Parkes, C. et al. (2009) First LHC beam induced tracks reconstructed in the LHCb VELO. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 604 (1-2). pp. 1-4. ISSN 0168-9002 (doi:10.1016/j.nima.2009.01.215)
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The Vertex Locator of the LHCb experiment has been used to fully reconstruct beam induced tracks at the LHC. A beam of protons was collided with a beam absorber during the LHC synchronisation test of the anti-clockwise beam on the weekend 22nd–24th August 2008. The resulting particles have been observed by the Vertex Locator. The LHCb Vertex Locator is a silicon micro-strip detector containing 21 planes of modules. Tracks were observed passing through up to 19 modules (38 silicon sensors). A total of over 700 tracks were reconstructed, and are being used to study the calibration and alignment of the detector.
|Glasgow Author(s):||Marinho, Mr Franciole and Szumlak, Dr Tomasz and Rodrigues, Dr Eduardo and Parkes, Dr Christopher and Rakotomiaramanana, Mr Barinjaka and Gersabeck, Mr Marco and Borghi, Dr Silvia and Eklund, Dr Lars|
|Authors:||Parkes, C., Borghi, S., Bates, A., Eklund, L., Gersabeck, M., Marinho, F., Rakotomiaramanana, B., Rodrigues, E., Szumlak, T., Affolder, A., Bowcock, T., Casse, G., Donleavy, S., Hennessy, K., Huse, T., Hutchcroft, D., Mylroie-Smith, J., Noor, A., Patel, G., Rinnert, K., Smith, N.A., Shears, T., Tobin, M., John, M., Bay, A., Frei, R., Haefeli, G., Keune, A., Anderson, J., McNulty, R., Traynor, S., Basiladze, S., Leflat, A., Artuso, M., Borgia, A., Lefeuvre, G., Mountain, R., Wang, J., Akiba, K., van Beuzekom, M., Jans, E., Ketel, T., Mous, I., Papadelis, A., Van Lysebetten, A., Verlaat, B., de Vries, H., Behrendt, O., Buytaert, J., de Capua, S., Collins, P., and Ferro-Luzzi, M.|
|College/School:||College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy|
|Journal Name:||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Published Online:||3 March 2009|