28 May 2017 to 2 June 2017
Queen's University
America/Toronto timezone
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Studies of cosmic ray events in ATLAS sTGC muon chamber prototypes

30 May 2017, 17:00
Botterell B139 (Queen's University)

Botterell B139

Queen's University

CLOSED - Oral (Student, In Competition) / Orale (Étudiant(e), inscrit à la compétition) Particle Physics / Physique des particules (PPD) T4-3 Energy Frontier: Detectors and Future Developments (PPD) | Frontière d'énergie: détecteurs et développements futurs (PPD)


Felix Leger (McGill University, (CA))


During the ATLAS phase 1 upgrade, which will take place beginning in
2019, the muon system will be upgraded to install a New Small Wheel
(NSW) in the forward region in order to improve tracking and trigger
performance at very high luminosities. Canadian groups are
responsible for construction and testing of small thin gap chambers
(sTGC) that will be used in the NSW. The McGill group is responsible
for testing these chambers using cosmic ray muons. This talk will
describe the selection and analysis of cosmic ray events, based on
simulation and cosmic ray data collected using a prototype 40x60cm
sTGC quadruplet module, and focusing in particular on events with
multiple reconstructed tracks in the detector.

Primary author

Felix Leger (McGill University, (CA))

Presentation Materials