Aug 5 – 10, 2019
Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto Canada
America/Toronto timezone

Detector Physics with MicroBooNE

Aug 6, 2019, 4:00 PM
Parallel Session talk Rare Event Detectors (Parallel)


Ralitsa Sharankova (Tufts University) Ralitsa Sharankova (Tufts University)


With many current and future neutrino experiments relying on Liquid
Argon Time
Projection Chamber (LArTPC) technology, characterizing the
performance of these
detectors is critical. The MicroBooNE experiment
is capable of performing
numerous measurements to better understand
the technology. These include
identification and filtering of excess
TPC noise, signal calibration, recombination,
and measurements of
drift electron attenuation. MicroBooNE, residing on the
surface, can
also provide important information about cosmic ray induced space
charge in the TPC volume and the subsequent deformations to the
electric field. This
talk will provide a detailed overview of the
subtleties of understanding LArTPC
technology and developing calibration techniques towards extracting physics measurements.

Primary author

Prof. Joshua Spitz (University of Michigan)

Presentation materials