A B4C-silicon target for the detection of neutrino interactions

Barichello, G. et al. (1998) A B4C-silicon target for the detection of neutrino interactions. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 419(1), pp. 1-15. (doi:10.1016/S0168-9002(98)00770-0)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(98)00770-0

Abstract

This note describes the construction of a target for neutrino interactions composed of passive boron carbide plates interleaved with silicon microstrip detectors. The target contains four layers of passive material with a total mass of 45 kg and 600 single-sided silicon microstrip detectors with a total surface of 1.14 m<sup>2</sup> distributed over five layers. It is installed in the NOMAD spectrometer at the CERN SPS neutrino beam. During the 1997 run about 8000ν<sub>μ</sub> charged current interactions were estimated to have occurred in the target. For these events it will be possible to perform a precise measurement of both vertex and kinematical variables. This will provide invaluable experience towards the construction of a future large-scale silicon tracker for neutrino oscillation experiments.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Soler, Professor Paul
Authors: Barichello, G., Cervera-Villanueva, A., Daniels, D.C., Silva, E.d. C. e., Dumps, L., Ellis, M., Ferrère, D., Gómez-Cadenas, J.J., Gößling, C., Gouanère, M., Hernando, J.A., Huta, W., Jiménez, J.M., Kokkonen, J., Kuznetsov, V.E., Linssen, L., Long, J., Lisowski, B., Lupi, A., Runolfsson, Ö., Schmidt, B., Soler, F.J.P., Steele, D., Stipčević, M., Veltri, M., and Voillat, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0168-9002
ISSN (Online):1872-9576

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