ArgoNeuT: A Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Test in the NuMI Beamline

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Soderberg, M.
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Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber detectors are ideally suited for studying neutrino interactions and probing the parameters that characterize neutrino oscillations. The ability to drift ionization particles over long distances in purified argon and to trigger on abundant scintillation light allows for excellent particle identification and triggering capability. In these proceedings the details of the ArgoNeuT test-beam project will be presented after a brief introduction to the detector technique. ArgoNeuT is a 175 liter detector exposed to Fermilab's NuMI neutrino beamline. The first neutrino interactions observed in ArgoNeuT will be presented, along with discussion of the various physics analyses to be performed on this data sample.
Comment: To be published in the proceedings of DPF-2009, Detroit, MI, July 2009, eConf C090726
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Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors, High Energy Physics - Experiment
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