Operation and performance of the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter in Run 1

ATLAS Collaboration, ATLAS Collaboration

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Abstract

The Tile Calorimeter is the hadron calorimeter covering the central region of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Approximately 10,000 photomultipliers collect light from scintillating tiles acting as the active material sandwiched between slabs of steel absorber. This paper gives an overview of the calorimeter’s performance during the years 2008–2012 using cosmic-ray muon events and proton–proton collision data at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV with a total integrated luminosity of nearly 30 fb- 1. The signal reconstruction methods, calibration systems as well as the detector operation status are presented. The energy and time calibration methods performed excellently, resulting in good stability of the calorimeter response under varying conditions during the LHC Run 1. Finally, the Tile Calorimeter response to isolated muons and hadrons as well as to jets from proton–proton collisions is presented. The results demonstrate excellent performance in accord with specifications mentioned in the Technical Design Report.

Original languageEnglish
Article number987
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume78
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2018

Funding

FundersFunder number
Not addedST/L006162/1, ST/N000447/1, ST/J004804/1, ST/M000753/1, ST/N000307/1, ST/L003449/1, ST/K001329/1, ST/N000420/1
CEA-DRF
COLCIEN-CIAS
Cantons of Bern and Geneva
Czech Republic
DNSRCIN2P3-CNRS
EU-ESF
IRFU
MES of Russia
MESTD
MIZŠ
MNE
MSMT
MSSR
RGC
Région Auvergne
VSC CR
Wal-lenberg Foundation
National Science Foundation1812377, 1624739
U.S. Department of Energy
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
CRC Health Group
Ontario Innovation Trust
Canarie
H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Biomedical Research Foundation
Seventh Framework Programme246806
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
CERN
Compute Canada
Glycemic Index Foundation
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
National Research Council Canada
Canada Council for the Arts
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Science and Technology Facilities CouncilST/J005533/1, GRIDPP
Leverhulme Trust
Royal Society
European Research Council
Australian Research Council
Neurosurgical Research Foundation
Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India
Singapore Eye Research Institute
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Minerva Foundation
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Danmarks Grundforskningsfond
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Austrian Science Fund
Generalitat de Catalunya
Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica
Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Generalitat Valenciana
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Nella and Leon Benoziyo Center for Neurological Diseases, Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel Science Foundation
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Javna Agencija za Raziskovalno Dejavnost RS
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Israeli Centers for Research Excellence
Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique
Horizon 2020
British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund
European Regional Development Fund
Council on grants of the President of the Russian Federation
Fondation Partager le Savoir
National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
Institutul de Fizică Atomică

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