Jul 20 – 27, 2011
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo
Europe/Paris timezone

Precision Calibration of the Luminosity Measurement in ATLAS

Jul 22, 2011, 9:30 AM
Lesdiguières (Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo)


Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo

Parallel session talk Detector R & D and data handling Detector R & D and Data Handling


Mr Vincent Hedberg (Lund University)


A precision luminosity measurement is of critical importance for the ATLAS physics program, both for searches for new physics as well as for precision measurements of Standard Model cross-sections. The calibration of the luminosity is based on three so-called van der Meer scans that were performed in 2010. The calibration determines the convolved beam sizes in the vertical and horizontal directions, and together with the precise knowledge of the beam current a luminosity calibration can be determined. Based on this analysis ATLAS has determined the luminosity with a total uncertainty of only 3.4% for the 2010 data at sqrt(s)=7 TeV.

Primary authors

Naoko Kanaya (ICEPP, University of Tokyo) Mr Vincent Hedberg (Lund University)

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