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Title: Muon identification with Muon Telescope Detector at the STAR experiment

The Muon Telescope Detector (MTD) is a newly installed detector in the STAR experiment. It provides an excellent opportunity to study heavy quarkonium physics using the dimuon channel in heavy ion collisions. In this paper, we report the muon identification performance for the MTD using proton-proton collisions at $$\sqrt{s}$$ = 500 GeV with various methods. Here, the result using the Likelihood Ratio method shows that the muon identification efficiency can reach up to ~ 90% for muons with transverse momenta greater than 3 GeV/c and the significance of the J/ψ signal is improved by a factor of 2 compared to using the basic selection.
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  1. National Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan City (Taiwan)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, IL (United States)
  4. Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China)
  5. Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Hefei (China)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; TRN: US1701782
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 833; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider; STAR; MTD; muon identification; muon; dimuon; quarkonium
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OSTI ID: 1397721