Streamlined calibrations of the ATLAS precision muon chambers for initial LHC running

N. Amram, R. Ball, Y. Benhammou, M. Ben Moshe, T. Dai, E. B. Diehl, J. Dubbert, E. Etzion*, C. Ferretti, J. Gregory, S. Haider, J. Hindes, D. S. Levin, E. Manilow, R. Thun, A. Wilson, C. Weaverdyck, Y. Wu, H. Yang, B. ZhouS. Zimmermann

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Abstract

The ATLAS Muon Spectrometer is designed to measure the momentum of muons with a resolution of dp/p=3% at 100 GeV and 10% at 1 TeV. For this task, the spectrometer employs 355,000 Monitored Drift Tubes (MDTs) arrayed in 1200 chambers. Calibration (RT) functions convert drift time measurements into tube-centered impact parameters for track segment reconstruction. RT functions depend on MDT environmental parameters and so must be appropriately calibrated for local chamber conditions. We report on the creation and application of a gas monitor system based calibration program for muon track reconstruction in the LHC startup phase.

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U.S. Department of Energy

    Keywords

    • ATLAS
    • Gas detectors
    • LHC
    • Muon detectors

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