The beam and detector of the NA62 experiment at CERN

Gil, E. Cortina and Albarrán, E. Martín and Minucci, E. and Nüssle, G. and Padolski, S. and Petrov, P. and Szilasi, N. and Velghe, B. and Georgiev, G. and Kozhuharov, V. and Litov, L. and Husek, T. and Kampf, K. and Zamkovsky, M. and Aliberti, R. and Geib, K. H. and Khoriauli, G. and Kleinknecht, K. and Kunze, J. and Lomidze, D. and Marchevski, R. and Peruzzo, L. and Vormstein, M. and Wanke, R. and Winhart, A. and Bolognesi, M. and Carassiti, V. and Chiozzi, S. and Ramusino, A. Cotta and Gianoli, A. and Malaguti, R. and Dalpiaz, P. and Fiorini, M. and Gamberini, E. and Neri, I. and Norton, A. and Petrucci, F. and Statera, M. and Wahl, H. and Bucci, F. and Ciaranfi, R. and Lenti, M. and Maletta, F. and Volpe, R. and Bizzeti, A. and Cassese, A. and Iacopini, E. and Antonelli, A. and Capitolo, E. and Capoccia, C. and Cecchetti, A. and Corradi, G. and Fascianelli, V. and Gonnella, F. and Lamanna, G. and Lenci, R. and Mannocchi, G. and Martellotti, S. and Moulson, M. and Paglia, C. and Raggi, M. and Russo, V. and Santoni, M. and Spadaro, T. and Tagnani, D. and Valeri, S. and Vassilieva, T. and Cassese, F. and Roscilli, L. and Ambrosino, F. and Capussela, T. and Filippo, D. Di and Massarotti, P. and Mirra, M. and Napolitano, M. and Saracino, G. and Barbanera, M. and Cenci, P. and Checcucci, B. and Duk, V. and Farnesini, L. and Gersabeck, E. and Lupi, M. and Papi, A. and Pepe, M. and Piccini, M. and Scolieri, G. and Aisa, D. and Anzivino, G. and Bizzarri, M. and Campeggi, C. and Imbergamo, E. and Piluso, A. and Santoni, C. and Berretta, L. and Bianucci, S. and Burato, A. and Cerri, C. and Fantechi, R. and Galeotti, S. and Magazzu', G. and Minuti, M. and Orsini, A. and Petragnani, G. and Pontisso, L. and Raffaelli, F. and Spinella, F. and Collazuol, G. and Mannelli, I. and Avanzini, C. and Costantini, F. and Lella, L. Di and Doble, N. and Giorgi, M. and Giudici, S. and Pedreschi, E. and Piandani, R. and Pierazzini, G. and Pinzino, J. and Sozzi, M. and Zaccarelli, L. and Biagioni, A. and Leonardi, E. and Lonardo, A. and Valente, P. and Vicini, P. and D'Agostini, G. and Ammendola, R. and Bonaiuto, V. and Simone, N. De and Federici, L. and Fucci, A. and Paoluzzi, G. and Salamon, A. and Salina, G. and Sargeni, F. and Biino, C. and Dellacasa, G. and Garbolino, S. and Marchetto, F. and Martoiu, S. and Mazza, G. and Rivetti, A. and Arcidiacono, R. and Bloch-Devaux, B. and Boretto, M. and Iacobuzio, L. and Menichetti, E. and Soldi, D. and Engelfried, J. and Estrada-Tristan, N. and Bragadireanu, A. M. and Hutanu, O. E. and Azorskiy, N. and Elsha, V. and Enik, T. and Falaleev, V. and Glonti, L. and Gusakov, Y. and Kakurin, S. and Kekelidze, V. and Kilchakovskaya, S. and Kislov, E. and Kolesnikov, A. and Madigozhin, D. and Misheva, M. and Movchan, S. and Polenkevich, I. and Potrebenikov, Y. and Samsonov, V. and Shkarovskiy, S. and Sotnikov, S. and Tarasova, L. and Zaytseva, M. and Zinchenko, A. and Bolotov, V. and Fedotov, S. and Gushin, E. and Khotjantsev, A. and Khudyakov, A. and Kleimenova, A. and Kudenko, Yu. and Shaikhiev, A. and Gorin, A. and Kholodenko, S. and Kurshetsov, V. and Obraztsov, V. and Ostankov, A. and Rykalin, V. and Semenov, V. and Sugonyaev, V. and Yushchenko, O. and Bician, L. and Blazek, T. and Cerny, V. and Koval, M. and Lietava, R. and Rinella, G. Aglieri and Garcia, J. Arroyo and Balev, S. and Battistin, M. and Bendotti, J. and Bergsma, F. and Bonacini, S. and Butin, F. and Ceccucci, A. and Chiggiato, P. and Danielsson, H. and Degrange, J. and Dixon, N. and Döbrich, B. and Farthouat, P. and Gatignon, L. and Golonka, P. and Girod, S. and Oliveira, A. Goncalves Martins De and Guida, R. and Hahn, F. and Harrouch, E. and Hatch, M. and Jarron, P. and Jamet, O. and Jenninger, B. and Kaplon, J. and Kluge, A. and Lehmann-Miotto, G. and Lichard, P. and Maire, G. and Mapelli, A. and Morant, J. and Morel, M. and Noël, J. and Noy, M. and Palladino, V. and Pardons, A. and Perez-Gomez, F. and Perktold, L. and Perrin-Terrin, M. and Petagna, P. and Poltorak, K. and Riedler, P. and Romagnoli, G. and Ruggiero, G. and Rutter, T. and Rouet, J. and Ryjov, V. and Saputi, A. and Schneider, T. and Stefanini, G. and Theis, C. and Tiuraniemi, S. and Rodriguez, F. Vareia and Venditti, S. and Vergain, M. and Vincke, H. and Wertelaers, P. and Brunetti, M. B. and Goudzovski, E. and Hallgren, B. and Krivda, M. and Lazzeroni, C. and Lurkin, N. and Munday, D. and Newson, F. and Pyatt, S. and Romano, A. and Serghi, X. and Sergi, A. and Staley, R. and Sturgess, A. and Heath, H. and Angelucci, B. and Protopopescu, D. and Skillicorn, I. and Cooke, P. and Dainton, J. B. and Fulton, L. and Hutchcroft, D. and Massri, K. and Maurice, E. and McCormick, K. and Sutcliffe, P. and Wrona, B. and Conovaloff, A. and Coward, D. and Rubin, P. and Winston, R. (2017) The beam and detector of the NA62 experiment at CERN. Journal of Instrumentation, 12 (5). P05025. ISSN 1748-0221

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NA62 is a fixed-target experiment at the CERN SPS dedicated to measurements of rare kaon decays. Such measurements, like the branching fraction of the K + → π + ν ##IMG## [] bar nu decay, have the potential to bring significant insights into new physics processes when comparison is made with precise theoretical predictions. For this purpose, innovative techniques have been developed, in particular, in the domain of low-mass tracking devices. Detector construction spanned several years from 2009 to 2014. The collaboration started detector commissioning in 2014 and will collect data until the end of 2018. The beam line and detector components are described together with their early performance obtained from 2014 and 2015 data.

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