July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Northeastern University
US/Eastern timezone

Detector Physics with MicroBooNE

Jul 31, 2019, 4:36 PM
West Village G 108 (Northeastern University)

West Village G 108

Northeastern University

Oral Presentation Particle Detectors Particle Detectors


Raquel Castillo (IFAE) Raquel Castillo Fernandez (FNAL)


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 resulting 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