The RPC system of the OPERA experiment


The OPERA experiment is designed to study the nm ! nt oscillation observing the nt appearance in a pure nm beam over a base line of 732 km from CERN to Gran Sasso Laboratory. The apparatus consists of a lead/emulsion-film target complemented by electronic detectors and muon spectrometers for muon charge and momentum measurements. The tracking inside the magnets is provide by Bakelite RPC chambers in a large scale application. The commissioning of the RPC system ended in August 2006. The paper present the layout of the RPC system and its performances. & 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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@inproceedings{Bertolin2009TheRS, title={The RPC system of the OPERA experiment}, author={A . Bertolin and Angela Candela and Gessica Corradi and Francesco Dal Corso and Andrea Longhin and Alessandro Paoloni and Marco Spinetti and Mario Stipcevic and F . Terranova}, year={2009} }