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

Particle Identification and Kaon Physics in LArIAT

Jul 31, 2017, 6:31 PM
Reception Area (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Reception Area

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Poster Computing, Analysis Tools and Data Handling Poster Session and Reception


Mr Daniel Smith (Boston University)


Kaon physics in liquid argon time projection chambers (LArTPCs) is important for future proton decay searches in large-scale LArTPCs, such as DUNE. Using LArIAT, a LArTPC test beam experiment at Fermilab, we have selected—with traditional beam line instrumentation—around 3E3 kaon candidate events, creating the first kaon data sample in a LArTPC. This sample allows us to perform the first studies of kaons in this detector, including the kaon total cross section on argon, automatic reconstruction performance of kaon topologies, and LArTPC-based kaon identification efficiencies. Further, we explore ways to improve this LArTPC-based particle identification through the use of data-driven machine learning techniques, work beneficial to all future automatic LArTPC reconstruction.

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Mr Daniel Smith (Boston University)

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