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Title: Liquid argon scintillation light studies in LArIAT

Abstract

The LArIAT experiment is using its Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) in the second run of data-taking at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility. The goal of the experiment is to study the response of LArTPCs to charged particles of energies relevant for planned neutrino experiments. In addition, it will help to develop and evaluate the performance of the simulation, analysis, and reconstruction software used in other LAr neutrino experiments. Particles from a tertiary beam detected by LArIAT (mainly protons, pions and muons) are identified using a set of beamline detectors, including Wire Chambers, Time of Flight counters and Cherenkov counters, as well as a simplified sampling detector used to detect muons. In its effort towards augmenting LArTPC technology for other neutrino experiments, LArIAT also takes advantage of the scintillating capabilities of LAr and is testing the possibility of using the light signal to help reconstruct calorimetric information and particle ID. In this study, we present results from these studies of the scintillation light signal to evaluate detector performance and calorimetry.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. IFJ PAN, Krakow (Poland); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
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)
Contributing Org.:
[LArIAT Collaboration]
OSTI Identifier:
1341805
Report Number(s):
[FERMILAB-CONF-16-413-ND]
[Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588; 1511042]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-07CH11359]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 888; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 27th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, London (United Kingdom), 4-9 Jul 2016]; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Kryczynski, Pawel. Liquid argon scintillation light studies in LArIAT. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012184.
Kryczynski, Pawel. Liquid argon scintillation light studies in LArIAT. United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012184.
Kryczynski, Pawel. Fri . "Liquid argon scintillation light studies in LArIAT". United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012184. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1341805.
@article{osti_1341805,
title = {Liquid argon scintillation light studies in LArIAT},
author = {Kryczynski, Pawel},
abstractNote = {The LArIAT experiment is using its Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) in the second run of data-taking at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility. The goal of the experiment is to study the response of LArTPCs to charged particles of energies relevant for planned neutrino experiments. In addition, it will help to develop and evaluate the performance of the simulation, analysis, and reconstruction software used in other LAr neutrino experiments. Particles from a tertiary beam detected by LArIAT (mainly protons, pions and muons) are identified using a set of beamline detectors, including Wire Chambers, Time of Flight counters and Cherenkov counters, as well as a simplified sampling detector used to detect muons. In its effort towards augmenting LArTPC technology for other neutrino experiments, LArIAT also takes advantage of the scintillating capabilities of LAr and is testing the possibility of using the light signal to help reconstruct calorimetric information and particle ID. In this study, we present results from these studies of the scintillation light signal to evaluate detector performance and calorimetry.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/888/1/012184},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Conference Series},
number = [1],
volume = [888],
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Scheme of Light Readout System in LArIAT (only PMTs shown) – left and the actual photodetectors used in LArIAT (Run 1 configuration) – right.

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