• Reconstruction of CNGS neutrino events in the emulsions of the OPERA experiment
  • Pozzato, Michele <1980>


  • FIS/01 Fisica sperimentale


  • The OPERA experiment aims at the direct observation of ν_mu -> ν_tau oscillations in the CNGS (CERN Neutrinos to Gran Sasso) neutrino beam produced at CERN; since the ν_e contamination in the CNGS beam is low, OPERA will also be able to study the sub-dominant oscillation channel ν_mu -> ν_e. OPERA is a large scale hybrid apparatus divided in two supermodules, each equipped with electronic detectors, an iron spectrometer and a highly segmented ~0.7 kton target section made of Emulsion Cloud Chamber (ECC) units. During my research work in the Bologna Lab. I have taken part to the set-up of the automatic scanning microscopes studying and tuning the scanning system performances and efficiencies with emulsions exposed to a test beam at CERN in 2007. Once the triggered bricks were distributed to the collaboration laboratories, my work was centered on the procedure used for the localization and the reconstruction of neutrino events.


  • 2009-05-14


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


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Pozzato, Michele (2009) Reconstruction of CNGS neutrino events in the emulsions of the OPERA experiment, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Fisica , 21 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/1755.