3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
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Event Reconstruction and Design Optimisation for the CHIPS Experiment

Aug 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Detector: R&D and Performance Poster Session


Dr Leigh Whitehead (UCL)


The proposed CHIPS water Cherenkov detector faces some unique design challenges that arise from the aim to reduce the cost by two orders of magnitude compared to previous water Cherenkov detectors. Reconstruction algorithms have been developed using charge and time information from all PMTs. The charge component is based on a technique used by MiniBooNE whereas the time component has been written from first principles. The simulated detector performance has been studied for different choices of PMT size, PMT layout within the detector and water clarity. Furthermore, the relative merits of the charge and time components have been studied to determine whether PMTs with excellent charge or timing resolution would provide the optimal design in terms of both cost and physics reach.

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Dr Leigh Whitehead (UCL)

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