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Title: Construction and assembly of the wire planes for the MicroBooNE Time Projection Chamber

Abstract

As x-ray and electron tomography is pushed further into the nanoscale, the limitations of rotation stages become more apparent, leading to challenges in the alignment of the acquired projection images. Here we present an approach for rapid post-acquisition alignment of these projections to obtain high quality three-dimensional images. Our approach is based on a joint estimation of alignment errors, and the object, using an iterative refinement procedure. With simulated data where we know the alignment error of each projection image, our approach shows a residual alignment error that is a factor of a thousand smaller, and it reaches the same error level in the reconstructed image in less than half the number of iterations. We then show its application to experimental data in x-ray and electron nanotomography.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [1];  [1];  [8];  [5];  [1];  [9];  [10]
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  2. Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States)
  3. Univ. of Texas, Arlington, TX (United States)
  4. Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS (United States)
  5. Univ. of Cincinnati, OH (United States)
  6. Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
  7. Illinois Inst. of Technology, Chicago, IL (United States)
  8. Syracuse Univ., NY (United States)
  9. Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
  10. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1413917
Report Number(s):
BNL-114362-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221; KA04; TRN: US1800475
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 03; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Acciarri, R., Adams, C., Asaadi, J., Danaher, J., Fleming, B. T., Gardner, R., Gollapinni, S., Grosso, R., Guenette, R., Littlejohn, B. R., Lockwitz, S., Raaf, J. L., Soderberg, M., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Szelc, A. M., and Yu, B.. Construction and assembly of the wire planes for the MicroBooNE Time Projection Chamber. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/03/T03003.
Acciarri, R., Adams, C., Asaadi, J., Danaher, J., Fleming, B. T., Gardner, R., Gollapinni, S., Grosso, R., Guenette, R., Littlejohn, B. R., Lockwitz, S., Raaf, J. L., Soderberg, M., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Szelc, A. M., & Yu, B.. Construction and assembly of the wire planes for the MicroBooNE Time Projection Chamber. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/03/T03003.
Acciarri, R., Adams, C., Asaadi, J., Danaher, J., Fleming, B. T., Gardner, R., Gollapinni, S., Grosso, R., Guenette, R., Littlejohn, B. R., Lockwitz, S., Raaf, J. L., Soderberg, M., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Szelc, A. M., and Yu, B.. Thu . "Construction and assembly of the wire planes for the MicroBooNE Time Projection Chamber". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/03/T03003. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1413917.
@article{osti_1413917,
title = {Construction and assembly of the wire planes for the MicroBooNE Time Projection Chamber},
author = {Acciarri, R. and Adams, C. and Asaadi, J. and Danaher, J. and Fleming, B. T. and Gardner, R. and Gollapinni, S. and Grosso, R. and Guenette, R. and Littlejohn, B. R. and Lockwitz, S. and Raaf, J. L. and Soderberg, M. and John, J. St. and Strauss, T. and Szelc, A. M. and Yu, B.},
abstractNote = {As x-ray and electron tomography is pushed further into the nanoscale, the limitations of rotation stages become more apparent, leading to challenges in the alignment of the acquired projection images. Here we present an approach for rapid post-acquisition alignment of these projections to obtain high quality three-dimensional images. Our approach is based on a joint estimation of alignment errors, and the object, using an iterative refinement procedure. With simulated data where we know the alignment error of each projection image, our approach shows a residual alignment error that is a factor of a thousand smaller, and it reaches the same error level in the reconstructed image in less than half the number of iterations. We then show its application to experimental data in x-ray and electron nanotomography.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/12/03/T03003},
journal = {Journal of Instrumentation},
number = 03,
volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 09 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Thu Mar 09 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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