Jun 13 – 19, 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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Performance of the first Canadian-made muon chamber prototype for the ATLAS experiment upgrade.

Jun 17, 2015, 9:30 AM
CCIS L1-140 (University of Alberta)

CCIS L1-140

University of Alberta

Oral (Student, In Competition) / Orale (Étudiant(e), inscrit à la compétition) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) W1-5 Energy frontier: Future developments (PPD) / Frontière d'énergie: développements futurs (PPD)


Benoit Lefebvre (McGill University (CA))


The planned luminosity increase of the LHC will allow the precise measurement of Higgs boson properties and extend the search for new physics phenomena beyond the standard model. To maintain excellent detection and background rejection capability in the forward region of the ATLAS detector, part of the muon detection system is scheduled to be upgraded during the LHC long shutdown period of 2018-2020. This new ATLAS muon small wheel will partly consists of Thin Gap Chambers (TGC), one third of which will be built and tested in Canada. A description of the chamber production and testing infrastructure in Canada will be presented as well as preliminary results of the performance of the first Canadian-made muon chamber prototype.

Primary author

Benoit Lefebvre (McGill University (CA))


Alain Bellerive (Carleton University (CA)) Anadi Canepa (TRIUMF (CA)) Andreas Warburton (McGill University (CA)) Andree Robichaud-Veronneau (McGill University (CA)) Anh-Khoi Trinh (McGill University) Bernd Stelzer (SFU Simon Fraser University (CA)) Brigitte Vachon (McGill University (CA)) Camille Belanger-Champagne (McGill University (CA)) Charlotte Qin (McGill University) Francois Corriveau (McGill University (CA)) Gerald Oakham (Carleton University (CA)) Isabel Trigger (TRIUMF (CA)) Jean-Francois Arguin (Universite de Montreal (CA)) Kays Farid Haddad (McGill University (CA)) Kyle Anthony Johnson (McGill University (CA)) Levis Lafleche Pepin (McGill University (CA)) Oliver Stelzer-Chilton (TRIUMF (CA)) Robert Aidan Keyes (McGill University (CA)) Robert Mcpherson (University of Victoria (CA)) Steven Robertson (McGill University (CA)) Thomas Koffas (Carleton University (CA)) Wei Wu (McGill University (CA))

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