High speed automatic scanning systems for emulsion analysis in the opera experiment

Altınok, Özgür
The aim of the OPERA experiment is to verify the neutrino oscillation, directly measuring the appearance of from an initially pure beam produced at CERN. For this purpose OPERA detector is located underground Gran Sasso Laboratory(LNGS) 730 km away from CERN. The detector structure designed to be a hybrid system consisting of emulsion targets and electronic detectors. Total area of the emulsion targets in the OPERA detector is around 110000 m2 which needs fast and reliable automatic scanning systems. For this purpose, two di erent automatic scanning systems were developed in Japan and Europe. For now there are 12 scanning laboratories dedicated to the OPERA Experiment. The Emulsion Scanning Laboratory in the Physics department of METU is one of the scanning laboratories for the OPERA Experiment. The automatic scanning system in METU is European type which is using commercial hardware for easy construction and maintain. Also the laboratory has a unique feature in terms of experimental high energy physics laboratories. The emulsion scan- ning laboratory in METU is the first high energy laboratory in Turkey for data taking and data analysis at the same time. This M.S. thesis reports the successful installation and tests of the Automatic Scanning System in METU.


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Ö. Altınok, “High speed automatic scanning systems for emulsion analysis in the opera experiment,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.