May 24 – 28, 2021
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Study of Light Production With A Fifty Liter Liquid Argon TPC

May 26, 2021, 8:24 AM
Parallel session talk Sensors: Noble liquid detectors Sensors: Noble liquid detectors


Burak Bilki (Beykent University (TR), The University of Iowa (US))


The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is the next largest-scale neutrino science and proton decay experiment. DUNE will consist of large-scale near and far detectors. The core elements of these detector systems are Time Projection Chambers (TPCs) and light readout systems. Two prototype far detectors were built and operated at CERN Neutrino Platform and extensive developments are underway for improved and upgrade detectors.

In order to evaluate various design alternatives and validate new concepts of light readout related to both prototype and full-scale DUNE detectors, we have performed several experiments with a fifty liter liquid argon TPC at CERN. Among the long list of configurations we probed, study of various wavelength shifters, operation in dual phase mode and Xe and N2 doping under different scenarios can be listed.

Here we report on the details of the various test campaigns and discuss our findings and their impact on the design and operational parameters.

TIPP2020 abstract resubmission? No, this is an entirely new submission.

Primary authors

Burak Bilki (Beykent University (TR), The University of Iowa (US)) Francesco Pietropaolo (CERN) Andrea Zani (Università degli Studi e INFN Milano (IT)) Filippo Resnati (CERN) Dr Umut Kose (CERN EP-NU) Fatma Boran (Cukurova University (TR)) Furkan Dolek (Cukurova University (TR)) Marta Babicz (Polish Academy of Sciences (PL)) Patrick James Green (University of Manchester (GB)) Andrzej Michal Szelc (University of Manchester (GB)) Marzio Nessi (CERN)

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