LAriaT - Liquid Argon in a Testbeam

25 Aug 2014, 15:20
Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre (University of Glasgow)

Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre

University of Glasgow

University Avenue Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK


Dr Jason St. John (University of Cincinnati)


Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers offer very good 3D and calorimetric resolution and allow relatively easy construction of large mass detectors, making them a prime candidate for future precision neutrino measurements. Surprisingly, there has been relatively little effort in calibrating the response of these detectors. The LArIAT (Liquid Argon In A Testbeam) experiment aims to fill that gap, and to measure interaction cross sections on LAr. Running in the Fermilab testbeam facility on a beam of charged particles of measured momentum, it will seek to characterize and refine the LArTPC's particle identification capabilities, including the electron-gamma separation, electron recombination parameters, and non-magnetic muon sign determination. The status of the construction of the first phase of the experiment, which will reuse the ArgoNeuT TPC, will be presented, as well as plans for the second phase which will examine containment of EM and hadronic showers.
Type of presentation Oral presentation
WG2: Neutrino Scattering Physics (Yes/No) Yes
WG3: Accelerator Physics (Yes/No) No
WG1: Neutrino Oscillation Physics (Yes/No) No
WG4: Muon Physics (Yes/No) No

Primary author

Dr Jason St. John (University of Cincinnati)

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