Manchester Particle Physics Seminars, Colloquia and Meetings

Roberto Acciarri: ProtoDUNE: prototyping the ultimate HEP neutrino detector

Friday, 22 June 2018 from to (Europe/London)
at Schuster ( 54-6-6.40 - Niels Bohr Common Room )
Four Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers (LArTPC) holding in total around 80 ktons of liquid will be constructed in the next ten years in South Dakota as the Far Detector of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), for a rich neutrino and proton decay science programme. The availability of two variants of the LArTPC technology, single- and dual-phase, and the scaling up by two orders of magnitude from the previous largest such detector (ICARUS) call for an extensive prototyping and demonstration programme. 

The ProtoDUNE programme is carried out at the multi-million, purpose-built CERN Neutrino Facility through two 800 ton LArTPCs, where the final detector configurations and engineering solutions will be fully characterised, offering also an ideal environment for the development of Data Acquisition, Data Reconstruction and Analysis, and the development of the community of scientists and engineers who will build and operate DUNE. After an introductory overview on both prototypes, I will concentrate on the single phase one, its beamline, its physics programme and current status.