The ArgoNeuT detector in the NuMI low-energy beam line at Fermilab

C. Anderson, M. Antonello, B. Baller, T. Bolton, C. Bromberg, F. Cavanna, E. Church, D. Edmunds, A. Ereditato, S. Farooq, B. Fleming, H. Greenlee, R. Guenette, S. Haug, G. Horton-Smith, C. James, E. Klein, K. Lang, A. Lathrop, P. LaurensS. Linden, D. McKee, R. Mehdiyev, B. Page, O. Palamara, K. Partyka, S. Pordes, G. Rameika, B. Rebel, B. Rossi, R. Sanders, M. Soderberg, J. Spitz, A. M. Szelc, M. Weber, T. Wongjirad, T. Yang, G. P. Zeller

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Abstract

The ArgoNeuT liquid argon time projection chamber has collected thousands of neutrino and anti-neutrino events during an extended run period in the NuMI beam-line at Fermilab. This paper focuses on the main aspects of the detector layout and related technical features, including the cryogenic equipment, time projection chamber, read-out electronics, and off-line data treatment. The detector commissioning phase, physics run, and first neutrino event displays are also reported. The characterization of the main working parameters of the detector during data-taking, the ionization electron drift velocity and lifetime in liquid argon, as obtained from through-going muon data complete the present report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberP10019
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume7
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Data analysis
  • Noble-liquid detectors (scintillation, ionization two-phase)
  • Time projection Chambers (TPC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Anderson, C., Antonello, M., Baller, B., Bolton, T., Bromberg, C., Cavanna, F., Church, E., Edmunds, D., Ereditato, A., Farooq, S., Fleming, B., Greenlee, H., Guenette, R., Haug, S., Horton-Smith, G., James, C., Klein, E., Lang, K., Lathrop, A., ... Zeller, G. P. (2012). The ArgoNeuT detector in the NuMI low-energy beam line at Fermilab. Journal of Instrumentation, 7(10), [P10019]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/7/10/P10019