A B4C-silicon target for the detection of neutrino interactions

Citation
G. Barichello et al., A B4C-silicon target for the detection of neutrino interactions, NUCL INST A, 419(1), 1998, pp. 1-15
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
ISSN journal
0168-9002 → ACNP
Volume
419
Issue
1
Year of publication
1998
Pages
1 - 15
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(199812)419:1<1:ABTFTD>2.0.ZU;2-T
Abstract
This note describes the construction of a target for neutrino interactions composed of passive boron carbide plates interleaved with silicon microstri p detectors. The target contains four layers of passive material With a tot al mass of 45 kg and 600 single-sided silicon microstrip detectors with a t otal surface of 1.14 m(2) distributed over five layers. It is installed in the NOMAD spectrometer at the CERN SPS neutrino beam. During the 1997 run a bout 8000v(mu) charged current interactions were estimated to have occurred in the target. For these events it will be possible to perform a precise m easurement of both vertex and kinematical variables. This will provide inva luable experience towards the construction of a future large-scale silicon tracker for neutrino oscillation experiments. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V . All rights reserved.