Francesco Di Capua

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The dispersion of nitrogenous compounds and heavy metals into the environment is frequent during mining activities. The effects of nickel (Ni) and cobalt (Co) on denitrification of simulated mine waters were investigated in batch bioassays and fluidized-bed reactors (FBRs). At pH 7, batch tests revealed that Co did not exhibit inhibition on denitrification(More)
The OPERA neutrino experiment at the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory has measured the velocity of neutrinos from the CERN CNGS beam over a baseline of about 730 km with much higher accuracy than previous studies conducted with accelerator neutrinos. The measurement is based on high-statistics data taken by OPERA in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. Dedicated(More)
The OPERA experiment, designed to conclusively prove the existence of ν µ → ν τ oscillations in the atmospheric sector, makes use of a massive lead-nuclear emulsion target to observe the appearance of ν τ 's in the CNGS ν µ beam. The location and analysis of the neutrino interactions in quasi real-time required the development of fast computer-controlled(More)
This paper presents an intended test setup and methodology for testing micro-controller SoCs against the effects of ionizing radiations. The method structure is based on a modular test sequence for test definition, coding, validation and setup. It will be illustrated by the relevant example of a microcontroller solution including lockstep options. Our(More)
Beams of Carbon nuclei are now in use or planned to be used in various centers for cancer treatment around the world. The knowledge of the fragmentation of Carbon nuclei when they interact with the human body is important for evaluating of the spatial profile of their energy deposition in the tissues, hence the damage to tissues neighbouring the tumor. To(More)
36 a Now at Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet-´ Ecole polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex (France) b Now at a private company c Supported by travel fellowship from the Abstract 74 The OPERA neutrino detector in the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory (LNGS) was designed 75 to perform the first detection of neutrino oscillations in appearance mode through the(More)
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