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Geant4 Simulation of X-ARAPUCA Supercell

Grant number: 22/02764-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2022
Effective date (End): May 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal researcher:Ettore Segreto
Grantee:Vinicius Ventura Andreossi
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

DUNE is an experiment based on Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers (LArTPCs) dedicated to the study of neutrino physics. The X-ARAPUCA is a de-vice which will be used in DUNE for the detection of scintillation light. This work will consist in using the software Geant4 to computationally simulate an experimental setup made of a liquid argon cryostat in which a X-ARAPUCA supercell and a source of alpha radiation are inserted. The device shall detect scintillation light from interactions between the alpha particles and the liquid argon. The comparison between the experimental and computational spectrum of photons detected per alpha particle will allow the determination of the total detection efficiency.

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