Calorimetric classification of track-like signatures in liquid argon TPCs using MicroBooNE data

, MicroBooNE Collaboration and Blake, A. and Devitt, A. and Nowak, J. and Thorpe, C. (2021) Calorimetric classification of track-like signatures in liquid argon TPCs using MicroBooNE data. Journal of High Energy Physics. ISSN 1029-8479 (In Press)

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Abstract

The MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber located at Fermilab is a neutrino experiment dedicated to the study of short-baseline oscillations, the measurements of neutrino cross sections in liquid argon, and to the research and development of this novel detector technology. Accurate and precise measurements of calorimetry are essential to the event reconstruction and are achieved by leveraging the TPC to measure deposited energy per unit length along the particle trajectory, with mm resolution. We describe the non-uniform calorimetric reconstruction performance in the detector, showing dependence on the angle of the particle trajectory. Such non-uniform reconstruction directly affects the performance of the particle identification algorithms which infer particle type from calorimetric measurements. This work presents a new particle identification method which accounts for and effectively addresses such non-uniformity. The newly developed method shows improved performance compared to previous algorithms, illustrated by a 94% proton selection efficiency and a 10% muon mis-identification rate, with a fairly loose selection of tracks performed on beam data. The performance is further demonstrated by identifying exclusive final states in $\nu_{\mu} CC$ interactions. While developed using MicroBooNE data and simulation, this method is easily applicable to future LArTPC experiments, such as SBND, ICARUS, and DUNE.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of High Energy Physics
Additional Information:
17 pages, 9 figures
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106
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162307
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Deposited On:
16 Nov 2021 16:25
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Yes
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In Press
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03 Dec 2021 09:26