July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Characterizing LArTPC detector performance with MicroBooNE

Jul 31, 2017, 2:15 PM
IARC Building (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

IARC Building

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Particle Detectors Particle Detectors


Dr JYOTI JOSHI (Brookhaven National Laboratory)


With many current and future neutrino experiments relying on Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) technology, characterizing the performance of these detectors is critical. The MicroBooNE LArTPC experiment is capable of performing numerous measurements to better understand the technology. These include identification and filtering of excess TPC noise, signal calibration and measurements of diffusion and recombination. MicroBooNE, residing on the surface, can also provide useful information about cosmic ray rate and the build up of space charge in the TPC volume. A laser calibration system has been designed and employed to investigate these important effects.

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Dr JYOTI JOSHI (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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