Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LAr TPC) detectors are ideally suited for studying neutrino interactions and probing the parameters that characterize neutrino oscillations. The ability to drift ionization particles over long distances in purified argon and to trigger on abundant scintillation light allows for excellent particle identification and triggering capability. Recent U.S. based work in the development of LAr TPC technology for massive kiloton size detectors will be discussed in this talk, including details of the ArgoNeuT (Argon Neutrino Test) test-beam project, which is a 175 liter LAr TPC exposed to Fermilab's NuMI neutrino beamline.
Soderberg, Mitchell, "Liquid-Argon Time Projection Chambers in the U.S" (2009). Physics - All Scholarship. 323.
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Proceedings to the 45th Winter School in Theoretical Physics "Neutrino Interactions: from Theory to Monte Carlo Simulations", Ladek-Zdroj, Poland, February 2--11, 2009 More information at http://arxiv.org/abs/0910.3553