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

Detector performance and cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiency in MicroBooNE

Jul 31, 2017, 2:30 PM
IARC Building (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

IARC Building

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Particle Detectors Particle Detectors


Mr Stefano Roberto Soleti (University of Oxford)


The MicroBooNE detector is a liquid argon time projection chamber at Fermilab designed for short-baseline neutrino oscillation physics and neutrino-argon interaction cross-section measurements. Due to its location near the surface, a good understanding of cosmic muons as a source of backgrounds is of fundamental importance for the experiment. This talk will show recent results on MicroBooNE detector performance from our first 18 months of running and a method to determine the cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiency using an external cosmic-ray counter, installed above the main detector. The analysis represents a small-scale demonstration of the method that can be used with future data coming from a recently installed cosmic-ray tagger system, which is able to tag ≈ 80% of the cosmic rays passing through the MicroBooNE detector.

Primary author

Mr Stefano Roberto Soleti (University of Oxford)

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