ProtoDUNE

Instrumentation R&D

Protodune DP

ProtoDUNE

Instrumentation R&D

Protodune DP

Protodune DP

The neutrino group has also been involved in the design and construction of the protoDUNE-DP detector at CERN, which explored the possibility to use a liquid argon dual-phase time projection chamber as far detector for DUNE. For this prototype the IFAE group, together with the CIEMAT group, provided the photon detection system, based on 40 PMTs. In addition, the IFAE group played a key role in the overall installation and commissioning of the detector at CERN.

ProtoDUNE first tracks
This image shows one of the first cosmic muon particle tracks recorded by the ProtoDUNE detector at CERN. Three wire planes, each of which is made up of thousands of individual wires, recorded the signal of the muon as it traveled approximately 3.8 meters through liquid argon in the detector, and the images together give scientists a three-dimensional picture of the particle’s path Credit: DUNE collaboration