publication . Article . Other literature type . 2006

First events from the CNGS neutrino beam detected in the OPERA experiment

Acquafredda, R.; Badertscher, Andreas; Rubbia, André; Et Al.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2006
  • Publisher: Institute of Physics
  • Country: Switzerland
The OPERA neutrino detector at the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory (LNGS) was designed to perform the first detection of neutrino oscillations in appearance mode, through the study of νμ → ντ oscillations. The apparatus consists of a lead/emulsion-film target complemented by electronic detectors. It is placed in the high-energy, long-baseline CERN to LNGS beam (CNGS) 730 km away from the neutrino source. In August 2006, a first run with CNGS neutrinos was successfully conducted. A first sample of neutrino events was collected, statistically consistent with the integrated beam intensity. After a brief description of the beam and of the various sub-detectors, we...
arXiv: Physics::Instrumentation and DetectorsHigh Energy Physics::ExperimentNuclear Experiment
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