Zutshi, Vishnu V.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Physics
Astrophysics; Particles (Nuclear physics)
The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) will be sensitive to neutrino interactions in it liquid argon detector volume. Its primary objective is to measure mixing parameters relevant to neutrino oscillations. Another aspect of the primary science program is to measure neutrinos produced in core-collapse supernovae should one occur in the Milky Way Galaxy while the far detector is operational. The first 10kt module of DUNE will be a single phase Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LarTPC). The goal of measuring neutrinos from supernovae requires an advanced photon detection system. Its design is driven by lessons from protoDUNE where testing of photon sensor components has been ongoing since at least 2016. It is also driven by simulations of supernova neutrino interactions.
Rice, Logan Clutch Jackson, "Towards a DUNE photon detection system" (2018). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6486.
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