Sep 14 – 19, 2009
Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Physics with Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers in the U.S.

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Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy

Strada Passo dell'Acqua, 34 - 06134 Bosco PERUGIA, Italy
Neutrino Physics


Dr Mitchell Soderberg (Yale University)


Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LAr TPC) detectors are well suited to study neutrino interactions, and are an intriguing option for future massive detectors capable of measuring the parameters that characterize neutrino oscillations. These detectors combine fine-grained tracking with calorimetry, allowing for excellent imaging and particle identification ability. The ability of liquid argon detectors to cleanly differentiate electrons from photons gives them unique capabilities in low energy neutrino interaction measurements. In this talk the details of the ArgoNeuT test-beam project, a 175 liter LAr TPC currently exposed to Fermilab's NuMI neutrino beamline, and the MicroBooNE experiment, a 90 ton LAr TPC that will be exposed to Fermilab's Booster neutrino beamline starting in 2011, will be presented. After a brief introduction to these experiments, the physics opportunities presented by each detector will be discussed.

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Dr Mitchell Soderberg (Yale University)

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