Icarus and status of Liquid-Argon technology

Fava, A. (2012) Icarus and status of Liquid-Argon technology. Il nuovo cimento C, 35 (1). pp. 447-454. ISSN 1826-9885

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ICARUS-T600 at the INFN-LNGS Gran Sasso Laboratory is the first underground large-mass Liquid-Argon TPC: exposed to the CNGS neutrino beam from CERN, it has been taking data since May 2010. Thanks to its excellent resolution and 3D imaging, it allows an unprecedented event visualization quality combined with a good calorimetric reconstruction and the electronic event processing. After a first commissioning phase, it has started an interesting physics program, ranging from νμ → ντ oscillation search in appearance to matter stability study, thus demonstrating the feasibility and effectiveness of the Liquid-Argon TPC technique. Furthermore, ICARUS-T600 represents a major milestone towards the realization of much larger Liquid-Argon detectors for future rare events physics. The idea to use a LAr-TPC experiment at a refurbished CERN-PS neutrino beam is presented as a possible solution to the sterile neutrino puzzle.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neutrino, muon, pion, and other elementary particle detectors; cosmic ray detectors ; Neutrino interactions ; Design of experiments
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2020 19:24
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2020 19:24
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/17713

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