PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 414 - 41st International Conference on High Energy physics (ICHEP2022) - Detectors for Future Facilities, R&D, novel techniques
Design and construction of Cosmic Muon Veto for the mini-ICAL detector at IICHEP, Madurai
S. Bheesette*, S.R. Bharathi, A. Bross, P. Chinnappan, V.M. Datar, C. Aditya Deodhar, K. Gothe, M. Jangra, J. John, S.R. Joshi, J. Krishnamoorthi, K. K.S, G. Majumder, V. Padmavathy, N. Panchal, N. Panyam, N. Parmar, S. Pethuraj, A. Pla-Dalmau, J. Ponraj, K.C. Ravindran, M. Sachdeva, M. Saraf, R.R. Shinde, H. Sogarwal, L. Umesh, S.S. Upadhya, P. Verma, E. Yuvaraj, A. Deodhar, C. Dukes, D. Glenzinski, R. Group, R. Shah, K. Sharma and V. Zutshiet al. (click to show)
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Abstract
A 51-kiloton magnetised Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector, using Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) as active detector elements, aims to study atmospheric neutrinos. A prototype - 1/600 of the weight of ICAL, called mini-ICAL was installed in the INO transit campus at Madurai. A modest proof-of-principle cosmic muon veto detector of about 1 m × 1 m × 0.3 m dimensions was set up a few years ago, using scintillator paddles. The measured cosmic muon veto efficiency of 99.98% and simulation studies of muon-induced background events in the ICAL detector surrounded by an efficient veto detector were promising. This led to the idea of constructing a bigger cosmic muon veto around the mini-ICAL detector. Details of the design, fabrication, quality control, and construction of the detector including the electronics, trigger, and DAQ systems planned will be briefly presented.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.414.0358
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