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Title: Scintillation Light Detection System in LArIAT

Abstract

The LArIAT experiment is currently taking data at Fermilab using a Liquid Argon TPC, with the aim of studying particle interactions and characterizing detector response for neutrino detectors using argon. In parallel, it serves as a test-bench to develop and evaluate the performance of the simulation, reconstruction, and analysis software used in LAr neutrino experiments. LArIAT also takes advantage of the scintillating capabilities of liquid argon and will evaluate the feasibility of using the light signal to determine calorimetric information and particle identification. To test this possibility, a scintillation light detection system consisting of high Quantum Efficiency (QE) PMT and Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) devices is installed in the cryostat, viewing the interior of the TPC. Light collection efficiency is maximized by means of lining the walls with reflector foils covered by a wavelength shifter layer. Collecting the light reflected at the boundaries of the active volume greatly improves also the uniformity of the light yield. Presented here are initial results of the LArIAT light detection system calibration together with the preliminary results of the dedicated simulation and its application in future LAr TPC experiments

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Cracow, INP
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1247525
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-15-564-ND
1421272
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
JINST
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 02; Conference: LIght Detection in Noble Elements, Albany, NY, USA, 08/28-08/30/2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Kryczynski, Pawel. Scintillation Light Detection System in LArIAT. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/02/C02086.
Kryczynski, Pawel. Scintillation Light Detection System in LArIAT. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/02/C02086.
Kryczynski, Pawel. Mon . "Scintillation Light Detection System in LArIAT". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/02/C02086. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1247525.
@article{osti_1247525,
title = {Scintillation Light Detection System in LArIAT},
author = {Kryczynski, Pawel},
abstractNote = {The LArIAT experiment is currently taking data at Fermilab using a Liquid Argon TPC, with the aim of studying particle interactions and characterizing detector response for neutrino detectors using argon. In parallel, it serves as a test-bench to develop and evaluate the performance of the simulation, reconstruction, and analysis software used in LAr neutrino experiments. LArIAT also takes advantage of the scintillating capabilities of liquid argon and will evaluate the feasibility of using the light signal to determine calorimetric information and particle identification. To test this possibility, a scintillation light detection system consisting of high Quantum Efficiency (QE) PMT and Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) devices is installed in the cryostat, viewing the interior of the TPC. Light collection efficiency is maximized by means of lining the walls with reflector foils covered by a wavelength shifter layer. Collecting the light reflected at the boundaries of the active volume greatly improves also the uniformity of the light yield. Presented here are initial results of the LArIAT light detection system calibration together with the preliminary results of the dedicated simulation and its application in future LAr TPC experiments},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/11/02/C02086},
journal = {JINST},
number = 02,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {2}
}

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