22-29 July 2015
Europe/Vienna timezone

LHCb upgrade: plans and potential

Jul 25, 2015, 9:45 AM


talk Detector R&D and Data Handling Detector R&D and Data Handling


Franz Muheim (University of Edinburgh (GB))


During the LHC Run 1 the LHCb experiment has successfully performed a large number of world-class precision measurements in heavy flavour physics by having collected over 3 fb-1 at centre-of-mass energies of 7 TeV and 8TeV. However, even after an additional expected integrated luminosity of 5 fb-1 in Run 2, many of the LHCb measurements will remain limited by statistics. The current 1 MHz readout system is the main bottle neck to run LHCb at higher luminosity and with higher trigger efficiencies. LHCb will therefore undergo a major upgrade in the Long Shutdown 2 of LHC (2019) aimed at collecting an order of magnitude more data by 2028. The upgrade consists of a new full readout at the LHC bunch crossing rate (40 MHz) with the ultimate flexibility of only a software trigger. In order to increase the instantaneous luminosity five times, up to 2x10^33 cm-2s-1, several sub-detector upgrades are also underway, such to cope with the expected higher occupancies and radiation dose. The architecture of the upgraded DAQ system will be presented, together with the 40MHz High-Level software trigger and the expected physics performance. An overview of the planned sub-detector upgrades will be given as well

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Franz Muheim (University of Edinburgh (GB))

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