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    A narrow band neutrino beam with high precision flux measurements

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    The ENUBET facility is a proposed narrow band neutrino beam where lepton production is monitored at single particle level in the instrumented decay tunnel. This facility addresses simultaneously the two most important challenges for the next generation of cross section experiments: a superior control of the flux and flavor composition at source and a high level of tunability and precision in the selection of the energy of the outcoming neutrinos. We report here the latest results in the development and test of the instrumentation for the decay tunnel. Special emphasis is given to irradiation tests of the photo-sensors performed at INFN-LNL and CERN in 2017 and to the first application of polysiloxane-based scintillators in high energy physics.Comment: Poster presented at NuPhys2017 (London, 20-22 December 2017). 5 pages, 2 figure

    Steps towards the hyperfine splitting measurement of the muonic hydrogen ground state: pulsed muon beam and detection system characterization

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    The high precision measurement of the hyperfine splitting of the muonic-hydrogen atom ground state with pulsed and intense muon beam requires careful technological choices both in the construction of a gas target and of the detectors. In June 2014, the pressurized gas target of the FAMU experiment was exposed to the low energy pulsed muon beam at the RIKEN RAL muon facility. The objectives of the test were the characterization of the target, the hodoscope and the X-ray detectors. The apparatus consisted of a beam hodoscope and X-rays detectors made with high purity Germanium and Lanthanum Bromide crystals. In this paper the experimental setup is described and the results of the detector characterization are presented.Comment: 22 pages, 14 figures, published and open access on JINS

    The ENUBET Beamline

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    The ENUBET ERC project (2016-2021) is studying a narrow band neutrino beam where lepton production can be monitored at single particle level in an instrumented decay tunnel. This would allow to measure ╬Ż╬╝\nu_{\mu} and ╬Że\nu_{e} cross sections with a precision improved by about one order of magnitude compared to present results. In this proceeding we describe a first realistic design of the hadron beamline based on a dipole coupled to a pair of quadrupole triplets along with the optimisation guidelines and the results of a simulation based on G4beamline. A static focusing design, though less efficient than a horn-based solution, results several times more efficient than originally expected. It works with slow proton extractions reducing drastically pile-up effects in the decay tunnel and it paves the way towards a time-tagged neutrino beam. On the other hand a horn-based transferline would ensure higher yields at the tunnel entrance. The first studies conducted at CERN to implement the synchronization between a few ms proton extraction and a horn pulse of 2-10 ms are also described.Comment: Poster presented at NuPhys2018 (London 19-21 December 2018). 4 pages, 3 figure

    The AMS-02 Time of Flight System

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    The Time-of-Flight (TOF) system of the AMS detector gives the fast trigger to the read out electronics and measures velocity, direction and charge of the crossing particles. The first version of the detector (called AMS-01) has flown in 1998 aboard of the shuttle Discovery for a 10 days test mission, and collected about 10810^8 events. The new version (called AMS-02) will be installed on the International Space Station and will operate for at least three years, collecting roughly 101010^{10} Cosmic Ray (CR) particles. The TOF system of AMS-01 successfully operated during the test mission, obtaining a time resolution of 120 ps for protons and better for other CR ions. The TOF system of AMS-02 will be different due to the strong fringing magnetic field and weight constraintsComment: 6 pages, 7 figures. Talk given at the ``First International Conference on Particle and Fundamental Physics in Space'', La Biodola, Isola d'Elba (Italy), 14 -- 19 May 2002. To be published by Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplement. Sep. 13, 2002: added "Conclusion" sectio

    Multijet production in neutral current deep inelastic scattering at HERA and determination of ╬▒_{s}

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    Multijet production rates in neutral current deep inelastic scattering have been measured in the range of exchanged boson virtualities 10 5 GeV and ÔÇô1 < ╬Ě_{LAB}^{jet} < 2.5. Next-to-leading-order QCD calculations describe the data well. The value of the strong coupling constant ╬▒_{s} (M_{z}), determined from the ratio of the trijet to dijet cross sections, is ╬▒_{s} (M_{z}) = 0.1179 ┬▒ 0.0013 (stat.)_{-0.0046}^{+0.0028}(exp.)_{-0.0046}^{+0.0028}(th.)

    A new Low Gain Avalanche Diode concept: the double-LGAD

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    This paper describes the new concept of the double-LGAD. The goal is to increase the charge at the input of the electronics, keeping a time resolution equal or better than a standard (single) LGAD; this has been realized by adding the charges of two coupled LGADs while still using a single front-end electronics. The study here reported has been done starting from single LGAD with a thickness of 25 \textmu{m}, 35 \textmu{m} and 50 \textmu{m}.Comment: arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:2208.0571

    Jet production in charged current deep inelastic eÔü║p scatteringat HERA

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    The production rates and substructure of jets have been studied in charged current deep inelastic eÔü║p scattering for Q┬▓ > 200 GeV┬▓ with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 110.5 pbÔü╗┬╣. Inclusive jet cross sections are presented for jets with transverse energies E_{T}^{jet} > 5 GeV. Measurements of the mean subjet multiplicity, Ôîęn_{sbj}Ôî¬, of the inclusive jet sample are presented. Predictions based on parton-shower Monte Carlo models and next-to-leading-order QCD calculations are compared to the measurements. The value of ╬▒_{s} (M_{z}), determined from Ôîęn_{sbj}Ôî¬ at y_{cut} = 10Ôü╗┬▓ for jets with 25 < E_{T}^{jet} < 119 GeV, is ╬▒_{s} (M_{z}) = 0.1202 ┬▒ 0.0052 (stat.)_{-0.0019}^{+0.0060} (syst.)_{-0.0053}^{+0.0065} (th.). The mean subjet multiplicity as a function of Q┬▓ is found to be consistent with that measured in NC DIS
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