Physics Benchmarks with the VELO Pixel Upgrade

Eklund, L. (2016) Physics Benchmarks with the VELO Pixel Upgrade. In: 8th International Conference on Semiconductor Pixel Detectors for Particles and Imaging (Pixel 2016), Genova, Italy, 5-9 Sept 2016, C12066. (doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/12/C12066)

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The LHCb Experiment at the LHC is successfully performing precision measurements primarily in the area of flavour physics. The collaboration is preparing an upgrade that will start taking data in 2021 with a trigger-less readout at five times the current luminosity. The vertex locator has been crucial in the success of the experiment and will continue to be so for the upgrade. It will be replaced by a hybrid pixel detector and this paper discusses the performance benchmarks of the upgraded detector. Despite the challenging experimental environment, the vertex locator will maintain or improve upon its benchmark figures compared to the current detector. Finally the long term plans for LHCb, beyond those of the upgrade currently in preparation, are discussed.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:The Conference Paper was published in Journal of Instrumentation 11: C12066.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Eklund, Prof Lars
Authors: Eklund, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Published Online:22 December 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IOP Publishing Lid and Sissa Medialab srl
First Published:First published in Journal of Instrumentation 11: C12066
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
646861LHCb Upgrade: Beyond the Energy FrontierLars EklundScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/L003120/1SCHOOL OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
693802PARTICLE PHYSICS EXPERIMENT (PPE) CONSOLIDATED GRANT 2015Anthony DoyleScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/N000358/1S&E P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
600011Experimental Particle PhysicsAnthony DoyleScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/K001205/1P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY