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Title: Baby MIND: A Magnetized Segmented Neutrino Detector for the WAGASCI Experiment

Abstract

T2K (Tokai-to-Kamioka) is a long-baseline neutrino experiment in Japan designed to study various parameters of neutrino oscillations. A near detector complex (ND280) is located 280 m downstream of the production target and measures neutrino beam parameters before any oscillations occur. ND280's measurements are used to predict the number and spectra of neutrinos in the Super-Kamiokande detector at the distance of 295 km. The difference in the target material between the far (water) and near (scintillator, hydrocarbon) detectors leads to the main non-cancelling systematic uncertainty for the oscillation analysis. In order to reduce this uncertainty a new WAter-Grid-And-SCintillator detector (WAGASCI) has been developed. A magnetized iron neutrino detector (Baby MIND) will be used to measure momentum and charge identification of the outgoing muons from charged current interactions. The Baby MIND modules are composed of magnetized iron plates and long plastic scintillator bars read out at the both ends with wavelength shifting fibers and silicon photomultipliers. The front-end electronics board has been developed to perform the readout and digitization of the signals from the scintillator bars. Detector elements were tested with cosmic rays and in the PS beam at CERN. The obtained results are presented in this paper.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
Baby MIND
OSTI Identifier:
1409839
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-17-218-APC; arXiv:1705.10406
1601683
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: JINST; Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 07; Conference: International Conference on Instrumentation for Colliding Beam Physics, Novosibirsk, Russia, 02/27-03/04/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Antonova, M., and et al. Baby MIND: A Magnetized Segmented Neutrino Detector for the WAGASCI Experiment. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/07/C07028.
Antonova, M., & et al. Baby MIND: A Magnetized Segmented Neutrino Detector for the WAGASCI Experiment. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/07/C07028.
Antonova, M., and et al. Wed . "Baby MIND: A Magnetized Segmented Neutrino Detector for the WAGASCI Experiment". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/07/C07028. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1409839.
@article{osti_1409839,
title = {Baby MIND: A Magnetized Segmented Neutrino Detector for the WAGASCI Experiment},
author = {Antonova, M. and et al.},
abstractNote = {T2K (Tokai-to-Kamioka) is a long-baseline neutrino experiment in Japan designed to study various parameters of neutrino oscillations. A near detector complex (ND280) is located 280 m downstream of the production target and measures neutrino beam parameters before any oscillations occur. ND280's measurements are used to predict the number and spectra of neutrinos in the Super-Kamiokande detector at the distance of 295 km. The difference in the target material between the far (water) and near (scintillator, hydrocarbon) detectors leads to the main non-cancelling systematic uncertainty for the oscillation analysis. In order to reduce this uncertainty a new WAter-Grid-And-SCintillator detector (WAGASCI) has been developed. A magnetized iron neutrino detector (Baby MIND) will be used to measure momentum and charge identification of the outgoing muons from charged current interactions. The Baby MIND modules are composed of magnetized iron plates and long plastic scintillator bars read out at the both ends with wavelength shifting fibers and silicon photomultipliers. The front-end electronics board has been developed to perform the readout and digitization of the signals from the scintillator bars. Detector elements were tested with cosmic rays and in the PS beam at CERN. The obtained results are presented in this paper.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/12/07/C07028},
journal = {JINST},
number = 07,
volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jul 19 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed Jul 19 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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