Baby MIND: A magnetized segmented neutrino detector for the WAGASCI experiment

Antonova, M. et al. (2017) Baby MIND: A magnetized segmented neutrino detector for the WAGASCI experiment. Journal of Instrumentation, 12(7), C07028. (doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/07/C07028)

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Abstract

T2K (Tokai-to-Kamioka) is a long-baseline neutrino experiment in Japan designed to study various parameters of neutrino oscillations. A near detector complex (ND280) is located 280 m downstream of the production target and measures neutrino beam parameters before any oscillations occur. ND280's measurements are used to predict the number and spectra of neutrinos in the Super-Kamiokande detector at the distance of 295 km. The difference in the target material between the far (water) and near (scintillator, hydrocarbon) detectors leads to the main non-cancelling systematic uncertainty for the oscillation analysis. In order to reduce this uncertainty a new WAter-Grid-And-SCintillator detector (WAGASCI) has been developed. A magnetized iron neutrino detector (Baby MIND) will be used to measure momentum and charge identification of the outgoing muons from charged current interactions. The Baby MIND modules are composed of magnetized iron plates and long plastic scintillator bars read out at the both ends with wavelength shifting fibers and silicon photomultipliers. The front-end electronics board has been developed to perform the readout and digitization of the signals from the scintillator bars. Detector elements were tested with cosmic rays and in the PS beam at CERN. The obtained results are presented in this paper.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The results of section 2 were obtained within European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No. 654168. The results of section 4 were obtained within the RFBR/JSPS grant No. 17-52-50038 and the RFBR grant No.16-32-00766.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Soler, Professor Paul and Bayes, Dr Ryan and Hallsjo, Mr Sven-Patrik
Authors: Antonova, M., Asfandiyasrov, R., Bayes, R., Benoit, P., Blondel, A., Bogomilov, M., Bross, A., Cadoux, F., Cervera, A., Chikuma, N., Dudarev, A., Ekelöf, T., Favre, Y., Fedotov, S., Hallsjö, S.-P., Izmaylov, A., Karadzhov, Y., Khabibullin, M., Khotyantsev, A., Kleymenova, A., Koga, T., Kostin, A., Kudenko, Y., Likhacheva, V., Martinez, B., Matev, R., Medvedeva, M., Mefodiev, A., Minamino, A., Mineev, O., Nessi, M., Nicola, L., Noah, E., Ovsiannikova, T., Pais Da Silva, H., Parsa, S., Rayner, M., Rolando, G., Shaykhiev, A., Simion, P., Soler, F.J.P., Suvorov, S., Tsenov, R., Ten Kate, H., Vankova-Kirilova, G., and Yershov, N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Instrumentation
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1748-0221
ISSN (Online):1748-0221
Published Online:19 July 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd
First Published:First published in Journal of Instrumentation 12(7): C07028
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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