14-17 September 2021
America/Los_Angeles timezone

Scintillation light detection in the 6-m drift length ProtoDUNE Dual Phase liquid argon TPC

16 Sep 2021, 11:30
Light/charge readout (PMT, SiPM, WLS, electronics etc.) Light/Charge Readout (3B)


Inés Gil-Botella (CIEMAT Madrid)


The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) is a leading-edge experiment for long-baseline neutrino oscillation studies, neutrino astrophysics and nucleon decay searches. ProtoDUNE-Dual Phase (DP) is a 6x6x6 m3 liquid argon time-projection-chamber (LArTPC) operated at the CERN Neutrino Platform in 2019-2020 as a prototype of the DUNE Far Detector. In ProtoDUNE-DP, the scintillation and electroluminescence light produced by cosmic muons in the LArTPC is collected by photomultiplier tubes placed up to 7 m away from the ionizing track. In this talk, we will present the performance of the ProtoDUNE-DP photon detection system, comparing different wavelength-shifting techniques and the use of xenon-doped LAr as a promising option for future large LArTPCs. The scintillation light production and propagation processes are analyzed and compared to simulations, improving understanding of the liquid argon properties.

Primary author

Inés Gil-Botella (CIEMAT Madrid)

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