The OPERA experiment

Abstract : OPERA is a neutrino oscillation experiment designed to perform a nu_tau appearance search at long distance in the future CNGS beam from CERN to Gran Sasso. It is based on the nuclear emulsion technique to distinguish among the neutrino interaction products the track of a tau produced by a nu_tau and its decay tracks. The OPERA detector is presently under construction in the Gran Sasso underground laboratory, 730 km from CERN, and will receive its first neutrinos in 2006. The experimental technique is reviewed and the development of the project described. Foreseen performances in measuring nu_tau appearance and also in searching for nu_e appearance are discussed.
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H. Pessard. The OPERA experiment. 32. International Conference on High Energy Physics ICHEP'04, Aug 2004, Beijing, China. pp.299-303. ⟨in2p3-00023849⟩



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