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
15m
IARC Building (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

IARC Building

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Particle Detectors Particle Detectors

Speaker

Mr Stefano Roberto Soleti (University of Oxford)

Description

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)

Presentation materials