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Alignment of the CMS muon system with cosmic-ray and beam-halo muons


CMS Collaboration; Amsler, C; Chiochia, V; De Visscher, S (2010). Alignment of the CMS muon system with cosmic-ray and beam-halo muons. Journal of Instrumentatin, 5(3):T03020.

Abstract

The CMS muon system has been aligned using cosmic-ray muons collected in 2008 and beam-halo muons from the 2008 LHC circulating beam tests. After alignment, the resolution of the most sensitive coordinate is 80 microns for the relative positions of superlayers in the same barrel chamber and 270 microns for the relative positions of endcap chambers in the same ring structure. The resolution on the position of the central barrel chambers relative to the tracker is comprised between two extreme estimates, 200 and 700 microns, provided by two complementary studies. With minor modifications, the alignment procedures can be applied using muons from LHC collisions, leading to additional significant improvements.

Abstract

The CMS muon system has been aligned using cosmic-ray muons collected in 2008 and beam-halo muons from the 2008 LHC circulating beam tests. After alignment, the resolution of the most sensitive coordinate is 80 microns for the relative positions of superlayers in the same barrel chamber and 270 microns for the relative positions of endcap chambers in the same ring structure. The resolution on the position of the central barrel chambers relative to the tracker is comprised between two extreme estimates, 200 and 700 microns, provided by two complementary studies. With minor modifications, the alignment procedures can be applied using muons from LHC collisions, leading to additional significant improvements.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:14 Feb 2011 14:25
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:46
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing
ISSN:1748-0221
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/5/03/T03020
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.4022

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