Search for superfragments and measurement of the production of hyperfragments in neutrino-nucleus interactions

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Onengut G., van Dantzig R., de Jong M., Oldeman R., Guler M., Kose U., ...Daha Fazla

NUCLEAR PHYSICS B, cilt.718, ss.35-54, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


A systematic search for superfragments (charmed nuclei) has been performed in 22 200 neutrinoemulsion interactions obtained with the CHORUS experiment making use of automatic off-line image analysis. The absence of candidates provides an upper limit for the superfragment production rate of 1.9 x 10(-4) (90% C.L.) relative to neutrino charged-current interactions at an average neutrino energy of 27 GeV. In the same analysis 28 hyperfragment decays were found. For the first time, a production rate of hyperfragments in neutrino-emulsion interactions was obtained. The value of the hyperfragment production rate relative to the neutrino charged-current cross-section was found to be (2.0 +/- 0.4(stat) +/- 0.3 (syst)) x 10(-3). (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.