29 July 2018 to 4 August 2018
Russian Academy of Sciences
Europe/Moscow timezone

Preparing the ALICE-HMPID for the High-Luminosity LHC period 2021-2023

31 Jul 2018, 10:55
Blue Hall (Russian Academy of Sciences)

Blue Hall

Russian Academy of Sciences

Leninsky Prospekt, 32а Moscow 119071 Russian Federation
Board: 28
poster presentation Novel Cherenkov imaging techniques for future experiments Poster Session


Jordan Lee Gauci (University of Malta/HMPID - ALICE - CERN)


Approaching the end of the LHC Run 2 period (2015-2018), the ALICE High Momentum Particle IDentification (HMPID) detector, based on RICH counters, is on hold for operating at the High Luminosity LHC Run 3 period (HL-LHC 20120-2023) when the collider will provide up to 50 kHz of Pb-Pb collision rate at √𝑠𝑁𝑁 = 5.5 TeV.

The upgraded ALICE detector will be able to read out all interactions and it will exploit the full scientific potential of the HL-LHC to study the properties of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), using proton-proton, nucleus-nucleus and proton-nucleus collisions at high energies.

The stable particle identification performance of the HMPID, the proved linearity of the MWPC’s during the high luminosity test runs in ALICE using pp collisions, the still not critical charge dose so far integrated on the CsI photocathodes and the ongoing upgrading activities, enable the use of the detector in the ALICE scientific program defined for the HL-LHC period.

In this paper we present the HMPID status and the activities under way to integrate the detector in the new ALICE computing and trigger environments.

Primary author

giacinto de Cataldo (INFN bari Italy and CERN CH)

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