24 February 2014 to 1 March 2014
Asia/Novosibirsk timezone

Upgrade of the CMS Muon System with Triple-GEM detectors

28 Feb 2014, 12:45
Oral presentation MPGD MPGD


Sven Dildick (Universiteit Gent)


The CMS collaboration considers upgrading the muon forward region which is particularly affected by the high-luminosity conditions at the LHC. The proposal involves Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) chambers, which are able to handle the extreme particle rates expected in this region along with a high spatial resolution. This allows to combine tracking and triggering capabilities, which will improve the CMS muon High Level Trigger, the muon identification and the track reconstruction. Intense R&D has been going on since 2009 and it has lead to the development of several GEM prototypes and associated detector electronics. These GEM prototypes have been subjected to extensive tests in the laboratory and in test beams at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). This contribution will review the status of the CMS upgrade project with GEMs and its impact on the CMS performance.

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Sven Dildick (Universiteit Gent)

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