CERN Prototype Materials
Contents
Select Documents and Meetings
- Current (2015)
- Workup to the proposal
- DocDB 10385: Brief review of Computing Requirements for the test
- DocDB 10428: Draft proposal for the test and comments on the document
- Proposal
- DocDB 10715: The text of the proposal
- DocDB 11188: Presentation slides for the proposal
- Workup to the proposal
- History (2014)
- DocDB 9905: Meeting 10/29/2014.
- DocDB 9413: Expression of Interest.
- DocDB 8816: A collection of meeting materials.
- DocDB 9905: Meeting 10/29/2014.
- DocDB 9924: Task structure - meeting 10/31/2014.
- DocDB 9993: Early version of the proposed measurement program.
- LAGUNA/WA105
- LAGUNA/LBNO-Demo meeting (WA105 kickoff) - see the software session
- WA105 Proposal to CERN SPSC
- History (2013)
Appendix I
An early example of the measurements program
Particle Type | Momentum Range (GeV/c) | Bin (MeV/c) |
---|---|---|
p | 0.1-2.0 | 100 |
p | 2.0-10.0 | 200 |
π^{±} | 0.1-2.0 | 100 |
π^{±} | 2.0-10.0 | 200 |
μ^{±} | 0.1-1.0 | 50 |
μ^{±} | 1.0-10.0 | 200 |
e^{±} | 0.1-2.0 | 100 |
e^{±} | 2.0-10.0 | 200 |
K^{+} | 0.1-1.0 | 100 |
γ(π^{0}) | 0.1-2.0 | 100 |
γ(π^{0}) | 2.0-5.0 | 200 |
Appendix II
The detector characterization includes a few distinct areas, and the goals of measurements in each affect the desired statistics. A few items are presented below.
Energy Scale and Resolution
In terms of detector characterization, some of the important parameters include energy scale and resolution for both single tracks and showers - hadronic and EM. Let's consider them first (using comments from T.Junk):
- Energy scale: for Gaussian distribution, uncertainty will be sigma/sqrt(n). Assuming resolution of 1%, and aiming for ±0.1% precision, only 100 events would be needed.
- Hadronic showers: older calorimeters had resolution of 80%/sqrt(E). Since sampling fraction in LAr TPC is higher, we are likely to do better than this, but still conservatively assume O(10%)/sqrt. Qualitatively, we can follow arguments similar to the previous item. It follows then that O(10^{3}-10^{4}) events will be enough for the purposes of this measurement. Indeed, looking at typical test beam and calibration practices (per papers published), we see that 10^{4} events is the typical statistics for a given incident beam momentum.
In summary, depending on case, this part of the measurement program can be accomplished with event sample of the size ~O(10^{3}-10^{4}), and in some cases less.
PID
Measuring the "fake" rate, i.e. particle mis-identification, is important for certain physics to be addressed by the experiment (cf. proton decay). If the probability of mis-PID is "p", then the statistical uncertainty can be expressed as sqrt(p*(1-p)/n). This can also be understood in terms of precise measurements of "tails" in certain distributions. If we are looking at probabilities of mis-identification of the order of 10^{-6}, this translates into quite substantial statistics. At the time of writing, we need more guidance in this area, but in general it appears that in this case we would indeed be motivated to take as much data as practically feasible. This does mean that we will aim to take a few million events in each of a few momentum bins (TBD). Reading: Nucleon Decay Searches
Systematics
Let's assume we want to measure a signal with 5% precision and signal to background ratio is 1:10. To provide this scale of accuracy, we will need ~10^{5} events in the momentum bin of interest.