FSU High Energy Physics by ilicaifengba


									             Particle Detectors
        (Horst Wahl, Quarknet lecture, June 2002)

l   particle physics experiments – introduction
l   interactions of particles with matter
l   detectors
l   triggers
l   D0 detector
l   CMS detector

l   Webpages of interest
    n   http://www.fnal.gov (Fermilab homepage)
    n   http://www.hep.fsu.edu/~wahl/Quarknet (has links to
        many particle physics sites)
    n   http://www.fnal.gov/pub/tour.html (Fermilab particle
        physics tour)
    n   http://ParticleAdventure.org/ (Lawrence Berkeley
    n   http://www.cern.ch (CERN -- European Laboratory
        for Particle Physics)
        Particle physics experiments
l   Particle physics experiments:
    n    collide particles to
          u produce new particles

          u reveal their internal structure and laws of
             their interactions by observing regularities,
             measuring cross sections,...
    n   colliding particles need to have high energy
          u to make objects of large mass

          u to resolve structure at small distances

    n   to study structure of small objects:
          u need probe with short wavelength: use
             particles with high momentum to get short
          u remember de Broglie wavelength of a particle
             l = h/p
    n   in particle physics, mass-energy equivalence plays an
        important role; in collisions, kinetic energy
        converted into mass energy;
         u   relation between kinetic energy K, total energy
             E and momentum p : ___________
                    E = K + mc2 = Ö(pc)2 + (mc2)c2
    How to do a particle physics experiment

l    Outline of experiment:
     n   get particles (e.g. protons, antiprotons,…)
     n   accelerate them
     n   throw them against each other
     n   observe and record what happens
     n   analyse and interpret the data
l    ingredients needed:
     n   particle source
     n   accelerator and aiming device
     n   detector
     n   trigger (decide what to record)
     n   recording device
     n   many people to:
           u design, build, test, operate accelerator

           u design, build, test, calibrate, operate, and
             understand detector
           u analyze data

     n   lots of money to pay for all of this
                      About Units
l   Energy - electron-volt
    n   1 electron-volt = kinetic energy of an electron when
        moving through potential difference of 1 Volt;
          u 1 eV = 1.6 × 10     Joules = 2.1 × 10-6 W•s

          u 1 kW•hr = 3.6 × 10 Joules = 2.25 × 10       eV
                                 6                   25

l   mass - eV/c2
         u   1 eV/c2 = 1.78 × 10-36 kg
         u   electron mass = 0.511 MeV/c2
         u   proton mass = 938 MeV/c2
         u   professor’s mass (80 kg) » 4.5 × 1037 eV/c2

l   momentum - eV/c:
         u   1 eV/c = 5.3 × 10-28 kg m/s
         u   momentum of baseball at 80 mi/hr
                   » 5.29 kgm/s » 9.9 × 1027 eV/c
l   “seeing an object”
      n = detecting light that has been reflected off the
          object's surface
l   light = electromagnetic wave;
l   “visible light”= those electromagnetic waves that our
    eyes can detect
l    “wavelength” of e.m. wave (distance between two
    successive crests) determines “color” of light
l   wave hardly influenced by object if size of object is
    much smaller than wavelength
l   wavelength of visible light:
           between 4´10-7 m (violet) and 7´ 10-7 m (red);
l   diameter of atoms: 10-10 m
l   generalize meaning of seeing:
     n   seeing is to detect effect due to the presence of an
l   quantum theory Þ “particle waves”,
          with wavelength µ1/(m v)
l   use accelerated (charged) particles as probe, can
    “tune” wavelength by choosing mass m and changing
    velocity v
l   this method is used in electron microscope, as well as in
    “scattering experiments” in nuclear and particle physics
l   Detectors
    n   use characteristic effects from interaction of particle
        with matter to detect, identify and/or measure
        properties of particle; has “transducer” to translate
        direct effect into observable/recordable (e.g.
        electrical) signal
    n   example: our eye is a photon detector; (photons =
        light “quanta” = packets of light)
    n    “seeing” is performing a photon scattering experiment:
          u light source provides photons

          u photons hit object of our interest -- some
            absorbed, some scattered, reflected
          u some of scattered/reflected photons make it into
            eye; focused onto retina;
          u photons detected by sensors in retina
            (photoreceptors -- rods and cones)
          u transduced into electrical signal (nerve pulse)

          u amplified when needed

          u transmitted to brain for processing and
Particle interactions with matter
n   electromagnetic interactions:
      u excitation

      u ionization

      u Cherenkov radiation

      u transmission radiation

      u bremsstrahlung

      u photoelectric effect

      u Compton scattering

      u pair production

n    strong interactions:
      u secondary hadron production,

      u hadronic showers

n   detectors usually have some amplification
    Interaction of particles with matter
l    when passing through matter,
     n    particles interact with the electrons and/or nuclei
         of the medium;
     n    this interaction can be weak, electromagnetic or
         strong interaction, depending on the kind of
         particle; its effects can be used to detect the
l    possible interactions and effects in passage of
     particles through matter:
     n    excitation of atoms or molecules (e.m. int.):
           u charged particles can excite an atom or
             molecule (i.e. lift electron to higher energy
           u subsequent de-excitation leads to emission of
     n   ionization (e.m. int.)
           u electrons liberated from atom or molecule, can
             be collected, and charge is detected
     n   Cherenkov radiation (e.m. int.):
           u if particle's speed is higher than speed of light
             in the medium, e.m. radiation is emitted --
             “Cherenkov light” or Cherenkov radiation, which
             can be detected;
           u amount of light and angle of emission depend on
             particle velocity;
Interaction of particles with matter,              cont’d

n   transition radiation (e.m. int.):
      u when a charged particle crosses the boundary
        between two media with different speeds of light
        (different “refractive index”), e.m. radiation is
        emitted -- “transition radiation”
      u amount of radiation grows with (energy/mass);

n   bremsstrahlung (= braking radiation) (e.m. int.):
      u when charged particle's velocity changes, e.m.
        radiation is emitted;
      u due to interaction with nuclei, particles deflected
        and slowed down emit bremsstrahlung;
      u effect stronger, the bigger (energy/mass) Þ
        electrons with high energy most strongly
n   pair production (e.m. int.):
      u by interaction with e.m. field of nucleus, photons
        can convert into electron-positron pairs
n   electromagnetic shower (e.m. int.):
      u high energy electrons and photons can cause
        “electromagnetic shower” by successive
        bremsstrahlung and pair production
n    hadron production (strong int.):
      u strongly interacting particles can produce new
        particles by strong interaction, which in turn can
        produce particles,... “hadronic shower”
                  Scintillation counter
l   Scintillation counter:
     n   energy liberated in de-excitation and capture of
         ionization electrons emitted as light - “scintillation
     n   light channeled to photomultiplier in light guide (e.g.
         piece of lucite or optical fibers);
     n   scintillating materials: certain crystals (e.g. NaI),
         transparent plastics with doping (fluors and
         wavelength shifters)

n   photomultiplier tubes convert small light signal
    (even single photon) into detectable charge
    (current pulse)
n    photons liberate electrons from photocathode,
n   electrons “multiplied” in several (6 to 14) stages by
    ionization and acceleration in high electric field
    between “dynodes”, with gain » 104 to 1010
n    photocathode and dynodes made from material
    with low ionization energy;
n    photocathodes: thin layer of semiconductor made
    e.g. from Sb (antimony) plus one or more alkali
    metals, deposited on glass or quartz;
n   dynodes: alkali or alkaline earth metal oxide
    deposited on metal, e.g. BeO on Cu (gives high
    secondary emission);
                Spark chamber

n   gas volume with metal plates (electrodes); filled with
    gas (noble gas, e.g. argon)
n   charged particle in gas Þ ionization Þ electrons
    liberated; Þ string of electron - ion pairs along
    particle path
n   passage of particle through “trigger counters”
    (scintillation counters) triggers HV
n    HV between electrodes Þ strong electric field;
n   electrons accelerated in electric field Þ can liberate
    other electrons by ionization which in turn are
    accelerated and ionize Þ “avalanche of electrons”,
    eventually formation of plasma between electrodes
    along particle path;
n   gas conductive along particle path Þ electric
    breakdown Þ discharge Þ spark
n   HV turned off to avoid discharge in whole gas volume
Parts of sparkchamber setup
What we see in spark chamber
         Geiger-Müller counter:

n    metallic tube with thin wire in center, filled with
    gas, HV between wall (-, “cathode”) and central wire
    (+,”anode”); Þ strong electric field near wire;
n   charged particle in gas Þ ionization Þ electrons
n   electrons accelerated in electric field Þ liberate
    other electrons by ionization which in turn are
    accelerated and ionize Þ “avalanche of electrons”;
    avalanche becomes so big that all of gas ionized Þ
    plasma formation Þ discharge
n    gas is usually noble gas (e.g. argon), with some
    additives e.g. carbon dioxide, methane, isobutane,..)
    as “quenchers”;
                Cloud chamber
n   Container filled with gas (e.g. air), plus vapor close
    to its dew point (saturated)
n   Passage of charged particle Þ ionization;
n   Ions form seeds for condensation Þ condensation
    takes place along path of particle Þ path of
    particle becomes visible as chain of droplets
                  Positron discovery
l   Positron (anti-electron)
     n   predicted by Dirac (1928) -- needed for relativistic
         quantum mechanics
     n   existence of antiparticles doubled the number of known

     n   positron track going upward through lead plate
           u photographed by Carl Anderson (August 2, 1932),
             while photographing cosmic-ray tracks in a cloud
           u particle moving upward, as determined by the increase
             in curvature of the top half of the track after it
             passed through the lead plate,
           u and curving to the left, meaning its charge is positive.
Anderson and his cloud chamber
                  Bubble chamber
l   bubble chamber
    n   Vessel, filled (e.g.) with liquid hydrogen at a
        temperature above the normal boiling point but held
        under a pressure of about 10 atmospheres by a
        large piston to prevent boiling.
    n   When particles have passed, and possibly
        interacted in the chamber, the piston is moved to
        reduce the pressure, allowing bubbles to develop
        along particle tracks.
    n   After about 3 milliseconds have elapsed for bubbles
        to grow, tracks are photographed using flash
        photography. Several cameras provide stereo views
        of the tracks.
    n   The piston is then moved back to recompress the
        liquid and collapse the bubbles before boiling can
l   Invented by Glaser in 1952 (when he was drinking
l   pbar p ® p nbar K0 K- p+ p- p0
l   nbar + p ® 3 pions
l   p0 ® gg, g ® e+ e-
l   K0 ® p+ p-
               “Strange particles”
l   Kaon: discovered 1947; first called “V” particles

     K0 production and decay
     in a bubble chamber
                Proportional tube

l   proportional tube:
    n   similar in construction to Geiger-Müller
        counter, but works in different HV regime
    n   metallic tube with thin wire in center, filled
        with gas, HV between wall (-, “cathode”) and
        central wire (+,”anode”); Þ strong electric
        field near wire;
    n   charged particle in gas Þ ionization Þ
        electrons liberated;
    n   electrons accelerated in electric field Þ can
        liberate other electrons by ionization which in
        turn are accelerated and ionize Þ “avalanche
        of electrons” moves to wire Þ current pulse;
        current pulse amplified Þ electronic signal:
    n    gas is usually noble gas (e.g. argon), with some
        additives e.g. carbon dioxide, methane,
        isobutane,..) as “quenchers”;
                  Wire chambers
l   multi wire proportional chamber:
    n   contains many parallel anode wires between two
        cathode planes (array of prop.tubes with
        separating walls taken out)
    n    operation similar to proportional tube;
    n    cathodes can be metal strips or wires Þ get
        additional position information from cathode

l   drift chamber:
    n   field shaping wires and electrodes on wall to
        create very uniform electric field, and divide
        chamber volume into “drift cells”, each containing
        one anode wire;
    n   within drift cell, electrons liberated by passage
        of particle move to anode wire, with avalanche
        multiplication near anode wire;
    n    arrival time of pulse gives information about
        distance of particle from anode wire; ratio of
        pulses at two ends of anode wire gives position
        along anode wire;
            Particle detectors, cont’d
l   Cherenkov detector:
    n   measure Cherenkov light (amount and/or angle)
        emitted by particle going through counter volume
        filled with transparent gas, liquid, aerogel, or solid
        Þ get information about speed of particle.
l   calorimeter:
    n   “destructive” method of measuring a particle's
        energy: put enough material into particle's way to
        force formation of electromagnetic or hadronic
        shower (depending on kind of particle)
    n    eventually particle loses all of its energy in
    n    energy deposit gives measure of original particle

l   Note: many of the detectors and techniques
    developed for particle and nuclear physics are
    now being used in medicine, mostly diagnosis, but
    also for therapy.
l   Principle:
     n   Put enough material into particle path to force
         development of electromagnetic or hadronic shower
         (or mixture of the two).
l   Total absorption calorimeter:
     n   depth of calorimeter sufficient to “contain”
         showers originating from particle of energy lower
         than design energy
     n   depth measured in “radiation lengths” for e.m. and
         “nuclear absorption lengths” for hadronic showers
     n   most modern calorimeters are “sampling
         calorimeters” – separate layers of high density
         material (“absorber”) to force shower
         development, and “sensitive” layer to detect
         charged particles in the shower.
     n   total visible path length of shower particles is
         proportional to total energy deposited in
     n   segmentation allows measurement of positions of
         energy deposit
     n   lateral and longitudinal energy distribution
         different for hadronic and e.m. showers – used for
     n   absorber materials: U, W, Pb, Fe, Cu,..
     n   sensitive medium: scintillator, silicon, liquid argon,..
Identifying particles
    Particle Identification

                      Muon B&C
                     Muon A-Layer

                       EM Layers

                     Central Tracking
                     Beam Axis
e   g   jet    m n
What do we actually “see” in a top



                              Missing energy

               Silicon detectors
l   Silicon has properties which make it especially
    desirable as a detector material
     n   low ionization energy (good signal)
     n   long mean free path (good charge collection
     n   high mobility (fast charge collection)
     n   low Z (low multiple scattering)
     n   Very well developed technology
                           Diode depletion
                     Junction side        Electric Field

                                     p+   Partially
 Silicon sensor
 (single sided)

                  300 mm
                           n-bulk          depleted

                           n+                  depleted
                     Ohmic side

Silicon detectors
      n     lightly doped bulk
            (usually n)
      n     heavily doped
      n     unusually large
            depleted area.
      n     Diffusion of charge
            carriers will form a
            local depleted region
            with no applied
   Solid State Detector Physics -
          band structures
            n   Silicon detectors are typically high resistivity >1 KW-
                cm “float zone” silicon
            n   The small energy gap between impurity “donor” or
                “acceptor” levels means most mobile electrons and
                holes are due to dopants.

                        band     density of   Fermi-dirac     carrier
                      diagram      states     distribution concentrations



Solid State Detector Physics -
    device characteristics

Depletion voltage:

Electric Field:

       electron, hole mobility

       Effective carrier concentration

 x = distance from junction      D = silicon thickness
The D0 detector
The D0 detector
                      DØ Calorimeter

l   Uranium-Liquid Argon sampling calorimeter
     n   Linear, hermetic, and compensating
l   No central magnetic field!
     n   Rely on EM calorimeter
 Forward Mini-drift                            Forward Scintillator
                        Central Scintillator

                                                                      DØ Upgrade

New Solenoid, Tracking System
Si, SciFi,Preshowers

                           + New Electronics, Trig, DAQ
                 DØ Upgrade Tracking

l     Silicon Tracker
       n   Four layer barrels (double/single sided)
       n   Interspersed double sided disks
       n   793,000 channels
l     Fiber Tracker
       n   Eight layers sci-fi ribbon doublets (z-u-v, or z)
       n   74,000 830 mm fibers w/ VLPC readout

lPreshowers                               cryostat

l   Scintillator strips                                          1.7
       – 6,000 channels

       – Scintillator strips
       – 16,000 channels

       –2T   superconducting
                  Silicon Tracker
      50 cm                                1/2 of detector


7 barrels     12 Disks “F”           8 Disks“H”

       1/7 of the detector   (large-z disks not shown)

                                 387k ch in 4-layer double
                                 sided Si barrel (stereo)

                                405k ch in interspersed
                                disks (double sided stereo)
                                and large-z disks
         Silicon Tracker -Detectors
l   Disks
    n   “F” disks wedge (small diameter):
          u 144 double sided detectors, 12 wedges = 1disk

          u 50mm pitch, +/-15 stereo

          u 7.5cm long, from r=2.5 to 10cm, at
            z=6,19,32,45,50,55 cm
    n   “H” disk (large diameter):
          u 384 single sided detectors

          u 50 mm pitch

          u from r=9.5-20 cm, z= 94, 126 cm

l   Barrels
    n   7 modular, 4 layer barrel segments
    n   single sided:
          u layers 1 , 3 in two outermost barrels.

    n   double sided:
          u layers 1, 3 have 90 stereo (mpx’d 3:1)

             50 & 100mm pitch, 2.1 cm wide
          u layers 2,4 have small angle stereo (2 )

             50 & 62.5mm pitch, 3.4 cm wide

                                         two detectors
                                         wire bonded
l   Trigger = device making decision on
         whether to record an event
l   why not record all of them?
        u   we want to observe “rare” events;
        u   for rare events to happen sufficiently often, need
            high beam intensities Þ many collisions take place
        u   e.g. in Tevatron collider, proton and antiproton
            bunches will encounter each other every 132ns
        u   at high bunch intensities, every beam crossing
            gives rise to collision Þ
                about 7 million collisions per second
        u we can record about 20 to (maybe) 50 per second

l   why not pick 10 events randomly?
        u   We would miss those rare events that we are
            really after:
                   e.g. top production: » 1 in 1010 collisions
                     Higgs production: » 1 in 1012 collisions
        u   Þ would have to record 50 events/second for
            634 years to get one Higgs event!
        u   Storage needed for these events:
                   » 3 ´ 1011 Gbytes
l   Trigger has to decide fast which events not to
    record, without rejecting the “goodies”
    Sample cross sections
p               t           p

       q            q

Luminosity and cross section
l   Luminosity is a measure of the beam intensity
    (particles per area per second)
         ( L~1031/cm2/s )

l   “integrated luminosity”                         is a
    measure of the amount of data           collected (e.g.
    ~100 pb-1)

l    cross section s is measure of effective
    interaction area, proportional to the probability
    that a given process will            occur.
        u   1 barn = 10-24 cm2
        u   1 pb = 10-12 b = 10-36 cm2 = 10- 40 m2

l   interaction rate:
               Trigger Configuration

Detector   L1 Trigger                  L2 Trigger
       7 MHz           10 kHz                            1 kHz

CAL            L1CAL            L2Cal

                L1PS            L2PS

CFT            L1CFT            L2CFT

SMT                             L2STT

                L1               L2
               Muon             Muon

FPD            L1FPD
                                          L2: Combined
                                          objects (e, m, j)
                L1: towers, tracks
CMS Detector Subsystems
The CMS and US CMS Collaborations
          US CMS Demographics

US CMS Collaboration: 365 members from 37 institutions
l   US CMS Management Responsibilities in CMS
                CMS Tracking System
l   The Higgs is weakly coupled to ordinary matter. Thus, high interaction rates
    are required. The CMS pixel Si system has ~ 100 million elements so as to
    accommodate the resulting track densities.
If MH > 160 GeV use H --> ZZ --> 4e or 4m

                                 US CMS
                                 does APD +
                                 FPU +
                                 bit serializer
                                 + laser
      The Hadron Calorimeter
l   HCAL detects jets from quarks and gluons. Neutrinos
    are inferred from missing Et.

                                    US CMS does all
                                    HB and all HCAL
                                    transducers and
The CMS Muon System

•The Higgs decay into ZZ
to 4m is preferred for Higgs
masses > 160 GeV.
Coverage to |h| < 2.5 is
required (q > 6 degrees)

                               US CMS - ALL ME CSC
CMS Trigger and DAQ

             1 GHz
             40 MHz
             crossing rate
             < 100 kHz L1
             <10 kHz “L2”
             < 100 Hz L3
             rate to

              US CMS - L1
              Triggers and
              L1 ME
              Triggers and
              L2 Event
              Manager and
              Filter Unit
CMS in the Collision Hall

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