The capture of scintillation light emitted by liquid Argon and Xenon under molecular excitations by charged particles is still a challenging task. Here we present a first attempt to design a device able to grab sufficiently high luminosity in order to reconstruct the path of ionizing particles. This preliminary study is based on the use of masks to encode the light signal combined with single-photon detectors. In this respect, the proposed system is able to detect tracks over focal distances of about tens of centimeters. From numerical simulations it emerges that it is possible to successfully decode and recognize signals, even complex, with a relatively limited number of acquisition channels. Such innovative technique can be very fruitful in a new generation of detectors devoted to neutrino physics and dark matter search. Indeed the introduction of coded masks combined with SiPM detectors is proposed for a liquid-Argon target in the Near Detector of the DUNE experiment.

Coded masks for imaging of neutrino events / M. Andreotti, P. Bernardini, A. Bersani, S. Bertolucci, S. Biagi, A. Branca, C. Brizzolari, G. Brunetti, I. Cagnoli, R. Calabrese, A. Caminata, A. Campani, P. Carniti, R. Cataldo, C. Cattadori, S. Cherubini, V. Cicero, M. Citterio, S. Copello, P. Cova, E. Cristaldo Morales, S. Davini, N. Delmonte, G. De Matteis, S. Di Domizio, L. Di Noto, C. Distefano, T. Giammaria, M. Guarise, A. Falcone, F. Ferraro, M. Fiorini, N. Gallice, C. Gotti, M. Guerzoni, M.A. Iliescu, G. Ingratta, M. Lazzaroni, I. Lax, G. Laurenti, A. Leaci, E. Luppi, L. Martina, N. Mauri, A. Minotti, N. Moggi, E. Montagna, A. Montanari, D. Montanino, M. Pallavicini, M. Panareo, E.G. Parozzi, L. Pasqualini, L. Patrizii, G. Pessina, F. Poppi, M. Pozzato, V. Pia, S. Riboldi, G. Riccobene, P. Sala, P. Sapienza, F. Schifano, G. Sirri, M. Spanu, L. Stanco, A. Surdo, A. Taibi, M. Tenti, F. Terranova, G. Testera, L. Tomassetti, M. Torti, N. Tosi, R. Travaglini, L. Uboldi, M. Vicenzi, A. Zani, S. Zucchelli. - In: THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL. C, PARTICLES AND FIELDS. - ISSN 1434-6044. - 81:11(2021 Nov 17), pp. 1011.1-1011.15. [10.1140/epjc/s10052-021-09798-y]

Coded masks for imaging of neutrino events

F. Ferraro;N. Gallice;M. Lazzaroni;S. Riboldi;
2021

Abstract

The capture of scintillation light emitted by liquid Argon and Xenon under molecular excitations by charged particles is still a challenging task. Here we present a first attempt to design a device able to grab sufficiently high luminosity in order to reconstruct the path of ionizing particles. This preliminary study is based on the use of masks to encode the light signal combined with single-photon detectors. In this respect, the proposed system is able to detect tracks over focal distances of about tens of centimeters. From numerical simulations it emerges that it is possible to successfully decode and recognize signals, even complex, with a relatively limited number of acquisition channels. Such innovative technique can be very fruitful in a new generation of detectors devoted to neutrino physics and dark matter search. Indeed the introduction of coded masks combined with SiPM detectors is proposed for a liquid-Argon target in the Near Detector of the DUNE experiment.
Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors; Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors; High Energy Physics - Experiment
Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale
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