The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is undergoing an extensive Phase II upgrade program to prepare for the challenging conditions of the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC). A new timing layer is designed to measure minimum ionizing particles (MIPs) with a time resolution of ~30 ps and hermetic coverage up to a pseudo-rapidity of $|\eta|$=3. The precision time information from the MIP timing detector (MTD) will serve as an excellent time-of-flight detector for particle identification in QCD and heavy-ion physics. Together with the wide coverage of tracker and calorimetry, the MTD will enable a broad range of new and unique opportunities in heavy-ion physics at CMS. We present the current status and ongoing R&D of the MTD and performance of extending heavy-ion physics program at CMS with particle identification, focusing on measurements involving hard probes such as heavy flavor hadron reconstruction over wide rapidity down to a very low transverse momentum, correlations of jets and identified hadrons.
|Track||New Experimental Developments|
|Contribution type||Contributed Talk|
|Collaboration (if applicable)||CMS|