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The Upgrade of the LHCb RICH Detector

Jul 30, 2020, 8:30 AM
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Talk 12. Operation, Performance and Upgrade of Present Detectors Operation, Performance and Upgrade of Present Detectors


Luca Minzoni (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT))


LHCb is one of the four main experiments operating at the LHC and it is dedicated to measurements of CP violation and to the search for new physics beyond Standard Model in the rare decays of hadrons containing heavy quarks. Particle identifcation information (PID) at LHCb is provided by two Ring Imaging Cherenkov systems, RICH1 and RICH2.The two LHCb RICH detectors operated at the luminosity of 4 x 10^32 cm-2s-1, providing an excellent PID until the end of Run2 in 2018. From the beginning of Run3 in 2021 the Level 0 hardware trigger of the experiment will be removed to allow a data readout at the full rate of 40 MHz and the luminosity will be increased to 2 x 10^33 cm-2s-1. In order to adapt the RICH system to the new readout rate the current HPD detectors with embedded electronics limited to readout event rate of 1 MHz will be replaced by MaPMTs with external readout electronics. Moreover, in order to maintain the average occupancy of the old RICH detector in the upgraded configuration, a reoptimization of the optics is required. In this talk the state of the art of the upgraded opto-electronics chain and the performance expected for Run3 will be presented together with the automated procedures to test the quality of the RICH photon detectors and support electronics.

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Luca Minzoni (Universita e INFN, Ferrara (IT))

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