Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Propagation of error in the Physics analysis with the variation in magnetic field in the ICAL detector

Jul 8, 2022, 7:05 PM
1h 25m
Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi
Poster Neutrino Physics Poster Session


Ms Honey Khindri (Homi Bhabha National Institute)


The magnetized iron calorimeter (ICAL) detector proposed at the India-based Neutrino Observatory will be a 51 kton detector made up of 151 layers of 56 mm thick soft iron layers with 40 mm air gap in between where the RPCs, the active detectors, are placed. The main goal of ICAL is to make precision measurements of the neutrino oscillation parameters using the atmospheric neutrinos as source. The charged current (CC) interactions of the atmospheric muon neutrinos and anti-neutrinos in the detector produce charged muons. The magnetic field, with a maximum value of ∼ 1.5 T in the central region of ICAL, is a critical component since it will be used to distinguish the charges and determine the momentum and direction of these muons. The geometry of the ICAL has been optimized to detect muons in the energy range of 1-15 GeV. It is difficult to measure magnetic field inside iron, therefore measuring field using external methods can introduce error. In this study the effect of error in measurement of magnetic field in ICAL is studied. An attempt is made to know how the uncertainty in the magnetic field values will propagate in the reconstruction of momentum and other aspects of the Physics analysis of the data from ICAL detector using GEANT4 simulations.

In-person participation Yes

Primary author

Ms Honey Khindri (Homi Bhabha National Institute)


Prof. Indumathi D (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences) Prof. Vivek Datar (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences)

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