Liquid-argon time projection chambers in the U.S.

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Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LAr TPC) detectors are ideally suited for studying neutrino interactions and probing the parameters that characterize neutrino oscillations. The ability to drift ionization particles over long distances in purified argon and to trigger on abundant scintillation light allows for excellent particle identification and triggering capability. Recent U.S. based work in the development of LAr TPC technology for massive kiloton size detectors will be discussed in this talk, including details of the ArgoNeuT (Argon Neutrino Test) test-beam project, which is a 175 liter LAr TPC exposed to Fermilab's NuMI neutrino beamline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2665-2670
Number of pages6
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event45th Winter School in Theoretical Physics 'Neutrino Interactions: From Theory to Monte Carlo Simulations' - Ladek-Zdroj, Poland
Duration: Feb 2 2009Feb 11 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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