Novel Approach for Evaluating Detector-Related Uncertainties in a LArTPC Using MicroBooNE Data

, MicroBooNE Collaboration and Blake, A. and Devitt, Alesha and Nowak, Jaroslaw and Patel, N. and Thorpe, C. (2022) Novel Approach for Evaluating Detector-Related Uncertainties in a LArTPC Using MicroBooNE Data. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 82. ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

Primary challenges for current and future precision neutrino experiments using liquid argon time projection chambers (LArTPCs) include understanding detector effects and quantifying the associated systematic uncertainties. This paper presents a novel technique for assessing and propagating LArTPC detector-related systematic uncertainties. The technique makes modifications to simulation waveforms based on a parameterization of observed differences in ionization signals from the TPC between data and simulation, while remaining insensitive to the details of the detector model. The modifications are then used to quantify the systematic differences in low- and high-level reconstructed quantities. This approach could be applied to future LArTPC detectors, such as those used in SBN and DUNE.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Additional Information:
13 pages, 12 figures
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2201
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168100
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Deposited On:
29 Mar 2022 13:40
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Yes
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Published
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27 May 2022 23:42