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August 2019

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Physics

Mitchell Soderberg

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Abstract

LArIAT (Liquid Argon in a Testbeam) was a LArTPC experiment exposed to a charged-particle beam at the test-beam facility at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. This analysis measures the $\pi^+$-Ar cross section over an interacting energy range of 50-1100 MeV, accounting for background species and reconstruction effects. This is the first such measurement of this process. The result can be useful in tuning simulations for future liquid argon experiments such as DUNE and SBN.

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