Identification of long-lived charged particles using time-of-flight systems at the upgraded LHC detectors
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We study the impact of precision timing detection systems on the LHC experiments’ long-lived particle search program during the HL-LHC era. We develop algorithms that allow us to reconstruct the mass of such charged particles and perform particle identification using the time-of-flight measurement. We investigate the reach for benchmark scenarios as a function of the timing resolution, and find sensitivity improvement of up to a factor of ten over searches that use ionization energy loss information, depending on the particle’s mass.
KeywordsHadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
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