consistent with observation. Finally the sensitivity of theta 13 over these probability oscillations has been analyzed and commented.