Electron Neutrino Classification in Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Detector

  • Piotr PłońskiEmail author
  • Dorota Stefan
  • Robert Sulej
  • Krzysztof Zaremba
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 403)


Neutrinos are one of the least known elementary particles. The detection of neutrinos is an extremely difficult task since they are affected only by weak subatomic force or gravity. Therefore, large detectors are constructed to reveal neutrino’s properties. Among them the Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LAr-TPC) detectors provide excellent imaging and particle identification ability for studying neutrinos. The computerized methods for automatic reconstruction and identification of particles are needed to fully exploit the potential of the LAr-TPC technique. Herein, the novel method for electron neutrino classification is presented. The method constructs a feature descriptor from images of observed event. It characterizes the signal distribution propagated from vertex of interest, where the particle interacts with the detector medium. The classifier is learned with a constructed feature descriptor to decide whether the images represent the electron neutrino or cascade produced by photons. The proposed approach assumes that the position of primary interaction vertex is known. The method’s performance in dependency to the noise in a primary vertex position and deposited energy of particles is studied.


Electron neutrino Classification Image descriptor Liquid argon Time projection chambers 



PP and KZ acknowledge the support of the National Science Center (Harmonia 2012/04/M/ST2/00775). Authors are grateful to the ICARUS Collaboration and Polish Neutrino Group for useful suggestions and constructive discussions during a preliminary part of this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piotr Płoński
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dorota Stefan
    • 2
  • Robert Sulej
    • 3
  • Krzysztof Zaremba
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of RadioelectronicsWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Milano e PolitecnicoMilanoItaly
  3. 3.National Center for Nuclear ResearchOtwock/SwierkPoland

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