Separation of track- and shower-like energy deposits in ProtoDUNE-SP using a convolutional neural network

, DUNE Collaboration and Blake, A. and Brailsford, D. and Cross, R. and Mouster, G. and Nowak, J. A. and Ratoff, P. (2022) Separation of track- and shower-like energy deposits in ProtoDUNE-SP using a convolutional neural network. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 82. ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

Liquid argon time projection chamber detector technology provides high spatial and calorimetric resolutions on the charged particles traversing liquid argon. As a result, the technology has been used in a number of recent neutrino experiments, and is the technology of choice for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). In order to perform high precision measurements of neutrinos in the detector, final state particles need to be effectively identified, and their energy accurately reconstructed. This article proposes an algorithm based on a convolutional neural network to perform the classification of energy deposits and reconstructed particles as track-like or arising from electromagnetic cascades. Results from testing the algorithm on data from ProtoDUNE-SP, a prototype of the DUNE far detector, are presented. The network identifies track- and shower-like particles, as well as Michel electrons, with high efficiency. The performance of the algorithm is consistent between data and simulation.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Additional Information:
31 pages, 15 figures
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2201
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177507
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Deposited On:
20 Oct 2022 11:45
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Yes
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Published
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24 Nov 2022 01:11