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Demonstration of <2 ns timing resolution for neutrino interaction in the MicroBooNE detector

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Poster New neutrino technologies Poster


Dante Totani (University of California, Santa Barbara)


The MicroBooNE detector, located in the Booster Neutrino Beamline (BNB) at Fermilab, has been operating since 2015. MicroBooNE's Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber is accompanied by a Photon Detection System (consisting of 32 PMTs) used to measure the argon scintillation light and determine the timing of the neutrino interactions. This work demonstrates the analysis techniques developed to improve the neutrino interaction timing resolution to <2 ns, combining light signals and reconstructed tracks. The neutrino sample used is an inclusive selection of $\nu_{\mu}$CC interactions from the BNB events. The result obtained allows MicroBooNE to access the 2ns neutrino pulse structure of the BNB for the first time. The timing resolution achieved enables significant enhancement of cosmic background rejection for all neutrino analyses. Furthermore, the ns timing resolution opens the door for searching new long-lived-particles (e.g. Heavy Neutral Leptons, Higgs Portal Scalars) in MicroBooNE, as well in future large LArTPC experiments, namely SBN and DUNE.

Collaboration MicroBooNE

Primary author

Dante Totani (University of California, Santa Barbara)

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