The T2K experiment


Journal Article

The T2K experiment is a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. Its main goal is to measure the last unknown lepton sector mixing angle θ13 by observing νe appearance in a νμ beam. It also aims to make a precision measurement of the known oscillation parameters, Δ232+ and sin22θ23, via νμ disappearance studies. Other goals of the experiment include various neutrino cross-section measurements and sterile neutrino searches. The experiment uses an intense proton beam generated by the J-PARC accelerator in Tokai, Japan, and is composed of a neutrino beamline, a near detector complex (ND280), and a far detector (Super-Kamiokande) located 295 km away from J-PARC. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the instrumentation aspect of the T2K experiment and a summary of the vital information for each subsystem. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Abe, K; Abgrall, N; Aihara, H; Ajima, Y; Albert, JB; Allan, D; Amaudruz, PA; Andreopoulos, C; Andrieu, B; Anerella, MD; Angelsen, C; Aoki, S; Araoka, O; Argyriades, J; Ariga, A; Ariga, T; Assylbekov, S; De André, JPAM; Autiero, D; Badertscher, A; Ballester, O; Barbi, M; Barker, GJ; Baron, P; Barr, G; Bartoszek, L; Batkiewicz, M; Bay, F; Bentham, S; Berardi, V; Berger, BE; Berns, H; Bertram, I; Besnier, M; Beucher, J; Beznosko, D; Bhadra, S; Birney, P; Bishop, D; Blackmore, E; Blaszczyk, FDM; Blocki, J; Blondel, A; Bodek, A; Bojechko, C; Bouchez, J; Boussuge, T; Boyd, SB; Boyer, M; Braam, N; Bradford, R; Bravar, A; Briggs, K; Brinson, JD; Bronner, C; Brook-Roberge, DG; Bryant, M; Buchanan, N; Budd, H; Cadabeschi, M; Calland, RG; Calvet, D; Caravaca Rodríguez, J; Carroll, J; Cartwright, SL; Carver, A; Castillo, R; Catanesi, MG; Cavata, C; Cazes, A; Cervera, A; Charrier, JP; Chavez, C; Choi, S; Chollet, S; Christodoulou, G; Colas, P; Coleman, J; Coleman, W; Collazuol, G; Connolly, K; Cooke, P; Curioni, A; Dabrowska, A; Danko, I; Das, R; Davies, GS; Davis, S; Day, M; De La Broise, X; De Perio, P; De Rosa, G; Dealtry, T; Debraine, A; Delagnes, E; Delbart, A; Densham, C; Di Lodovico, F; Di Luise, S; Dinh Tran, P

Published Date

  • December 11, 2011

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Volume / Issue

  • 659 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 106 - 135

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-9002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nima.2011.06.067

Citation Source

  • Scopus