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Title: Photon detector system timing performance in the DUNE 35-ton prototype liquid argon time projection chamber

Here, the 35-ton prototype for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment far detector was a single-phase liquid argon time projection chamber with an integrated photon detector system, all situated inside a membrane cryostat. The detector took cosmic-ray data for six weeks during the period of February 1, 2016 to March 12, 2016. The performance of the photon detection system was checked with these data. An installed photon detector was demonstrated to measure the arrival times of cosmic-ray muons with a resolution better than 32 ns, limited by the timing of the trigger system. A measurement of the timing resolution using closely-spaced calibration pulses yielded a resolution of 15 ns for pulses at a level of 6 photo-electrons. Scintillation light from cosmic-ray muons was observed to be attenuated with increasing distance with a characteristic length of $$155 \pm 28$$ cm.
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Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-18-124-ND-TD; arXiv:1803.06379
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221; 1663369
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 06; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
DUNE Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Noble liquid detectors (scintillation, ionization, double-phase); Photon detectors for UV; visible and IR photons (solid-state); Neutrino detectors
OSTI Identifier:
1439469

Adams, D. L., Alion, T., Anderson, J. T., Bagby, L., Baird, M., Barr, G., Barros, N., Biery, K., Blake, A., Blaufuss, E., Boone, T., Booth, A., Brailsford, D., Buchanan, N., Chatterjee, A., Convery, M., Davies, J., Dealtry, T., DeLurgio, P., Deuerling, G., Dharmapalan, R., Djurcic, Z., Drake, G., Eberly, B., Freeman, J., Glavin, S., Gomes, R. A., Goodman, M. C., Graham, M., Hahn, A., Haigh, J. T., Hartnell, J., Higuera, A., Himmel, A., Insler, J., Jacobsen, J., Junk, T., Kirby, B., Klein, J., Kudryavtsev, V. A., Kutter, T., Li, Y., Li, X., Lin, S., Martin-Albo, J., McConkey, N., Moura, C. A., Mufson, S., Nicholls, T. C., Nowak, J., Oberling, M., Paley, J., Qian, X., Raaf, J. L., Rivera, D., Santucci, G., Sinev, G., Spooner, N. J. C., Stancari, M., Stancu, I., Stefan, D., Stewart, J., Stock, J., Strauss, T., Sulej, R., Sun, Y., Thiesse, M., Thompson, L. F., Tsai, Y. T., Wallbank, M., Warburton, T. K., Warner, D., Whittington, D., Wilson, R. J., Worcester, M., Worcester, E., Yang, T., and Zhang, C.. Photon detector system timing performance in the DUNE 35-ton prototype liquid argon time projection chamber. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/13/06/P06022.
Adams, D. L., Alion, T., Anderson, J. T., Bagby, L., Baird, M., Barr, G., Barros, N., Biery, K., Blake, A., Blaufuss, E., Boone, T., Booth, A., Brailsford, D., Buchanan, N., Chatterjee, A., Convery, M., Davies, J., Dealtry, T., DeLurgio, P., Deuerling, G., Dharmapalan, R., Djurcic, Z., Drake, G., Eberly, B., Freeman, J., Glavin, S., Gomes, R. A., Goodman, M. C., Graham, M., Hahn, A., Haigh, J. T., Hartnell, J., Higuera, A., Himmel, A., Insler, J., Jacobsen, J., Junk, T., Kirby, B., Klein, J., Kudryavtsev, V. A., Kutter, T., Li, Y., Li, X., Lin, S., Martin-Albo, J., McConkey, N., Moura, C. A., Mufson, S., Nicholls, T. C., Nowak, J., Oberling, M., Paley, J., Qian, X., Raaf, J. L., Rivera, D., Santucci, G., Sinev, G., Spooner, N. J. C., Stancari, M., Stancu, I., Stefan, D., Stewart, J., Stock, J., Strauss, T., Sulej, R., Sun, Y., Thiesse, M., Thompson, L. F., Tsai, Y. T., Wallbank, M., Warburton, T. K., Warner, D., Whittington, D., Wilson, R. J., Worcester, M., Worcester, E., Yang, T., & Zhang, C.. Photon detector system timing performance in the DUNE 35-ton prototype liquid argon time projection chamber. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/13/06/P06022.
Adams, D. L., Alion, T., Anderson, J. T., Bagby, L., Baird, M., Barr, G., Barros, N., Biery, K., Blake, A., Blaufuss, E., Boone, T., Booth, A., Brailsford, D., Buchanan, N., Chatterjee, A., Convery, M., Davies, J., Dealtry, T., DeLurgio, P., Deuerling, G., Dharmapalan, R., Djurcic, Z., Drake, G., Eberly, B., Freeman, J., Glavin, S., Gomes, R. A., Goodman, M. C., Graham, M., Hahn, A., Haigh, J. T., Hartnell, J., Higuera, A., Himmel, A., Insler, J., Jacobsen, J., Junk, T., Kirby, B., Klein, J., Kudryavtsev, V. A., Kutter, T., Li, Y., Li, X., Lin, S., Martin-Albo, J., McConkey, N., Moura, C. A., Mufson, S., Nicholls, T. C., Nowak, J., Oberling, M., Paley, J., Qian, X., Raaf, J. L., Rivera, D., Santucci, G., Sinev, G., Spooner, N. J. C., Stancari, M., Stancu, I., Stefan, D., Stewart, J., Stock, J., Strauss, T., Sulej, R., Sun, Y., Thiesse, M., Thompson, L. F., Tsai, Y. T., Wallbank, M., Warburton, T. K., Warner, D., Whittington, D., Wilson, R. J., Worcester, M., Worcester, E., Yang, T., and Zhang, C.. 2018. "Photon detector system timing performance in the DUNE 35-ton prototype liquid argon time projection chamber". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/13/06/P06022. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1439469.
@article{osti_1439469,
title = {Photon detector system timing performance in the DUNE 35-ton prototype liquid argon time projection chamber},
author = {Adams, D. L. and Alion, T. and Anderson, J. T. and Bagby, L. and Baird, M. and Barr, G. and Barros, N. and Biery, K. and Blake, A. and Blaufuss, E. and Boone, T. and Booth, A. and Brailsford, D. and Buchanan, N. and Chatterjee, A. and Convery, M. and Davies, J. and Dealtry, T. and DeLurgio, P. and Deuerling, G. and Dharmapalan, R. and Djurcic, Z. and Drake, G. and Eberly, B. and Freeman, J. and Glavin, S. and Gomes, R. A. and Goodman, M. C. and Graham, M. and Hahn, A. and Haigh, J. T. and Hartnell, J. and Higuera, A. and Himmel, A. and Insler, J. and Jacobsen, J. and Junk, T. and Kirby, B. and Klein, J. and Kudryavtsev, V. A. and Kutter, T. and Li, Y. and Li, X. and Lin, S. and Martin-Albo, J. and McConkey, N. and Moura, C. A. and Mufson, S. and Nicholls, T. C. and Nowak, J. and Oberling, M. and Paley, J. and Qian, X. and Raaf, J. L. and Rivera, D. and Santucci, G. and Sinev, G. and Spooner, N. J. C. and Stancari, M. and Stancu, I. and Stefan, D. and Stewart, J. and Stock, J. and Strauss, T. and Sulej, R. and Sun, Y. and Thiesse, M. and Thompson, L. F. and Tsai, Y. T. and Wallbank, M. and Warburton, T. K. and Warner, D. and Whittington, D. and Wilson, R. J. and Worcester, M. and Worcester, E. and Yang, T. and Zhang, C.},
abstractNote = {Here, the 35-ton prototype for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment far detector was a single-phase liquid argon time projection chamber with an integrated photon detector system, all situated inside a membrane cryostat. The detector took cosmic-ray data for six weeks during the period of February 1, 2016 to March 12, 2016. The performance of the photon detection system was checked with these data. An installed photon detector was demonstrated to measure the arrival times of cosmic-ray muons with a resolution better than 32 ns, limited by the timing of the trigger system. A measurement of the timing resolution using closely-spaced calibration pulses yielded a resolution of 15 ns for pulses at a level of 6 photo-electrons. Scintillation light from cosmic-ray muons was observed to be attenuated with increasing distance with a characteristic length of $155 \pm 28$ cm.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/13/06/P06022},
journal = {Journal of Instrumentation},
number = 06,
volume = 13,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}