Measurement of through-going particle momentum by means of multiple scattering with the ICARUS T600 TPC

  • A. Ankowski
  • M. Antonello
  • P. Aprili
  • F. Arneodo
  • A. Badertscher
  • B. Baiboussinov
  • M. Baldo Ceolin
  • G. Battistoni
  • P. Benetti
  • A. Borio di Tigliole
  • R. Brunetti
  • A. Bueno
  • E. Calligarich
  • F. Carbonara
  • M.C. Carmona
  • F. Cavanna
  • P. Cennini
  • S. Centro
  • A. Cesana
  • D.B. Cline
  • K. Cieślik
  • A.G. Cocco
  • C. De Vecchi
  • A. Dabrowska
  • A. Di Cicco
  • R. Dolfini
  • A. Ereditato
  • A. Ferrari
  • G. Fiorillo
  • D. García-Gamez
  • Y. Ge
  • D. Gibin
  • A. Gigli Berzolari
  • I. Gil-Botella
  • K. Graczyk
  • L. Grandi
  • A. Guglielmi
  • J. Holeczek
  • D. Kiełczewska
  • J. Kisiel
  • T. Kozłowski
  • M. Laffranchi
  • J. Łagoda
  • B. Lisowski
  • J. Lozano
  • M. Markiewicz
  • A. Martínez de la Ossa
  • C. Matthey
  • F. Mauri
  • A.J. Melgarejo
  • A. Menegolli
  • G. Meng
  • M. Messina
  • P. Mijakowski
  • C. Montanari
  • S. Muraro
  • S. Navas
  • J. Nowak
  • S. Otwinowski
  • O. Palamara
  • L. Periale
  • G. Piano Mortari
  • A. Piazzoli
  • P. Picchi
  • F. Pietropaolo
  • W. Półchłopek
  • M. Posiadała
  • M. Prata
  • M.C. Prata
  • P. Przewlocki
  • A. Rappoldi
  • G.L. Raselli
  • E. Rondio
  • M. Rossella
  • B. Rossi
  • A. Rubbia
  • C. Rubbia
  • P.R. Sala
  • D. Scannicchio
  • E. Segreto
  • Y. Seo
  • F. Sergiampietri
  • J. Sobczyk
  • D. Stefan
  • J. Stepaniak
  • R. Sulej
  • M. Szeptycka
  • M. Szarska
  • M. Terrani
  • F. Varanini
  • S. Ventura
  • C. Vignoli
  • T. Wachała
  • H. Wang
  • X. Yang
  • A. Zalewska
  • The ICARUS Collaboration
Special Article - Tools for Experiment and Theory

Abstract

The ICARUS collaboration has demonstrated, following the operation of a 600 ton (T600) detector at shallow depth, that the technique based on liquid argon time projection chambers is now mature. The study of rare events, not contemplated in the standard model, can greatly benefit from the use of this kind of detectors. In particular, a deeper understanding of atmospheric neutrino properties will be obtained thanks to the unprecedented quality of the data ICARUS provides. However if we concentrate on the T600 performance, most of the νμ charged current sample will be partially contained, due to the reduced dimensions of the detector. In this article, we address the problem of how well we can determine the kinematics of events having partially contained tracks. The analysis of a large sample of atmospheric muons collected during the T600 test run demonstrates that, in case the recorded track is at least one meter long, the muon momentum can be reconstructed by an algorithm that measures the multiple Coulomb scattering along the particle’s path. Moreover, we show that momentum resolution can be improved by almost a factor two using an algorithm based on the Kalman filtering technique.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ankowski
    • 1
  • M. Antonello
    • 2
  • P. Aprili
    • 3
  • F. Arneodo
    • 3
  • A. Badertscher
    • 4
  • B. Baiboussinov
    • 5
  • M. Baldo Ceolin
    • 5
  • G. Battistoni
    • 6
  • P. Benetti
    • 7
  • A. Borio di Tigliole
    • 7
  • R. Brunetti
    • 7
  • A. Bueno
    • 8
  • E. Calligarich
    • 7
  • F. Carbonara
    • 9
  • M.C. Carmona
    • 8
  • F. Cavanna
    • 2
  • P. Cennini
    • 10
  • S. Centro
    • 5
  • A. Cesana
    • 11
  • D.B. Cline
    • 12
  • K. Cieślik
    • 13
  • A.G. Cocco
    • 9
  • C. De Vecchi
    • 7
  • A. Dabrowska
    • 13
  • A. Di Cicco
    • 9
  • R. Dolfini
    • 7
  • A. Ereditato
    • 9
  • A. Ferrari
    • 10
  • G. Fiorillo
    • 9
  • D. García-Gamez
    • 8
  • Y. Ge
    • 4
  • D. Gibin
    • 5
  • A. Gigli Berzolari
    • 7
  • I. Gil-Botella
    • 14
  • K. Graczyk
    • 1
  • L. Grandi
    • 7
  • A. Guglielmi
    • 5
  • J. Holeczek
    • 15
  • D. Kiełczewska
    • 16
  • J. Kisiel
    • 15
  • T. Kozłowski
    • 17
  • M. Laffranchi
    • 4
  • J. Łagoda
    • 16
  • B. Lisowski
    • 12
  • J. Lozano
    • 8
  • M. Markiewicz
    • 13
  • A. Martínez de la Ossa
    • 8
  • C. Matthey
    • 12
  • F. Mauri
    • 7
  • A.J. Melgarejo
    • 8
  • A. Menegolli
    • 7
  • G. Meng
    • 5
  • M. Messina
    • 4
  • P. Mijakowski
    • 17
  • C. Montanari
    • 7
  • S. Muraro
    • 6
  • S. Navas
    • 8
  • J. Nowak
    • 1
  • S. Otwinowski
    • 12
  • O. Palamara
    • 3
  • L. Periale
    • 18
  • G. Piano Mortari
    • 2
  • A. Piazzoli
    • 7
  • P. Picchi
    • 18
  • F. Pietropaolo
    • 5
  • W. Półchłopek
    • 19
  • M. Posiadała
    • 16
  • M. Prata
    • 7
  • M.C. Prata
    • 7
  • P. Przewlocki
    • 7
  • A. Rappoldi
    • 7
  • G.L. Raselli
    • 7
  • E. Rondio
    • 17
  • M. Rossella
    • 7
  • B. Rossi
    • 9
  • A. Rubbia
    • 4
  • C. Rubbia
    • 7
  • P.R. Sala
    • 6
  • D. Scannicchio
    • 7
  • E. Segreto
    • 2
  • Y. Seo
    • 12
  • F. Sergiampietri
    • 20
  • J. Sobczyk
    • 1
  • D. Stefan
    • 13
  • J. Stepaniak
    • 17
  • R. Sulej
    • 21
  • M. Szeptycka
    • 17
  • M. Szarska
    • 13
  • M. Terrani
    • 11
  • F. Varanini
    • 5
  • S. Ventura
    • 5
  • C. Vignoli
    • 7
  • T. Wachała
    • 13
  • H. Wang
    • 12
  • X. Yang
    • 12
  • A. Zalewska
    • 13
  • The ICARUS Collaboration
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsWrocław UniversityWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Gruppo collegato INFN and Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità dell’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  3. 3.Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) INFNAssergiItaly
  4. 4.Institute for Particle PhysicsETH HönggerbergZürichSwitzerland
  5. 5.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Padova and INFNPadovaItaly
  6. 6.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Milano and INFNMilanoItaly
  7. 7.Dipartimento di Fisica Nucleare e TeoricaUniversità di Pavia and INFNPaviaItaly
  8. 8.Departamento de Física Teórica y del Cosmos and Centro Andaluz de Física de Partículas Elementales (CAFPE)Universidad de GranadaGranadaSpain
  9. 9.Dipartimento di Scienze FisicheUniversità Federico II di Napoli and INFNNapoliItaly
  10. 10.CERNGenèveSwitzerland
  11. 11.Dipartimento di Ingegneria NuclearePolitecnico di Milano and INFNMilanoItaly
  12. 12.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  13. 13.H. Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKrakówPoland
  14. 14.Departamento de Investigacion BasicaCIEMATMadridSpain
  15. 15.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of SilesiaKatowicePoland
  16. 16.Institute of Experimental PhysicsUniversity of WarszawaWarszawaPoland
  17. 17.A. Sołtan Institute for Nuclear StudiesWarszawaPoland
  18. 18.Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF) INFNFrascatiItaly
  19. 19.Department of ElectronicsAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland
  20. 20.INFNPisaItaly
  21. 21.Institute of RadioelectronicsUniversity of WarsawWarszawaPoland

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