Muon Identification at Muon Endcap Sub-detector of CMS Detector

Sadokat Khakimova, and Dr. Radia Redjimi, Department of Physics, San Jacinto College, 13735 Beamer Rd, Houston TX 77089

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment is one of two large general-purpose particle physics detectors built on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland and France.  LHC accelerator boost beams of the two-proton particle to high energy before the beams are made to collide with each other at the heart of the CMS detector. The detector gathers and records the results of the collisions about the particles due to their interaction with the detector's material, which results in a characteristic signature, in most cases, an electric signal, of their speed, mass, and charge from which physicists can work out a particle's identity. CMS particle detectors consist of layers of sub-detectors, each designed to look for particular properties or specific types of particles. Tracking devices reveal the path of a particle; calorimeters stop, absorb and measure a particle’s energy; and particle-identification detectors use a range of techniques to pin down a particle's identity. One of the main sub-detectors of CMS is the Cathode Strip Chambers (CSC) endcap muon detector that has the functionality to accurately and efficiently reconstruct and identify tracks assigned to muon particles. I present and discuss the design principle, implementation, and performance of muon identification at the cathode strip chamber (CSC) sub-detector.

Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Sadokat Khakimova

Institution: San Jacinto College

Type: Poster

Subject: Physics/Astronomy

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 9
Date/Time: Wed 12:00pm-1:00pm
Session Number: 6151