July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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Shower reconstruction performance studies for DUNE far detector

Jul 31, 2017, 6:05 PM
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Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session and Reception


Dr Reddy Pratap Gandrajula (Michigan State University)


Two of the flagship analyses at the DUNE far detector are to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy and to measure the CP violating phase, using the appearance of electron-neutrino signal events in the far detector. To efficiently select signal events, we require robust shower reconstruction tools to achieve the maximal electron/photon separation. We present a summary of existing shower reconstruction algorithms, and their efficiency and performance by calculating the shower purity and completeness, as well as the dE/dX distributions for electron and photon showers. We also explore possible areas of improvements for the electron shower reconstruction for better electron-neutrino signal reconstruction.

Primary author

Dr Reddy Pratap Gandrajula (Michigan State University)


On behalf of , (DUNE Collaboration)

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