Determination of muon momentum in the MicroBooNE LArTPC using an improved model of multiple Coulomb scattering

Abratenko, P. and Acciarri, R. and An, R. and Asaadi, J. and Auger, M. and Bagby, L. and Balasubramanian, S. and Baller, B. and Barnes, C. and Barr, G. and Bass, M. and Bay, F. and Bishai, M. and Blake, A. and Bolton, T. and Bugel, L. and Camilleri, L. and Caratelli, D. and Carls, B. and Fernandez, R. Castillo and Cavanna, F. and Church, E. and Cianci, D. and Cohen, E. and Collin, G. H. and Conrad, J. M. and Convery, M. and Crespo-Anadon, J. I. and Tutto, M. Del and Devitt, D. and Dytman, S. and Eberly, B. and Ereditato, A. and Sanchez, L. Escudero and Esquivel, J. and Fleming, B. T. and Foreman, W. and Furmanski, A. P. and Garcia-Gomez, D. and Garvey, G. T. and Genty, V. and Goeldi, D. and Gollapinni, S. and Graf, N. and Gramellini, E. and Greenlee, H. and Grosso, R. and Guenette, R. and Lister, A. and Nowak, J. (2017) Determination of muon momentum in the MicroBooNE LArTPC using an improved model of multiple Coulomb scattering. Journal of Instrumentation, 12. ISSN 1748-0221

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Abstract

We discuss a technique for measuring a charged particle's momentum by means of multiple Coulomb scattering (MCS) in the MicroBooNE liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC). This method does not require the full particle ionization track to be contained inside of the detector volume as other track momentum reconstruction methods do (range-based momentum reconstruction and calorimetric momentum reconstruction). We motivate use of this technique, describe a tuning of the underlying phenomenological formula, quantify its performance on fully contained beam-neutrino-induced muon tracks both in simulation and in data, and quantify its performance on exiting muon tracks in simulation. We find agreement between data and simulation for contained tracks, with a small bias in the momentum reconstruction and with resolutions that vary as a function of track length, improving from about 10% for the shortest (one meter long) tracks to 5% for longer (several meter) tracks. For simulated exiting muons with at least one meter of track contained, we find a similarly small bias, and a resolution which is less than 15% for muons with momentum below 2 GeV/c.

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Journal of Instrumentation
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This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article 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: 10.1088/1748-0221/12/10/P10010
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16 Oct 2017 12:40
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