Measurement of the Atmospheric Muon Rate with the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon TPC

, MicroBooNE Collaboration and Blake, A. and Devitt, D. and Lister, A. and Nowak, J. and Thorpe, Chris (2021) Measurement of the Atmospheric Muon Rate with the MicroBooNE Liquid Argon TPC. Journal of Instrumentation, 16. ISSN 1748-0221

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Abstract

MicroBooNE is a near-surface liquid argon (LAr) time projection chamber (TPC) located at Fermilab. We measure the characterisation of muons originating from cosmic interactions in the atmosphere using both the charge collection and light readout detectors. The data is compared with the CORSIKA cosmic-ray simulation. Good agreement is found between the observation, simulation and previous results. Furthermore, the angular resolution of the reconstructed muons inside the TPC is studied in simulation.

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Journal of Instrumentation
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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:10.1088/1748-0221/16/04/P04004
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03 Mar 2021 12:01
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