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

N. Agafonova, A. Aleksandrov, A. Anokhina, S. Aoki, 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 SanchezA. Di Crescenzo, D. Di Ferdinando, N. Di Marco, S. Dmitrievski, M. Dracos, D. Duchesneau, S. Dusini, T. Dzhatdoev, J. Ebert, A. Ereditato, R. A. Fini, T. Fukuda, G. Galati, A. Garfagnini, G. Giacomelli, C. Göllnitz, J. Goldberg, Y. Gornushkin, G. Grella, M. Guler, C. Gustavino, C. Hagner, T. Hara, A. Hollnagel, B. Hosseini, H. Ishida, K. Ishiguro, K. Jakovcic, C. Jollet, 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, 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, C. Pistillo, D. Podgrudkov, N. Polukhina, M. Pozzato, F. Pupilli, M. Roda, H. Rokujo, T. Roganova, G. Rosa, O. Ryazhskaya, O. 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, T. Strauss, 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, S. Zemskova, A. Zghiche

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Abstract

The OPERA experiment, designed to perform the first observation of (Formula Presented) 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 1~ from the neutrino interaction point, is described in detail and applied to the search for charmed hadrons, showing similar decay topologies as the τ lepton. In the analysed sample, 50 charm decay candidate events are observed while 54 ±4 are expected, proving that the detector performance and the analysis chain applied to neutrino events are well reproduced by the OPERA simulation and thus validating the methods for ντ appearance detection.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2986
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume74
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Procedure for short-lived particle detection in the OPERA experiment and its application to charm decays. / Agafonova, N.; Aleksandrov, A.; Anokhina, A.; Aoki, S.; Ariga, A.; Ariga, T.; Bender, D.; Bertolin, A.; Bozza, C.; Brugnera, R.; Buonaura, A.; Buontempo, S.; Büttner, B.; Chernyavsky, M.; Chukanov, A.; Consiglio, L.; D’Ambrosio, N.; De Lellis, G.; De Serio, M.; Del Amo Sanchez, P.; Di Crescenzo, A.; Di Ferdinando, D.; Di Marco, N.; Dmitrievski, S.; Dracos, M.; Duchesneau, D.; Dusini, S.; Dzhatdoev, T.; Ebert, J.; Ereditato, A.; Fini, R. A.; Fukuda, T.; Galati, G.; Garfagnini, A.; Giacomelli, G.; Göllnitz, C.; Goldberg, J.; Gornushkin, Y.; Grella, G.; Guler, M.; Gustavino, C.; Hagner, C.; Hara, T.; Hollnagel, A.; Hosseini, B.; Ishida, H.; Ishiguro, K.; Jakovcic, K.; Jollet, C.; Kamiscioglu, C.; Kamiscioglu, M.; Kawada, J.; Kim, J. H.; Kim, S. H.; Kitagawa, N.; Klicek, B.; Kodama, K.; Komatsu, M.; Kose, U.; Kreslo, I.; Lauria, A.; Lenkeit, J.; Ljubicic, A.; Longhin, A.; Loverre, P.; Malgin, A.; Malenica, M.; Mandrioli, G.; Matsuo, T.; Matveev, V.; Mauri, N.; Medinaceli, E.; Meregaglia, A.; Mikado, S.; Monacelli, P.; Montesi, M. C.; Morishima, K.; Muciaccia, M. T.; Naganawa, N.; Naka, T.; Nakamura, M.; Nakano, T.; Nakatsuka, Y.; Niwa, K.; Ogawa, S.; Okateva, N.; Olshevsky, A.; Omura, T.; Ozaki, K.; Paoloni, A.; Park, B. D.; Park, I. G.; Pasqualini, L.; Pastore, A.; Patrizii, L.; Pessard, H.; Pistillo, C.; Podgrudkov, D.; Polukhina, N.; Pozzato, M.; Pupilli, F.; Roda, M.; Rokujo, H.; Roganova, T.; Rosa, G.; Ryazhskaya, O.; Sato, O.; Schembri, A.; Shakiryanova, I.; Shchedrina, T.; Sheshukov, A.; Shibuya, H.; Shiraishi, T.; Shoziyoev, G.; Simone, S.; Sioli, M.; Sirignano, C.; Sirri, G.; Spinetti, M.; Stanco, L.; Starkov, N.; Stellacci, S. M.; Stipcevic, M.; Strauss, T.; Strolin, P.; Takahashi, S.; Tenti, M.; Terranova, F.; Tioukov, V.; Tufanli, S.; Vilain, P.; Vladimirov, M.; Votano, L.; Vuilleumier, J. L.; Wilquet, G.; Wonsak, B.; Yoon, C. S.; Zemskova, S.; Zghiche, A.

In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 74, No. 8, 2986, 01.08.2014, p. 1-9.

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Agafonova, N, Aleksandrov, A, Anokhina, A, Aoki, S, Ariga, A, Ariga, T, Bender, D, Bertolin, A, Bozza, C, Brugnera, R, Buonaura, A, Buontempo, S, Büttner, B, Chernyavsky, M, Chukanov, A, Consiglio, L, D’Ambrosio, N, De Lellis, G, De Serio, M, Del Amo Sanchez, P, Di Crescenzo, A, Di Ferdinando, D, Di Marco, N, Dmitrievski, S, Dracos, M, Duchesneau, D, Dusini, S, Dzhatdoev, T, Ebert, J, Ereditato, A, Fini, RA, Fukuda, T, Galati, G, Garfagnini, A, Giacomelli, G, Göllnitz, C, Goldberg, J, Gornushkin, Y, Grella, G, Guler, M, Gustavino, C, Hagner, C, Hara, T, Hollnagel, A, Hosseini, B, Ishida, H, Ishiguro, K, Jakovcic, K, Jollet, C, Kamiscioglu, C, Kamiscioglu, M, Kawada, J, Kim, JH, Kim, SH, Kitagawa, N, Klicek, B, Kodama, K, Komatsu, M, Kose, U, Kreslo, I, Lauria, A, Lenkeit, J, Ljubicic, A, Longhin, A, Loverre, P, Malgin, A, Malenica, M, Mandrioli, G, Matsuo, T, Matveev, V, Mauri, N, Medinaceli, E, Meregaglia, A, Mikado, S, Monacelli, P, Montesi, MC, Morishima, K, Muciaccia, MT, Naganawa, N, Naka, T, Nakamura, M, Nakano, T, Nakatsuka, Y, Niwa, K, Ogawa, S, Okateva, N, Olshevsky, A, Omura, T, Ozaki, K, Paoloni, A, Park, BD, Park, IG, Pasqualini, L, Pastore, A, Patrizii, L, Pessard, H, Pistillo, C, Podgrudkov, D, Polukhina, N, Pozzato, M, Pupilli, F, Roda, M, Rokujo, H, Roganova, T, Rosa, G, Ryazhskaya, O, Sato, O, Schembri, A, Shakiryanova, I, Shchedrina, T, Sheshukov, A, Shibuya, H, Shiraishi, T, Shoziyoev, G, Simone, S, Sioli, M, Sirignano, C, Sirri, G, Spinetti, M, Stanco, L, Starkov, N, Stellacci, SM, Stipcevic, M, Strauss, T, Strolin, P, Takahashi, S, Tenti, M, Terranova, F, Tioukov, V, Tufanli, S, Vilain, P, Vladimirov, M, Votano, L, Vuilleumier, JL, Wilquet, G, Wonsak, B, Yoon, CS, Zemskova, S & Zghiche, A 2014, 'Procedure for short-lived particle detection in the OPERA experiment and its application to charm decays', European Physical Journal C, vol. 74, no. 8, 2986, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-2986-0
Agafonova, N. ; Aleksandrov, A. ; Anokhina, A. ; Aoki, S. ; Ariga, A. ; Ariga, T. ; Bender, D. ; Bertolin, A. ; Bozza, C. ; Brugnera, R. ; Buonaura, A. ; Buontempo, S. ; Büttner, B. ; Chernyavsky, M. ; Chukanov, A. ; Consiglio, L. ; D’Ambrosio, N. ; De Lellis, G. ; De Serio, M. ; Del Amo Sanchez, P. ; Di Crescenzo, A. ; Di Ferdinando, D. ; Di Marco, N. ; Dmitrievski, S. ; Dracos, M. ; Duchesneau, D. ; Dusini, S. ; Dzhatdoev, T. ; Ebert, J. ; Ereditato, A. ; Fini, R. A. ; Fukuda, T. ; Galati, G. ; Garfagnini, A. ; Giacomelli, G. ; Göllnitz, C. ; Goldberg, J. ; Gornushkin, Y. ; Grella, G. ; Guler, M. ; Gustavino, C. ; Hagner, C. ; Hara, T. ; Hollnagel, A. ; Hosseini, B. ; Ishida, H. ; Ishiguro, K. ; Jakovcic, K. ; Jollet, C. ; Kamiscioglu, C. ; Kamiscioglu, M. ; Kawada, J. ; Kim, J. H. ; Kim, S. H. ; Kitagawa, N. ; Klicek, B. ; Kodama, K. ; Komatsu, M. ; Kose, U. ; Kreslo, I. ; Lauria, A. ; Lenkeit, J. ; Ljubicic, A. ; Longhin, A. ; Loverre, P. ; Malgin, A. ; Malenica, M. ; Mandrioli, G. ; Matsuo, T. ; Matveev, V. ; Mauri, N. ; Medinaceli, E. ; Meregaglia, A. ; Mikado, S. ; Monacelli, P. ; Montesi, M. C. ; Morishima, K. ; Muciaccia, M. T. ; Naganawa, N. ; Naka, T. ; Nakamura, M. ; Nakano, T. ; Nakatsuka, Y. ; Niwa, K. ; Ogawa, S. ; Okateva, N. ; Olshevsky, A. ; Omura, T. ; Ozaki, K. ; Paoloni, A. ; Park, B. D. ; Park, I. G. ; Pasqualini, L. ; Pastore, A. ; Patrizii, L. ; Pessard, H. ; Pistillo, C. ; Podgrudkov, D. ; Polukhina, N. ; Pozzato, M. ; Pupilli, F. ; Roda, M. ; Rokujo, H. ; Roganova, T. ; Rosa, G. ; Ryazhskaya, O. ; Sato, O. ; Schembri, A. ; Shakiryanova, I. ; Shchedrina, T. ; Sheshukov, A. ; Shibuya, H. ; Shiraishi, T. ; Shoziyoev, G. ; Simone, S. ; Sioli, M. ; Sirignano, C. ; Sirri, G. ; Spinetti, M. ; Stanco, L. ; Starkov, N. ; Stellacci, S. M. ; Stipcevic, M. ; Strauss, T. ; Strolin, P. ; Takahashi, S. ; Tenti, M. ; Terranova, F. ; Tioukov, V. ; Tufanli, S. ; Vilain, P. ; Vladimirov, M. ; Votano, L. ; Vuilleumier, J. L. ; Wilquet, G. ; Wonsak, B. ; Yoon, C. S. ; Zemskova, S. ; Zghiche, A. / Procedure for short-lived particle detection in the OPERA experiment and its application to charm decays. In: European Physical Journal C. 2014 ; Vol. 74, No. 8. pp. 1-9.
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