Springer Theses

CMS Pixel Detector Upgrade and Top Quark Pole Mass Determination

Authors: Spannagel, Simon

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by DESY, Hamburg, Germany
    Provides a concise introduction to both the standard model of particle physics and the basic principles of semiconductor tracking detectors
    Offers a detailed description of the qualification of the new compact muon solenoid (CMS) pixel detector
    Introduces a novel method of cluster center interpolation for solid-state tracking detectors

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This thesis addresses two different topics, both vital for implementing modern high-energy physics experiments: detector development and data analysis. Providing a concise introduction to both the standard model of particle physics and the basic principles of semiconductor tracking detectors, it presents the first measurement of the top quark pole mass from the differential cross-section of tt+J events in the dileptonic tt decay channel.
The first part focuses on the development and characterization of silicon pixel detectors. To account for the expected increase in luminosity of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the pixel detector of the compact muon solenoid (CMS) experiment is replaced by an upgraded detector with new front-end electronics. It presents comprehensive test beam studies conducted to verify the design and quantify the performance of the new front-end in terms of tracking efficiency and spatial resolution. Furthermore, it proposes a new cluster interpolation method, which utilizes the third central moment of the cluster charge distribution to improve the position resolution.
The second part of the thesis introduces an alternative measurement of the top quark mass from the normalized differential production cross-sections of dileptonic top quark pair events with an additional jet. The energy measurement is 8TeV. Using theoretical predictions at next-to-leading order in perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the top quark pole mass is determined using a template fit method.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
CMS Pixel Detector Upgrade and Top Quark Pole Mass Determination
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58880-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58880-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58879-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86498-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 274
Number of Illustrations
62 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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