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The OPERA experiment

Abstract : Following the Super-Kamiokande findings on atmospheric neutrinos, accelerator neutrinos have started to be exploited to confirm the indication for neutrino oscillations and perform more complete measurements of the mass differences and mixing parameters. In Europe, the long baseline beam CERN Neutrino to Gran Sasso CNGS is aimed at direct appearance searches of nu /sub mu / to nu /sub tau /. The OPERA experiment in Gran sasso will use photographic emulsions in a large hybrid detector to point at nu , interactions coming from the CNGS beam in a "zero background" approach. The principles of the experiment and its projected performances are described. (12 refs).
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Submitted on : Thursday, March 28, 2002 - 12:18:20 PM
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H. Pessard. The OPERA experiment. Physica Scripta, IOP Publishing, 2001, T93, pp.59-64. ⟨in2p3-00011402⟩



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