252b Lecture 3 Detectors by yurtgc548


									Particle Physics Detectors
          Lecture 1 of 2

              Robert Roser
     Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
A Different Kind of
Trying Something Different
• Lectures are too short to go through the
  details of silicon, tracking, calorimeters,
• Each topic could be the subject of a
  several hour lecture
• Instead, I will try approach detectors from
  a designers perspective
• How do you design an experiment
  – What goes into the decisions that are being
  – Why does each detector look the way it does?
  – Try to give you an appreciation for what these
    designers have to do.
Particle Detectors
     come in
    all sorts of
shapes and sizes
Fixed Target Neutrino Experiment, Fermilab
Fermilab E706
Miniboone, Fermilab
CDMS Fridge and Coldbox in the mine
                         FNAL E687 Microstrip Detector

FNAL CDF Silicon under
Aleph at LEP (CERN)
The CDF Experiment
The D0 Experiment
The Cold Truth!
Detectors have to work
   near the beam…

LHC can be intimidating
  Putting the LHC Stored Energy in
                         • LHC stored energy
                           at design ~700 MJ
                            – Amount of
                              Power created
                              if that energy is
                              deposited in a
                              single orbit: ~10
                              TW (world
                              production is
USS New Jersey (BB-62)
                              ~13 TW)
16”/50 guns firing
                         • Battleship gun
                           kinetic energy
                           ~300 MJ
      Why not start with 1034 on
                     Day One?
Luminosity Equation: L 
                             fE nb N p
                             n    *

•   Quantities we cannot easily change:     •   Quantities we can easily change
     – f: revolution frequency of the LHC        – nb: number of bunches
          • set by radius and c                       • Factor of 3 lower initially
     – E: beam energy                            – b* : strength of final focus
          • set by physics goals                      • Factor of ~2 possible
     – en: beam emittance at injection           – Np: protons per bunch
          • set by getting the beam into              • Can be as small as we want
             the LHC                                  • Initially, can be within a
                                                         factor of ~2 of design

                                  This works out to 4 x 1032 on Day One
Prudence and Luminosity Profile
• There is a HUGE amount of stored energy in the
  LHC at design
• Safety/sanity requires that we operate with less
  stored energy until we have plenty of experience
  with beam aborts
   – This means less intense proton beams
   – This means substantially lower luminosity
       • luminosity goes as the square of stored energy
   – LHC Physicists (especially those involved with the silicon) will
     probably insist on many successful unintentional store
     terminations before agreeing to putting more beam into the

• Expect that the luminosity will grow slowly
   – If we are not absolutely confident in our ability to tolerate
     an unintentional store termination, luminosity will grow
     even more slowly
            “Accidents Can Happen”
                  Elvis Costello – Armed Forces
                            Each proton bunch is like a bullet!
                 Primary collimator
Beam Incident
caused by a
device moving                                  Secondary collimator
toward the
beam too
quickly and
too close!

                LHC beam power = 350 x Tevatron!
          monitoring, shielding, collimators, diagnostic tools,
              a well engineered abort system as well as
        communication between machine and experiment teams
                   is essential to avoid the above…
              What is 1 fb-1?
• 1 fb-1 = 1014 collisions
  – 2 nanograms of matter produced in collisions
    (about the same mass as a cell)
• 1 fb-1 = 107 seconds of running at 1032
  – More likely 5 x 106 seconds at 2 x 1032
• Note that the Tevatron has recently hit the
  1 fb-1 milestone, 20 years after the first
  – Probably 75% of the collisions it will ever
    produce will be in the last few years of
Starting to Design an
  It starts with the Physics
• Experiments in particle physics are
  based upon three basic
  – Energy flow and direction: calorimetry
  – Particle identification (e,μ,π,K,ν…)
  – Particle momentum: tracking in a
    magnetic field
• Ability to exploit increased energy
  and luminosity are driven by
  detector and information handling
   Searching for Particles
• Event rates are governed by
  – Cross section σ(Ε)[cm2] –physics
  – Luminosity [cm-2s-1] = N1N2f / A
    •   N1N2= particles/bunch
    •   f = crossing frequency
    •   A = area of beam at collision
    •   Nevents= σ ∫ Ldt
    •   Acceptance and efficiency of detectors
• Higher energy: threshold, statistics
• Higher luminosity: statistics
          Experimental Program
• Series of accelerators
  with increasing energy
  and luminosity
• 25 years: domination of
• Proton colliders
   – “broadband” beams of
     quarks and gluons, -“search
     and discovery” and
     precision measurements
• Electron colliders
   – “narrowband” beams,
     clean, targeted experiments
     and precision
Proton Colliders…
        • Most interesting physics
          is due to hard collision of
          quark(s) or gluon(s)
        • That production is central
          (and rare) and “jet” like
        • Remaining “spectators”
          scatter softly, products
          are distributed broadly
          about the beam line and
          dominate the average
          track density
How do you design a
           Global Detector Systems
Overall Design Depends on:
–Number of particles

                                       No single detector does it all…
–Event topology
                                        Create detector systems
–Particle identity

        Fixed Target Geometry                         Collider Geometry

•Limited solid angle (d coverage (forward)   •“full” solid angle d coverage
•Easy access (cables, maintenance)             •Very restricted access
  It starts with the Physics
• What is the physics measurement that is
  driving the experiment?
• What are the final states – how will you
  measure them? Examples include
  –   Pizero ID (separation of two photons?)
  –   J/Psi – good tracking
  –   Light quarks – good calorimeter
  –   b and c quarks (tagging)
• What level of precision are you after?
  – Precision has a cost; dollars, complexity, and
    readout speed
 It continues with the Physics
• Can you trigger on the physics process of
  – Separate the unique signature of the physics
    of interest from the literally billions of
    collisions that go on each day
• What is the rate?
  – Drives both the trigger and data acquisition
  – Do you need to worry about “dead-time”?
  – How will you calibrate your detector?
  – How will you measure the various detector
                          Measuring the W Mass
mW (GeV/c2)

                                            • Can I design an experiment
                                              using CDF/D0 components
                                              in the LHC era to improve
                                              the W Mass?
               Tevatron                       – Can you trigger on the
                                                physics process of interest?
                                              – Find new triggers/detectors to
                                                control the systematic errors
                                              – Get a better handle on the
                                                backgrounds, recoil

                            mtop (GeV/c2)

              CDF Run 1
         Still the Physics
• Lots of things to think about to decide up-
  front before you ever start to think about
  the types of detectors, shapes and
  – It starts with the idea but one needs to think
    through all the way through the final analysis
    and level of precision to insure that the
    detector system proposed is up for the
The tools of Particle Physics
–   Conservation of Energy
–   Conservation of Momentum
–   E = M c2
–   Of course there are other equations that help
    but these are the core principles upon which
    we work.
  How do we use this tool kit?
• Given the physics equations, what should we
  design our detector to measure?
  – Position of the particles
  – Energy of the particles
  – Momentum of the particles
• Other properties that might be nice to know (or
  even essential depending on the measurement)
   – Exact location of the collision point
   – Charge of the decay products
   – Initial energy of the incident particles
   – Polarization of incoming particles
   – ID of the incident Partices
   – And others…
                    Ideal Detectors

                                                        End products

An “ideal” particle detector would provide…
•Coverage of full solid angle, no cracks, fine segmentation
•Measurement of momentum and energy
•Detection, tracking, and identification of all particles (mass, charge)
•Fast response: no dead time

However, practical limitations: Technology, Space, Budget, and engineering
prevent perfection…
  Detector Design Constraints
• There are 4 things to keep in mind when
  designing a detector.
  – Size of the collision hall and specific
    characteristics of the building
     • Floor space
     • Weight?
     • How far underground?
     • Crane coverage?
     • Accessability of detector components
     • Gasses, cryogens, flammability, explodability, and ODH
     • Available AC power
     • Cooling
Detector Design Constraints
– Total construction cost
   • How much $$$ do you have to work with
   • How many physicists are available to participate in
     construction (how big is your collaboration?)
   • When do you want to be ready for collisions?
   • How “hard” will you be pushing current technology –
        – how much financial and schedule contingency is
          required? (more below)
   • An honest assessment of how well the collaborations
     skills and interests align to the work that lies ahead
– Amount of time it takes to read the detector out
  after a collision – or reversed, how quickly do you
  need to read out the detector
   •   Sets the drift time tracking chambers,
   •   Integration time in calorimeters
   •   Digitization time
   •   Logging Time
Detector Design Constraints
– What is the current technology and where do we
  expect technology to be when the experiment is
  ready to take data
  • Most experiments these days take a long time. The time
    between “the expression of interest” to “ready for
    collisions” is measured in years
  • All of the technology required for the experiment to work
    does not have to be “ready” (commercial) at the
    proposal stage
  • Typically time for R&D
  • Moore’s law for computing is often relied upon
• Is the level tolerable
  – Can’t push the envelope of technology for every
     • Will guarantee a blown schedule and cost over runs
     • Need to use new technologies judiciously
     • New Technology should not be used as a “carrot” to
       draw in collaborators that might otherwise pass.
         The Bottom Line!
• There is no single “correct” answer to
  the above constraints
  – Every experiment finds its own “way”
• Detector designers perform a difficult
  and almost impossible optimization

  Detectors are an amazing blend of science,
   engineering, management and human
            By the Way…
• These constraints are not unique to
  particle physics
  – one would face the same issues in
    designing a boat to compete, for instance,
    in the America’s Cup!
     We can’t build a perfect
• A perfect detector has no “holes”
  – Reality is that in order to read the detector,
    we need to get the signals out. This is done
    with cables. Cable paths force us to have
    “seams” in the detector where we don’t know
    what is happening
• A perfect detector is identical in every
  direction with respect to the collision
  – We need to support these detectors which
    means that the material is not isotropic.
• A perfect detector is 100% efficient
       Rare Collision Events

                              Rare Events, such as
                              Higgs production, are
                              difficult to find!

                              Need good detectors,
                              triggers, readout to
                              reconstruct the mess
                              into a piece of physics.

                Cartoon by Claus Grupen, University of Seigen
         Experimental Trigger
• Need to decide what characteristics in an
  event means the event is interesting
  –   high Pt tracks
  –   lots of energy in the calorimeter
  –   missing energy (energy inbalance)
  –   Displaced vertex
  –   High energy muon, photon, electron,…
• A trigger by its nature bias’ the data
• You have to make sure you understand
  exactly what you are doing to correct the
  data for this bias.
 We can’t collect data from every
• Take CDF as an example…
   – We have a collision every 396 nano seconds ~ once
     every 10-6 seconds
   – We can only write data to tape at ~100 hz
   – While we write data to tape, the detector is “dead”
   – Deadtime can be avoided with proper buffering
   – Deadtime is NOT evil – it just needs to be controlled.
• Not all collisions are interesting!
• Name of the game is “live-time” -- required in
  order to look for rare processes
• Develop an electronics based “trigger” in order
  to solve this problem
CDF’s 1st Top Event… (run 1)
          The LHC
•High luminosity means multiple
   •At design luminosity, LHC
   experiments will face roughly
   25 minimum bias events per
   bunch crossing
•Parton distributions mean no
beam energy constraint
   •Conservation only in the
   transverse plane
•Initial state radiation (qcd)
   •Even more activity
Complicated Collisions
Lets Get Down To
        Individual Detector Types
Modern detectors consist of many different pieces of
equipment to measure different aspects of an event.
Measuring a particle’s properties:
   1.   Position
   2.   Momentum
   3.   Energy
   4.   Charge
   5.   Type
           Lepton Identification
• Electrons:
  – compact electromagnetic
    cluster in calorimeter
  – Matched to track
• Muons:
  – Track in the muon
  – Matched to track
• Taus:
  – Narrow jet
  – Matched to one or three
• Neutrinos:
  – Imbalance in transverse
  – Inferred from total
    transverse energy
    measured in detector

 Jet (jet) n. a collimated spray of high energy hadrons

Quarks fragment into many
particles to form a jet,
depositing energy in both

Jet shapes narrower at high ET.
           Electrons and Jets
                                       Hadronic Calorimeter Energy

Electromagnetic Calorimeter Energy
 • Jets can look like electrons, e.g.:
     – photon conversions from 0’s: ~13% of photons convert (in CDF)
     – early showering charged pions
 • And there are lots of jets!!!
        Modern Collider Detectors

• the basic idea is to
 measure charged
 particles, photons,
 jets, missing
 energy accurately

• want as little
 material in the
 middle to avoid
 multiple scattering

• cylinder wins out
 over sphere for
 obvious reasons!
          CDF Top Pair Event

                          b quark jets
high pT

                     missing ET

q jet 1                                  b-quark lifetime:
                                               c ~ 450m

                                          b quarks travel
                                         ~3 mm before decay
           q jet 2
CDF Top Pair Event
      Particle Detection Methods
Signature             Detector Type     Particle

Jet of hadrons        Calorimeter      u, c, tWb,
                                       d, s, b, g

‘Missing’ energy      Calorimeter      e, , 

    shower, Xo        EM Calorimeter   e, , We

Purely ionization
interactions, dE/dx   Muon Absorber    , 

Decays,c ≥ 100m      Si tracking     c, b, 
CDF Schematic
       CDF Run 2 Detector
 Endwall Calorimeter      Central Outer Tracker

Silicon Vertex

                       New Endplug Calorimeter
      Particle Identification Methods
Constituent      Si Vertex    Track   PID    Ecal     Hcal      Muon

electron           primary                             —      —

Photon            primary     —       —                 —      —

u, d, gluon        primary            —                       —

Neutrino             —         —      —       —          —      —

  s                primary                                   —

c, b,            secondary                                  —

                  primary             —     MIP         MIP     
          PID = Particle ID           MIP = Minimum
          (TOF, C, dE/dx)             Ionizing Particle

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