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## Measurement of cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiencies in the MicroBooNE LArTPC using a small external cosmic-ray counter

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@article{27312fb1ab3c452cb13b98e5d75018cf,
title = "Measurement of cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiencies in the MicroBooNE LArTPC using a small external cosmic-ray counter",
abstract = "The MicroBooNE detector is a liquid argon time projection chamber at Fermilab designed to study short-baseline neutrino oscillations and neutrino-argon interaction cross-section. Due to its location near the surface, a good understanding of cosmic muons as a source of backgrounds is of fundamental importance for the experiment. We present a method of using an external 0.5 m (L) x 0.5 m (W) muon counter stack, installed above the main detector, to determine the cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiency in MicroBooNE. Data are acquired with this external muon counter stack placed in three different positions, corresponding to cosmic rays intersecting different parts of the detector. The data reconstruction efficiency of tracks in the detector is found to be $\epsilon_{\mathrm{data}}=(97.1\pm0.1~(\mathrm{stat}) \pm 1.4~(\mathrm{sys}))\%$, in good agreement with the Monte Carlo reconstruction efficiency $\epsilon_{\mathrm{MC}} = (97.4\pm0.1)\%$. This analysis represents a small-scale demonstration of the method that can be used with future data coming from a recently installed cosmic-ray tagger system, which will be able to tag $\approx80\%$ of the cosmic rays passing through the MicroBooNE detector.",
keywords = "Performance of High Energy Physics Detectors, Time projection chambers, Data reduction methods, Neutrino detectors",
author = "R. Acciarri and R. An and J. Anthony and J. Asaadi and M. Auger and L. Bagby and S. Balasubramanian and B. Baller and C. Barnes and G. Barr and M. Bass and F. Bay and M. Bishai and A. Blake and T. Bolton and L. Camilleri and D. Caratelli and B. Carls and Fernandez, {R. Castillo} and F. Cavanna and E. Church and D. Cianci and E. Cohen and Collin, {G. H.} and Conrad, {J. M.} and M. Convery and Crespo-Anadon, {J. I.} and Tutto, {M. Del} and D. Devitt and S. Dytman and B. Eberly and A. Ereditato and Sanchez, {L. Escudero} and J. Esquivel and Fadeeva, {A. A.} and Fleming, {B. T.} and W. Foreman and Furmanski, {A. P.} and D. Garcia-Gamez and Garvey, {G. T.} and V. Genty and D. Goeldi and S. Gollapinni and N. Graf and E. Gramellini and H. Greenlee and R. Grosso and R. Guenette and A. Lister and J. Nowak and {MicroBooNE Collaboration}",
note = "This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication/published in Journal of Instrumentation. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/P12030",
year = "2017",
month = dec
doi = "10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/P12030",
language = "English",
volume = "12",
journal = "Journal of Instrumentation",
issn = "1748-0221",
publisher = "Institute of Physics Publishing",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Measurement of cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiencies in the MicroBooNE LArTPC using a small external cosmic-ray counter

AU - Acciarri, R.

AU - An, R.

AU - Anthony, J.

AU - Auger, M.

AU - Bagby, L.

AU - Balasubramanian, S.

AU - Baller, B.

AU - Barnes, C.

AU - Barr, G.

AU - Bass, M.

AU - Bay, F.

AU - Bishai, M.

AU - Blake, A.

AU - Bolton, T.

AU - Camilleri, L.

AU - Caratelli, D.

AU - Carls, B.

AU - Fernandez, R. Castillo

AU - Cavanna, F.

AU - Church, E.

AU - Cianci, D.

AU - Cohen, E.

AU - Collin, G. H.

AU - Convery, M.

AU - Tutto, M. Del

AU - Devitt, D.

AU - Dytman, S.

AU - Eberly, B.

AU - Ereditato, A.

AU - Sanchez, L. Escudero

AU - Esquivel, J.

AU - Fleming, B. T.

AU - Foreman, W.

AU - Furmanski, A. P.

AU - Garcia-Gamez, D.

AU - Garvey, G. T.

AU - Genty, V.

AU - Goeldi, D.

AU - Gollapinni, S.

AU - Graf, N.

AU - Gramellini, E.

AU - Greenlee, H.

AU - Grosso, R.

AU - Guenette, R.

AU - Lister, A.

AU - Nowak, J.

AU - MicroBooNE Collaboration

N1 - This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication/published in Journal of Instrumentation. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/P12030

PY - 2017/12

Y1 - 2017/12

N2 - The MicroBooNE detector is a liquid argon time projection chamber at Fermilab designed to study short-baseline neutrino oscillations and neutrino-argon interaction cross-section. Due to its location near the surface, a good understanding of cosmic muons as a source of backgrounds is of fundamental importance for the experiment. We present a method of using an external 0.5 m (L) x 0.5 m (W) muon counter stack, installed above the main detector, to determine the cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiency in MicroBooNE. Data are acquired with this external muon counter stack placed in three different positions, corresponding to cosmic rays intersecting different parts of the detector. The data reconstruction efficiency of tracks in the detector is found to be $\epsilon_{\mathrm{data}}=(97.1\pm0.1~(\mathrm{stat}) \pm 1.4~(\mathrm{sys}))\%$, in good agreement with the Monte Carlo reconstruction efficiency $\epsilon_{\mathrm{MC}} = (97.4\pm0.1)\%$. This analysis represents a small-scale demonstration of the method that can be used with future data coming from a recently installed cosmic-ray tagger system, which will be able to tag $\approx80\%$ of the cosmic rays passing through the MicroBooNE detector.

AB - The MicroBooNE detector is a liquid argon time projection chamber at Fermilab designed to study short-baseline neutrino oscillations and neutrino-argon interaction cross-section. Due to its location near the surface, a good understanding of cosmic muons as a source of backgrounds is of fundamental importance for the experiment. We present a method of using an external 0.5 m (L) x 0.5 m (W) muon counter stack, installed above the main detector, to determine the cosmic-ray reconstruction efficiency in MicroBooNE. Data are acquired with this external muon counter stack placed in three different positions, corresponding to cosmic rays intersecting different parts of the detector. The data reconstruction efficiency of tracks in the detector is found to be $\epsilon_{\mathrm{data}}=(97.1\pm0.1~(\mathrm{stat}) \pm 1.4~(\mathrm{sys}))\%$, in good agreement with the Monte Carlo reconstruction efficiency $\epsilon_{\mathrm{MC}} = (97.4\pm0.1)\%$. This analysis represents a small-scale demonstration of the method that can be used with future data coming from a recently installed cosmic-ray tagger system, which will be able to tag $\approx80\%$ of the cosmic rays passing through the MicroBooNE detector.

KW - Performance of High Energy Physics Detectors

KW - Time projection chambers

KW - Data reduction methods

KW - Neutrino detectors

U2 - 10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/P12030

DO - 10.1088/1748-0221/12/12/P12030

M3 - Journal article

VL - 12

JO - Journal of Instrumentation

JF - Journal of Instrumentation

SN - 1748-0221

M1 - P12030

ER -