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First LHC beam induced tracks reconstructed in the LHCb VELO

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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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2009.01.215

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID: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
ISSN:0168-9002
Published Online:3 March 2009

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
395963Experimental Particle PhysicsAnthony DoyleScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/H001077/1Physics and Astronomy