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  • K. Abe
  • N. Abgrall
  • H. Aihara
  • Y. Ajima
  • J. B. Albert
  • D. Allan
  • P-A Amaudruz
  • C. Andreopoulos
  • B. Andrieu
  • M. D. Anerella
  • C. Angelsen
  • S. Aoki
  • O. Araoka
  • J. Argyriades
  • A. Ariga
  • T. Ariga
  • S. Assylbekov
  • J. P. A. M. de Andre
  • D. Autiero
  • A. Badertscher
  • O. Ballester
  • M. Barbi
  • G. J. Barker
  • P. Baron
  • G. Barr
  • L. Bartoszek
  • M. Batkiewicz
  • F. Bay
  • S. Bentham
  • V. Berardi
  • B. E. Berger
  • H. Berns
  • I. Bertram
  • M. Besnier
  • J. Beucher
  • D. Beznosko
  • S. Bhadra
  • P. Birney
  • D. Bishop
  • E. Blackmore
  • F. D. M. Blaszczyk
  • A. Finch
  • N. Grant
  • A. Hatzikoutelis
  • Laura Kormos
  • T. Maryon
  • I. Mercer
  • Jaroslaw Nowak
  • P. Ratoff
  • J. Statter
  • T2K Collaboration
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/12/2011
<mark>Journal</mark>Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
Volume659
Number of pages30
Pages (from-to)106-135
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The T2K experiment is a long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. Its main goal is to measure the last unknown lepton sector mixing angle theta(13) by observing nu(e) appearance in a nu(mu) beam. It also aims to make a precision measurement of the known oscillation parameters, Delta m(23)(2) and sin(2)2 theta(23), via nu(mu) 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.