Design, construction and operation of the ProtoDUNE-SP liquid argon TPC

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Abed Abud, Adam
Abi, B.
Acciarri, R.
Meyer, Holger
Muether, Mathew
Solomey, Nickolas

The DUNE Collaboration et al. (2022, January 4). Design, construction and operation of the protodune-SP Liquid Argon TPC. Retrieved April 11, 2022, from


The ProtoDUNE-SP detector is a single-phase liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) that was constructed and operated in the CERN North Area at the end of the H4 beamline. This detector is a prototype for the first far detector module of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), which will be constructed at the Sandford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, South Dakota, U.S.A. The ProtoDUNE-SP detector incorporates full-size components as designed for DUNE and has an active volume of 7 × 6 × 7.2 m3. The H4 beam delivers incident particles with well-measured momenta and high-purity particle identification. ProtoDUNE-SP’s successful operation between 2018 and 2020 demonstrates the effectiveness of the single-phase far detector design. This paper describes the design, construction, assembly and operation of the detector components.

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