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Updated results of the OPERA long baseline neutrino experiment

Chukanov, Artem (Dubna, JINR)

Published in: J.Phys.Conf.Ser.
Year: 2012
Vol.: 375
Page No: 042074
Pages: 5

Abstract: The OPERA neutrino detector built in the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory is designed to detect (mu) -> (tau) oscillations in direct appearance mode. The hybrid apparatus consists of an emulsion/lead target complemented by electronic detectors. It is placed in the long-baseline CERN to Gran Sasso neutrino beam (CNGS) 730 km away from the source. The experimental setup and ancillary facilities used to extract data recorded in the emulsion will be described, with the special procedures used to locate the interactions vertices and detect short decay topologies. OPERA is taking data since 2008. A first (tau) interaction candidate was already published in 2010. An improved analysis scheme associated with a more detailed simulation has been developed and new results with increased statistics will be presented.

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DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/375/1/042074
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