Development of trigger software for the silicon and fibre trackers and a study of B meson lifetimes for the D0 experiment

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The D0 detector has recently undergone a major upgrade to maximize its potential to fully exploit Run II at the Tevatron 2 TeV proton-antiproton collider. The upgrade includes a completely new central tracking system with an outer scintillating fiber tracker and an inner silicon vertex detector. This thesis describes the development of the software to ''unpack'' the raw data from the central tracking detectors into a useful form, and the development of the Level 3 trigger algorithms to cluster the hit information from these detectors. One of the many areas of physics that is being studied by the D0 experiment ... continued below

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Illingworth, Robert Arthur & /Imperial Coll., London January 1, 2002.

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The D0 detector has recently undergone a major upgrade to maximize its potential to fully exploit Run II at the Tevatron 2 TeV proton-antiproton collider. The upgrade includes a completely new central tracking system with an outer scintillating fiber tracker and an inner silicon vertex detector. This thesis describes the development of the software to ''unpack'' the raw data from the central tracking detectors into a useful form, and the development of the Level 3 trigger algorithms to cluster the hit information from these detectors. One of the many areas of physics that is being studied by the D0 experiment is the physics of B mesons, particularly that involving CP violation. The second part of the thesis details a constrained mass fitting tool written to aid the reconstruction of B particles, and a Monte Carlo study into measuring the lifetime of B{sup +} and B{sup 0} mesons. This thesis lays the foundations for the means by which physics is extracted from the vast amount of Tevatron data--the trigger--and illustrates how analyses will proceed through the key reconstruction of heavy quarks.

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-THESIS-2002-59
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 878911
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc879843

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Illingworth, Robert Arthur & /Imperial Coll., London. Development of trigger software for the silicon and fibre trackers and a study of B meson lifetimes for the D0 experiment, thesis or dissertation, January 1, 2002; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc879843/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.