The ALICE Transition Radiation Detector: Construction, operation, and performance

Acharya, S. and Antičić, Tome and Erhardt, Filip and Gotovac, Sven and Jerčić, Marko and Lončar, P. and Mudnić, Eugen and Planinić, Mirko and Poljak, Nikola and Simatović, Goran and Utrobičić, Antonija and Vicković, Linda and Zou, S. (ALICE Collaboration) (2018) The ALICE Transition Radiation Detector: Construction, operation, and performance. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 881. pp. 88-127. ISSN 0168-9002

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The Transition Radiation Detector (TRD) was designed and built to enhance the capabilities of the ALICE detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). While aimed at providing electron identification and triggering, the TRD also contributes significantly to the track reconstruction and calibration in the central barrel of ALICE. In this paper the design, construction, operation, and performance of this detector are discussed. A pion rejection factor of up to 410 is achieved at a momentum of 1 GeV/

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Transition radiation detector, Multi-wire proportional drift chamber, Fibre/foam sandwich radiator, Xenon-based gas mixture, Tracking, Ionisation energy loss, dE/dx, TR, Electron-pion identification, Neural network, Trigger ,
Date: 2018
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Additional Information: © 2017 CERN for the benefit of the Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license ( Received 11 September 2017, Accepted 14 September 2017, Available online 21 September 2017.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: Elsevier
Depositing User: Gordana Stubičan Ladešić
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2018 16:39
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2018 16:39

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