Electron identification with a prototype of the Transition Radiation Tracker for the ATLAS experiment

T. Akesson, A. Antonov, V. Bondarenko, V. Bytchkov, H. Carling, K. Commichau, H. Danielsson, F. Dittus, B. Dolgoshein, N. Dressnandt, B. Dulny, W. L. Ebenstein, U. Egede, P. Farthouat, J. Fent, D. Froidevaux, I. Gavrilenko, G. Hanson, M. Holder, V. G. IvochkinS. Jagielski, S. Jaroslawski, P. T. Keener, B. Kisielewski, S. Konovalov, A. Konstantinov, V. A. Kramarenko, P. Lichard, B. Lundberg, F. Luehring, Y. Lutsch, P. Malecki, S. Muraviev, A. Nadtochy, P. Nevski, F. M. Newcomer, P. Norton, R. Nuennerich, H. Ogren, S. H. Oh, J. Olszowska, S. Pavlenko, V. Peshekhonov, R. Richter, A. Romaniouk, D. R. Rust, V. Ryjov, D. H. Saxon, V. Schegelsky, R. Schulte, S. Semenov, A. Shmeleva, S. Smirnov, L. N. Smirnova, M. Soderberg, V. Sosnovtsev, E. Spiridenkov, M. Stavrianakou, M. Thulesius, V. Tikhomirov, R. Van Berg, C. Wang, D. J. White, H. H. Williams

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A prototype of the Transition Radiation Tracker (TRT) for the ATLAS detector at the LHC has been built and tested. The TRT is an array of straw tubes which integrate tracking and electron identification by transition radiation into one device. Results of experimental measurements and of comparisons with Monte-Carlo simulations are presented for the electron identification performance as a function of various detector parameters. Under optimal operating conditions, a rejection against pions of a factor 100 was achieved with 90% electron efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-215
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • CERN LHC Collider
  • Monte-Carlo
  • Numerical calculations
  • Particle identification (electron)
  • Prototype
  • Tracking detector
  • Transition radiation detector

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