Event Title

Scintillation light data from the ProtoDUNE detector

Session Number

Project ID: PHYS 15

Advisor(s)

Dr. Zelimir Djurcic; Argonne National Laboratory

Discipline

Physical Science

Start Date

22-4-2020 9:45 AM

End Date

22-4-2020 10:00 AM

Abstract

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is a neutrino experiment where neutrino beams from Fermilab are to be sent to liquid argon particle detectors at Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, approximately 1,300 kilometers away. Before the DUNE detectors could be built, a prototype of a single-phase (SP) time projection chamber (TPC) called

ProtoDUNE-SP was built. This is currently the largest liquid argon TPC ever built, with about 750 tonnes of liquid argon, and began taking data as of October 2018. In this research project, we collected data from photon detectors integrated into the Anode Plane Assemblies in the ProtoDUNE-SP detector. We analyzed photon-detector data acquired as electronics readout waveforms that consist of a time-ordered sequence of charges collected by photo-sensors. The goal is to explore if different particle species, such as muons and electrons, provide a difference in waveform shapes in terms of detected early and late scintillation light. Therefore we quantified a correlation between the light waveforms from the argon atoms and particle that excited the atoms to identify particle species

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Scintillation light data from the ProtoDUNE detector

The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is a neutrino experiment where neutrino beams from Fermilab are to be sent to liquid argon particle detectors at Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota, approximately 1,300 kilometers away. Before the DUNE detectors could be built, a prototype of a single-phase (SP) time projection chamber (TPC) called

ProtoDUNE-SP was built. This is currently the largest liquid argon TPC ever built, with about 750 tonnes of liquid argon, and began taking data as of October 2018. In this research project, we collected data from photon detectors integrated into the Anode Plane Assemblies in the ProtoDUNE-SP detector. We analyzed photon-detector data acquired as electronics readout waveforms that consist of a time-ordered sequence of charges collected by photo-sensors. The goal is to explore if different particle species, such as muons and electrons, provide a difference in waveform shapes in terms of detected early and late scintillation light. Therefore we quantified a correlation between the light waveforms from the argon atoms and particle that excited the atoms to identify particle species