Procedure for short-lived particle detection in the OPERA experiment and its application to charm decays

Ariga, Akitaka; Ariga, Tomoko; Ereditato, Antonio; Kawada, Jiro; Kreslo, Igor; Pistillo, Ciro; Strauss, Thomas; Tufanli, Serhan; Vuilleumier, Jean-Michel (2014). Procedure for short-lived particle detection in the OPERA experiment and its application to charm decays. European physical journal. C - particles and fields, C74(8), p. 2986. EDP Sciences 10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-2986-0

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The OPERA experiment, designed to perform the first observation of νμ→ντ oscillations in appearance mode through the detection of the τ leptons produced in ντ charged current interactions, has collected data from 2008 to 2012. In the present paper, the procedure developed to detect τ particle decays, occurring over distances of the order of 1 mm from the neutrino interaction point, is described in detail. The results of its application to the search for charmed hadrons are then presented as a validation of the methods for ντ appearance detection.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

UniBE Contributor:

Ariga, Akitaka; Ariga, Tomoko; Ereditato, Antonio; Kawada, Jiro; Kreslo, Igor; Pistillo, Ciro; Strauss, Thomas; Tufanli, Serhan and Vuilleumier, Jean-Michel

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1434-6044

Publisher:

EDP Sciences

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jan Dirk Brinksma-Albrecht

Date Deposited:

21 May 2015 11:59

Last Modified:

22 May 2015 23:49

Publisher DOI:

10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-2986-0

ArXiv ID:

1404.4357v1

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwähnt

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.68752

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/68752

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