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F. Cadoux
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University of Geneva, Section de Physique, DPNC, Geneva, Switzerland
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Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (25)
 
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The WAGASCI experiment being built at the J-PARC neutrino beam line will measure the difference in cross sections from neutrinos interacting with a water and scintillator targets, in order to constrain neutrino cross sections, essential for the T2K neutrino oscillation measurements. A prototype Magnetised Iron Neutrino Detector (MIND), called Baby MIND, is being constructed at CERN to act as a magnetic spectrometer behind the main WAGASCI target to be able to measure the charge and momentum of the outgoing muon from neutrino charged current interactions. Read More

POLAR is space-borne detector designed for a precise measurement of gamma-ray polarization of the prompt emissions of Gamma-Ray Bursts in the energy range 50 keV - 500 keV. POLAR is a compact Compton polarimeter consisting of 40$\times$ 40 plastic scintillator bars read out by 25 multi-anode PMTs. In May 2015, we performed a series of tests of the POLAR flight model with 100\% polarized x-rays beams at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility beam-line ID11 aming to study thresholds, crosstalk between channels and responses of POLAR flight model to polarized X-ray beams. Read More

As a space-borne detector POLAR is designed to conduct hard X-ray polarization measurements of gamma-ray bursts on the statistically significant sample of events and with an unprecedented accuracy. During its development phase a number of tests, calibrations runs and verification measurements were carried out in order to validate instrument functionality and optimize operational parameters. In this article we present results on gain optimization togeter with verification data obtained in the course of broad laboratory and environmental tests. Read More

Gamma-ray polarimetry is a new powerful tool to study the processes responsible for the emission from astrophysical sources and the environments in which this emission takes place. Few successful polarimetric measurements have however been performed thus far in the gamma-ray energy band due to the difficulties involved. POLAR is a dedicated polarimeter designed to perform high precision measurements of the polarization of the emission from gamma-ray burst in the 50-500 keV energy range. Read More

2016Oct
Authors: The CTA Consortium, :, A. Abchiche, U. Abeysekara, Ó. Abril, F. Acero, B. S. Acharya, C. Adams, G. Agnetta, F. Aharonian, A. Akhperjanian, A. Albert, M. Alcubierre, J. Alfaro, R. Alfaro, A. J. Allafort, R. Aloisio, J. -P. Amans, E. Amato, L. Ambrogi, G. Ambrosi, M. Ambrosio, J. Anderson, M. Anduze, E. O. Angüner, E. Antolini, L. A. Antonelli, M. Antonucci, V. Antonuccio, P. Antoranz, C. Aramo, A. Aravantinos, M. Araya, C. Arcaro, B. Arezki, A. Argan, T. Armstrong, F. Arqueros, L. Arrabito, M. Arrieta, K. Asano, M. Ashley, P. Aubert, C. B. Singh, A. Babic, M. Backes, A. Bais, S. Bajtlik, C. Balazs, M. Balbo, D. Balis, C. Balkowski, O. Ballester, J. Ballet, A. Balzer, A. Bamba, R. Bandiera, A. Barber, C. Barbier, M. Barcelo, M. Barkov, A. Barnacka, U. Barres de Almeida, J. A. Barrio, S. Basso, D. Bastieri, C. Bauer, U. Becciani, Y. Becherini, J. Becker Tjus, V. Beckmann, W. Bednarek, W. Benbow, D. Benedico Ventura, J. Berdugo, D. Berge, E. Bernardini, M. G. Bernardini, S. Bernhard, K. Bernlöhr, B. Bertucci, M. -A. Besel, V. Beshley, N. Bhatt, P. Bhattacharjee, W. Bhattacharyya, S. Bhattachryya, B. Biasuzzi, G. Bicknell, C. Bigongiari, A. Biland, A. Bilinsky, W. Bilnik, B. Biondo, R. Bird, T. Bird, E. Bissaldi, M. Bitossi, O. Blanch, P. Blasi, J. Blazek, C. Bockermann, C. Boehm, L. Bogacz, M. Bogdan, M. Bohacova, C. Boisson, J. Boix, J. Bolmont, G. Bonanno, A. Bonardi, C. Bonavolontà, P. Bonifacio, F. Bonnarel, G. Bonnoli, J. Borkowski, R. Bose, Z. Bosnjak, M. Böttcher, J. -J. Bousquet, C. Boutonnet, F. Bouyjou, L. Bowman, C. Braiding, T. Brantseg, S. Brau-Nogué, J. Bregeon, M. Briggs, M. Brigida, T. Bringmann, W. Brisken, D. Bristow, R. Britto, E. Brocato, S. Bron, P. Brook, W. Brooks, A. M. Brown, K. Brügge, F. Brun, P. Brun, P. Brun, G. Brunetti, L. Brunetti, P. Bruno, T. Buanes, N. Bucciantini, G. Buchholtz, J. Buckley, V. Bugaev, R. Bühler, A. Bulgarelli, T. Bulik, M. Burton, A. Burtovoi, G. Busetto, S. Buson, J. Buss, K. Byrum, F. Cadoux, J. 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Szepieniec, P. Szwarnog, A. Tacchini, K. Tachihara, G. Tagliaferri, H. Tajima, H. Takahashi, K. Takahashi, M. Takahashi, L. Takalo, S. Takami, J. Takata, J. Takeda, G. Talbot, T. Tam, M. Tanaka, S. Tanaka, T. Tanaka, Y. Tanaka, C. Tanci, S. Tanigawa, M. Tavani, F. Tavecchio, J. -P. Tavernet, K. Tayabaly, A. Taylor, L. A. Tejedor, I. Telezhinsky, F. Temme, P. Temnikov, C. Tenzer, Y. Terada, J. C. Terrazas, R. Terrier, D. Terront, T. Terzic, D. Tescaro, M. Teshima, M. Teshima, V. Testa, D. Tezier, J. Thayer, J. Thornhill, S. Thoudam, D. Thuermann, L. Tibaldo, A. Tiengo, M. C. Timpanaro, D. Tiziani, M. Tluczykont, C. J. Todero Peixoto, F. Tokanai, M. Tokarz, K. Toma, J. Tomastik, Y. Tomono, A. Tonachini, D. Tonev, K. Torii, M. Tornikoski, D. F. Torres, M. Torres, E. Torresi, G. Toso, G. Tosti, T. Totani, N. Tothill, F. Toussenel, G. Tovmassian, T. Toyama, P. Travnicek, C. Trichard, M. Trifoglio, I. Troyano Pujadas, M. Trzeciak, K. Tsinganos, S. Tsujimoto, T. Tsuru, Y. Uchiyama, G. Umana, Y. Umetsu, S. S. Upadhya, M. Uslenghi, V. Vagelli, F. Vagnetti, J. Valdes-Galicia, M. Valentino, P. Vallania, L. Valore, W. van Driel, C. van Eldik, B. van Soelen, J. Vandenbroucke, J. Vanderwalt, G. Vasileiadis, V. Vassiliev, J. R. Vázquez, M. L. Vázquez Acosta, M. Vecchi, A. Vega, I. Vegas, P. Veitch, P. Venault, L. Venema, C. Venter, S. Vercellone, S. Vergani, K. Verma, V. Verzi, G. P. Vettolani, C. Veyssiere, A. Viana, N. Viaux, J. Vicha, C. Vigorito, P. Vincent, S. Vincent, J. Vink, V. Vittorini, N. Vlahakis, L. Vlahos, H. Voelk, V. Voisin, A. Vollhardt, A. Volpicelli, H. von Brand, S. Vorobiov, I. Vovk, M. Vrastil, L. V. Vu, T. Vuillaume, R. Wagner, R. Wagner, S. J. Wagner, S. P. Wakely, T. Walstra, R. Walter, T. Walther, J. E. Ward, M. Ward, K. Warda, D. Warren, S. Wassberg, J. J. Watson, P. Wawer, R. Wawrzaszek, N. Webb, P. Wegner, O. Weiner, A. Weinstein, R. Wells, F. Werner, H. Wetteskind, M. White, R. White, M. Więcek, A. Wierzcholska, S. Wiesand, R. Wijers, P. Wilcox, N. Wild, A. Wilhelm, M. Wilkinson, M. Will, M. Will, D. A. Williams, J. T. Williams, R. Willingale, N. Wilson, M. Winde, K. Winiarski, H. Winkler, M. Winter, R. Wischnewski, E. Witt, P. Wojcik, D. Wolf, M. Wood, A. Wörnlein, E. Wu, T. Wu, K. K. Yadav, H. Yamamoto, T. Yamamoto, N. Yamane, R. Yamazaki, S. Yanagita, L. Yang, D. Yelos, A. Yoshida, M. Yoshida, T. Yoshida, S. Yoshiike, T. Yoshikoshi, P. Yu, V. Zabalza, D. Zaborov, M. Zacharias, G. Zaharijas, A. Zajczyk, L. Zampieri, F. Zandanel, R. Zanmar Sanchez, D. Zaric, D. Zavrtanik, M. Zavrtanik, A. Zdziarski, A. Zech, H. Zechlin, A. Zhao, V. Zhdanov, A. Ziegler, J. Ziemann, K. Ziętara, A. Zink, J. Ziółkowski, V. Zitelli, A. Zoli, J. Zorn, P. Żychowski

List of contributions from the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Consortium presented at the 6th International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (Gamma 2016), July 11-15, 2016, in Heidelberg, Germany. Read More

The Small Size Telescope with Single Mirror (SST-1M) is one of the proposed types of Small Size Telescopes (SST) for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). About 70 SST telescopes will be part the CTA southern array which will also include Medium Sized Telescopes (MST) in its threshold configuration. Optimized for the detection of gamma rays in the energy range from 5 TeV to 300 TeV, the SST-1M uses a Davies-Cotton optics with a 4 m dish diameter with a field of view of 9 degrees. Read More

The Electron-Muon Ranger (EMR) is a fully-active tracking-calorimeter installed in the beam line of the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE). The experiment will demonstrate ionization cooling, an essential technology needed for the realization of a Neutrino Factory and/or a Muon Collider. The EMR is designed to measure the properties of low energy beams composed of muons, electrons and pions, and perform the identification particle-by-particle. Read More

The single-mirror small-size telescope (SST-1M) is one of the three proposed designs for the small-size telescopes (SSTs) of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) project. The SST-1M will be equipped with a 4 m-diameter segmented mirror dish and an innovative fully digital camera based on silicon photo-multipliers (SiPMs). Since the SST sub-array will consist of up to 70 telescopes, the challenge is not only to build a telescope with excellent performance, but also to design it so that its components can be commissioned, assembled and tested by industry. Read More

2015Oct
Authors: D. Adams, A. Alekou, M. Apollonio, R. Asfandiyarov, G. Barber, P. Barclay, A. de Bari, R. Bayes, V. Bayliss, P. Bene, R. Bertoni, V. J. Blackmore, A. Blondel, S. Blot, M. Bogomilov, M. Bonesini, C. N. Booth, D. Bowring, S. Boyd, T. W. Bradshaw, U. Bravar, A. D. Bross, F. Cadoux, M. Capponi, T. Carlisle, G. Cecchet, C. Charnley, F. Chignoli, D. Cline, J. H. Cobb, G. Colling, N. Collomb, L. Coney, P. Cooke, M. Courthold, L. M. Cremaldi, S. Debieux, A. DeMello, A. Dick, A. Dobbs, P. Dornan, F. Drielsma, F. Filthaut, T. Fitzpatrick, P. Franchini, V. Francis, L. Fry, A. Gallagher, R. Gamet, R. Gardener, S. Gourlay, A. Grant, J. S. Graulich, J. Greis, S. Griffiths, P. Hanlet, O. M. Hansen, G. G. Hanson, T. L. Hart, T. Hartnett, T. Hayler, C. Heidt, M. Hills, P. Hodgson, C. Hunt, C. Husi, A. Iaciofano, S. Ishimoto, G. Kafka, D. M. Kaplan, Y. Karadzhov, Y. K. Kim, Y. Kuno, P. Kyberd, J-B Lagrange, J. Langlands, W. Lau, M. Leonova, D. Li, A. Lintern, M. Littlefield, K. Long, T. Luo, C. Macwaters, B. Martlew, J. Martyniak, F. Masciocchi, R. Mazza, S. Middleton, A. Moretti, A. Moss, A. Muir, I. Mullacrane, J. J. Nebrensky, D. Neuffer, A. Nichols, R. Nicholson, L. Nicola, E. Noah Messomo, J. C. Nugent, A. Oates, Y. Onel, D. Orestano, E. Overton, P. Owens, V. Palladino, J. Pasternak, F. Pastore, C. Pidcott, M. Popovic, R. Preece, S. Prestemon, D. Rajaram, S. Ramberger, M. A. Rayner, S. Ricciardi, T. J. Roberts, M. Robinson, C. Rogers, K. Ronald, K. Rothenfusser, P. Rubinov, P. Rucinski, H. Sakamato, D. A. Sanders, R. Sandstrom, E. Santos, T. Savidge, P. J. Smith, P. Snopok, F. J. P. Soler, D. Speirs, T. Stanley, G. Stokes, D. J. Summers, J. Tarrant, I. Taylor, L. Tortora, Y. Torun, R. Tsenov, C. D. Tunnell, M. A. Uchida, G. Vankova-Kirilova, S. Virostek, M. Vretenar, P. Warburton, S. Watson, C. White, C. G. Whyte, A. Wilson, H. Wisting, X. Yang, A. Young, M. Zisman

The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) will perform a detailed study of ionization cooling to evaluate the feasibility of the technique. To carry out this program, MICE requires an efficient particle-identification (PID) system to identify muons. The Electron-Muon Ranger (EMR) is a fully-active tracking-calorimeter that forms part of the PID system and tags muons that traverse the cooling channel without decaying. Read More

A single-mirror small-size (SST-1M) Davies-Cotton telescope with a dish diameter of 4 m has been built by a consortium of Polish and Swiss institutions as a prototype for one of the proposed small-size telescopes for the southern observatory of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). The design represents a very simple, reliable, and cheap solution. The mechanical structure prototype with its drive system is now being tested at the Institute of Nuclear Physics PAS in Krakow. Read More

Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) are ground-based instruments devoted to the study of very high energy gamma-rays coming from space. The detection technique consists of observing images created by the Cherenkov light emitted when gamma rays, or more generally cosmic rays, propagate through the atmosphere. While in the case of protons or gamma-rays the images present a filled and more or less elongated shape, energetic muons penetrating the atmosphere are visualised as characteristic circular rings or arcs. Read More

The SST-1M telescope is one of the prototypes under construction proposed to be part of the future Cherenkov Telescope Array. It uses a standard Davis-Cotton design for the optics and telescope structure, with a dish diameter of 4 meters and a large field-of-view of 9 degrees. The innovative camera design is composed of a photo-detection plane with 1296 pixels including entrance window, light concentrators, Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs), and pre-amplifier stages together with a fully digital readout and trigger electronics, DigiCam. Read More

2015Aug
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The prototype camera of the single-mirror Small Size Telescopes (SST-1M) proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) project has been designed to be very compact and to deliver high performance over thirty years of operation. The camera is composed of an hexagonal photo-detection plane made of custom designed large area hexagonal silicon photomultipliers and a high throughput, highly configurable, fully digital readout and trigger system (DigiCam). The camera will be installed on the telescope structure at the H. Read More

The prototype of a Davies-Cotton small size telescope (SST-1M) has been designed and developed by a consortium of Polish and Swiss institutions and proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) observatory. The main purpose of the optical system is to focus the Cherenkov light emitted by extensive air showers in the atmosphere onto the focal plane detectors. The main component of the system is a dish consisting of 18 hexagonal mirrors with a total effective collection area of 6. Read More

The single mirror small-size telescope (SST-1M) is one of the telescope projects being proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array observatory by a sub-consortium of Polish and Swiss institutions. The SST-1M prototype structure is currently being constructed at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Cracow, Poland, while the camera will be assembled at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. This prototype enables measurements of parameters having a decisive influence on the telescope performance. Read More

The SST-1M is one of three prototype small-sized telescope designs proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array, and is built by a consortium of Polish and Swiss institutions. The SST-1M will operate with DigiCam - an innovative, compact camera with fully digital read-out and trigger electronics. A high level of integration will be achieved by massively deploying state-of-the-art multi-gigabit transmission channels, beginning from the ADC flash converters, through the internal data and trigger signals transmission over backplanes and cables, to the camera's server link. Read More

In spite of extensive observations and numerous theoretical studies in the past decades several key questions related with Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRB) emission mechanisms are still to be answered. Precise detection of the GRB polarization carried out by dedicated instruments can provide new data and be an ultimate tool to unveil their real nature. A novel space-borne Compton polarimeter POLAR onboard the Chinese space station TG2 is designed to measure linear polarization of gamma-rays arriving from GRB prompt emissions. Read More

The technology of Silicon Drift Detectors (SDDs) has been selected for the two instruments aboard the Large Observatory For X-ray Timing (LOFT) space mission. LOFT underwent a three year long assessment phase as candidate for the M3 launch opportunity within the "Cosmic Vision 2015 -- 2025" long-term science plan of the European Space Agency. During the LOFT assessment phase, we studied the displacement damage produced in the SDDs by the protons trapped in the Earth's magnetosphere. Read More

2014Sep
Authors: L. Agostino1, B. Andrieu2, R. Asfandiyarov3, D. Autiero4, O. Bésida5, F. Bay6, R. Bayes7, A. M. Blebea-Apostu8, A. Blondel9, M. Bogomilov10, S. Bolognesi11, S. Bordoni12, A. Bravar13, M. Buizza-Avanzini14, F. Cadoux15, D. Caiulo16, M. Calin17, M. Campanelli18, C. Cantini19, L. Chaussard20, D. Chesneanu21, N. Colino22, P. Crivelli23, I. De Bonis24, Y. Déclais25, J. Dawson26, C. De La Taille27, P. Del Amo Sanchez28, A. Delbart29, S. Di Luise30, D. Duchesneau31, F. Dulucq32, J. Dumarchez33, I. Efthymiopoulos34, S. Emery35, T. Enqvist36, L. Epprecht37, T. Esanu38, D. Franco39, D. Franco40, M. Friend41, V. Galymov42, A. Gendotti43, C. Giganti44, I. Gil-Botella45, M. C Gomoiu46, P. Gorodetzky47, A. Haesler48, T. Hasegawa49, S. Horikawa50, M. Ieva51, A. Jipa52, Y. Karadzhov53, I. Karpikov54, A. Khotjantsev55, A. Korzenev56, D. Kryn57, Y. Kudenko58, P. Kuusiniemi59, I. Lazanu60, J. -M. Levy61, K. Loo62, T. Lux63, J. Maalampi64, R. M. Margineanu65, J. Marteau66, C. Martin67, G. Martin-Chassard68, E. Mazzucato69, A. Mefodiev70, O. Mineev71, B. Mitrica72, S. Murphy73, T. Nakadaira74, M. Nessi75, K. Nikolics76, L. Nita77, E. Noah78, P. Novella79, G. A. Nuijten80, T. Ovsiannikova81, C. Palomares82, T. Patzak83, E. Pennacchio84, L. Periale85, H. Pessard86, B. Popov87, M. Ravonel88, M. Rayner89, C. Regenfus90, C. Ristea91, O. Ristea92, A. Robert93, A. Rubbia94, K. Sakashita95, F. Sanchez96, R. Santorelli97, E. Scantamburlo98, F. Sergiampietri99, D. Sgalaberna100, M. Slupecki101, F. J. P. Soler102, D. L. Stanca103, A. Tonazzo104, W. H. Trzaska105, R. Tsenov106, G. Vankova-Kirilova107, F. Vannucci108, G. Vasseur109, A. Verdugo110, T. Viant111, S. Wu112, N. Yershov113, L. Zambelli114, M. Zito115
Affiliations: 1APC, AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Universite Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cite, 10, rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France, 2UPMC, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Energies, 3University of Geneva, Section de Physique, DPNC, Geneva, Switzerland, 4Universite de Lyon, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, IPN Lyon, 5IRFU, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 6ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 7University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 8Horia Hulubei National Institute of R\&D for Physics and Nuclear Engineering - IFIN-HH, Magurele, Romania, 9University of Geneva, Section de Physique, DPNC, Geneva, Switzerland, 10Department of Atomic Physics, Faculty of Physics, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 11IRFU, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 12Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies, 13University of Geneva, Section de Physique, DPNC, Geneva, Switzerland, 14APC, AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Universite Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cite, 10, rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France, 15University of Geneva, Section de Physique, DPNC, Geneva, Switzerland, 16Universite de Lyon, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, IPN Lyon, 17Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 18Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London, United Kingdom, 19ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 20Universite de Lyon, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, IPN Lyon, 21Horia Hulubei National Institute of R\&D for Physics and Nuclear Engineering - IFIN-HH, Magurele, Romania, 22Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, 23ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 24LAPP, Universite de Savoie, CNRS/IN2P3, Annecy-le-Vieux, France, 25Universite de Lyon, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, IPN Lyon, 26APC, AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Universite Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cite, 10, rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France, 27OMEGA Ecole Polytechnique/CNRS-IN2P3, route de Saclay, Palaiseau, France, 28LAPP, Universite de Savoie, CNRS/IN2P3, Annecy-le-Vieux, France, 29IRFU, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 30ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 31LAPP, Universite de Savoie, CNRS/IN2P3, Annecy-le-Vieux, France, 32OMEGA Ecole Polytechnique/CNRS-IN2P3, route de Saclay, Palaiseau, France, 33UPMC, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Energies, 34CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 35IRFU, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 36University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 37ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 38Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 39APC, AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Universite Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cite, 10, rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France, 40APC, AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Universite Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cite, 10, rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France, 41High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 42IRFU, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 43ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 44UPMC, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Energies, 45Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, 46Horia Hulubei National Institute of R\&D for Physics and Nuclear Engineering - IFIN-HH, Magurele, Romania, 47APC, AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Universite Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cite, 10, rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France, 48University of Geneva, Section de Physique, DPNC, Geneva, Switzerland, 49High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 50ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 51Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies, 52Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 53University of Geneva, Section de Physique, DPNC, Geneva, Switzerland, 54Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 55Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 56University of Geneva, Section de Physique, DPNC, Geneva, Switzerland, 57APC, AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Universite Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cite, 10, rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France, 58Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 59University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, 60Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 61UPMC, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Energies, 62Department of Physics, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, 63Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies, 64Department of Physics, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, 65Horia Hulubei National Institute of R\&D for Physics and Nuclear Engineering - IFIN-HH, Magurele, Romania, 66Universite de Lyon, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, IPN Lyon, 67University of Geneva, Section de Physique, DPNC, Geneva, Switzerland, 68OMEGA Ecole Polytechnique/CNRS-IN2P3, route de Saclay, Palaiseau, France, 69IRFU, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 70Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 71Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 72Horia Hulubei National Institute of R\&D for Physics and Nuclear Engineering - IFIN-HH, Magurele, Romania, 73ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 74High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 75CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 76ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 77Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 78University of Geneva, Section de Physique, DPNC, Geneva, Switzerland, 79Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, 80Rockplan Ltd., Helsinki, Finland, 81Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 82Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, 83APC, AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Universite Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cite, 10, rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France, 84Universite de Lyon, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, IPN Lyon, 85ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 86LAPP, Universite de Savoie, CNRS/IN2P3, Annecy-le-Vieux, France, 87UPMC, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Energies, 88University of Geneva, Section de Physique, DPNC, Geneva, Switzerland, 89University of Geneva, Section de Physique, DPNC, Geneva, Switzerland, 90ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 91Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 92Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, 93UPMC, Université Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Energies, 94ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 95High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 96Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies, 97Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, 98University of Geneva, Section de Physique, DPNC, Geneva, Switzerland, 99ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 100ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 101Department of Physics, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, 102University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 103Horia Hulubei National Institute of R\&D for Physics and Nuclear Engineering - IFIN-HH, Magurele, Romania, 104APC, AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Universite Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cite, 10, rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France, 105Department of Physics, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, 106Department of Atomic Physics, Faculty of Physics, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 107Department of Atomic Physics, Faculty of Physics, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, 108APC, AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Universite Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, Sorbonne Paris Cite, 10, rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France, 109IRFU, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 110Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, 111ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 112ETH Zurich, Institute for Particle Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, 113Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, 114High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 115IRFU, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

In June 2012, an Expression of Interest for a long-baseline experiment (LBNO) has been submitted to the CERN SPSC. LBNO considers three types of neutrino detector technologies: a double-phase liquid argon (LAr) TPC and a magnetised iron detector as far detectors. For the near detector, a high-pressure gas TPC embedded in a calorimeter and a magnet is the baseline design. Read More

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Authors: M. Feroci1, J. W. den Herder2, E. Bozzo3, D. Barret4, S. Brandt5, M. Hernanz6, M. van der Klis7, M. Pohl8, A. Santangelo9, L. Stella10, A. Watts11, J. Wilms12, S. Zane13, M. Ahangarianabhari14, C. Albertus15, M. Alford16, A. Alpar17, D. Altamirano18, L. Alvarez19, L. Amati20, C. Amoros21, N. Andersson22, A. Antonelli23, A. Argan24, R. Artigue25, B. Artigues26, J. -L. Atteia27, P. Azzarello28, P. Bakala29, G. Baldazzi30, S. Balman31, M. Barbera32, C. van Baren33, S. Bhattacharyya34, A. Baykal35, T. Belloni36, F. Bernardini37, G. Bertuccio38, S. Bianchi39, A. Bianchini40, P. Binko41, P. Blay42, F. Bocchino43, P. Bodin44, I. Bombaci45, J. -M. Bonnet Bidaud46, S. Boutloukos47, L. Bradley48, J. Braga49, E. Brown50, N. Bucciantini51, L. Burderi52, M. Burgay53, M. Bursa54, C. Budtz-Jørgensen55, E. Cackett56, F. R. Cadoux57, P. Cais58, G. A. Caliandro59, R. Campana60, S. Campana61, F. Capitanio62, J. Casares63, P. Casella64, A. J. Castro-Tirado65, E. Cavazzuti66, P. Cerda-Duran67, D. Chakrabarty68, F. Château69, J. Chenevez70, J. Coker71, R. Cole72, A. Collura73, R. Cornelisse74, T. Courvoisier75, A. Cros76, A. Cumming77, G. Cusumano78, A. D'Aì79, V. D'Elia80, E. Del Monte81, A. De Luca82, D. De Martino83, J. P. C. Dercksen84, M. De Pasquale85, A. De Rosa86, M. Del Santo87, S. Di Cosimo88, S. Diebold89, T. Di Salvo90, I. Donnarumma91, A. Drago92, M. Durant93, D. Emmanoulopoulos94, M. H. Erkut95, P. Esposito96, Y. Evangelista97, A. Fabian98, M. Falanga99, Y. Favre100, C. Feldman101, V. Ferrari102, C. Ferrigno103, M. Finger104, M. H. Finger105, G. W. Fraser106, M. Frericks107, F. Fuschino108, M. Gabler109, D. K. Galloway110, J. L. Galvez Sanchez111, E. Garcia-Berro112, B. Gendre113, S. Gezari114, A. B. Giles115, M. Gilfanov116, P. Giommi117, G. Giovannini118, M. Giroletti119, E. Gogus120, A. Goldwurm121, K. Goluchová122, D. Götz123, C. Gouiffes124, M. Grassi125, P. Groot126, M. Gschwender127, L. Gualtieri128, C. Guidorzi129, L. Guy130, D. Haas131, P. Haensel132, M. Hailey133, F. Hansen134, D. H. Hartmann135, C. A. Haswell136, K. Hebeler137, A. Heger138, W. Hermsen139, J. Homan140, A. Hornstrup141, R. Hudec142, J. Huovelin143, A. Ingram144, J. J. M. in't Zand145, G. Israel146, K. Iwasawa147, L. Izzo148, H. M. Jacobs149, F. Jetter150, T. Johannsen151, H. M. Jacobs152, P. Jonker153, J. Josè154, P. Kaaret155, G. Kanbach156, V. Karas157, D. Karelin158, D. Kataria159, L. Keek160, T. Kennedy161, D. Klochkov162, W. Kluzniak163, K. Kokkotas164, S. Korpela165, C. Kouveliotou166, I. Kreykenbohm167, L. M. Kuiper168, I. Kuvvetli169, C. Labanti170, D. Lai171, F. K. Lamb172, P. P. Laubert173, F. Lebrun174, D. Lin175, D. Linder176, G. Lodato177, F. Longo178, N. Lund179, T. J. Maccarone180, D. Macera181, S. Maestre182, S. Mahmoodifar183, D. Maier184, P. Malcovati185, I. Mandel186, V. Mangano187, A. Manousakis188, M. Marisaldi189, A. Markowitz190, A. Martindale191, G. Matt192, I. M. McHardy193, A. Melatos194, M. Mendez195, S. Mereghetti196, M. Michalska197, S. Migliari198, R. Mignani199, M. C. Miller200, J. M. Miller201, T. Mineo202, G. Miniutti203, S. Morsink204, C. Motch205, S. Motta206, M. Mouchet207, G. Mouret208, J. Mulačová209, F. Muleri210, T. Muñoz-Darias211, I. Negueruela212, J. Neilsen213, A. J. Norton214, M. Nowak215, P. O'Brien216, P. E. H. Olsen217, M. Orienti218, M. Orio219, M. Orlandini220, P. Orleanski221, J. P. Osborne222, R. Osten223, F. Ozel224, L. Pacciani225, M. Paolillo226, A. Papitto227, J. M. Paredes228, A. Patruno229, B. Paul230, E. Perinati231, A. Pellizzoni232, A. V. Penacchioni233, M. A. Perez234, V. Petracek235, C. Pittori236, J. Pons237, J. Portell238, A. Possenti239, J. Poutanen240, M. Prakash241, P. Le Provost242, D. Psaltis243, D. Rambaud244, P. Ramon245, G. Ramsay246, M. Rapisarda247, A. Rachevski248, I. Rashevskaya249, P. S. Ray250, N. Rea251, S. Reddy252, P. Reig253, M. Reina Aranda254, R. Remillard255, C. Reynolds256, L. Rezzolla257, M. Ribo258, R. de la Rie259, A. Riggio260, A. Rios261, P. Rodríguez- Gil262, J. Rodriguez263, R. Rohlfs264, P. Romano265, E. M. R. Rossi266, A. Rozanska267, A. Rousseau268, F. Ryde269, L. Sabau-Graziati270, G. Sala271, R. Salvaterra272, A. Sanna273, J. Sandberg274, S. Scaringi275, S. Schanne276, J. Schee277, C. Schmid278, S. Shore279, R. Schneider280, A. Schwenk281, A. D. Schwope282, J. -Y. Seyler283, A. Shearer284, A. Smith285, D. M. Smith286, P. J. Smith287, V. Sochora288, P. Soffitta289, P. Soleri290, A. Spencer291, B. Stappers292, A. W. Steiner293, N. Stergioulas294, G. Stratta295, T. E. Strohmayer296, Z. Stuchlik297, S. Suchy298, V. Sulemainov299, T. Takahashi300, F. Tamburini301, T. Tauris302, C. Tenzer303, L. Tolos304, F. Tombesi305, J. Tomsick306, G. Torok307, J. M. Torrejon308, D. F. Torres309, A. Tramacere310, A. Trois311, R. Turolla312, S. Turriziani313, P. Uter314, P. Uttley315, A. Vacchi316, P. Varniere317, S. Vaughan318, S. Vercellone319, V. Vrba320, D. Walton321, S. Watanabe322, R. Wawrzaszek323, N. Webb324, N. Weinberg325, H. Wende326, P. Wheatley327, R. Wijers328, R. Wijnands329, M. Wille330, C. A. Wilson-Hodge331, B. Winter332, K. Wood333, G. Zampa334, N. Zampa335, L. Zampieri336, L. Zdunik337, A. Zdziarski338, B. Zhang339, F. Zwart340, M. Ayre341, T. Boenke342, C. Corral van Damme343, E. Kuulkers344, D. Lumb345
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26IEEC-CSIC-UPC-UB, Barcelona, Spain, 27IRAP, Toulouse, France, 28ISDC, Geneve University, Switzerland, 29Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, 30University of Bologna, Italy, 31Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 32Dipartimento di Chimica e Fisica, Palermo University, Italy, 33SRON, The Netherlands, 34Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, 35Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 36INAF-OA Brera, Italy, 37Wayne State University, Detroit, United States, 38Politecnico Milano, Italy, 39University of Rome III, Italy, 40Dept. of Physics and Astronomy University of Padua, Italy, 41ISDC, Geneve University, Switzerland, 42University of Valencia, Spain, 43INAF-OA Padova, Padova, Italy, 44CNES, Toulouse, France, 45University of Pisa, Italy, 46CEA Saclay, DSM/IRFU/SAp, France, 47IAAT Tuebingen, Germany, 48MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 49INPE, São José dos Campos, Brazil, 50Michigan state University, United States, 51Arcetri Observatory, INAF, Firenze, Italy, 52Cagliari University, Italy, 53INAF-OA Cagliari, Italy, 54Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic, 55National Space Institute, Lyngby, Denmark, 56Wayne State University, Detroit, United States, 57DPNC, Geneve University, Switzerland, 58Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux, France, 59IEEC-CSIC-UPC-UB, Barcelona, Spain, 601,1b, 61INAF-OA Brera, Italy, 62IAPS-INAF, Rome, Italy, 63Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain, 64INAF-OA Rome, Italy, 65Instituto Astrofisica de Andalucia, Granada, Spain, 66ASDC, Rome, Italy, 67University of Valencia, Spain, 68MIT, Cambridge, United States, 69CEA Saclay, DSM/IRFU/SAp, France, 70National Space Institute, Lyngby, Denmark, 71MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 72MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 73INAF- Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Italy, 74Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain, 75ISDC, Geneve University, Switzerland, 76IRAP, Toulouse, France, 77INAF-OA Capodimonte, Napoli, Italy, 78INAF IFC, Palermo, Italy, 79Dipartimento di Chimica e Fisica, Palermo University, Italy, 80ASDC, Rome, Italy, 811,1b, 82INAF-IASF-Milano, Italy, 83INAF-OA Capodimonte, Napoli, Italy, 84SRON, The Netherlands, 85MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 86IAPS-INAF, Rome, Italy, 87IAPS-INAF, Rome, Italy, 88IAPS-INAF, Rome, Italy, 89IAAT Tuebingen, Germany, 90Dipartimento di Chimica e Fisica, Palermo University, Italy, 91IAPS-INAF, Rome, Italy, 92Ferrara University, Ferrara, Italy, 93Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Canada, 94School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, 95Istanbul Kültür University, Turkey, 96INAF-IASF-Milano, Italy, 971,1b, 98Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 99ISSI Bern, Switzerland, 100DPNC, Geneve University, Switzerland, 101Leicester University, United Kingdom, 102Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, 103ISDC, Geneve University, Switzerland, 104Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, 105Universities Space Research Association, Huntsville, United States, 106Leicester University, United Kingdom, 107SRON, The Netherlands, 108INAF-IASF-Bologna, Italy, 109University of Valencia, Spain, 110Monash Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Australia, 111IEEC-CSIC-UPC-UB, Barcelona, Spain, 112IEEC-CSIC-UPC-UB, Barcelona, Spain, 113ASDC, Rome, Italy, 114University of Maryland, United States, 115University of Tasmania, Australia, 116MPA Garching, Germany, 117ASDC, Rome, Italy, 118INAF-IRA-Bologna, Italy, 119INAF-IRA-Bologna, Italy, 120Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, 121APC, Université Paris Diderot, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, France, 122Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, 123CEA Saclay, DSM/IRFU/SAp, France, 124CEA Saclay, DSM/IRFU/SAp, France, 125Pavia University, Italy, 126Clemson University, United States, 127IAAT Tuebingen, Germany, 128Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, 129Ferrara University, Ferrara, Italy, 130ISDC, Geneve University, Switzerland, 131SRON, The Netherlands, 132Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland, 133MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 134National Space Institute, Lyngby, Denmark, 135Clemson University, United States, 136Open University, United Kingdom, 137Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt and ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Germany, 138Monash Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Australia, 139SRON, The Netherlands, 140MIT, Cambridge, United States, 141National Space Institute, Lyngby, Denmark, 142Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic, 143University of Helsinki, Finland, 144Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 145SRON, The Netherlands, 146INAF-OA Rome, Italy, 147DAM and ICC-UB, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 148Sapienza University and ICRA, Rome, Italy, 149SRON, The Netherlands, 150IAAT Tuebingen, Germany, 151Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada, 152SRON, The Netherlands, 153SRON, The Netherlands, 154Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, 155Michigan state University, United States, 156Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany, 157Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic, 158IEEC-CSIC-UPC-UB, Barcelona, Spain, 159MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 160Michigan state University, United States, 161MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 162IAAT Tuebingen, Germany, 163Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland, 164IAAT Tuebingen, Germany, 165University of Helsinki, Finland, 166NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, United States, 167University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 168SRON, The Netherlands, 169National Space Institute, Lyngby, Denmark, 170INAF-IASF-Bologna, Italy, 171Cornell University, Ithaca, United States, 172University of Illinois, United States, 173SRON, The Netherlands, 174APC, Université Paris Diderot, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, France, 175IRAP, Toulouse, France, 176MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 177Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, 178University of Trieste, Italy, 179National Space Institute, Lyngby, Denmark, 180Texas Tech. University, United States, 181Politecnico Milano, Italy, 182IRAP, Toulouse, France, 183University of Maryland, United States, 184IAAT Tuebingen, Germany, 185Pavia University, Italy, 186School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 187The Pennsylvania State University, United States, 188Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland, 189INAF-IASF-Bologna, Italy, 190University of California, San Diego, United States, 191Leicester University, United Kingdom, 192University of Rome III, Italy, 193School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, 194University of Melbourne, Australia, 195Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 196INAF-IASF-Milano, Italy, 197Space Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland, 198DAM and ICC-UB, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 199INAF-IASF-Milano, Italy, 200University of Maryland, United States, 201Michigan state University, United States, 202INAF IFC, Palermo, Italy, 203Centro de Astrobiologia, 204University of Alberta, Canada, 205Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, France, 206INAF-OA Brera, Italy, 207Université Paris Diderot France, 208IRAP, Toulouse, France, 209National Space Institute, Lyngby, Denmark, 2101,1b, 211Oxford University, United Kingdom, 212University of Alicante, Spain, 213MIT, Cambridge, United States, 214Open University, United Kingdom, 215MIT, Cambridge, United States, 216Leicester University, United Kingdom, 217National Space Institute, Lyngby, Denmark, 218INAF-IRA-Bologna, Italy, 219INAF-OA Padova, Padova, Italy, 220INAF-IASF-Bologna, Italy, 221Space Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland, 222Leicester University, United Kingdom, 223Space Telescope Institute, United States, 224University of Arizona, United States, 2251,1b, 226Università di Napoli Fedelico II, Italy, 227IEEC-CSIC-UPC-UB, Barcelona, Spain, 228DAM and ICC-UB, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 229Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, 230Raman Research Institute, India, 231IAAT Tuebingen, Germany, 232INAF-OA Cagliari, Italy, 233Sapienza University and ICRA, Rome, Italy, 234Facultad de Ciencias-Trilingüe University of Salamanca, Spain, 235Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, 236ASDC, Rome, Italy, 237University of Alicante, Spain, 238IEEC-CSIC-UPC-UB, Barcelona, Spain, 239INAF-OA Cagliari, Italy, 240Tuorla Observatory, University of Turku, Finland, 241Ohio University, United States, 242CEA Saclay, DSM/IRFU/SAp, France, 243University of Arizona, United States, 244IRAP, Toulouse, France, 245IRAP, Toulouse, France, 246Armagh Observatory, United Kingdom, 2471,1b, 248INFN, Trieste, Italy, 249INFN, Trieste, Italy, 250NRL, Washington, United States, 251IEEC-CSIC-UPC-UB, Barcelona, Spain, 252Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, United States, 253Foundation for Research and Technology, Heraklion, Greece, 254National Institute of Aerospace Technology, 255MIT, Cambridge, United States, 256University of Maryland, United States, 257Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Germany, 258DAM and ICC-UB, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 259SRON, The Netherlands, 260INAF-OA Cagliari, Italy, 261University of Surrey, United Kingdom, 262Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain, 263CEA Saclay, DSM/IRFU/SAp, France, 264ISDC, Geneve University, Switzerland, 265INAF IFC, Palermo, Italy, 266Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, 267Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland, 268MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 269KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 270National Institute of Aerospace Technology, 271IEEC-CSIC-UPC-UB, Barcelona, Spain, 272INAF-IASF-Milano, Italy, 273Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 274Jorgen Sandberg Consulting, Denmark, 275Institute for Astronomy K.U. Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 276CEA Saclay, DSM/IRFU/SAp, France, 277Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, 278University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 279University of Pisa, Italy, 280INAF-OA Rome, Italy, 281Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt and ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Germany, 282Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik Potsdam, Germany, 283CNES, Toulouse, France, 284National University of Ireland, Ireland, 285MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 286University of California, United States, 287MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 288Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic, 289IAPS-INAF, Rome, Italy, 290Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 291MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 292University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 293Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, United States, 294Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 295ASDC, Rome, Italy, 296Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, United States, 297Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, 298IAAT Tuebingen, Germany, 299IAAT Tuebingen, Germany, 300ISAS, Kanagawa, Japan, 301Dept. of Physics and Astronomy University of Padua, Italy, 302Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Bonn, Germany, 303IAAT Tuebingen, Germany, 304IEEC-CSIC-UPC-UB, Barcelona, Spain, 305University of Maryland, United States, 306University of California, Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory, United States, 307Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, 308University of Alicante, Spain, 309ICREA, Barcelona, Spain, 310ISDC, Geneve University, Switzerland, 311IAPS-INAF, Rome, Italy, 312Dept. of Physics and Astronomy University of Padua, Italy, 313University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, 314IAAT Tuebingen, Germany, 315Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 316INFN, Trieste, Italy, 317APC, Université Paris Diderot, CEA/Irfu, Observatoire de Paris, France, 318Leicester University, United Kingdom, 319INAF IFC, Palermo, Italy, 320Physical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic, 321MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 322ISAS, Kanagawa, Japan, 323Space Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland, 324IRAP, Toulouse, France, 325MIT, Cambridge, United States, 326IAAT Tuebingen, Germany, 327University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 328Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 329Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 330University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 331NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, United States, 332MSSL, Surrey, United Kingdom, 333NRL, Washington, United States, 334INFN, Trieste, Italy, 335INFN, Trieste, Italy, 336INAF-OA Padova, Padova, Italy, 337Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland, 338Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, Poland, 339University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States, 340SRON, The Netherlands, 341European Space Agency, ESTEC, The Netherlands, 342European Space Agency, ESTEC, The Netherlands, 343European Space Agency, ESTEC, The Netherlands, 344European Space Astronomy Centre, Madrid, Spain, 345European Space Agency, ESTEC, The Netherlands

The Large Observatory For x-ray Timing (LOFT) was studied within ESA M3 Cosmic Vision framework and participated in the final down-selection for a launch slot in 2022-2024. Thanks to the unprecedented combination of effective area and spectral resolution of its main instrument, LOFT will study the behaviour of matter under extreme conditions, such as the strong gravitational field in the innermost regions of accretion flows close to black holes and neutron stars, and the supra-nuclear densities in the interior of neutron stars. The science payload is based on a Large Area Detector (LAD, 10 m 2 effective area, 2-30 keV, 240 eV spectral resolution, 1 deg collimated field of view) and a WideField Monitor (WFM, 2-50 keV, 4 steradian field of view, 1 arcmin source location accuracy, 300 eV spectral resolution). Read More

2014Aug
Affiliations: 1a, 2a, 3a, 4a, 5a, 6b, c, 7d, 8e, 9h, 10f, g, 11a, 12h, 13f, 14b, 15h, 16i, 17a, 18a, 19i, 20b, 21b, 22h, 23a, 24j, 25j, 26j, 27k, 28k

LOFT (Large Observatory for X-ray Timing) is an X-ray timing observatory that, with four other candidates, was considered by ESA as an M3 mission (with launch in 2022-2024) and has been studied during an extensive assessment phase. Its pointed instrument is the Large Area Detector (LAD), a 10 m 2 -class instrument operating in the 2-30 keV range, which is designed to perform X-ray timing of compact objects with unprecedented resolution down to millisecond time scales. Although LOFT was not downselected for launch, during the assessment most of the trade-offs have been closed, leading to a robust and well documented design that will be reproposed in future ESA calls. Read More

2014Aug
Affiliations: 1Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL, United Kingdom, 2Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL, United Kingdom, 3Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL, United Kingdom, 4INAF-IAPS-Rome, Italy, 5SRON, The Netherlands, 6Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 7INAF HQ, Rome, Italy, 8ISDC, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 9University of Bologna, Italy, 10Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica, Palermo University, Italy, 11IRAP, Toulouse, France, 12Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 13Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, Centre Spatial de Toulouse, France, 14ISDC, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 15Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL, United Kingdom, 16DPNC, Geneva University, Switzerland, 17Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux, France, 18INAF/IASF Bologna, Italy, 19Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL, United Kingdom, 20IRAP, Toulouse, France, 21INAF-IAPS-Rome, Italy, 22INAF-IAPS-Rome, Italy, 23INAF-IAPS-Rome, Italy, 24INAF-IAPS-Rome, Italy, 25INAF-IAPS-Rome, Italy, 26DPNC, Geneva University, Switzerland, 27Space Research Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 28Space Research Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 29INAF/IASF Bologna, Italy, 30University of Pavia, Italy, 31Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL, United Kingdom, 32Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of electrical Engineering and Astronomical Institute, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic, 33INAF/IASF Bologna, Italy, 34Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 35University of Pavia, Italy, 36INAF/IASF Bologna, Italy, 37Space Research Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 38INAF/IASF Palermo, Italy, 39INAF-IAPS-Rome, Italy, 40MIT, Cambridge, United States, 41INAF/IASF Bologna, Italy, 42INAF-IAPS-Rome, Italy, 43IAAT, Tuebingen, Germany, 44Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, 45DPNC, Geneva University, Switzerland, 46INFN, Sezione di Trieste, Italy, 47Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL, United Kingdom, 48IAAT, Tuebingen, Germany, 49Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux, France, 50Dr Remeis-Observatory & ECAP, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 51INAF-IAPS-Rome, Italy, 52IAAT, Tuebingen, Germany, 53IAAT, Tuebingen, Germany, 54Astronomical Institute Anton Pannokoek, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 55INFN, Sezione di Trieste, Italy, 56INFN, Sezione di Trieste, Italy, 57INFN, Sezione di Trieste, Italy, 58Dr Remeis-Observatory & ECAP, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 59Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL, United Kingdom

LOFT (Large Observatory for X-ray Timing) is one of the five candidates that were considered by ESA as an M3 mission (with launch in 2022-2024) and has been studied during an extensive assessment phase. It is specifically designed to perform fast X-ray timing and probe the status of the matter near black holes and neutron stars. Its pointed instrument is the Large Area Detector (LAD), a 10 m 2 -class instrument operating in the 2-30keV range, which holds the capability to revolutionise studies of variability from X-ray sources on the millisecond time scales. Read More

The design, construction and testing of neutrino detector prototypes at CERN are ongoing activities. This document reports on the design of solid state baby MIND and TASD detector prototypes and outlines requirements for a test beam at CERN to test these, tentatively planned on the H8 beamline in the North Area, which is equipped with a large aperture magnet. The current proposal is submitted to be considered in light of the recently approved projects related to neutrino activities with the SPS in the North Area in the medium term 2015-2020. Read More

The focal-plane camera of $\gamma$-ray telescopes frequently uses light concentrators in front of light sensors. The purpose of these concentrators is to increase the effective area of the camera as well as to reduce the stray light coming at large incident angles. These light concentrators are usually based on the Winston cone design. Read More

Since two years, the FACT telescope is operating on the Canary Island of La Palma. Apart from its purpose to serve as a monitoring facility for the brightest TeV blazars, it was built as a major step to establish solid state photon counters as detectors in Cherenkov astronomy. The camera of the First G-APD Cherenkov Telesope comprises 1440 Geiger-mode avalanche photo diodes (G-APD), equipped with solid light guides to increase the effective light collection area of each sensor. Read More

2014Feb

A facility that can deliver beams of electron and muon neutrinos from the decay of a stored muon beam has the potential to unambiguously resolve the issue of the evidence for light sterile neutrinos that arises in short-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments and from estimates of the effective number of neutrino flavors from fits to cosmological data. In this paper, we show that the nuSTORM facility, with stored muons of 3.8 GeV/c $\pm$ 10%, will be able to carry out a conclusive muon neutrino appearance search for sterile neutrinos and test the LSND and MiniBooNE experimental signals with 10$\sigma$ sensitivity, even assuming conservative estimates for the systematic uncertainties. Read More

2013Jul

The nuSTORM facility has been designed to deliver beams of electron neutrinos and muon neutrinos (and their anti-particles) from the decay of a stored muon beam with a central momentum of 3.8 GeV/c and a momentum acceptance of 10%. The facility is unique in that it will: 1. Read More

2013Jul
Affiliations: 1the FACT Collaboration, 2the FACT Collaboration, 3the FACT Collaboration, 4the FACT Collaboration, 5the FACT Collaboration, 6the FACT Collaboration, 7the FACT Collaboration, 8the FACT Collaboration, 9the FACT Collaboration, 10the FACT Collaboration, 11the FACT Collaboration, 12the FACT Collaboration, 13the FACT Collaboration, 14the FACT Collaboration, 15the FACT Collaboration, 16the FACT Collaboration, 17the FACT Collaboration, 18the FACT Collaboration, 19the FACT Collaboration, 20the FACT Collaboration, 21the FACT Collaboration, 22the FACT Collaboration, 23the FACT Collaboration, 24the FACT Collaboration, 25the FACT Collaboration, 26the FACT Collaboration, 27the FACT Collaboration, 28the FACT Collaboration, 29the FACT Collaboration, 30the FACT Collaboration, 31the FACT Collaboration, 32the FACT Collaboration, 33the FACT Collaboration, 34the FACT Collaboration, 35the FACT Collaboration, 36the FACT Collaboration, 37the FACT Collaboration, 38the FACT Collaboration, 39the FACT Collaboration, 40the FACT Collaboration, 41the FACT Collaboration, 42the FACT Collaboration, 43the FACT Collaboration, 44the FACT Collaboration, 45the FACT Collaboration, 46the FACT Collaboration, 47the FACT Collaboration, 48the FACT Collaboration, 49the FACT Collaboration, 50the FACT Collaboration, 51the FACT Collaboration, 52the FACT Collaboration, 53the FACT Collaboration, 54the FACT Collaboration

The First G-APD Cherenkov Telescope (FACT) became operational at La Palma in October 2011. Since summer 2012, due to very smooth and stable operation, it is the first telescope of its kind that is routinely operated from remote, without the need for a data-taking crew on site. In addition, many standard tasks of operation are executed automatically without the need for manual interaction. Read More

2013May

The nuSTORM facility has been designed to deliver beams of electron and muon neutrinos from the decay of a stored muon beam with a central momentum of 3.8 GeV/c and a momentum spread of 10%. The facility is unique in that it will: serve the future long- and short-baseline neutrino-oscillation programmes by providing definitive measurements of electron-neutrino- and muon-neutrino-nucleus cross sections with percent-level precision; allow searches for sterile neutrinos of exquisite sensitivity to be carried out; and constitute the essential first step in the incremental development of muon accelerators as a powerful new technique for particle physics. Read More

2013Apr
Affiliations: 1ETH Zurich, 2Technische Universit"at Dortmund, 3ETH Zurich, 4University of Geneva, 5ETH Zurich, 6ETH Zurich, 7Technische Universit"at Dortmund, 8University of Geneva, 9ETH Zurich, 10ETH Zurich, 11Universit"at W"urzburg, 12Technische Universit"at Dortmund, 13Universit"at W"urzburg, 14ETH Zurich, 15ETH Zurich, 16ETH Zurich, 17ETH Zurich, 18ETH Zurich, 19ETH Zurich, 20ETH Zurich, 21ETH Zurich, 22ETH Zurich, 23Technische Universit"at Dortmund, 24ETH Zurich, 25Technische Universit"at Dortmund, 26ETH Zurich, 27ETH Zurich, 28ETH Zurich, 29University of Geneva, 30Universit"at W"urzburg, 31University of Geneva, 32Universit"at W"urzburg, 33University of Geneva, 34Technische Universit"at Dortmund, 35ETH Zurich, 36Technische Universit"at Dortmund, 37Universit"at W"urzburg, 38ETH Zurich, 39ETH Zurich, 40Technische Universit"at Dortmund, 41EPF Lausanne, 42ETH Zurich, 43ETH Zurich, 44ETH Zurich, 45Universit"at W"urzburg, 46Technische Universit"at Dortmund, 47Technische Universit"at Dortmund, 48ETH Zurich, 49ETH Zurich, 50ETH Zurich, 51University of Geneva, 52Technische Universit"at Dortmund, 53ETH Zurich, 54Universit"at W"urzburg

The First G-APD Cherenkov Telescope (FACT) is designed to detect cosmic gamma-rays with energies from several hundred GeV up to about 10 TeV using the Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Technique. In contrast to former or existing telescopes, the camera of the FACT telescope is comprised of solid-state Geiger-mode Avalanche Photodiodes (G-APD) instead of photomultiplier tubes for photo detection. It is the first full-scale device of its kind employing this new technology. Read More

2012Sep
Authors: M. Feroci, J. W. den Herder, E. Bozzo, D. Barret, S. Brandt, M. Hernanz, M. van der Klis, M. Pohl, A. Santangelo, L. Stella, A. Watts, J. Wilms, S. Zane, M. Ahangarianabhari, A. Alpar, D. Altamirano, L. Alvarez, L. Amati, C. Amoros, N. Andersson, A. Antonelli, A. Argan, R. Artigue, P. Azzarello, G. Baldazzi, S. Balman, M. Barbera, T. Belloni, G. Bertuccio, S. Bianchi, A. Bianchini, P. Bodin, J. -M. Bonnet Bidaud, S. Boutloukos, J. Braga, E. Brown, N. Bucciantini, L. Burderi, M. Bursa, C. Budtz-Jørgensen, E. Cackett, F. R. Cadoux, P. Cais, G. A. Caliandro, R. Campana, S. Campana, P. Casella, D. Chakrabarty, J. Chenevez, J. Coker, R. Cole, A. Collura, T. Courvoisier, A. Cros, A. Cumming, G. Cusumano, A. D'Aì, V. D'Elia, E. Del Monte, D. De Martino, A. De Rosa, S. Di Cosimo, S. Diebold, T. Di Salvo, I. Donnarumma, A. Drago, M. Durant, D. Emmanoulopoulos, Y. Evangelista, A. Fabian, M. Falanga, Y. Favre, C. Feldman, C. Ferrigno, M. H. Finger, G. W. Fraser, F. Fuschino, D. K. Galloway, J. L. Galvez Sanchez, E. Garcia-Berro, B. Gendre, S. Gezari, A. B. Giles, M. Gilfanov, P. Giommi, G. Giovannini, M. Giroletti, A. Goldwurm, D. Götz, C. Gouiffes, M. Grassi, P. Groot C. Guidorzi, D. Haas, F. Hansen, D. H. Hartmann, C. A. Haswe, A. Heger, J. Homan, A. Hornstrup, R. Hudec, J. Huovelin, A. Ingram, J. J. M. in't Zand, J. Isern, G. Israe, L. Izzo, P. Jonker, P. Kaaret, V. Karas, D. Karelin, D. Kataria, L. Keek, T. Kennedy, D. Klochkov, W. Kluzniak, K. Kokkotas, S. Korpela, C. Kouveliotou, I. Kreykenbohm, L. M. Kuiper, I. Kuvvetli, C. Labanti, D. Lai, F. K. Lamb, F. Lebrun, D. Lin, D. Linder, G. Lodato, F. Longo, N. Lund, T. J. Maccarone, D. Macera, D. Maier, P. Malcovati, V. Mangano, A. Manousakis, M. Marisaldi, A. Markowitz, A. Martindale, G. Matt, I. M. McHardy, A. Melatos, M. Mendez, S. Migliari, R. Mignani, M. C. Miller, J. M. Miller, T. Mineo, G. Miniutti, S. Morsink, C. Motch, S. Motta, M. Mouchet, F. Muleri, A. J. Norton, M. Nowak, P. O'Brien, M. Orienti, M. Orio, M. Orlandini, P. Orleanski, J. P. Osborne, R. Osten, F. Ozel, L. Pacciani, A. Papitto, B. Paul, E. Perinati, V. Petracek, J. Portell, J. Poutanen, D. Psaltis, D. Rambaud, G. Ramsay, M. Rapisarda, A. Rachevski, P. S. Ray, N. Rea, S. Reddy, P. Reig, M. Reina Aranda, R. Remillard, C. Reynolds, P. Rodríguez-Gil, J. Rodriguez, P. Romano, E. M. R. Rossi, F. Ryde, L. Sabau-Graziati, G. Sala, R. Salvaterra, A. Sanna, S. Schanne, J. Schee, C. Schmid, A. Schwenk, A. D. Schwope, J. -Y. Seyler, A. Shearer, A. Smith, D. M. Smith, P. J. Smith, V. Sochora, P. Soffitta, P. Soleri, B. Stappers, B. Stelzer, N. Stergioulas, G. Stratta, T. E. Strohmayer, Z. Stuchlik, S. Suchy, V. Sulemainov, T. Takahashi, F. Tamburini, C. Tenzer, L. Tolos, G. Torok, J. M. Torrejon, D. F. Torres, A. Tramacere, A. Trois, S. Turriziani, P. Uter, P. Uttley, A. Vacchi, P. Varniere, S. Vaughan, S. Vercellone, V. Vrba, D. Walton, S. Watanabe, R. Wawrzaszek, N. Webb, N. Weinberg, H. Wende, P. Wheatley, R. Wijers, R. Wijnands, M. Wille, C. A. Wilson-Hodge, B. Winter, K. Wood, G. Zampa, N. Zampa, L. Zampieri, A. Zdziarski, B. Zhang

The LOFT mission concept is one of four candidates selected by ESA for the M3 launch opportunity as Medium Size missions of the Cosmic Vision programme. The launch window is currently planned for between 2022 and 2024. LOFT is designed to exploit the diagnostics of rapid X-ray flux and spectral variability that directly probe the motion of matter down to distances very close to black holes and neutron stars, as well as the physical state of ultra-dense matter. Read More

The Large Observatory for X-ray Timing (LOFT) is one of the four candidate ESA M3 missions considered for launch in the 2022 time-frame. It is specifically designed to perform fast X-ray timing and probe the status of the matter near black holes and neutron stars. The LOFT scientific payload is composed of a Large Area Detector (LAD) and a Wide Field Monitor (WFM). Read More

2011Oct
Authors: U. Bravar, M. Bogomilov, Y. Karadzhov, D. Kolev, I. Russinov, R. Tsenov, L. Wang, F. Y. Xu, S. X. Zheng, R. Bertoni, M. Bonesini, R. Mazza, V. Palladino, G. Cecchet, A. de Bari, M. Capponi, A. Iaciofano, D. Orestano, F. Pastore, L. Tortora, S. Ishimoto, S. Suzuki, K. Yoshimura, Y. Mori, Y. Kuno, H. Sakamoto, A. Sato, T. Yano, M. Yoshida, F. Filthaut, M. Vretenar, S. Ramberger, A. Blondel, F. Cadoux, F. Masciocchi, J. S. Graulich, V. Verguilov, H. Wisting, C. Petitjean, R. Seviour, M. Ellis, P. Kyberd, M. Littlefield, J. J. Nebrensky, D. Forrest, F. J. P. Soler, K. Walaron, P. Cooke, R. Gamet, A. Alecou, M. Apollonio, G. Barber, A. Dobbs, P. Dornan, A. Fish, R. Hare, A. Jamdagni, V. Kasey, M. Khaleeq, K. Long, J. Pasternak, H. Sakamoto, T. Sashalmi, V. Blackmore, J. Cobb, W. Lau, M. Rayner, C. D. Tunnell, H. Witte, S. Yang, J. Alexander, G. Charnley, S. Griffiths, B. Martlew, A. Moss, I. Mullacrane, A. Oats, S. York, R. Apsimon, R. J. Alexander, P. Barclay, D. E. Baynham, T. W. Bradshaw, M. Courthold, R. Edgecock T. Hayler, M. Hills, T. Jones, N. McCubbin, W. J. Murray, C. Nelson, A. Nicholls, P. R. Norton, C. Prior, J. H. Rochford, C. Rogers, W. Spensley, K. Tilley, C. N. Booth, P. Hodgson, R. Nicholson, E. Overton, M. Robinson, P. Smith, D. Adey, J. Back, S. Boyd, P. Harrison, J. Norem, A. D. Bross, S. Geer, A. Moretti, D. Neuffer, M. Popovic, Z. Qian, R. Raja, R. Stefanski, M. A. C. Cummings, T. J. Roberts, A. DeMello, M. A. Green, D. Li, A. M. Sessler, S. Virostek, M. S. Zisman, B. Freemire, P. Hanlet, D. Huang, G. Kafka, D. M. Kaplan, P. Snopok, Y. Torun, Y. Onel, D. Cline, K. Lee, Y. Fukui, X. Yang, R. A. Rimmer, L. M. Cremaldi, T. L. Hart, D. J. Summers, L. Coney, R. Fletcher, G. G. Hanson, C. Heidt, J. Gallardo, S. Kahn, H. Kirk, R. B. Palmer

The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) is a strategic R&D project intended to demonstrate the only practical solution to providing high brilliance beams necessary for a neutrino factory or muon collider. MICE is under development at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the United Kingdom. It comprises a dedicated beamline to generate a range of input muon emittances and momenta, with time-of-flight and Cherenkov detectors to ensure a pure muon beam. Read More