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Measurement of Space Charge Effects in the MicroBooNE LArTPC Using Cosmic Muons

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Measurement of Space Charge Effects in the MicroBooNE LArTPC Using Cosmic Muons. / MicroBooNE Collaboration ; Blake, A.; Devitt, D.; Nowak, J.; Thorpe, C.

In: Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 15, P12037, 31.12.2020.

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@article{a9df95246488417f849556f085b961c7,
title = "Measurement of Space Charge Effects in the MicroBooNE LArTPC Using Cosmic Muons",
abstract = "Large liquid argon time projection chambers (LArTPCs), especially those operating near the surface, are susceptible to space charge effects. In the context of LArTPCs, the space charge effect is the build-up of slow-moving positive ions in the detector primarily due to ionization from cosmic rays, leading to a distortion of the electric field within the detector. This effect leads to a displacement in the reconstructed position of signal ionization electrons in LArTPC detectors ({"}spatial distortions{"}), as well as to variations in the amount of electron-ion recombination experienced by ionization throughout the volume of the TPC. We present techniques that can be used to measure and correct for space charge effects in large LArTPCs by making use of cosmic muons, including the use of track pairs to unambiguously pin down spatial distortions in three dimensions. The performance of these calibration techniques are studied using both Monte Carlo simulation and MicroBooNE data, utilizing a UV laser system as a means to estimate the systematic bias associated with the calibration methodology. ",
keywords = "physics.ins-det, hep-ex",
author = "{MicroBooNE Collaboration} and P. Abratenko and M. Alrashed and R. An and J. Anthony and J. Asaadi and A. Ashkenazi and S. Balasubramanian and B. Baller and C. Barnes and G. Barr and V. Basque and L. Bathe-Peters and Rodrigues, {O. Benevides} and S. Berkman and A. Bhanderi and A. Bhat and M. Bishai and A. Blake and T. Bolton and L. Camilleri and D. Caratelli and Terrazas, {I. Caro} and Fernandez, {R. Castillo} and F. Cavanna and G. Cerati and E. Church and D. Cianci and Cohen, {E. O.} and Conrad, {J. M.} and M. Convery and L. Cooper-Troendle and Crespo-Anadon, {J. I.} and Tutto, {M. Del} and D. Devitt and R. Diurba and L. Domine and R. Dorrill and K. Duffy and S. Dytman and B. Eberly and A. Ereditato and Sanchez, {L. Escudero} and Aguirre, {G. A. Fiorentini} and Fitzpatrick, {R. S.} and Fleming, {B. T.} and N. Foppiani and D. Franco and J. Nowak and C. Thorpe",
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:10.1088/1748-0221/15/12/P12037",
year = "2020",
month = dec,
day = "31",
doi = "10.1088/1748-0221/15/12/P12037",
language = "English",
volume = "15",
journal = "Journal of Instrumentation",
issn = "1748-0221",
publisher = "Institute of Physics Publishing",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Measurement of Space Charge Effects in the MicroBooNE LArTPC Using Cosmic Muons

AU - MicroBooNE Collaboration

AU - Abratenko, P.

AU - Alrashed, M.

AU - An, R.

AU - Anthony, J.

AU - Asaadi, J.

AU - Ashkenazi, A.

AU - Balasubramanian, S.

AU - Baller, B.

AU - Barnes, C.

AU - Barr, G.

AU - Basque, V.

AU - Bathe-Peters, L.

AU - Rodrigues, O. Benevides

AU - Berkman, S.

AU - Bhanderi, A.

AU - Bhat, A.

AU - Bishai, M.

AU - Blake, A.

AU - Bolton, T.

AU - Camilleri, L.

AU - Caratelli, D.

AU - Terrazas, I. Caro

AU - Fernandez, R. Castillo

AU - Cavanna, F.

AU - Cerati, G.

AU - Church, E.

AU - Cianci, D.

AU - Cohen, E. O.

AU - Conrad, J. M.

AU - Convery, M.

AU - Cooper-Troendle, L.

AU - Crespo-Anadon, J. I.

AU - Tutto, M. Del

AU - Devitt, D.

AU - Diurba, R.

AU - Domine, L.

AU - Dorrill, R.

AU - Duffy, K.

AU - Dytman, S.

AU - Eberly, B.

AU - Ereditato, A.

AU - Sanchez, L. Escudero

AU - Aguirre, G. A. Fiorentini

AU - Fitzpatrick, R. S.

AU - Fleming, B. T.

AU - Foppiani, N.

AU - Franco, D.

AU - Nowak, J.

AU - Thorpe, C.

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:10.1088/1748-0221/15/12/P12037

PY - 2020/12/31

Y1 - 2020/12/31

N2 - Large liquid argon time projection chambers (LArTPCs), especially those operating near the surface, are susceptible to space charge effects. In the context of LArTPCs, the space charge effect is the build-up of slow-moving positive ions in the detector primarily due to ionization from cosmic rays, leading to a distortion of the electric field within the detector. This effect leads to a displacement in the reconstructed position of signal ionization electrons in LArTPC detectors ("spatial distortions"), as well as to variations in the amount of electron-ion recombination experienced by ionization throughout the volume of the TPC. We present techniques that can be used to measure and correct for space charge effects in large LArTPCs by making use of cosmic muons, including the use of track pairs to unambiguously pin down spatial distortions in three dimensions. The performance of these calibration techniques are studied using both Monte Carlo simulation and MicroBooNE data, utilizing a UV laser system as a means to estimate the systematic bias associated with the calibration methodology.

AB - Large liquid argon time projection chambers (LArTPCs), especially those operating near the surface, are susceptible to space charge effects. In the context of LArTPCs, the space charge effect is the build-up of slow-moving positive ions in the detector primarily due to ionization from cosmic rays, leading to a distortion of the electric field within the detector. This effect leads to a displacement in the reconstructed position of signal ionization electrons in LArTPC detectors ("spatial distortions"), as well as to variations in the amount of electron-ion recombination experienced by ionization throughout the volume of the TPC. We present techniques that can be used to measure and correct for space charge effects in large LArTPCs by making use of cosmic muons, including the use of track pairs to unambiguously pin down spatial distortions in three dimensions. The performance of these calibration techniques are studied using both Monte Carlo simulation and MicroBooNE data, utilizing a UV laser system as a means to estimate the systematic bias associated with the calibration methodology.

KW - physics.ins-det

KW - hep-ex

U2 - 10.1088/1748-0221/15/12/P12037

DO - 10.1088/1748-0221/15/12/P12037

M3 - Journal article

VL - 15

JO - Journal of Instrumentation

JF - Journal of Instrumentation

SN - 1748-0221

M1 - P12037

ER -