Experimental details on lifetime measurements of neutrino-produced charmed particles in a tagged emulsion spectrometer

N. Ushida, T. Kondo, G. Fujioka, H. Fukushima, Y. Takahashi, S. Tatsumi, C. Yokoyama, Y. Homma, Y. Tsuzuki, S. Y. Bahk, C. O. Kim, J. N. Park, J. S. Song, D. C. Bailey, S. Conetti, J. Fisher, J. Trischuk, H. Fuchi, K. Noshino, M. MiyanishiK. Niu, K. Niwa, H. Shibuya, Y. Yanagisawa, S. M. Errede, M. J. Gutzwiller, S. Kuramata, N. W. Reay, K. Reibel, T. A. Romanowski, R. A. Sidwell, N. R. Stanton, K. Moriyama, H. Shibata, T. Hara, O. Kusumoto, Y. Noguchi, M. Teranaka, H. Okabe, J. Yokota, J. Y. Harnois, C. J.D. Hébert, J. Hébert, S. Lokanathan, B. M. McLeod, S. Tasaka, P. J. Davis, J. F. Martin, D. Pitman, J. D. Prentice, P. Sinervo, T. S. Yoon, H. Kimura, Y. Maeda

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Abstract

A new type of hybrid appaatus, which consisted of an emulsion target and a magnet spectrometer, was successfully used in an experiment to measure lifetimes of charmed particles produced by the wide-band neutrino beam from 350 GeV protons at Fermilab. The emulsion target was essential to find short distance decay vertices andthe counter spectrometer was used both to localize the neutrino events in the emulsion and also to identify the particles from weak decays and those produced in the neutrino interactions. Newly introduced emulsion techniques such as the changeable sheet as a low background interface to couple the emulsion target with the counter spectrometer, and the single track followback method to locate interaction and decay vertices in the emulsion, were proved to be very powerful. Details of the experimental apparatus and of the method of analysis employed are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-64
Number of pages15
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods In Physics Research
Volume224
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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