The third LIght Detection in Noble Elements (LIDINE) conference, held at SLAC Sept. 22-24, brought together specialists in noble element-based detectors from across the dark matter and neutrino communities. Experts shared new developments in harnessing the scintillation properties of argon, xenon, and other noble elements to study weakly-interacting particles. Prof. Whittington co-chaired the conference and presented new findings on the scintillation properties of liquid argon-xenon mixtures that could lead to enhanced particle detection capabilities in the next generation of liquid argon neutrino experiments.
The current edition of the CERN Courier features a very nice article by Prof. Ulrich Mosel about the importance of improving the modeling of neutrino-nucleus interactions. An event display from ArgoNeuT is included to illustrate the complexity of such interactions. Here’s that same event, showing the Collection plane view too! It’s most likely a deep-inelastic scattering event, with what appears to be a very interesting backwards-traveling proton.