Performance of the ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeter after three years of LHC operation and plans for a future upgrade

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2014 Journal of Instrumentation  
Performance of the ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeter after three years of LHC operation and plans for a future upgrade P Strizenec -This content was downloaded from IP address 207.241.231.82 on 25/07ABSTRACT: The ATLAS experiment is a multi-purpose detector built for analyzing LHC collision data. In July 2012, ATLAS announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, the last undiscovered particle in the Standard Model of Particle Physics. The ATLAS Liquid Argon (LAr) Calorimeter played a crucial role in
more » ... a crucial role in the discovery by providing accurate measurements of Higgs final state objects such as photons, electrons and jets. The LAr detector is a sampling calorimeter consisting of four subsystems: an electromagnetic barrel, electromagnetic endcaps, hadronic endcaps, and forward calorimeters. The purity and temperature of the liquid argon remained well above the required levels throughout the data-taking period. Overall the calorimeter performed very well, with over 99% of data it collected in 2012 proton-proton collisions being suitable for physics analyses. In order to ensure good LAr detector performance at future higher luminosity LHC operation, several upgrades are being planned and implemented.
doi:10.1088/1748-0221/9/03/c03049 fatcat:haigkahacfg3xcgwxspc2f6v2a