A1 Journal article (refereed)
Design, construction and operation of the ProtoDUNE-SP Liquid Argon TPC (2022)

DUNE Collaboration. (2022). Design, construction and operation of the ProtoDUNE-SP Liquid Argon TPC. Journal of Instrumentation, 17(1), Article P01005. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/17/01/P01005

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Publication details

All authors or editors: DUNE Collaboration

Journal or series: Journal of Instrumentation

eISSN: 1748-0221

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 01/01/2022

Volume: 17

Issue number: 1

Article number: P01005

Publisher: IOP Publishing

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/17/01/P01005

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80059

Web address of parallel published publication (pre-print): https://arxiv.org/abs/2108.01902


The ProtoDUNE-SP detector is a single-phase liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) that was constructed and operated in the CERN North Area at the end of the H4 beamline. This detector is a prototype for the first far detector module of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), which will be constructed at the Sandford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, South Dakota, U.S.A. The ProtoDUNE-SP detector incorporates full-size components as designed for DUNE and has an active volume of 7 × 6 × 7.2 m3. The H4 beam delivers incident particles with well-measured momenta and high-purity particle identification. ProtoDUNE-SP's successful operation between 2018 and 2020 demonstrates the effectiveness of the single-phase far detector design. This paper describes the design, construction, assembly and operation of the detector components.

Keywords: particle physics; neutrinos; research equipment; detectors

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Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1

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