The T2K ND280 off-axis pi-zero detector

S. Assylbekov, G. Barr, B. E. Berger, H. Berns, D. Beznosko, A. Bodek, R. Bradford, N. Buchanan, H. Budd, Y. Caffari, K. Connolly, I. Danko, R. Das, S. Davis, M. Day, S. Dytman, M. Dziomba, R. Flight, D. Forbush, K. Gilje & 41 others D. Hansen, J. Hignight, J. Imber, R. A. Johnson, C. K. Jung, V. Kravtsov, P. T. Le, G. D. Lopez, C. J. Malafis, S. Manly, A. D. Marino, K. S. McFarland, C. McGrew, C. Metelko, G. Nagashima, D. Naples, T. C. Nicholls, B. Nielsen, V. Paolone, P. Paul, G. F. Pearce, W. Qian, K. Ramos, E. Reinherz-Aronis, P. A. Rodrigues, D. Ruterbories, J. Schmidt, J. Schwehr, M. Siyad, J. Steffens, A. S. Tadepalli, I. J. Taylor, M. Thorpe, W. Toki, C. Vanek, D. Warner, A. Weber, R. J. Wilkes, R. J. Wilson, C. Yanagisawa, T. Yuan

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Abstract

The pi-zero detector (POD) is one of the subdetectors that makes up the off-axis near detector for the Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) long baseline neutrino experiment. The primary goal for the POD is to measure the relevant cross-sections for neutrino interactions that generate π0s, especially the cross-section for neutral current π0 interactions, which are one of the dominant sources of background to the νμνe appearance signal in T2K. The POD is composed of layers of plastic scintillator alternating with water bags and brass sheets or lead sheets and is one of the first detectors to use Multi-Pixel Photon Counters (MPPCs) on a large scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-63
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume686
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 11 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • J-PARC
  • Long baseline
  • Neutrino oscillation
  • Neutrinos
  • Pi-zero detector
  • T2K

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  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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The T2K ND280 off-axis pi-zero detector. / Assylbekov, S.; Barr, G.; Berger, B. E.; Berns, H.; Beznosko, D.; Bodek, A.; Bradford, R.; Buchanan, N.; Budd, H.; Caffari, Y.; Connolly, K.; Danko, I.; Das, R.; Davis, S.; Day, M.; Dytman, S.; Dziomba, M.; Flight, R.; Forbush, D.; Gilje, K.; Hansen, D.; Hignight, J.; Imber, J.; Johnson, R. A.; Jung, C. K.; Kravtsov, V.; Le, P. T.; Lopez, G. D.; Malafis, C. J.; Manly, S.; Marino, A. D.; McFarland, K. S.; McGrew, C.; Metelko, C.; Nagashima, G.; Naples, D.; Nicholls, T. C.; Nielsen, B.; Paolone, V.; Paul, P.; Pearce, G. F.; Qian, W.; Ramos, K.; Reinherz-Aronis, E.; Rodrigues, P. A.; Ruterbories, D.; Schmidt, J.; Schwehr, J.; Siyad, M.; Steffens, J.; Tadepalli, A. S.; Taylor, I. J.; Thorpe, M.; Toki, W.; Vanek, C.; Warner, D.; Weber, A.; Wilkes, R. J.; Wilson, R. J.; Yanagisawa, C.; Yuan, T.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 686, 11.09.2012, p. 48-63.

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Assylbekov, S, Barr, G, Berger, BE, Berns, H, Beznosko, D, Bodek, A, Bradford, R, Buchanan, N, Budd, H, Caffari, Y, Connolly, K, Danko, I, Das, R, Davis, S, Day, M, Dytman, S, Dziomba, M, Flight, R, Forbush, D, Gilje, K, Hansen, D, Hignight, J, Imber, J, Johnson, RA, Jung, CK, Kravtsov, V, Le, PT, Lopez, GD, Malafis, CJ, Manly, S, Marino, AD, McFarland, KS, McGrew, C, Metelko, C, Nagashima, G, Naples, D, Nicholls, TC, Nielsen, B, Paolone, V, Paul, P, Pearce, GF, Qian, W, Ramos, K, Reinherz-Aronis, E, Rodrigues, PA, Ruterbories, D, Schmidt, J, Schwehr, J, Siyad, M, Steffens, J, Tadepalli, AS, Taylor, IJ, Thorpe, M, Toki, W, Vanek, C, Warner, D, Weber, A, Wilkes, RJ, Wilson, RJ, Yanagisawa, C & Yuan, T 2012, 'The T2K ND280 off-axis pi-zero detector', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 686, pp. 48-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2012.05.028
Assylbekov, S. ; Barr, G. ; Berger, B. E. ; Berns, H. ; Beznosko, D. ; Bodek, A. ; Bradford, R. ; Buchanan, N. ; Budd, H. ; Caffari, Y. ; Connolly, K. ; Danko, I. ; Das, R. ; Davis, S. ; Day, M. ; Dytman, S. ; Dziomba, M. ; Flight, R. ; Forbush, D. ; Gilje, K. ; Hansen, D. ; Hignight, J. ; Imber, J. ; Johnson, R. A. ; Jung, C. K. ; Kravtsov, V. ; Le, P. T. ; Lopez, G. D. ; Malafis, C. J. ; Manly, S. ; Marino, A. D. ; McFarland, K. S. ; McGrew, C. ; Metelko, C. ; Nagashima, G. ; Naples, D. ; Nicholls, T. C. ; Nielsen, B. ; Paolone, V. ; Paul, P. ; Pearce, G. F. ; Qian, W. ; Ramos, K. ; Reinherz-Aronis, E. ; Rodrigues, P. A. ; Ruterbories, D. ; Schmidt, J. ; Schwehr, J. ; Siyad, M. ; Steffens, J. ; Tadepalli, A. S. ; Taylor, I. J. ; Thorpe, M. ; Toki, W. ; Vanek, C. ; Warner, D. ; Weber, A. ; Wilkes, R. J. ; Wilson, R. J. ; Yanagisawa, C. ; Yuan, T. / The T2K ND280 off-axis pi-zero detector. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2012 ; Vol. 686. pp. 48-63.
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