Cathode strip chambers in ATLAS: Installation, commissioning and in situ performance

Theodoros Argyropoulos, Ketevi Adikle Assamagan, Brian Hugues Benedict, Valeri Chernyatin, Elliot Cheu, Jianrong Deng, Anatoli Gordeev, Ivo Gough Eschrich, Vadim Grachev, Kenneth Johns, Sachin S. Junnarkar, Anand Kandasamy, Venkat Kaushik, Alexander Khodinov, Andy Lankford, Xiaowen Lei, Raul Murillo Garcia, Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, Paul O'Connor, Caleb Lee Parnell-LampenWoochun Park, Venetios Polychronakos, Robert Porter, Milind Purohit, Michael Schernau, Brokk Koen Toggerson, Daniel Tompkins

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The Muon Spectrometer of the ATLAS detector at the LHC is designed to provide high quality stand-alone muon identification, momentum measurement and trigger capabilities with high pseudorapidity coverage. Precision tracking at the inner-most station in the high pseudorapidity regions, 2.0 < |η| < 2.7, is performed by 16 four-layered Cathode Strip Chambers on each end-cap. These are multi-wire proportional chambers with segmented cathodes providing excellent spatial resolution and high counting rate capability. The second cathode of each layer is coarsely segmented, providing the transverse coordinate. The detector level performance of the system is presented. The installation and commissioning effort for the Cathode Strip Chambers is described. Finally, the in situ performance is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5076022
Pages (from-to)1568-1574
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2009


  • Cathode strip chamber
  • Commissioning
  • LHC
  • Muon spectrometer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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