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Title: Central exclusive production of χ mesons at LHCb
Author: Bjørnstad, Pål Marius
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2013
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The LHCb experiment is a forward spectrometer at the Large Hadron Collider, covering a range of pseudorapidity 1:9 < η < 4:9. It has a very precise vertex detector called the VELO, near the interaction point. The monitoring software for the VELO is discussed in this thesis. In proton-proton interactions, Central Exclusive Production (CEP) is a process where the protons remain intact after the interaction, and an additional simple central system is produced. CEP processes are selected experimentally by requiring that there is no activity in the detector apart from the central system. The installation of additional detectors to increase the sensitivity at small angles from the beam axis is discussed. A geometrical description of the region of the LHC up to 100mon each side of the LHCb interaction point is developed. Simulated forward shower counters are added to the model, and the efficiencies of the detectors are measured.
Supervisor: Lafferty, George Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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