DsTau: study of tau neutrino production with 400 GeV protons from the CERN-SPS

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Abstract

In the DsTau experiment at the CERN SPS (NA65), an independent and direct way to measure tau neutrino production following high energy proton interactions was proposed. As the main source of tau neutrinos is a decay of Ds mesons, produced in proton-nucleus interactions, the project aims at measuring a differential cross section of this reaction. The experimental method is based on a use of high resolution emulsion detectors for effective registration of events with short lived particle decays. Here we present the motivation of the study, details of the experimental technique, and the first results of the analysis of the data collected during test runs, which prove feasibility of the full scale study of the process in future. [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Article number33
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2020
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Charm physics
  • Fixed target experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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