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Title: MINERvA neutrino detector response measured with test beam data

The MINERvA collaboration operated a scaled-down replica of thesolid scintillator tracking and sampling calorimeter regions of the MINERvA detector in a hadron test beam at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility. This paper reports measurements with samples of protons, pions, and electrons from 0.35 to 2.0 GeV/c momentum. The calorimetric response to protons, pions, and electrons is obtained from these data. A measurement of the parameter in Birks' law and an estimate of the tracking efficiency are extracted from the proton sample. Overall the data are well described by a Geant4-based Monte Carlo simulation of the detector and particle interactions with agreements better than 4% for the calorimetric response, though some features of the data are not precisely modeled. Furthermore, these measurements are used to tune the MINERvA detector simulation and evaluate systematic uncertainties in support of the MINERvA neutrino cross-section measurement program.
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-15-018-ND
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1501.06431
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 789; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
MINERvA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; hadron calorimetry; electromagnetic calorimetry; Birks׳ law; test beam
OSTI Identifier:
1247397
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1234883

Aliaga, L., Altinok, O., Araujo Del Castillo, C., Bagby, L., Bellantoni, L., Bergan, W. F., Bodek, A., Bradford, R., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Butkevich, A., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Carneiro, M. F., Christy, M. E., Chvojka, J., da Motta, H., Devan, J., Díaz, G. A., Dytman, S. A., Eberly, B., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Flight, R., Gago, A. M., Gingu, C., Golan, T., Gomez, A., Gran, R., Harris, D. A., Higuera, A., Howley, I. J., Hurtado, K., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Lanari, M., Le, T., Leister, A. J., Lovlein, A., Maher, E., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., McFarland, K. S., McGivern, C. L., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Miller, W., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Muhlbeier, T., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Norrick, A., Ochoa, N., O׳Connor, C. D., Osmanov, B., Osta, J., Paolone, V., Patrick, C. E., Patrick, L., Perdue, G. N., Pérez Lara, C. E., Rakotondravohitra, L., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rodrigues, P. A., Rubinov, P., Rude, C. R., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Schmitz, D. W., Solano Salinas, C. J., Tagg, N., Tice, B. G., Urrutia, Z., Valencia, E., Walton, T., Westerberg, A., Wolcott, J., Woodward, N., Wospakrik, M., Zavala, G., Zhang, D., and Ziemer, B. P.. MINERvA neutrino detector response measured with test beam data. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2015.04.003.
Aliaga, L., Altinok, O., Araujo Del Castillo, C., Bagby, L., Bellantoni, L., Bergan, W. F., Bodek, A., Bradford, R., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Butkevich, A., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Carneiro, M. F., Christy, M. E., Chvojka, J., da Motta, H., Devan, J., Díaz, G. A., Dytman, S. A., Eberly, B., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Flight, R., Gago, A. M., Gingu, C., Golan, T., Gomez, A., Gran, R., Harris, D. A., Higuera, A., Howley, I. J., Hurtado, K., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Lanari, M., Le, T., Leister, A. J., Lovlein, A., Maher, E., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., McFarland, K. S., McGivern, C. L., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Miller, W., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Muhlbeier, T., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Norrick, A., Ochoa, N., O׳Connor, C. D., Osmanov, B., Osta, J., Paolone, V., Patrick, C. E., Patrick, L., Perdue, G. N., Pérez Lara, C. E., Rakotondravohitra, L., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rodrigues, P. A., Rubinov, P., Rude, C. R., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Schmitz, D. W., Solano Salinas, C. J., Tagg, N., Tice, B. G., Urrutia, Z., Valencia, E., Walton, T., Westerberg, A., Wolcott, J., Woodward, N., Wospakrik, M., Zavala, G., Zhang, D., & Ziemer, B. P.. MINERvA neutrino detector response measured with test beam data. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2015.04.003.
Aliaga, L., Altinok, O., Araujo Del Castillo, C., Bagby, L., Bellantoni, L., Bergan, W. F., Bodek, A., Bradford, R., Bravar, A., Budd, H., Butkevich, A., Martinez Caicedo, D. A., Carneiro, M. F., Christy, M. E., Chvojka, J., da Motta, H., Devan, J., Díaz, G. A., Dytman, S. A., Eberly, B., Felix, J., Fields, L., Fine, R., Flight, R., Gago, A. M., Gingu, C., Golan, T., Gomez, A., Gran, R., Harris, D. A., Higuera, A., Howley, I. J., Hurtado, K., Kleykamp, J., Kordosky, M., Lanari, M., Le, T., Leister, A. J., Lovlein, A., Maher, E., Mann, W. A., Marshall, C. M., McFarland, K. S., McGivern, C. L., McGowan, A. M., Messerly, B., Miller, J., Miller, W., Mislivec, A., Morfín, J. G., Mousseau, J., Muhlbeier, T., Naples, D., Nelson, J. K., Norrick, A., Ochoa, N., O׳Connor, C. D., Osmanov, B., Osta, J., Paolone, V., Patrick, C. E., Patrick, L., Perdue, G. N., Pérez Lara, C. E., Rakotondravohitra, L., Ray, H., Ren, L., Rodrigues, P. A., Rubinov, P., Rude, C. R., Ruterbories, D., Schellman, H., Schmitz, D. W., Solano Salinas, C. J., Tagg, N., Tice, B. G., Urrutia, Z., Valencia, E., Walton, T., Westerberg, A., Wolcott, J., Woodward, N., Wospakrik, M., Zavala, G., Zhang, D., and Ziemer, B. P.. 2015. "MINERvA neutrino detector response measured with test beam data". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2015.04.003.
@article{osti_1247397,
title = {MINERvA neutrino detector response measured with test beam data},
author = {Aliaga, L. and Altinok, O. and Araujo Del Castillo, C. and Bagby, L. and Bellantoni, L. and Bergan, W. F. and Bodek, A. and Bradford, R. and Bravar, A. and Budd, H. and Butkevich, A. and Martinez Caicedo, D. A. and Carneiro, M. F. and Christy, M. E. and Chvojka, J. and da Motta, H. and Devan, J. and Díaz, G. A. and Dytman, S. A. and Eberly, B. and Felix, J. and Fields, L. and Fine, R. and Flight, R. and Gago, A. M. and Gingu, C. and Golan, T. and Gomez, A. and Gran, R. and Harris, D. A. and Higuera, A. and Howley, I. J. and Hurtado, K. and Kleykamp, J. and Kordosky, M. and Lanari, M. and Le, T. and Leister, A. J. and Lovlein, A. and Maher, E. and Mann, W. A. and Marshall, C. M. and McFarland, K. S. and McGivern, C. L. and McGowan, A. M. and Messerly, B. and Miller, J. and Miller, W. and Mislivec, A. and Morfín, J. G. and Mousseau, J. and Muhlbeier, T. and Naples, D. and Nelson, J. K. and Norrick, A. and Ochoa, N. and O׳Connor, C. D. and Osmanov, B. and Osta, J. and Paolone, V. and Patrick, C. E. and Patrick, L. and Perdue, G. N. and Pérez Lara, C. E. and Rakotondravohitra, L. and Ray, H. and Ren, L. and Rodrigues, P. A. and Rubinov, P. and Rude, C. R. and Ruterbories, D. and Schellman, H. and Schmitz, D. W. and Solano Salinas, C. J. and Tagg, N. and Tice, B. G. and Urrutia, Z. and Valencia, E. and Walton, T. and Westerberg, A. and Wolcott, J. and Woodward, N. and Wospakrik, M. and Zavala, G. and Zhang, D. and Ziemer, B. P.},
abstractNote = {The MINERvA collaboration operated a scaled-down replica of thesolid scintillator tracking and sampling calorimeter regions of the MINERvA detector in a hadron test beam at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility. This paper reports measurements with samples of protons, pions, and electrons from 0.35 to 2.0 GeV/c momentum. The calorimetric response to protons, pions, and electrons is obtained from these data. A measurement of the parameter in Birks' law and an estimate of the tracking efficiency are extracted from the proton sample. Overall the data are well described by a Geant4-based Monte Carlo simulation of the detector and particle interactions with agreements better than 4% for the calorimetric response, though some features of the data are not precisely modeled. Furthermore, these measurements are used to tune the MINERvA detector simulation and evaluate systematic uncertainties in support of the MINERvA neutrino cross-section measurement program.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2015.04.003},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 789,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {4}
}