The International Large Detector: Letter of Intent

Bates, R., Buttar, C. , Doyle, A., Eklund, L. , O'Shea, V. , Parkes, C. and Robson, A. (2010) The International Large Detector: Letter of Intent. Project Report. International Linear Collider.

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The International Large Detector (ILD) is a concept for a detector at the International Linear Collider, ILC. The ILC will collide electrons and positrons at energies of initially 500 GeV, upgradeable to 1 TeV. The ILC has an ambitious physics program, which will extend and complement that of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). A hallmark of physics at the ILC is precision. The clean initial state and the comparatively benign environment of a lepton collider are ideally suited to high precision measurements. To take full advantage of the physics potential of ILC places great demands on the detector performance. The design of ILD is driven by these requirements. Excellent calorimetry and tracking are combined to obtain the best possible overall event reconstruction, including the capability to reconstruct individual particles within jets for particle ow calorimetry. This requires excellent spatial resolution for all detector systems. A highly granular calorimeter system is combined with a central tracker which stresses redundancy and efficiency. In addition, efficient reconstruction of secondary vertices and excellent momentum resolution for charged particles are essential for an ILC detector. The interaction region of the ILC is designed to host two detectors, which can be moved into the beam position with a push-pull scheme. The mechanical design of ILD and the overall integration of subdetectors takes these operational condition s into account.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Buttar, Professor Craig and Robson, Professor Aidan and O'Shea, Professor Val and Doyle, Professor Anthony and Bates, Dr Richard and Eklund, Professor Lars and Parkes, Dr Christopher
Authors: Bates, R., Buttar, C., Doyle, A., Eklund, L., O'Shea, V., Parkes, C., and Robson, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Publisher:International Linear Collider

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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