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Title: Design and construction of the MicroBooNE Cosmic Ray Tagger system

Abstract

The MicroBooNE detector utilizes a liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) with an 85 t active mass to study neutrino interactions along the Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB) at Fermilab. Additionally, with a deployment location near ground level, the detector records many cosmic muon tracks in each beam-related detector trigger that can be misidentified as signals of interest. To reduce these cosmogenic backgrounds, we have designed and constructed a TPC-external Cosmic Ray Tagger (CRT). This sub-system was developed by the Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP), Albert Einstein center for fundamental physics, University of Bern. The system utilizes plastic scintillation modules to provide precise time and position information for TPC-traversing particles. Successful matching of TPC tracks and CRT data will allow us to reduce cosmogenic background and better characterize the light collection system and LArTPC data using cosmic muons. Here, we describe the design and installation of the MicroBooNE CRT system and provide an overview of a series of tests done to verify the proper operation of the system and its components during installation, commissioning, and physics data-taking.

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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (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); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Org.:
MicroBooNE collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1506629
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1510810
Report Number(s):
BNL-211531-2019-JAAM; arXiv:1901.02862; FERMILAB-PUB-18-678-ND
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 04; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; LArTPC; MicroBooNE; Cosmic; Ray; Tagger; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Adams, C., Alrashed, M., An, R., Anthony, J., Asaadi, J., Ashkenazi, A., Auger, M., Balasubramanian, S., Baller, B., Barnes, C., Barr, G., Bass, M., Bay, F., Bhat, A., Bhattacharya, K., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bolton, T., Camilleri, L., Caratelli, D., Terrazas, I. Caro, Carr, R., Fernandez, R. Castillo, Cavanna, F., Cerati, G., Chen, Y., Church, E., Cianci, D., Cohen, E., Collin, G. H., Conrad, J. M., Convery, M., Cooper-Troendle, L., Crespo-Anadón, J. I., Tutto, M. Del, Devitt, D., Diaz, A., Duffy, K., Dytman, S., Eberly, B., Ereditato, A., Sanchez, L. Escudero, Esquivel, J., Evans, J. J., Fadeeva, A. A., Fitzpatrick, R. S., Fleming, B. T., Franco, D., Furmanski, A. P., Garcia-Gamez, D., Garvey, G. T., Genty, V., Goeldi, D., Gollapinni, S., Goodwin, O., Gramellini, E., Greenlee, H., Grosso, R., Guenette, R., Guzowski, P., Hackenburg, A., Hamilton, P., Hen, O., Hewes, J., Hill, C., Horton-Smith, G. A., Hourlier, A., Huang, E. -C., James, C., de Vries, J. Jan, Jiang, L., Johnson, R. A., Joshi, J., Jostlein, H., Jwa, Y. -J., Karagiorgi, G., Ketchum, W., Kirby, B., Kirby, M., Kobilarcik, T., Kreslo, I., Li, Y., Lister, A., Littlejohn, B. R., Lockwitz, S., Lorca, D., Louis, W. C., Luethi, M., Lundberg, B., Luo, X., Marchionni, A., Marcocci, S., Mariani, C., Marshall, J., Martin-Albo, J., Caicedo, D. A. Martinez, Mastbaum, A., Meddage, V., Mettler, T., Mills, G. B., Mistry, K., Mogan, A., Moon, J., Mooney, M., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Murphy, M., Murrells, R., Naples, D., Nienaber, P., Nowak, J., Palamara, O., Pandey, V., Paolone, V., Papadopoulou, A., Papavassiliou, V., Pate, S. F., Pavlovic, Z., Piasetzky, E., Porzio, D., Pulliam, G., Qian, X., Raaf, J. L., Rafique, A., Rochester, L., Ross-Lonergan, M., Rohr, C. Rudolf von, Russell, B., Schmitz, D. W., Schukraft, A., Seligman, W., Shaevitz, M. H., Sharankova, R., Sinclair, J., Smith, A., Snider, E. L., Soderberg, M., Söldner-Rembold, S., Soleti, S. R., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Sutton, K., Sword-Fehlberg, S., Szelc, A. M., Tagg, N., Tang, W., Terao, K., Thomson, M., Thornton, R. T., Toups, M., Tsai, Y. -T., Tufanli, S., Usher, T., Pontseele, W. Van De, de Water, R. G. Van, Viren, B., Weber, M., Wei, H., Wickremasinghe, D. A., Wierman, K., Williams, Z., Wolbers, S., Wongjirad, T., Woodruff, K., Yang, T., Yarbrough, G., Yates, L. E., Zeller, G. P., Zennamo, J., and Zhang, C. Design and construction of the MicroBooNE Cosmic Ray Tagger system. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/14/04/P04004.
Adams, C., Alrashed, M., An, R., Anthony, J., Asaadi, J., Ashkenazi, A., Auger, M., Balasubramanian, S., Baller, B., Barnes, C., Barr, G., Bass, M., Bay, F., Bhat, A., Bhattacharya, K., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bolton, T., Camilleri, L., Caratelli, D., Terrazas, I. Caro, Carr, R., Fernandez, R. Castillo, Cavanna, F., Cerati, G., Chen, Y., Church, E., Cianci, D., Cohen, E., Collin, G. H., Conrad, J. M., Convery, M., Cooper-Troendle, L., Crespo-Anadón, J. I., Tutto, M. Del, Devitt, D., Diaz, A., Duffy, K., Dytman, S., Eberly, B., Ereditato, A., Sanchez, L. Escudero, Esquivel, J., Evans, J. J., Fadeeva, A. A., Fitzpatrick, R. S., Fleming, B. T., Franco, D., Furmanski, A. P., Garcia-Gamez, D., Garvey, G. T., Genty, V., Goeldi, D., Gollapinni, S., Goodwin, O., Gramellini, E., Greenlee, H., Grosso, R., Guenette, R., Guzowski, P., Hackenburg, A., Hamilton, P., Hen, O., Hewes, J., Hill, C., Horton-Smith, G. A., Hourlier, A., Huang, E. -C., James, C., de Vries, J. Jan, Jiang, L., Johnson, R. A., Joshi, J., Jostlein, H., Jwa, Y. -J., Karagiorgi, G., Ketchum, W., Kirby, B., Kirby, M., Kobilarcik, T., Kreslo, I., Li, Y., Lister, A., Littlejohn, B. R., Lockwitz, S., Lorca, D., Louis, W. C., Luethi, M., Lundberg, B., Luo, X., Marchionni, A., Marcocci, S., Mariani, C., Marshall, J., Martin-Albo, J., Caicedo, D. A. Martinez, Mastbaum, A., Meddage, V., Mettler, T., Mills, G. B., Mistry, K., Mogan, A., Moon, J., Mooney, M., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Murphy, M., Murrells, R., Naples, D., Nienaber, P., Nowak, J., Palamara, O., Pandey, V., Paolone, V., Papadopoulou, A., Papavassiliou, V., Pate, S. F., Pavlovic, Z., Piasetzky, E., Porzio, D., Pulliam, G., Qian, X., Raaf, J. L., Rafique, A., Rochester, L., Ross-Lonergan, M., Rohr, C. Rudolf von, Russell, B., Schmitz, D. W., Schukraft, A., Seligman, W., Shaevitz, M. H., Sharankova, R., Sinclair, J., Smith, A., Snider, E. L., Soderberg, M., Söldner-Rembold, S., Soleti, S. R., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Sutton, K., Sword-Fehlberg, S., Szelc, A. M., Tagg, N., Tang, W., Terao, K., Thomson, M., Thornton, R. T., Toups, M., Tsai, Y. -T., Tufanli, S., Usher, T., Pontseele, W. Van De, de Water, R. G. Van, Viren, B., Weber, M., Wei, H., Wickremasinghe, D. A., Wierman, K., Williams, Z., Wolbers, S., Wongjirad, T., Woodruff, K., Yang, T., Yarbrough, G., Yates, L. E., Zeller, G. P., Zennamo, J., & Zhang, C. Design and construction of the MicroBooNE Cosmic Ray Tagger system. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/14/04/P04004.
Adams, C., Alrashed, M., An, R., Anthony, J., Asaadi, J., Ashkenazi, A., Auger, M., Balasubramanian, S., Baller, B., Barnes, C., Barr, G., Bass, M., Bay, F., Bhat, A., Bhattacharya, K., Bishai, M., Blake, A., Bolton, T., Camilleri, L., Caratelli, D., Terrazas, I. Caro, Carr, R., Fernandez, R. Castillo, Cavanna, F., Cerati, G., Chen, Y., Church, E., Cianci, D., Cohen, E., Collin, G. H., Conrad, J. M., Convery, M., Cooper-Troendle, L., Crespo-Anadón, J. I., Tutto, M. Del, Devitt, D., Diaz, A., Duffy, K., Dytman, S., Eberly, B., Ereditato, A., Sanchez, L. Escudero, Esquivel, J., Evans, J. J., Fadeeva, A. A., Fitzpatrick, R. S., Fleming, B. T., Franco, D., Furmanski, A. P., Garcia-Gamez, D., Garvey, G. T., Genty, V., Goeldi, D., Gollapinni, S., Goodwin, O., Gramellini, E., Greenlee, H., Grosso, R., Guenette, R., Guzowski, P., Hackenburg, A., Hamilton, P., Hen, O., Hewes, J., Hill, C., Horton-Smith, G. A., Hourlier, A., Huang, E. -C., James, C., de Vries, J. Jan, Jiang, L., Johnson, R. A., Joshi, J., Jostlein, H., Jwa, Y. -J., Karagiorgi, G., Ketchum, W., Kirby, B., Kirby, M., Kobilarcik, T., Kreslo, I., Li, Y., Lister, A., Littlejohn, B. R., Lockwitz, S., Lorca, D., Louis, W. C., Luethi, M., Lundberg, B., Luo, X., Marchionni, A., Marcocci, S., Mariani, C., Marshall, J., Martin-Albo, J., Caicedo, D. A. Martinez, Mastbaum, A., Meddage, V., Mettler, T., Mills, G. B., Mistry, K., Mogan, A., Moon, J., Mooney, M., Moore, C. D., Mousseau, J., Murphy, M., Murrells, R., Naples, D., Nienaber, P., Nowak, J., Palamara, O., Pandey, V., Paolone, V., Papadopoulou, A., Papavassiliou, V., Pate, S. F., Pavlovic, Z., Piasetzky, E., Porzio, D., Pulliam, G., Qian, X., Raaf, J. L., Rafique, A., Rochester, L., Ross-Lonergan, M., Rohr, C. Rudolf von, Russell, B., Schmitz, D. W., Schukraft, A., Seligman, W., Shaevitz, M. H., Sharankova, R., Sinclair, J., Smith, A., Snider, E. L., Soderberg, M., Söldner-Rembold, S., Soleti, S. R., Spentzouris, P., Spitz, J., John, J. St., Strauss, T., Sutton, K., Sword-Fehlberg, S., Szelc, A. M., Tagg, N., Tang, W., Terao, K., Thomson, M., Thornton, R. T., Toups, M., Tsai, Y. -T., Tufanli, S., Usher, T., Pontseele, W. Van De, de Water, R. G. Van, Viren, B., Weber, M., Wei, H., Wickremasinghe, D. A., Wierman, K., Williams, Z., Wolbers, S., Wongjirad, T., Woodruff, K., Yang, T., Yarbrough, G., Yates, L. E., Zeller, G. P., Zennamo, J., and Zhang, C. Mon . "Design and construction of the MicroBooNE Cosmic Ray Tagger system". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/14/04/P04004.
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title = {Design and construction of the MicroBooNE Cosmic Ray Tagger system},
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abstractNote = {The MicroBooNE detector utilizes a liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) with an 85 t active mass to study neutrino interactions along the Booster Neutrino Beam (BNB) at Fermilab. Additionally, with a deployment location near ground level, the detector records many cosmic muon tracks in each beam-related detector trigger that can be misidentified as signals of interest. To reduce these cosmogenic backgrounds, we have designed and constructed a TPC-external Cosmic Ray Tagger (CRT). This sub-system was developed by the Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP), Albert Einstein center for fundamental physics, University of Bern. The system utilizes plastic scintillation modules to provide precise time and position information for TPC-traversing particles. Successful matching of TPC tracks and CRT data will allow us to reduce cosmogenic background and better characterize the light collection system and LArTPC data using cosmic muons. Here, we describe the design and installation of the MicroBooNE CRT system and provide an overview of a series of tests done to verify the proper operation of the system and its components during installation, commissioning, and physics data-taking.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/14/04/P04004},
journal = {Journal of Instrumentation},
number = 04,
volume = 14,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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