First events from the CNGS neutrino beam detected in the OPERA experiment

Acquafredda, R
Agafonova, N
Ambrosio, M
Anokhina, A
Aoki, S
Ariga, A
Arrabito, L
Autiero, D
Badertscher, A
Baussan, E
Bergnoli, A
Greggio, F Bersani
Besnier, M
Beyer, M
Bondil-Blin, S
Borer, K
Boucrot, J
Boyarkin, V
Bozza, C
Brugnera, R
Buontempo, S
Caffari, Y
Campagne, J E
Carlus, B
Carrara, E
Cazes, A
Chaussard, L
Chernyavsky, M
Chiarella, V
Chon-Sen, N
Chukanov, A
Ciesielski, R
Consiglio, L
Cozzi, M
Corso, F Dal
D'Ambrosio, N
Damet, J
Lellis, G De
Déclais, Y
Descombes, T
Serio, M De
Capua, F Di
Ferdinando, D Di
Giovanni, A Di
Marco, N Di
Troia, C Di
Dmitrievski, S
Dracos, M
Duchesneau, D
Dulach, B
Dusini, S
Ebert, J
Enikeev, R
Ereditato, A
Esposito, L S
Fanin, C
Favier, J
Felici, G
Ferber, T
Fournier, L
Franceschi, A
Frekers, D
Fukuda, T
Fukushima, C
Galkin, V I
Galkin, V A
Gallet, R
Garfagnini, A
Gaudiot, G
Giacomelli, G
Giarmana, O
Giorgini, M
Girard, L
Girerd, C
Goellnitz, C
Goldberg, J
Gornoushkin, Y
Grella, G
Grianti, F
Guerin, C
Guler, M
Gustavino, C
Hagner, C
Hamane, T
Hara, T
Hauger, M
Hess, M
Hoshino, K
Ieva, M
Incurvati, M
Jakovcic, K
Csathy, J Janicsko
Janutta, B
Jollet, C
Juget, F
Kazuyama, M
Kim, S H
Kimura, M
Knuesel, J
Kodama, K
Kolev, D
Komatsu, M
Kose, U
Krasnoperov, A
Kreslo, I
Krumstein, Z
Laktineh, I
Taille, C de La
Flour, T Le
Lieunard, S
Ljubicic, A
Longhin, A
Malgin, A
Manai, K
Mandrioli, G
Mantello, U
Marotta, A
Marteau, J
Martin-Chassard, G
Matveev, V
Messina, M
Meyer, L
Micanovic, S
Migliozzi, P
Miyamoto, S
Monacelli, P
Monteiro, I
Morishima, K
Moser, U
Muciaccia, M T
Mugnier, P
Naganawa, N
Nakamura, M
Nakano, T
Napolitano, T
Natsume, M
Niwa, K
Nonoyama, Y
Nozdrin, A
Ogawa, S
Olchevski, A
Orlandi, D
Ossetski, D
Paoloni, A
Park, B D
Park, I G
Pastore, A
Patrizii, L
Pellegrino, L
Pessard, H
Pilipenko, V
Pistillo, C
Polukhina, N
Pozzato, M
Pretzl, K
Publichenko, P
Raux, L
Repellin, J P
Roganova, T
Romano, G
Rosa, G
Rubbia, A
Ryasny, V
Ryazhskaya, O
Ryzhikov, D
Sadovski, A
Sanelli, C
Sato, O
Sato, Y
Saveliev, V
Savvinov, N
Sazhina, G
Schembri, A
Parzefall, W Schmidt
Schroeder, H
Schütz, H U
Lavina, L Scotto
Sewing, J
Shibuya, H
Simone, S
Sioli, M
Sirignano, C
Sirri, G
Song, J S
Spaeti, R
Spinetti, M
Stanco, L
Starkov, N
Stipcevic, M
Strolin, P
Sugonyaev, V
Takahashi, S
Tereschenko, V
Terranova, F
Tezuka, I
Tioukov, V
Tikhomirov, I
Tolun, P
Toshito, T
Tsarev, V
Tsenov, R
Ugolino, U
Ushida, N
Beek, G Van
Verguilov, V
Vilain, P
Votano, L
Vuilleumier, J L
Waelchli, T
Waldi, R
Weber, M
Wilquet, G
Wonsak, B
Wurth, R
Wurtz, J
Yakushev, V
Yoon, C S
Zaitsev, Y
Zamboni, I
Zimmermann, R
The OPERA neutrino detector at the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory (LNGS) was designed to perform the first detection of neutrino oscillations in appearance mode, through the study of νµ → ντ oscillations. The apparatus consists of a lead/emulsion-film target complemented by electronic detectors. It is placed in the high-energy, long-baseline CERN to LNGS beam (CNGS) 730 km away from the neutrino source. In August 2006, a first run with CNGS neutrinos was successfully conducted. A first sample of neutrino events was collected, statistically consistent with the integrated beam intensity. After a brief description of the beam and of the various sub-detectors, we report on the achievement of this milestone, presenting the first data and some analysis results.
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R. Acquafredda et al., “First events from the CNGS neutrino beam detected in the OPERA experiment,” New Journal of Physics, pp. 303–303, 2006, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: