Identification of neutrino interactions using the DONUT spectrometer

K. Kodama, C. Andreopoulos, N. Giokaris, N. Saoulidou, G. Tzanakos, B. Baller, D. Boehnlein, B. Lundberg, R. Rameika, J. S. Song, C. S. Yoon, S. H. Chung, P. Berghaus, M. Kubantsev, N. W. Reay, R. Sidwell, N. Stanton, S. Yoshida, S. Aoki, T. HaraD. Ciampa, C. Erickson, K. Heller, R. Rusack, M. Graham, R. Schwienhorst, J. Sielaff, J. Trammell, J. Wilcox, K. Hoshino, H. Jiko, J. Kawada, T. Kawai, M. Komatsu, H. Matsuoka, M. Miyanishi, M. Nakamura, T. Nakano, K. Narita, K. Niwa, N. Nonaka, K. Okada, O. Sato, T. Toshito, T. Akdogan, A. Kulik, V. Paolone, C. Rosenfeld, T. Kafka, W. Oliver, J. Schneps, M. Skender

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Abstract

The experimental apparatus used for the first direct observation of the tau neutrino (the DONUT experiment) is described. Its main features consisted of a target system composed of nuclear emulsion targets and scintillation fiber trackers, a magnetic charged-particle spectrometer and detectors for lepton identification. This paper will concentrate on the description of the electronic detectors and their performance in selecting neutrino interactions, making the vertex predictions necessary for locating events in the emulsion target and lepton identification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-33
Number of pages13
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume516
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We would like thank the support staffs at Fermilab and collaborating institutions. We acknowledge the support of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Japan–US Cooperative Research Program, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan, the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of Greece, and the Korean Research Foundation and the DOE/OJI Program.

Keywords

  • Lepton identification
  • Spectrometer
  • Tau neutrino

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