Locating the neutrino interaction vertex with the help of electronic detectors in the OPERA experiment


The OPERA experiment is designed for the direct observation of the appearance of ντ from νμ → ντ oscillation in a νμ beam. A description of the procedure of neutrino interaction vertex localization (Brick Finding) by electronic detectors of a hybrid OPERA setup is presented. The procedure includes muon track and hadronic shower axis reconstruction and a determination of the target bricks with the highest probability to contain the vertex.

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Original Russian Text © Yu.A. Gornushkin, S.G. Dmitrievsky, A.V. Chukanov, 2015, published in Pis’ma v Zhurnal Fizika Elementarnykh Chastits i Atomnogo Yadra, 2015.

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Gornushkin, Y.A., Dmitrievsky, S.G. & Chukanov, A.V. Locating the neutrino interaction vertex with the help of electronic detectors in the OPERA experiment. Phys. Part. Nuclei Lett. 12, 89–99 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1547477115010100

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  • Nucleus Letter
  • Electronic Detector
  • Interaction Vertex
  • Neutrino Interaction
  • Shower Axis