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Determination of the muon charge sign with the dipolar spectrometers of the OPERA experiment

N. Agafonova , Alexander Aleksandrov , A. Anokhina , A. Ariga , T. Ariga , D. Bender , A. Bertolin , C. Bozza , R. Brugnera , A. Buonaura , S. Buontempo , B. Büttner , M. Chernyavsky , A. Chukanov , L. Consiglio , N. d'Ambrosio , G. de Lellis , M. de Serio , P. del Amo Sanchez (1) , A. Di Crescenzo , D. Di Ferdinando , N. Di Marco , S. Dmitrievski , M. Dracos (2) , D. Duchesneau (1) , S. Dusini , T. Dzhatdoev , J. Ebert , A. Ereditato , R. A. Fini , T. Fukuda , G. Galati , A. Garfagnini , G. Giacomelli , C. Goellnitz , J. Goldberg , D. Goloubkov , Y. Gornushkin , G. Grella , M. Guler , C. Gustavino , C. Hagner , T. Hara , A. Hollnagel , B. Hosseini , H. Ishida , K. Ishiguro , K. Jakovcic , C. Jollet (2) , C. Kamiscioglu , M. Kamiscioglu , J. Kawada , J. H. Kim , S. H. Kim , N. Kitagawa , B. Klicek , K. Kodama , M. Komatsu , U. Kose , I. Kreslo , A. Lauria , J. Lenkeit , A. Ljubicic , A. Longhin , P. Loverre , A. Malgin , M. Malenica , G. Mandrioli , T. Matsuo , V. Matveev , N. Mauri , E. Medinaceli , A. Meregaglia (2) , M. Meyer , S. Mikado , P. Monacelli , M. C. Montesi , K. Morishima , M. T. Muciaccia , N. Naganawa , T. Naka , M. Nakamura , T. Nakano , Y. Nakatsuka , K. Niwa , S. Ogawa , N. Okateva , A. Olshevsky , T. Omura , K. Ozaki , A. Paoloni , B. D. Park , I. G. Park , L. Pasqualini , A. Pastore , L. Patrizii , H. Pessard (1) , C. Pistillo , D. Podgrudkov , N. Polukhina , M. Pozzato , F. Pupilli , M. Roda , H. Rokujo , T. Roganova , G. Rosa , I. Rostovtseva , O. Ryazhskaya , O. Sato , Y. Sato , A. Schembri , I. Shakiryanova , T. Shchedrina , A. Sheshukov , H. Shibuya , T. Shiraishi , G. Shoziyoev , S. Simone , M. Sioli , C. Sirignano , G. Sirri , M. Spinetti , L. Stanco , N. Starkov , S. M. Stellacci , M. Stipcevic , P. Strolin , S. Takahashi , M. Tenti , F. Terranova , V. Tioukov , S. Tufanli , P. Vilain , M. Vladimirov , L. Votano , J. L. Vuilleumier , G. Wilquet , B. Wonsak , C. S. Yoon , Y. Zaitsev , S. Zemskova , A. Zghiche (1)
N. Agafonova
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Alexander Aleksandrov
A. Anokhina
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A. Ariga
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T. Ariga
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D. Bender
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A. Bertolin
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C. Bozza
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R. Brugnera
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A. Buonaura
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S. Buontempo
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B. Büttner
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M. Chernyavsky
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A. Chukanov
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L. Consiglio
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N. d'Ambrosio
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G. de Lellis
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M. de Serio
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A. Di Crescenzo
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D. Di Ferdinando
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N. Di Marco
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S. Dmitrievski
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M. Dracos
S. Dusini
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T. Dzhatdoev
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J. Ebert
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A. Ereditato
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R. A. Fini
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T. Fukuda
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G. Galati
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A. Garfagnini
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G. Giacomelli
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C. Goellnitz
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J. Goldberg
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D. Goloubkov
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Y. Gornushkin
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G. Grella
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M. Guler
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C. Gustavino
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C. Hagner
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T. Hara
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A. Hollnagel
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B. Hosseini
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H. Ishida
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K. Ishiguro
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K. Jakovcic
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C. Kamiscioglu
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M. Kamiscioglu
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J. Kawada
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J. H. Kim
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S. H. Kim
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N. Kitagawa
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B. Klicek
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K. Kodama
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M. Komatsu
U. Kose
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I. Kreslo
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A. Lauria
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J. Lenkeit
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A. Ljubicic
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A. Longhin
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P. Loverre
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A. Malgin
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M. Malenica
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G. Mandrioli
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T. Matsuo
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V. Matveev
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N. Mauri
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E. Medinaceli
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M. Meyer
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S. Mikado
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P. Monacelli
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M. C. Montesi
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K. Morishima
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M. T. Muciaccia
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N. Naganawa
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T. Naka
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M. Nakamura
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T. Nakano
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Y. Nakatsuka
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K. Niwa
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S. Ogawa
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N. Okateva
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A. Olshevsky
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T. Omura
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K. Ozaki
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A. Paoloni
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B. D. Park
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I. G. Park
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L. Pasqualini
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A. Pastore
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L. Patrizii
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C. Pistillo
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D. Podgrudkov
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N. Polukhina
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M. Pozzato
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F. Pupilli
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M. Roda
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H. Rokujo
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T. Roganova
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G. Rosa
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I. Rostovtseva
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O. Ryazhskaya
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O. Sato
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Y. Sato
A. Schembri
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I. Shakiryanova
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T. Shchedrina
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A. Sheshukov
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H. Shibuya
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T. Shiraishi
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G. Shoziyoev
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S. Simone
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M. Sioli
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C. Sirignano
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G. Sirri
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M. Spinetti
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L. Stanco
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N. Starkov
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S. M. Stellacci
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M. Stipcevic
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P. Strolin
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S. Takahashi
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M. Tenti
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F. Terranova
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V. Tioukov
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S. Tufanli
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P. Vilain
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M. Vladimirov
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L. Votano
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J. L. Vuilleumier
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G. Wilquet
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B. Wonsak
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C. S. Yoon
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Y. Zaitsev
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S. Zemskova
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Abstract

The OPERA long-baseline neutrino-oscillation experiment has observed the direct appearance of ντ in the CNGS νμ beam. Two large muon magnetic spectrometers are used to identify muons produced in the τ leptonic decay and in νμ CC interactions by measuring their charge and momentum. Besides the kinematic analysis of the τ decays, background resulting from the decay of charmed particles produced in νμ CC interactions is reduced by efficiently identifying the muon track. A new method for the charge sign determination has been applied, via a weighted angular matching of the straight track-segments reconstructed in the different parts of the dipole magnets. Results obtained for Monte Carlo and real data are presented. Comparison with a method where no matching is used shows a significant reduction of up to 40% of the fraction of wrongly determined charges.

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in2p3-00987744 , version 1 (06-05-2014)

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N. Agafonova, Alexander Aleksandrov, A. Anokhina, A. Ariga, T. Ariga, et al.. Determination of the muon charge sign with the dipolar spectrometers of the OPERA experiment. Journal of Instrumentation, 2016, 11, pp.P07022. ⟨10.1088/1748-0221/11/07/P07022⟩. ⟨in2p3-00987744⟩
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