May 24 – 28, 2021
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Precision survey of the readout elements of small-strip Thin GapChambers using collimated X-rays for the muonspectrometer upgrade of the ATLAS experiment

May 26, 2021, 5:00 AM
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Dylan Pizzi (Carleton University (CA))


The muon end-cap inner station of the ATLAS detector is being replaced by New Small Wheels (NSWs). The NSWs will effectively improve the online muon identification and maintain the current muon transverse momentum resolution despite the increased detector hit rates. The NSWs combine the Micromegas and small-strip Thin Gap Chambers(sTGC) technologies. The sTGC detector modules are arranged inw edges of 4 detector layers each counting up to 1000 readout strips used for precise muon trajectory measurements. The positioning of individual readout strips must be known to within 100 microns to satisfy the performance targets of this ATLAS upgrade. Non-conformities of the sTGC strip pattern are therefore measured on finished wedges using an X-ray gun precisely positioned at fixed reference points.The working principles and experimental procedure of this technique will be shown as well as validation studies based on measurement scarried out on the early production of sTGC wedges.

TIPP2020 abstract resubmission? Yes, this would have been presented at TIPP2020.

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Dylan Pizzi (Carleton University (CA))


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