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Title: Elementary Particle Physics

Abstract

The UT Dallas High Energy Physics group collaborates on the ATLAS experiment which observes the world’s high energy proton-proton collisions. The UTD group utilized ATLAS 8 TeV Run 1 data to search for evidence of a “dark photon”, a gauge boson outside the “Standard Model of Particle Physics” that theorist hypothesize could mediate a force felt only by the dark matter particles that dominate out universe. The observable signature is a pair of prompt lepton jets. The results of this search were published in 2013. More recently, we have improved the sensitivity of the analysis using machine learning techniques, and we are extending the search to higher and lower mass dark photons using the ATLAS 13 TeV data set. Detection of a new fifth force would represent an important advance beyond the 4 known forces that influence baryonic matter. The LHC Long Shutdown 1 from 2013-2014 was a period of intense work on refurbishment and upgrades for the ATLAS Pixel community and the UTD group. The service quarter panels of the original Pixel detector were replaced, and the Insertable B Layer (IBL) detector was integrated. During IBL integration, UTD participated on the Stave Task Force that solved corrosion problems withmore » IBL wire bonds. We developed a relative humidity sensor that was used during integration and transport to the beamline when detector was unpowered. The sensors were repurposed to monitor relative humidity inside the ID endplates until the built-in sensors were recommissioned. The UTD group worked on the connection of the Pixel and IBL at Point 1 and we were in charge of electric service testing. The IBL wire bond corrosion was the instigation for developing a new conformal coating method using an atomizing spray and Cellpack polyurethane. It is being considered for use in the ITk tracker upgrade. We have demonstrated its tolerance both of a 9 MGy ionizing dose and thermal expansion. Two UTD students are completing authorship qualification projects. One is helping understand variations in impact parameter resolution across different running periods. The second is developing a data-driven method to monitor the fraction of fake tracks in dense jets.« less

Authors:
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  1. University of Texas at Dallas
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Texas at Dallas
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1489785
Report Number(s):
DOE-UTDallas-SC0010384-1
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0010384
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Izen, Joseph. Elementary Particle Physics. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1489785.
Izen, Joseph. Elementary Particle Physics. United States. doi:10.2172/1489785.
Izen, Joseph. Mon . "Elementary Particle Physics". United States. doi:10.2172/1489785. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1489785.
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abstractNote = {The UT Dallas High Energy Physics group collaborates on the ATLAS experiment which observes the world’s high energy proton-proton collisions. The UTD group utilized ATLAS 8 TeV Run 1 data to search for evidence of a “dark photon”, a gauge boson outside the “Standard Model of Particle Physics” that theorist hypothesize could mediate a force felt only by the dark matter particles that dominate out universe. The observable signature is a pair of prompt lepton jets. The results of this search were published in 2013. More recently, we have improved the sensitivity of the analysis using machine learning techniques, and we are extending the search to higher and lower mass dark photons using the ATLAS 13 TeV data set. Detection of a new fifth force would represent an important advance beyond the 4 known forces that influence baryonic matter. The LHC Long Shutdown 1 from 2013-2014 was a period of intense work on refurbishment and upgrades for the ATLAS Pixel community and the UTD group. The service quarter panels of the original Pixel detector were replaced, and the Insertable B Layer (IBL) detector was integrated. During IBL integration, UTD participated on the Stave Task Force that solved corrosion problems with IBL wire bonds. We developed a relative humidity sensor that was used during integration and transport to the beamline when detector was unpowered. The sensors were repurposed to monitor relative humidity inside the ID endplates until the built-in sensors were recommissioned. The UTD group worked on the connection of the Pixel and IBL at Point 1 and we were in charge of electric service testing. The IBL wire bond corrosion was the instigation for developing a new conformal coating method using an atomizing spray and Cellpack polyurethane. It is being considered for use in the ITk tracker upgrade. We have demonstrated its tolerance both of a 9 MGy ionizing dose and thermal expansion. Two UTD students are completing authorship qualification projects. One is helping understand variations in impact parameter resolution across different running periods. The second is developing a data-driven method to monitor the fraction of fake tracks in dense jets.},
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