CERN-ARCH-NOMAD-001 to CERN-ARCH-NOMAD-062
Neutrino Oscillation MAgnetic Detector, NOMAD Collaboration
Level of description
Extent of the unit of description
62 items, 13 boxes, 2 linear meters
Name of creator
WA96 NOMAD Experiment Collaboration
NOMAD (Neutrino Oscillation MAgnetic Detector) or WA96 located in the West Area of SPS experiment was approved at the end of 1991. Its main goal was to search for the appearance of tau neutrinos in the SPS wideband neutrino beam.
The detector consisted of a high resolution magnetic detector built with the UA1 magnet.
The data taking was completed at the end of 1998 and the detector was dismantled during the course of 1999.
During the the course of 2000 NOMAD completed its search for νμ→ντ charged-current interactions were looked for with the τ decaying to an electron, a muon or hadrons plus the relevant neutrino(s). No oscillation signal was found but the limit set was in accordance with the expectations of the proposal, thus demonstrating the validity of the kinematic method used by NOMAD to search for ντ charged-current interactions.
Institutes Collaborating in NOMAD in 2003: Annecy LAPP - Calabria University - CERN - Dortmund University - Dubna JINR - Firenze University - Harvard University - Johns Hopkins University - Lausanne University - Melbourne University - Moscow INR - Padova University/INFN - Paris VI-VII University - Pavia University/INFN - Pisa University/INFN - Roma Tre University/INFN - Saclay CEA-DAPNIA - University of South Carolina - Sydney University - UCLA - Urbino- ZagrebIRB- ETH / ZuricH
* Source : NOMAD home page, Annual reports 1992-1999-2000
* See information : CERN-PPE-97-059
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Luigi Di Lella, Spokesperson
Scope and content
This series contains technical notes, memoranda, minutes of collaboration meetings and analysis meetings.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Nothing was destroyed.
No further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
The original order has been preserved.
Technical notes, memoranda, reports and analysis meetings are arranged in chronological order.
Conditions governing access
See file level description and the CERN operational circular No 3: rules applicable to archival material and archiving at CERN.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright is retained by CERN, no reproduction without permission.
Language / scripts of material
Most of the material is written in English.
Listed to file level in the CERN Archive database.
Description prepared by Marie Coosemans
Date(s) of description: Geneva, the 18th February 2004, Revised in 2007.