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Title: Measurement of cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiencies in the MicroBooNE LArTPC using a small external cosmic-ray counter

Abstract

The MicroBooNE detector is a liquid argon time projection chamber at Fermilab designed to study short-baseline neutrino oscillations and neutrino-argon interaction cross-section. Due to its location near the surface, a good understanding of cosmic muons as a source of backgrounds is of fundamental importance for the experiment. In this paper, we present a method of using an external 0.5 m (L) × 0.5 m (W) muon counter stack, installed above the main detector, to determine the cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiency in MicroBooNE. Data are acquired with this external muon counter stack placed in three different positions, corresponding to cosmic rays intersecting different parts of the detector. The data reconstruction efficiency of tracks in the detector is found to be ϵ data=(97.1±0.1 (stat) ± 1.4 (sys))%, in good agreement with the Monte Carlo reconstruction efficiency ϵ MC = (97.4±0.1)%. In conclusion, this analysis represents a small-scale demonstration of the method that can be used with future data coming from a recently installed cosmic-ray tagger system, which will be able to tag ≈80% of the cosmic rays passing through the MicroBooNE detector.

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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Org.:
MicroBooNE Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1417302
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; AC02-07CH11359; SC0012704
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Performance of High Energy Physics Detectors; Time projection chambers; Data reduction methods; Neutrino detectors; time projection chamber; pattern recognition; cluster finding

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Acciarri, R., Adams, C., An, R., Anthony, J., Asaadi, J., Auger, M., Bagby, L., Balasubramanian, S., Baller, B., Barnes, C., Barr, G., Bass, M., Bay, F., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bolton, T., Camilleri, L., Caratelli, D., Carls, B., Fernandez, R. Castillo, Cavanna, F., Chen, H., Church, E., Cianci, D., Cohen, E., Collin, G. H., Conrad, J. M., Convery, M., Crespo-Anadón, J. I., Tutto, M. Del, Devitt, D., Dytman, S., Eberly, B., Ereditato, A., Sanchez, L. Escudero, Esquivel, J., Fadeeva, A. A., Fleming, B. T., Foreman, W., Furmanski, A. P., Garcia-Gamez, D., Garvey, G. T., Genty, V., Goeldi, D., Gollapinni, S., Graf, N., Gramellini, E., Greenlee, H., Grosso, R., Guenette, R., Hackenburg, A., Hamilton, P., Hen, O., Hewes, J., Hill, C., Ho, J., Horton-Smith, G., Hourlier, A., Huang, E. -C., James, C., de Vries, J. Jan, Jen, C. -M., Jiang, L., Johnson, R. A., Joshi, J., Jostlein, H., Kaleko, D., Kalousis, L. N., Karagiorgi, G., Ketchum, W., Kirby, B., Kirby, M., Kobilarcik, T., Kreslo, I., Lange, G., Laube, A., Li, Y., Lister, A., Littlejohn, B. R., Lockwitz, S., Lorca, D., Louis, W. C., Luethi, M., Lundberg, B., Luo, X., Marchionni, A., Mariani, C., Marshall, J., Caicedo, D. A. Martinez, Meddage, V., Miceli, T., Mills, G. B., Moon, J., Mooney, M., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Murrells, R., Naples, D., Nienaber, P., Nowak, J., Palamara, O., Paolone, V., Papavassiliou, V., Pate, S. F., Pavlovic, Z., Pelkey, R., Piasetzky, E., Porzio, D., Pulliam, G., Qian, X., Raaf, J. L., Rafique, A., Rochester, L., Rohr, C. Rudolf von, Russell, B., Schmitz, D. W., Schukraft, A., Seligman, W., Shaevitz, M. H., Sinclair, J., Smith, A., Snider, E. L., Soderberg, M., Söldner-Rembold, S., Soleti, S. R., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Szelc, A. M., Tagg, N., Terao, K., Thomson, M., Toups, M., Tsai, Y. -T., Tufanli, S., Usher, T., Pontseele, W. Van De, de Water, R. G. Van, Viren, B., Weber, M., Wickremasinghe, D. A., Wolbers, S., Wongjirad, T., Woodruff, K., Yang, T., Yates, L., Zeller, G. P., Zennamo, J., and Zhang, C. Measurement of cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiencies in the MicroBooNE LArTPC using a small external cosmic-ray counter. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/p12030.
Acciarri, R., Adams, C., An, R., Anthony, J., Asaadi, J., Auger, M., Bagby, L., Balasubramanian, S., Baller, B., Barnes, C., Barr, G., Bass, M., Bay, F., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bolton, T., Camilleri, L., Caratelli, D., Carls, B., Fernandez, R. Castillo, Cavanna, F., Chen, H., Church, E., Cianci, D., Cohen, E., Collin, G. H., Conrad, J. M., Convery, M., Crespo-Anadón, J. I., Tutto, M. Del, Devitt, D., Dytman, S., Eberly, B., Ereditato, A., Sanchez, L. Escudero, Esquivel, J., Fadeeva, A. A., Fleming, B. T., Foreman, W., Furmanski, A. P., Garcia-Gamez, D., Garvey, G. T., Genty, V., Goeldi, D., Gollapinni, S., Graf, N., Gramellini, E., Greenlee, H., Grosso, R., Guenette, R., Hackenburg, A., Hamilton, P., Hen, O., Hewes, J., Hill, C., Ho, J., Horton-Smith, G., Hourlier, A., Huang, E. -C., James, C., de Vries, J. Jan, Jen, C. -M., Jiang, L., Johnson, R. A., Joshi, J., Jostlein, H., Kaleko, D., Kalousis, L. N., Karagiorgi, G., Ketchum, W., Kirby, B., Kirby, M., Kobilarcik, T., Kreslo, I., Lange, G., Laube, A., Li, Y., Lister, A., Littlejohn, B. R., Lockwitz, S., Lorca, D., Louis, W. C., Luethi, M., Lundberg, B., Luo, X., Marchionni, A., Mariani, C., Marshall, J., Caicedo, D. A. Martinez, Meddage, V., Miceli, T., Mills, G. B., Moon, J., Mooney, M., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Murrells, R., Naples, D., Nienaber, P., Nowak, J., Palamara, O., Paolone, V., Papavassiliou, V., Pate, S. F., Pavlovic, Z., Pelkey, R., Piasetzky, E., Porzio, D., Pulliam, G., Qian, X., Raaf, J. L., Rafique, A., Rochester, L., Rohr, C. Rudolf von, Russell, B., Schmitz, D. W., Schukraft, A., Seligman, W., Shaevitz, M. H., Sinclair, J., Smith, A., Snider, E. L., Soderberg, M., Söldner-Rembold, S., Soleti, S. R., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Szelc, A. M., Tagg, N., Terao, K., Thomson, M., Toups, M., Tsai, Y. -T., Tufanli, S., Usher, T., Pontseele, W. Van De, de Water, R. G. Van, Viren, B., Weber, M., Wickremasinghe, D. A., Wolbers, S., Wongjirad, T., Woodruff, K., Yang, T., Yates, L., Zeller, G. P., Zennamo, J., & Zhang, C. Measurement of cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiencies in the MicroBooNE LArTPC using a small external cosmic-ray counter. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/p12030.
Acciarri, R., Adams, C., An, R., Anthony, J., Asaadi, J., Auger, M., Bagby, L., Balasubramanian, S., Baller, B., Barnes, C., Barr, G., Bass, M., Bay, F., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bolton, T., Camilleri, L., Caratelli, D., Carls, B., Fernandez, R. Castillo, Cavanna, F., Chen, H., Church, E., Cianci, D., Cohen, E., Collin, G. H., Conrad, J. M., Convery, M., Crespo-Anadón, J. I., Tutto, M. Del, Devitt, D., Dytman, S., Eberly, B., Ereditato, A., Sanchez, L. Escudero, Esquivel, J., Fadeeva, A. A., Fleming, B. T., Foreman, W., Furmanski, A. P., Garcia-Gamez, D., Garvey, G. T., Genty, V., Goeldi, D., Gollapinni, S., Graf, N., Gramellini, E., Greenlee, H., Grosso, R., Guenette, R., Hackenburg, A., Hamilton, P., Hen, O., Hewes, J., Hill, C., Ho, J., Horton-Smith, G., Hourlier, A., Huang, E. -C., James, C., de Vries, J. Jan, Jen, C. -M., Jiang, L., Johnson, R. A., Joshi, J., Jostlein, H., Kaleko, D., Kalousis, L. N., Karagiorgi, G., Ketchum, W., Kirby, B., Kirby, M., Kobilarcik, T., Kreslo, I., Lange, G., Laube, A., Li, Y., Lister, A., Littlejohn, B. R., Lockwitz, S., Lorca, D., Louis, W. C., Luethi, M., Lundberg, B., Luo, X., Marchionni, A., Mariani, C., Marshall, J., Caicedo, D. A. Martinez, Meddage, V., Miceli, T., Mills, G. B., Moon, J., Mooney, M., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Murrells, R., Naples, D., Nienaber, P., Nowak, J., Palamara, O., Paolone, V., Papavassiliou, V., Pate, S. F., Pavlovic, Z., Pelkey, R., Piasetzky, E., Porzio, D., Pulliam, G., Qian, X., Raaf, J. L., Rafique, A., Rochester, L., Rohr, C. Rudolf von, Russell, B., Schmitz, D. W., Schukraft, A., Seligman, W., Shaevitz, M. H., Sinclair, J., Smith, A., Snider, E. L., Soderberg, M., Söldner-Rembold, S., Soleti, S. R., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Szelc, A. M., Tagg, N., Terao, K., Thomson, M., Toups, M., Tsai, Y. -T., Tufanli, S., Usher, T., Pontseele, W. Van De, de Water, R. G. Van, Viren, B., Weber, M., Wickremasinghe, D. A., Wolbers, S., Wongjirad, T., Woodruff, K., Yang, T., Yates, L., Zeller, G. P., Zennamo, J., and Zhang, C. Wed . "Measurement of cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiencies in the MicroBooNE LArTPC using a small external cosmic-ray counter". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/p12030.
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abstractNote = {The MicroBooNE detector is a liquid argon time projection chamber at Fermilab designed to study short-baseline neutrino oscillations and neutrino-argon interaction cross-section. Due to its location near the surface, a good understanding of cosmic muons as a source of backgrounds is of fundamental importance for the experiment. In this paper, we present a method of using an external 0.5 m (L) × 0.5 m (W) muon counter stack, installed above the main detector, to determine the cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiency in MicroBooNE. Data are acquired with this external muon counter stack placed in three different positions, corresponding to cosmic rays intersecting different parts of the detector. The data reconstruction efficiency of tracks in the detector is found to be ϵdata=(97.1±0.1 (stat) ± 1.4 (sys))%, in good agreement with the Monte Carlo reconstruction efficiency ϵMC = (97.4±0.1)%. In conclusion, this analysis represents a small-scale demonstration of the method that can be used with future data coming from a recently installed cosmic-ray tagger system, which will be able to tag ≈80% of the cosmic rays passing through the MicroBooNE detector.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/p12030},
journal = {Journal of Instrumentation},
number = 12,
volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 20 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Dec 20 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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