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

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; Laurens, P; ... (2012). The ArgoNeuT detector in the NuMI low-energy beam line at Fermilab. Journal of instrumentation, 7(10), P10019-P10019. London: Institute of Physics Publishing IOP 10.1088/1748-0221/7/10/P10019

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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.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

UniBE Contributor:

Ereditato, Antonio, Haug, Sigve, Rossi, Biagio, Weber, Michele


500 Science > 530 Physics




Institute of Physics Publishing IOP




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04 Oct 2013 14:44

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05 Dec 2022 14:13

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