CMS Tracking Performance Results from early LHC Operation
Journal Article

Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Citation: European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, Volume 70, Pages 1165-1192
arXiv.org: 1007.1988
Link: http://www.springerlink.com/content/p3k571296x37j211/

Authors (1 total): J. Rohlf

Abstract:

The first LHC pp collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 0.9 and 2.36 TeV were recorded by the CMS detector in December 2009. The trajectories of charged particles produced in the collisions were reconstructed using the all-silicon Tracker and their momenta were measured in the 3.8 T axial magnetic field. Results from the Tracker commissioning are presented including studies of timing, efficiency, signal-to-noise, resolution, and ionization energy. Reconstructed tracks are used to benchmark the performance in terms of track and vertex resolutions, reconstruction of decays, estimation of ionization energy loss, as well as identification of photon conversions, nuclear interactions, and heavy-flavour decays.