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

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 article, 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/c in p-Pb collisions and the resolution at high transverse momentum improves by about 40% when including the TRD information in track reconstruction. The triggering capability is demonstrated both for jet, light nuclei, and electron selection.
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Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 881; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Orgs:
Alice Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 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
OSTI Identifier:
1436174

Acharya, S, Adam, J, Adamova, D, Adler, C, Adolfsson, J, Aggarwal, MM, Aglieri Rinella, G, Agnello, M, Agrawal, N, Ahammed, Z, Ahmad, N, Ahn, SU, Aiola, S, Akindinov, A, Al-Turany, M, Alam, SN, Antonczyk, D, Arend, A, Alba, JLB, Albuquerque, DSD, Aleksandrov, D, Alessandro, B, Alfaro Molina, R, Alici, A, Alkin, A, Alme, J, Alt, T, Altenkamper, L, Altsybeev, I, Alves Garcia Prado, C, Andrei, C, Andreou, D, Andrews, HA, Andronic, A, Anguelov, V, Anson, C, Antičić, T, Antinori, F, Antonioli, P, Anwar, R, Aphecetche, L, Appelshauser, H, Arcelli, S, Arnaldi, R, Arnold, OW, Arsene, IC, Arslandok, M, Audurier, B, Augustinus, A, Averbeck, R, Azmi, MD, Badala, A, Baek, YW, Bagnasco, S, Bailhache, R, Bala, R, Baldisseri, A, Ball, M, Baral, RC, Barbano, AM, Barbera, R, Barile, F, Barioglio, L, Barnafoldi, GG, Barnby, LS, Barret, V, Bartalini, P, Barth, K, Bartos, D, Bartsch, E, Basile, M, Bastid, N, Basu, S, Bathen, B, Batigne, G, Batyunya, B, Batzing, PC, Baumann, C, Bearden, IG, Beck, H, Bedda, C, Behera, NK, Belikov, I, Bellini, F, Bello Martinez, H, Bellwied, R, Beltran, LGE, Belyaev, V, Bencedi, G, Beole, S, Berceanu, I, Bercuci, A, Berdnikov, Y, and Berenyi, D. The ALICE Transition Radiation Detector: Construction, operation, and performance. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.09.028.
Acharya, S, Adam, J, Adamova, D, Adler, C, Adolfsson, J, Aggarwal, MM, Aglieri Rinella, G, Agnello, M, Agrawal, N, Ahammed, Z, Ahmad, N, Ahn, SU, Aiola, S, Akindinov, A, Al-Turany, M, Alam, SN, Antonczyk, D, Arend, A, Alba, JLB, Albuquerque, DSD, Aleksandrov, D, Alessandro, B, Alfaro Molina, R, Alici, A, Alkin, A, Alme, J, Alt, T, Altenkamper, L, Altsybeev, I, Alves Garcia Prado, C, Andrei, C, Andreou, D, Andrews, HA, Andronic, A, Anguelov, V, Anson, C, Antičić, T, Antinori, F, Antonioli, P, Anwar, R, Aphecetche, L, Appelshauser, H, Arcelli, S, Arnaldi, R, Arnold, OW, Arsene, IC, Arslandok, M, Audurier, B, Augustinus, A, Averbeck, R, Azmi, MD, Badala, A, Baek, YW, Bagnasco, S, Bailhache, R, Bala, R, Baldisseri, A, Ball, M, Baral, RC, Barbano, AM, Barbera, R, Barile, F, Barioglio, L, Barnafoldi, GG, Barnby, LS, Barret, V, Bartalini, P, Barth, K, Bartos, D, Bartsch, E, Basile, M, Bastid, N, Basu, S, Bathen, B, Batigne, G, Batyunya, B, Batzing, PC, Baumann, C, Bearden, IG, Beck, H, Bedda, C, Behera, NK, Belikov, I, Bellini, F, Bello Martinez, H, Bellwied, R, Beltran, LGE, Belyaev, V, Bencedi, G, Beole, S, Berceanu, I, Bercuci, A, Berdnikov, Y, & Berenyi, D. The ALICE Transition Radiation Detector: Construction, operation, and performance. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.09.028.
Acharya, S, Adam, J, Adamova, D, Adler, C, Adolfsson, J, Aggarwal, MM, Aglieri Rinella, G, Agnello, M, Agrawal, N, Ahammed, Z, Ahmad, N, Ahn, SU, Aiola, S, Akindinov, A, Al-Turany, M, Alam, SN, Antonczyk, D, Arend, A, Alba, JLB, Albuquerque, DSD, Aleksandrov, D, Alessandro, B, Alfaro Molina, R, Alici, A, Alkin, A, Alme, J, Alt, T, Altenkamper, L, Altsybeev, I, Alves Garcia Prado, C, Andrei, C, Andreou, D, Andrews, HA, Andronic, A, Anguelov, V, Anson, C, Antičić, T, Antinori, F, Antonioli, P, Anwar, R, Aphecetche, L, Appelshauser, H, Arcelli, S, Arnaldi, R, Arnold, OW, Arsene, IC, Arslandok, M, Audurier, B, Augustinus, A, Averbeck, R, Azmi, MD, Badala, A, Baek, YW, Bagnasco, S, Bailhache, R, Bala, R, Baldisseri, A, Ball, M, Baral, RC, Barbano, AM, Barbera, R, Barile, F, Barioglio, L, Barnafoldi, GG, Barnby, LS, Barret, V, Bartalini, P, Barth, K, Bartos, D, Bartsch, E, Basile, M, Bastid, N, Basu, S, Bathen, B, Batigne, G, Batyunya, B, Batzing, PC, Baumann, C, Bearden, IG, Beck, H, Bedda, C, Behera, NK, Belikov, I, Bellini, F, Bello Martinez, H, Bellwied, R, Beltran, LGE, Belyaev, V, Bencedi, G, Beole, S, Berceanu, I, Bercuci, A, Berdnikov, Y, and Berenyi, D. 2017. "The ALICE Transition Radiation Detector: Construction, operation, and performance". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.09.028. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1436174.
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title = {The ALICE Transition Radiation Detector: Construction, operation, and performance},
author = {Acharya, S and Adam, J and Adamova, D and Adler, C and Adolfsson, J and Aggarwal, MM and Aglieri Rinella, G and Agnello, M and Agrawal, N and Ahammed, Z and Ahmad, N and Ahn, SU and Aiola, S and Akindinov, A and Al-Turany, M and Alam, SN and Antonczyk, D and Arend, A and Alba, JLB and Albuquerque, DSD and Aleksandrov, D and Alessandro, B and Alfaro Molina, R and Alici, A and Alkin, A and Alme, J and Alt, T and Altenkamper, L and Altsybeev, I and Alves Garcia Prado, C and Andrei, C and Andreou, D and Andrews, HA and Andronic, A and Anguelov, V and Anson, C and Antičić, T and Antinori, F and Antonioli, P and Anwar, R and Aphecetche, L and Appelshauser, H and Arcelli, S and Arnaldi, R and Arnold, OW and Arsene, IC and Arslandok, M and Audurier, B and Augustinus, A and Averbeck, R and Azmi, MD and Badala, A and Baek, YW and Bagnasco, S and Bailhache, R and Bala, R and Baldisseri, A and Ball, M and Baral, RC and Barbano, AM and Barbera, R and Barile, F and Barioglio, L and Barnafoldi, GG and Barnby, LS and Barret, V and Bartalini, P and Barth, K and Bartos, D and Bartsch, E and Basile, M and Bastid, N and Basu, S and Bathen, B and Batigne, G and Batyunya, B and Batzing, PC and Baumann, C and Bearden, IG and Beck, H and Bedda, C and Behera, NK and Belikov, I and Bellini, F and Bello Martinez, H and Bellwied, R and Beltran, LGE and Belyaev, V and Bencedi, G and Beole, S and Berceanu, I and Bercuci, A and Berdnikov, Y and Berenyi, D},
abstractNote = {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 article, 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/c in p-Pb collisions and the resolution at high transverse momentum improves by about 40% when including the TRD information in track reconstruction. The triggering capability is demonstrated both for jet, light nuclei, and electron selection.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2017.09.028},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 881,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}