Publication Date

2018

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Zutshi, Vishnu V.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Astrophysics||Particles (Nuclear physics)

Abstract

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.

Comments

Advisor: Zutshi, Vishnu V.||Committee members: Coutrakon, George; Eads, Micheal.||Includes illustrations.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

85 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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