28 July 2020 to 6 August 2020
virtual conference
Europe/Prague timezone

Upgrade of the CMS Cathode Strip Chambers for the HL-LHC

28 Jul 2020, 20:00
virtual conference

virtual conference

Talk 13. Detectors for Future Facilities (incl. HL-LHC), R&D, Novel Techniques Detectors for Future Facilities (incl. HL-LHC), R&D, Novel Techniques


Sven Dildick (Rice Univ.)


The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be upgraded in several phases to significantly expand its physics program, and these upgrades present major challenges to the operations of the CMS cathode-strip-chamber muon system. After the current long shutdown from 2018-2020 (LS2) the accelerator luminosity will be increased to 2 − 3 10^34cm{−2}s{−1}, exceeding the design value of 10^{34}cm^{−2}s^{−1}, allowing the CMS experiment to collect approximately 100 fb^{−1}/year. A subsequent upgrade in 2022-23 will increase the luminosity up to 5 10^{34} cm^{−2}^{s−1}. The CMS muon system must be able to sustain a physics program after the LS2 shutdown that maintains sensitivity to electroweak scale physics and for TeV scale searches similar to what was achieved up to now For the Cathode Strip Chamber (CSC) muon detectors, the electronics will be upgraded to handle the expected higher data rates. The design of the upgraded CSC electronics will be discussed as well as the status of the first phase of the electronics installation. In addition, accelerated irradiation tests are being performed to study the behavior of the CSC electronics under conditions which are nearly an order of magnitude beyond the original design values. Studies have also been performed of chamber gas mixtures to reduce greenhouse-gas impacts. The status of this irradiation campaign and results will be presented.

Secondary track (number) 12.

Primary author

Sven Dildick (Rice Univ.)

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