Particle identification using the time-over-threshold method in the ATLAS transition radiation tracker

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Test-beam studies of the ATLAS Transition Radiation Tracker (TRT) straw tube performance in terms of electron-pion separation using a time-over-threshold method are described. The test-beam data are compared with Monte Carlo simulations of charged particles passing through the straw tubes of the TRT. For energies below 10 GeV, the time-over-threshold method combined with the standard transition-radiation cluster-counting technique significantly improves the electron-pion separation in the TRT. The use of the time-over-threshold information also provides some kaon-pion separation, thereby significantly enhancing the B-physics capabilities of the ATLAS detector. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Cited Authors

  • Akesson, T; Arik, E; Assamagan, K; Baker, K; Barberio, E; Barberis, D; Bertelsen, H; Bytchkov, V; Callahan, J; Catinaccio, A; Danielsson, H; Dittus, F; Dolgoshein, B; Dressnandt, N; Ebenstein, WL; Eerola, P; Farthouat, P; Froidevaux, D; Grichkevitch, Y; Hajduk, Z; Hansen, JR; Keener, PT; Kekelidze, G; Konovalov, S; Kowalski, T; Kramarenko, VA; Krivchitch, A; Laritchev, A; Lichard, P; Lucotte, A; Lundberg, B; Luehring, F; Mailov, A; Manara, A; McFarlane, K; Mitsou, VA; Morozov, S; Muraviev, S; Nadtochy, A; Newcomer, FM; Olszowska, J; Ogren, H; Oh, SH; Peshekhonov, V; Rembser, C; Romaniouk, A; Rousseau, D; Rust, DR; Schegelsky, V; Sapinski, M; Shmeleva, A; Smirnov, S; Smirnova, LN; Sosnovtsev, V; Soutchkov, S; Spiridenkov, E; Tikhomirov, V; Van Berg, R; Vassilakopoulos, V; Wang, C; Williams, HH

Published Date

  • December 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 474 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 172 - 187

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-9002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0168-9002(01)00878-6

Citation Source

  • Scopus