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Noise Characterization and Filtering in the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon TPC

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In: Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 12, No. 8, P08003, 04.08.2017.

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MircoBooNE Collaboration 2017, 'Noise Characterization and Filtering in the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon TPC', Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 12, no. 8, P08003. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/12/08/P08003

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MircoBooNE Collaboration (2017). Noise Characterization and Filtering in the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon TPC. Journal of Instrumentation, 12(8), [P08003]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/12/08/P08003

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MircoBooNE Collaboration. Noise Characterization and Filtering in the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon TPC. Journal of Instrumentation. 2017 Aug 4;12(8). P08003. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/12/08/P08003

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MircoBooNE Collaboration. / Noise Characterization and Filtering in the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon TPC. In: Journal of Instrumentation. 2017 ; Vol. 12, No. 8.

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title = "Noise Characterization and Filtering in the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon TPC",
abstract = "The low-noise operation of readout electronics in a liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) is critical to properly extract the distribution of ionization charge deposited on the wire planes of the TPC, especially for the induction planes. This paper describes the characteristics and mitigation of the observed noise in the MicroBooNE detector. The MicroBooNE's single-phase LArTPC comprises two induction planes and one collection sense wire plane with a total of 8256 wires. Current induced on each TPC wire is amplified and shaped by custom low-power, low-noise ASICs immersed in the liquid argon. The digitization of the signal waveform occurs outside the cryostat. Using data from the first year of MicroBooNE operations, several excess noise sources in the TPC were identified and mitigated. The residual equivalent noise charge (ENC) after noise filtering varies with wire length and is found to be below 400 electrons for the longest wires (4.7 m). The response is consistent with the cold electronics design expectations and is found to be stable with time and uniform over the functioning channels. This noise level is significantly lower than previous experiments utilizing warm front-end electronics.",
keywords = "Front-end electronics for detector readout, Neutrino detectors, Noble liquid detectors (scintillation, ionization, double-phase), Time projection Chambers (TPC)",
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 B. Bullard 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 Geronimo, {G. De} 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-Gomez and Garvey, {G. T.} and V. Genty and D. Goeldi and S. Gollapinni and N. Graf and E. Gramellini and H. Greenlee and A. Lister and J. Nowak and {MircoBooNE Collaboration}",
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day = "4",
doi = "10.1088/1748-0221/12/08/P08003",
language = "English",
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journal = "Journal of Instrumentation",
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T1 - Noise Characterization and Filtering in the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon TPC

AU - Acciarri, R.

AU - An, R.

AU - Anthony, J.

AU - Asaadi, 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 - Bullard, B.

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 - Conrad, J. M.

AU - Convery, M.

AU - Crespo-Anadon, J. I.

AU - Geronimo, G. De

AU - Tutto, M. Del

AU - Devitt, D.

AU - Dytman, S.

AU - Eberly, B.

AU - Ereditato, A.

AU - Sanchez, L. Escudero

AU - Esquivel, J.

AU - Fadeeva, A. A.

AU - Fleming, B. T.

AU - Foreman, W.

AU - Furmanski, A. P.

AU - Garcia-Gomez, D.

AU - Garvey, G. T.

AU - Genty, V.

AU - Goeldi, D.

AU - Gollapinni, S.

AU - Graf, N.

AU - Gramellini, E.

AU - Greenlee, H.

AU - Lister, A.

AU - Nowak, J.

AU - MircoBooNE Collaboration

PY - 2017/8/4

Y1 - 2017/8/4

N2 - The low-noise operation of readout electronics in a liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) is critical to properly extract the distribution of ionization charge deposited on the wire planes of the TPC, especially for the induction planes. This paper describes the characteristics and mitigation of the observed noise in the MicroBooNE detector. The MicroBooNE's single-phase LArTPC comprises two induction planes and one collection sense wire plane with a total of 8256 wires. Current induced on each TPC wire is amplified and shaped by custom low-power, low-noise ASICs immersed in the liquid argon. The digitization of the signal waveform occurs outside the cryostat. Using data from the first year of MicroBooNE operations, several excess noise sources in the TPC were identified and mitigated. The residual equivalent noise charge (ENC) after noise filtering varies with wire length and is found to be below 400 electrons for the longest wires (4.7 m). The response is consistent with the cold electronics design expectations and is found to be stable with time and uniform over the functioning channels. This noise level is significantly lower than previous experiments utilizing warm front-end electronics.

AB - The low-noise operation of readout electronics in a liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) is critical to properly extract the distribution of ionization charge deposited on the wire planes of the TPC, especially for the induction planes. This paper describes the characteristics and mitigation of the observed noise in the MicroBooNE detector. The MicroBooNE's single-phase LArTPC comprises two induction planes and one collection sense wire plane with a total of 8256 wires. Current induced on each TPC wire is amplified and shaped by custom low-power, low-noise ASICs immersed in the liquid argon. The digitization of the signal waveform occurs outside the cryostat. Using data from the first year of MicroBooNE operations, several excess noise sources in the TPC were identified and mitigated. The residual equivalent noise charge (ENC) after noise filtering varies with wire length and is found to be below 400 electrons for the longest wires (4.7 m). The response is consistent with the cold electronics design expectations and is found to be stable with time and uniform over the functioning channels. This noise level is significantly lower than previous experiments utilizing warm front-end electronics.

KW - Front-end electronics for detector readout

KW - Neutrino detectors

KW - Noble liquid detectors (scintillation, ionization, double-phase)

KW - Time projection Chambers (TPC)

U2 - 10.1088/1748-0221/12/08/P08003

DO - 10.1088/1748-0221/12/08/P08003

M3 - Journal article

VL - 12

JO - Journal of Instrumentation

JF - Journal of Instrumentation

SN - 1748-0221

IS - 8

M1 - P08003

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