Status and results from the OPERA experiment

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Abstract

The OPERA experiment is aiming at the first direct detection of neutrino oscillations in appearance mode through the study of the v μ→ v τ channel. The OPERA detector is placed in the CNGS long baseline v μ beam 730 km away from the neutrino source. The analysis of a sub-sample of the data taken in the 2008-2009 runs was completed After a brief description of the beam and the experimental setup, we report on event analysis and on a first candidate event, its background estimation and statistical significance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Super beams and Beta beams
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Superbeams, and Betabeams, NuFact10 - Mumbai, India
Duration: Oct 20 2010Oct 25 2010

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1382
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference12th International Workshop on Neutrino Factories, Superbeams, and Betabeams, NuFact10
CountryIndia
CityMumbai
Period10/20/1010/25/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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