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The ALICE Transition Radiation Detector: construction, operation, and performance

The ALICE collaboration
No Journal Information, 2017

Abstract (data abstract)
CERN-LHC. 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 paper 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.

  • Table 1

    Data from Figure 37 (blue, circle)

    10.17182/hepdata.79498.v1/t1

    Most probable charge deposit signal normalised to that of minimum ionising particles as a function of $\beta\gamma$ for $\pi$, $\it{e}$...

  • Table 2

    Data from Figure 37 (magenta, square)

    10.17182/hepdata.79498.v1/t2

    Most probable charge deposit signal normalised to that of minimum ionising particles as a function of $\beta\gamma$ for $\pi$, $\it{e}$...

  • Table 3

    Data from Figure 37 (green, star)

    10.17182/hepdata.79498.v1/t3

    Most probable charge deposit signal normalised to that of minimum ionising particles as a function of $\beta\gamma$ for $\pi$, $\it{e}$...

  • Table 4

    Data from Figure 37 (red, open trianlge)

    10.17182/hepdata.79498.v1/t4

    Most probable charge deposit signal normalised to that of minimum ionising particles as a function of $\beta\gamma$ for cosmic-ray muons...

  • Table 5

    Data from Figure 37 (black, open inverted triangle)

    10.17182/hepdata.79498.v1/t5

    Most probable charge deposit signal normalised to that of minimum ionising particles as a function of $\beta\gamma$ for cosmic-ray muons...

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