Performance of the ATLAS Transition Radiation Tracker in Run 1 of the LHC: Tracker properties

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The tracking performance parameters of the ATLAS Transition Radiation Tracker (TRT) as part of the ATLAS inner detector are described in this paper for different data-taking conditions in proton-proton, proton-lead and lead-lead collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The performance is studied using data collected during the first period of LHC operation (Run 1) and is compared with Monte Carlo simulations. The performance of the TRT, operating with two different gas mixtures (xenon-based and argon-based) and its dependence on the TRT occupancy is presented. These studies show that the tracking performance of the TRT is similar for the two gas mixtures and that a significant contribution to the particle momentum resolution is made by the TRT up to high particle densities. © CERN 2017 for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.


External organisations
  • Mohamed Premier University
  • Aix-Marseille University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Texas
  • Institute of Physics Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
  • University of Paris-Sud
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics


  • Particle tracking detectors (Gaseous detectors), Transition radiation detectors, Argon, Gas mixtures, Gases, Monte Carlo methods, Xenon, Gaseous detectors, Large Hadron collider LHC, Particle densities, Particle momentum, Tracking performance, Transition radiation trackers, Two-gas mixtures, Radiation detectors
Original languageEnglish
Article numberP05002
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch

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Export Date: 12 July 2017