A1 Journal article (refereed)
Scintillation light detection in the 6-m drift-length ProtoDUNE Dual Phase liquid argon TPC (2022)

DUNE Collaboration. (2022). Scintillation light detection in the 6-m drift-length ProtoDUNE Dual Phase liquid argon TPC. European Physical Journal C, 82(7), Article 618. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-022-10549-w

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Publication details

All authors or editors: DUNE Collaboration

Journal or series: European Physical Journal C

ISSN: 1434-6044

eISSN: 1434-6052

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 16/07/2022

Volume: 82

Issue number: 7

Article number: 618

Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-022-10549-w

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82630

Web address of parallel published publication (pre-print): https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.16134


DUNE is a dual-site experiment for long-baseline neutrino oscillation studies, neutrino astrophysics and nucleon decay searches. ProtoDUNE Dual Phase (DP) is a 6 × 6 × 6 m3 liquid argon time-projection-chamber (LArTPC) that recorded cosmic-muon data at the CERN Neutrino Platform in 2019–2020 as a prototype of the DUNE Far Detector. Charged particles propagating through the LArTPC produce ionization and scintillation light. The scintillation light signal in these detectors can provide the trigger for non-beam events. In addition, it adds precise timing capabilities and improves the calorimetry measurements. In ProtoDUNE-DP, scintillation and electroluminescence light produced by cosmic muons in the LArTPC is collected by photomultiplier tubes placed up to 7 m away from the ionizing track. In this paper, the ProtoDUNE-DP photon detection system performance is evaluated with a particular focus on the different wavelength shifters, such as PEN and TPB, and the use of Xe-doped LAr, considering its future use in giant LArTPCs. The scintillation light production and propagation processes are analyzed and a comparison of simulation to data is performed, improving understanding of the liquid argon properties.

Keywords: particle physics; neutrinos; neutrino oscillation; research equipment

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Reporting Year: 2022

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